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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 160GB WD HDD SATA NOT DETECTED BY SETUP Forum SATA HDD 160GB Failure - faulty drive seems to have repaired itself how? Forum Repair for burnt WD 500gb SATA HDD PCB Forum SolvedNeed help with a wd 160gb hdd Forum Can i upgrade 160gb of my laptop HDD 2.5inches sata in my super slim Ps3 12gb? Forum is the hdd hard drive in a sony hdr-xr160 160gb sata? Forum WD 160GB SATA failure Forum How to detect 160gb sata hdd Forum 3 5 external usb enclosure for a diamondmax plus 9 160GB SATA/150 HDD Forum Samsung SATA 160Gb hdd, worth the price? Forum SolvedWD 3TB HDD SATA Drive stopped working Forum SolvedWD Recertified SATA HDD Forum SolvedMy WD Caviar Green SATA HDD cannot be detected Forum SolvedSata III=Sata 6Gb/s? (WD Cavier Black HDD) Forum SolvedWhich is a better WD 500 gb sata hdd? Forum SolvedBest enterprise sata hdd wd or seagate? Forum SolvedCan I connect my WD HDD to SATA 3 port? Forum Best fit for a 4TB WD HDD and a SATA-III USB 3.0 enclosure? Forum Trying to install 2 new WD Caviar 640 SATA HDDs that have been cloned from a IDE Forum Win 7 HDD won't boot, says 0 bytes, tried start-up repair and chkdsk to no avail. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !