Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Seagate,Barracuda 750GD hard disk not detected in BIOS

Last response: in Storage
Share
February 12, 2010 8:45:52 AM

Hello,
The mother board is ASUS P5Q-VM. The drive was working fine with VISTA as OS. Suddenly one day the drive failed and in BIOS it is not detected. Need a solution as the disk contains lot of important data.
Thanks in advance,

Raman V.R
a c 126 G Storage
February 12, 2010 8:48:14 AM

Restore the data from backup.
Send broken drive to manufacturer for warranty claim.

If you do not have a backup (shame on you!) you can either try fix it yourself at the risk of damaging the data more, or send it to professional recovery company which charges at least $1000 to recover your data.
February 12, 2010 8:57:03 AM

sub mesa said:
Restore the data from backup.
Send broken drive to manufacturer for warranty claim.

If you do not have a backup (shame on you!) you can either try fix it yourself at the risk of damaging the data more, or send it to professional recovery company which charges at least $1000 to recover your data.


Thank you for the reply. Learnt a bitter lesson and purchased a back up external drive for future use. Can claim warranty replacement from the manufacturer. Meanwhile I am exploring the possiblity of reviving the hard disk. Hence the querry.

Raman V.R
Related resources

Best solution

a c 126 G Storage
February 12, 2010 9:04:14 AM
Share

It depends on how much damage has been done and whether you want to use heroic measures to try to recover your data. If the data is truely important, you should not attempt anything yourself but let professional companies look at it in a cleanroom.

If you can't afford that, you can try recovery programs to try to get (parts of) the data off the drive. You can try Spinrite and other utilities to try to correct surface errors. But if its not detected in BIOS your chances are extremely slim. One technique is to buy an exact similar drive and transfer the PCB electronics from the new drive to the failed drive. If that causes it to be detected again by BIOS you may have a change at recovering your data.
February 12, 2010 9:17:51 AM

sub mesa said:
It depends on how much damage has been done and whether you want to use heroic measures to try to recover your data. If the data is truely important, you should not attempt anything yourself but let professional companies look at it in a cleanroom.

If you can't afford that, you can try recovery programs to try to get (parts of) the data off the drive. You can try Spinrite and other utilities to try to correct surface errors. But if its not detected in BIOS your chances are extremely slim. One technique is to buy an exact similar drive and transfer the PCB electronics from the new drive to the failed drive. If that causes it to be detected again by BIOS you may have a change at recovering your data.


Thank you for the two suggestions. Will try Spinrite and replacement of PCB.

Raman V.R
February 12, 2010 12:22:08 PM

Do you still hear the drive spin up normally??

If you do, congratulations, you are the proud recipients of the infamous Seagate HD bios failure that killed thousands of HD's when the boot bios on the HD goes into a forever loop and is no longer recognizes or boots.

This is why I no longer buy Seagate drives. Yes your data is there and intact, the drive just can't boot anymore and its Seagates fault due to a bad bios.

They will however offer to restore your data for $2,400.

Cheers.
February 22, 2010 1:58:53 AM

Best answer selected by ramanvr.
February 22, 2010 2:04:50 AM

warezme said:
Do you still hear the drive spin up normally??

If you do, congratulations, you are the proud recipients of the infamous Seagate HD bios failure that killed thousands of HD's when the boot bios on the HD goes into a forever loop and is no longer recognizes or boots.

This is why I no longer buy Seagate drives. Yes your data is there and intact, the drive just can't boot anymore and its Seagates fault due to a bad bios.

They will however offer to restore your data for $2,400.

Cheers.


Yes I do hear the drive spinning smoothly. Will make an attempt to get a PCB of similar make, replace and try as suggested by Mr. sub mesa.
!