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HD I/O error and cannot be reformatted

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September 1, 2014 5:09:07 AM

hi experts,

i have my internal HD and i cannot format it and access it.

it keeps on error-ing that it has an I/O error and it is in RAW type.

please help me.

i just want to use the internal HD again. because of this i dont have a PC.

even if i cannot retrieve the files, it would be ok but if i can it would be better.


thins i have done so far:

-connect the drive to another pc and format it..
error that the drive was in raw type + i/o error

-used ubuntu live and access the drive using gparted
i/o error still.


thanks in advance

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September 1, 2014 5:14:11 AM

So, is your OS In that HD? If not try creating a folder in that HD, If the folder gets in there it's not broken BUT If the folder doesn't show up it's probably broken.... Could you tell what HD Is it?
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September 1, 2014 5:22:07 AM

yes, it is my OS,

i cannot even enter/view the hard drive so it will be impossible to create a folder.

its a seagate 1 tb internal HD
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September 1, 2014 5:22:28 AM

yes, it is my OS,

i cannot even enter/view the hard drive so it will be impossible to create a folder.

its a seagate 1 tb internal HD
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September 1, 2014 5:28:52 AM

any other help please? btw, i can view the Hard drive in BIOS after a clean shutdown, but after a restart it cannot be viewed anymore.

also, when i boot up using the said HD, i go system restore for windows but it evntually sez that this is not applicable error or something
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September 1, 2014 6:03:41 AM

update:

i try to format using windows installer but windows says that there was no drive found

but i know it works since bios can detect the HD upon booting
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September 1, 2014 11:14:12 PM

any answers?
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September 2, 2014 4:45:49 AM

you can boot from the drive but you cannot format it?
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September 2, 2014 4:47:24 AM

no, i cannot boot it, it is only visible in bios
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September 2, 2014 6:22:32 AM

So, it's probably broken... Just RMA It to Seagate or to the place where you bought it! You're just gonna need to buy a new Windows license, if you don't have one already! Hope this helps.
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September 2, 2014 6:26:09 AM

Can you go to the Windows Windows Recovery Environment? (Press F8 When the PC Is starting) If you can go to the console (Press "1") And run this command:

chkdsk C: /r /f

This should automatically start checking your HD's and report if there's corrupted files. If you can't go to the Windows Windows Recovery Environment it's dead.
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September 2, 2014 1:35:30 PM

unless a windows recovery works , I agree with gameduck the drive is broken.

Replace it , install windows , reinstall the drive back in the pc , and there is a small chance you may be able to save data files . Very small
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September 3, 2014 2:11:25 AM

its dead. :( 

thanks for your input

@gameduck: i find your pic disturbing LOL
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September 3, 2014 4:02:46 AM

vorkal said:
its dead. :( 

thanks for your input

@gameduck: i find your pic disturbing LOL


Happy to help! Yeah I know, not the best pic ever but... :)  And hey thanks for choosing my answer as the Best Answer!
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