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Windows 7: windows 7 doesnt like my segate drive

27 Jan 2012   #1
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 
windows 7 doesnt like my segate drive

when i have my drive plugged into my computer multiple things happen, A: trnd micro will be picky about their auto run services, B: my computer periodicaly wont hut down, it will stay on the "shutting down" screen for hours on end, and C: my computer says the device is working properly but when i go to my computer, it doesnt show up in the list and the progress bar inside the address bar will go astronomically slow to the point where i think its not moving, which is very well possible. i just need it working once so i can throw it in disk manager and re partition it. i have a fealing it will then work fine, but somthing is hosed in the auto run drivers


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27 Jan 2012   #2
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
when i have my drive plugged into my computer multiple things happen, A: trnd micro will be picky about their auto run services, B: my computer periodicaly wont hut down, it will stay on the "shutting down" screen for hours on end, and C: my computer says the device is working properly but when i go to my computer, it doesnt show up in the list and the progress bar inside the address bar will go astronomically slow to the point where i think its not moving, which is very well possible. i just need it working once so i can throw it in disk manager and re partition it. i have a feeling it will then work fine, but somthing is hosed in the auto run drivers
well i found out why it wasnt shutting down, segate is not ending the drivers services when windows is shutting down, i booted the drive in linux and it shows that it is constantly trying to perform actions even though it is fully loaded. so next question, drive, or drivers?
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27 Jan 2012   #3
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Drive name / model / firmware (if known) / formatted as type / mounted as internal or as external drive?

Inquiring minds need to know...

Regards,
GEWB
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27 Jan 2012   #4
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Drive name / model / firmware (if known) / formatted as type / mounted as internal or as external drive?

Inquiring minds need to know...

Regards,
GEWB
it is usualy drive f but will be interpolated differently some times, it is a segate 1tb external, i dont know the model or firmware type, i cant get much info on it because windows isnt picking it up in the first place, despite the service being installed and ubuntu wont let me perform any actions on it. hope thats ehough, ALSO, i tryed iolo security wiper on it, it wouldnt wipe, it said it was gunna take a little over a month to wipe it. anyways ty
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27 Jan 2012   #5
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

OK, it is an external drive. You said you "booted the drive in linux and it shows that it is constantly trying to perform actions even though it is fully loaded" - I think this rules out problems with Windows drivers.

I think the partition table is hosed - not totally hosed but an address of a block is not correct and that is causing the condition. It sounds like your Linux program finds the drive - use gparted on the drive. To wipe it clean, remove all the partitions then create new partions and format. You might also consider using fsck (Linux equivalent to check disk).

Regards,
GEWB
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27 Jan 2012   #6
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
OK, it is an external drive. You said you "booted the drive in linux and it shows that it is constantly trying to perform actions even though it is fully loaded" - I think this rules out problems with Windows drivers.

I think the partition table is hosed - not totally hosed but an address of a block is not correct and that is causing the condition. It sounds like your Linux program finds the drive - use gparted on the drive. To wipe it clean, remove all the partitions then create new partions and format. You might also consider using fsck (Linux equivalent to check disk).

Regards,
GEWB
thank you, i still find it interesting, it wont let linux or windows shut down, while its plugged in, if i un plug it WHILE windows / ubunto si attempting to reboot they will reboot fine, i leave it plugged in it will sit there for hours
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27 Jan 2012   #7
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
OK, it is an external drive. You said you "booted the drive in linux and it shows that it is constantly trying to perform actions even though it is fully loaded" - I think this rules out problems with Windows drivers.

I think the partition table is hosed - not totally hosed but an address of a block is not correct and that is causing the condition. It sounds like your Linux program finds the drive - use gparted on the drive. To wipe it clean, remove all the partitions then create new partions and format. You might also consider using fsck (Linux equivalent to check disk).

Regards,
GEWB
have not gotten the chance to try it yet but will when i have time soon
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27 Jan 2012   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you have the USB devices set as bootable in your BIOS? I know there are some laptops I've dealt with that will not reboot with a non-bootable flash drive plugged in. They will attempt to boot from the flash drive (and you can tell it's being read by flashing LEDs), but it will never decide to move on and try the next device.
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27 Jan 2012   #9
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Correct. For example, if a block is "ended" incorrectly (where say an "end" overlaps another block "beginning") the OS can't resolve the state and essentially goes into a loop. The SpinRite product would probably work (don't know the cost) but see if you can just blow out the existing partition(s) and start over. Note: you will lose everything on the drive.

Regards,
GEWB
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27 Jan 2012   #10
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Do you have the USB devices set as bootable in your BIOS? I know there are some laptops I've dealt with that will not reboot with a non-bootable flash drive plugged in. They will attempt to boot from the flash drive (and you can tell it's being read by flashing LEDs), but it will never decide to move on and try the next device.
+1

I hadn't thought of that - see if this is the problem before trying to format the drive.

Regards,
GEWB
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