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Windows 7: Can't move files from main HD to SATA


16 Sep 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smexch View Post
Oh boo, I was afraid of that....

I havent had any trouble moving files from second HDD to my main hard drive, though I haven't moved too many.
I don't have enough space on main to hold all the files, if I go out and buy a 1TB external HD, do I just plug it in to pc via USB and then move files over? Will that be good enough?

That said, if I do move over all files, is my current SATA completely toast, or can I use WD to wipe everything and fix it?

Thanks SO MUCH for all the help Kaktussoft
Borrow or buy a usb external disk with a lot of free space. Just plug it in and move the files from bad disk (don't copy)! DO IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Still waranty? If so... wipe the disk and send it back. Otherwise... wipe the disk, package the disk and you have a nice santaclaus gift... for mother in law for example

Most disks have a 3 years warranty


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16 Sep 2012   #12

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Just went and bought a USB 3TB one, kind of want one anyway just to back up, well..everything! As I've had my fair share of headaches when losing files on my computer.

I know I didn't get an extended warranty with the retailer I got my hdd, but I did get it for sure less than 6months ago. Will it likely be under warranty with the manufacturer?

Sorry for all the questions about this, reeeally appreciate the help
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17 Sep 2012   #13

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Did you already move files from thick disk to healthy external? How many ar unmoveable?
Are they very important documents, or just stupid movies?

Maybe moving 1 file only works(?)

Give me the correct type of western digital disk and its serial number please. Then I can check warranty.
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17 Sep 2012   #14

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17 Sep 2012   #15

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Looks like it may've been a seagate :x Um, this is what I get from the Lifegaurd. I remember buying a Western Digital but having to return it, I didn't pay much attention to what I got in exchange.

ST3000DM 001-9YN166 SCS1
serial Z1F0BAJA

Would feel pretty dumb had that been the reason it gave me errors, using the wrong program.

Had no issues moving ANY files, I spread them out between my main hd and my new external one. Going to try the seagate program when I get home from work, as it failed the zeroes thing on WD lifeguard.
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18 Sep 2012   #16

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So you were able to grab all the files from disk.... great. Chkdsk and western digital tool don't report bad sector without a valid reason. Please run the seagate tool since it has been made for seagate disks.

http://www.seagate.com/files/staticf...dows.en-US.pdf
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18 Sep 2012   #17

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Every time I run the seagates tool, it won't find the HDD. With every search, I get stxcon.exe has stopped working
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18 Sep 2012   #18

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smexch View Post
Every time I run the seagates tool, it won't find the HDD. With every search, I get stxcon.exe has stopped working
Do you have file
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeaTools for Windows\SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO
or
C:\Program Files (x86)\Seagate\SeaTools for Windows\SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO

on disk?
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18 Sep 2012   #19

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smexch View Post
Every time I run the seagates tool, it won't find the HDD. With every search, I get stxcon.exe has stopped working
Do you have file
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeaTools for Windows\SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO
or
C:\Program Files (x86)\Seagate\SeaTools for Windows\SeaToolsDOS223ALL.ISO

on disk?
Burn that iso. right click on it->open with->Windows 7 dvd burning (or something like that). Burn it on CD/DVD
Boot for that cd/dvd and select the correct drive and perform a "short test". If it gives you no errors, perform a "long test"

http://www.seagate.com/files/support...lsDOSguide.pdf
SEATOOLS for DOS SeaTools | Seagate
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20 Sep 2012   #20

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Trying it now!
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