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St9160412AS ATA device driver download

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August 6, 2011 3:36:09 AM

I'm receiving a hard disk error on st9160412AS ATA Device.... Would it be appropriate to find a new device driver and if so, are there any reputable sites that might offer this for free? any other thoughts? Thanks all!
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August 7, 2011 12:47:17 AM

Test you drive with SeaTools. That will confirm whether the drive is functional.

As for drivers, why do you think you need them? Where is the error coming from? BIOS? Windows? What is the error message?
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August 7, 2011 6:34:03 PM

Thank you for respondine! I tried to run a SMART test with SeaTools and it failed. No other info... Trying other tests now but the original error was received from BIOS and Windows saying that there is a hard disk error and in the details it references the ATA device... Any other thoughts?
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a c 317 G Storage
August 7, 2011 7:14:51 PM

ISTM that BIOS is probably reporting a SMART failure, in which case the most likely reason is an excessive number of bad sectors.

Try SeaTools for DOS.

Alternatively, try a comprehensive SMART diagnostic. Look for reallocated, pending, or uncorrectable sectors.

HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux):
http://www.hdsentinel.com/

HDDScan for Windows:
http://hddscan.com/

See this article for SMART info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.
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August 7, 2011 8:26:40 PM

That's what the HDDScan said. Going to explore some other fixes but it also sounds like I just need to brace myself for repairs.. Thanks so much for your help!
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