Bad SATA Hard Drive

Hello,
I have a WD320 SATA HD that indicates one of its parameters is out of range.

What I want to do is "play" with this HD and try to reset the parameters and re-initialize the drive. Anyone got any ideas about what software might be available to do this?
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  1. What is telling you that a parameter is out of range? Which parameter?
  2. My paperwork is in another location, But I got the information when I ran the WD Lifegard utilities. The history is that the computer with the HD belonged to someone who was tired of fighting a problem and just gave the whole thing to me. I cleaned off their stuff and attempted to defrag. It ran for a few hours then just stopped (no message). I attached a new HD, removing the bad one, and the PC ran fine for several days. I added the bad drive back in and tried to reformat it. It stopped after getting to 80%. It now shows in BIOS but not in XP.
  3. Let me ask you this... even if you could reset everything & make it work, would you trust this drive with any of your data?

    Can you see it in windows disk management? At a minimum, you should remove & recreate the partition, then format it.
  4. gtvr said:
    Let me ask you this... even if you could reset everything & make it work, would you trust this drive with any of your data?

    Can you see it in windows disk management? At a minimum, you should remove & recreate the partition, then format it.


    No I can not see it in windows disk management.

    I do not trust any disk drive, even a brand new one, I backup my data frequently, professionally I backup all data I am responsible for daily.

    What I am hoping to accomplish is to learn something. This drive has a problem, if I worked at WD I might have some software to investigate the problem futher. My hope is to find such software and see what I can learn.
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