160GB WD HDD SATA (Trying to repair) Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital SATA Storage Last response: May 8, 2012 12:54 PM in Storage Share MartyKUK May 8, 2012 11:49:35 AM Having a few problems with a friends HDD he gave me to repair. Got 7 PCs in htis house and on every XP based one when added to as SATA just as it logs into Windows i get a BSOD. when added to a windows 7 machine it says 'Starting windows' and nothing happens. I must point out this drive is not the master the drive with the OS on are my masters so my C: drives. Just trying to recover files for the friend. I have got a USB adapter to plug it into PC via USB but then when i do that and try to run 'GetDataBack' it completely locks the computer up. Exact same problem on all 7 of my home PC's. I could be wrong but am i righti n thinking theres a piece of software out there which i can use to scan the HDD at PC startup? something i can burn to disc as an image which i can boot and fix that problem with the hard drive which keeps not allowing me to see its contents. Maybe a boot sector repair? Anyone know what to do? Thanks More about : 160gb hdd sata repair alvine a b G Storage May 8, 2012 12:54:36 PM im confused with the beginning. you are trying to boot from the faulty drive using his win7/xp mashines? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 160GB WD HDD SATA NOT DETECTED BY SETUP Forum WD 160GB SATA failure Forum Samsung SATA 160Gb hdd , worth the price? Forum Repair for burnt WD 500gb SATA HDD PCB Forum How to detect 160gb sata hdd Forum Maxtor Sata 160Gb Forum Need help with a wd 160gb hdd Forum 3 5 external usb enclosure for a diamondmax plus 9 160GB SATA /150 HDD Forum Intel 320 160gb disk clone, partition issues, high pitch noise Forum WD 160gb Raptor Hard Drives and Misc Parts Forum 4x 160GB WD 1600AAJS *NEW* Hard Drives vs. Raptor? Forum 160GB HDD on XP Forum WD 20EARS Possibly Failing...need opinions Forum Slave SATA HDD not reading, locked up Forum WD hdd died Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum [Solved] HDD is not working properly Forum [Solved] HDD, SSD, or Hybrid? Forum Recover Data from HDD with bad sectors, Forum HDD Crisis was fake! Get angry people Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !