20 Most Recent Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers


Seagate Barracuda 7200 fault:
Hello A.
Is the drive internal or external use?
Could be several reasons:
The head has crashed.
The driver is corrupt or missing.
The controller board on HDD has failed.
Data or power connector / cable loose.
Disk has overheated and failed.

Open the PC and check cables.
Check ventilation.
Is disk clicking or getting very hot?

If external, check connecting cables.

Download latest driver from Seagate.

If all else fails, take system to computer sales / service center.
They may be able to diagnose the fault for you.

The final option, but very costly, is professional data recovery.

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 23, 2017


Download testdisk and run it to see if it recognised in the list. If so use the intel option to find a boot sector

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 11, 2017


If you are using it as a external drive you will find in my computer. If your using it as a new main drive it may have to be formatted .

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 01, 2015


Hi,
HDD not Detecting only Some region, if you HDD data cable damage, HDD power Cable damage, HDD port damage, or HDD bad sector. But normally you change HDD data or power cable or mother board port. And i suggest mother board all connection disconnect and only HDD connect and open bios and search your HDD detected.

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Seagate... | Answered on Feb 06, 2014


What operating system? Windows? If so, what version? Linux? Mac?

It could be a corrupt system file or a corrupt section in the MBR of the drive. If you have critical data on the drive that needs backed up, then I recommend that you (from another machine of course) download a live cd version of linux to boot into along with an external usb hard drive. You can then mount your existing drive and copy your data to the external usb drive for a backup of data. I would recommend either PclinuxOS, Knoppix or Puppy Linux. Exit once backup is complete.

Next, boot your machine with either a restore disk received with the purchase of your computer, or if unavailable, boot to a system disk of your current operating system (such as windows xp, etc.). This MIGHT require a fresh install of the operating system - thus the reason for doing a backup of data first. If however, there is a bad sector in the drive's MBR then you're ultimately looking at replacement of the hard drive and then performing a restore or a fresh install of the operating system.

If you find this solution to be helpful, then please take a moment to rate this post. - Thanks.

Seagate... | Answered on May 13, 2013


Your bios should show the installed drives. So we are clear it is actually the BIOS we are discussing - the bios is reached by pressing F1 usually when the machine is first started. Hardware is different - it is reached via control panel after windows is running. If the BIOS shows the drive as installed and windows does not see it - then the problem is that the drive has no partition or is not formatted correctly. Partition the drive first, then format it and windows will then "see" it and identify it.
If the BIOS of the machine cannot "see" the drive and list it - possibly the cabling or jumper setting is wrong, for example you cannot install two master drives or two slave drives on the same cable. If they are both new and you are trying to put them both on the same controller at the same time one will have to be changed. Another possibility is that the controller is disabled in the BIOS, it will not see a drive then either. If the bios does not "see" the drive at all after these steps - the drive is likely defective. Most drives without a "driver" if working correctly will install as a generic drive and appear in windows.Installing the correct Motherboard drivers such as Intel Chipset drivers from the Intel site will then allow the bios after booting to correctly ID the drive and install drivers if it needs them. Intel has a Chip Utility which will ID your board chipset to get the correct drivers for it. You might also try enabling or disabling the plug and play OS option in the bios. When plug and play is enabled bios settings can be altered by windows, when disabled (non plugplay) windows works around what the bios tells windows it has for hardware to install other devices.

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 25, 2012


click start right click on my computer you should see your drive usually C: select properties click tools check now tick both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery on any bad sectors or you could tick one box and wait until its finished then return and tick the other box

then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
it will only schedule on restart if its the Primary hard drive with an operating system on it
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer

hope it helps

Seagate... | Answered on May 23, 2012


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your "((MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on May 16, 2011


lets get all of the details first you say you cant access the hard drive then the message cant be formatted how are you trying to format the hard drives what procedure??? will need more imformation a hard drive must be formatted from a ""third party disc""

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011


If you are talking about problem with your password

You need to prepare:
1:A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive
2.A computer which can link to internet
3.A program called Windows Password Recovery 6.0

Get started with this 3 simple steps:
Website: http://lost-password.net/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html
Step 1 - Download windows password recovery utility and install it.
Step 2 -Burn your Windows Password Reset CD:
To burn your CD, you'll need a blank CD-R and the .ISO file of Windows Password Reset.
Step 3 - Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows password.
hope this helps


http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5710
UBCD4Win is a bootable CD which contains software that allows you to repair, restore, or diagnose almost any computer problem also has a bios reset tool which can remove your password and bios password
you will have to burn it to a disk as an ISO then you will have to boot from the disc During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have removed your password you will have change first boot back to your hard drive) Hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011


Not sure if this link will work, but you need to use Seagate's RMA page to check the warranty. I'll just about guarantee you that all 40Gb's won't be under warranty though.

https://store.seagate.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SgSSORedirect?storeId=11001&SSO_LOCALE_VALUE=en_us&url=SgCheckWarrantyView

Click the "guest" option. Enter your serial...

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 08, 2011


Dave,
Yes, normally new drives do need to be formatted.

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011


you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
if your computer came with a disc the drivers could be on it

hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test or replace all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard)) drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
you could run the check disk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?

?

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?

?

? single or master :::::

master with slave ::'::

???????????????? slave? :::':

note the plastic jumper is

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011


Depends on what you are using the hard drive for. For example if this hard drive is going to be used for multimedia then I would recommend a hard drive around 120Gb to 1TB, but if it's for a small office with MS Windows XP installed it should be just enough to host the operating system and a limited amount of programs, hope this help, best of luck

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011


Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 01, 2011


unplug the cable from the CD drive and use it on your hard drive

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011


Hi,
I've got bad news for you . Your hard drive is damaged for sure and you will need to replace it . It's totaly impossible to install a OS on a damaged drive and at least not recommended .
To retreive data , you will need to disconnect the drive and read it in a external box from a healthy computer .
The chance that the issue would be due to a defect SCSI connection is extremely small .
Regards .

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011

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