Seagate HDD Problem

Asus / Hdmi
January 4, 2009 at 04:29:08
Specs: Windows XP, 3GB RAM
I have two HDD in My PC one 160GB and other 200GB when i trying to access my 200GB HDD the massage appeared "disk Drive is Not Formatted do you want to format it now" i am trying to know whats prob. it's file system is corrupt now is RAW my all data inside what can i do pl. help me. my quit baby movies, picture all important file inside this hdd.. pl help me....

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January 4, 2009 at 09:41:14
I would try to access it with a live cd such as knoppix or a barts/ubcd4win disk. If raw then you need to get a more technical disk.

Any windows boot may damage more files.

It is kind of hard to tell normally. A simple reseat of the cables might work, or replace the hard drive cables. Sometimes the IDE/SATA motherboard chip goes bad on a single channel. Could swap channels to the working channel. You still need a live cd or bootable usb flash.

Could try the hd in another computer too.

A long time ago bios settings could be the issue as the drive was not being reported correctly. It is very unlikey that is the case now.

There are tools like and other special disks that can help recover files. You may need to try that also.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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January 4, 2009 at 10:39:13
If you are willing to spend some cash to save the data, I suggest GetDataBack. It's a terrific data recovery program!

If you would like to try some freebies:

PC Inspector (freeware)

Zero assumption Recovery
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs

NTVDM = NT, Win2K and WinXP Virtual DOS Manager

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