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Windows 7: Help restoring Seagate Barracuda 1TB drive...

10 Sep 2014   #1
Thornton

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Help restoring Seagate Barracuda 1TB drive...

I dont know what quite happened... For those of you who saw my initial post regarding difficulty getting into the bios, I have deemed that they were separate issues that just so happen to take place at the same time.

The back story is, I was playing a game that I keep on my RAID controlled 2nd hard drive, a Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm. I have had it less than a year and to be quite honest, up until recently, I would swear up and down that it worked better than my primary hard-drive. I was in the middle of the game and the game just shut down. When I went to restart the game, I realized all the partitions from the second hard drive were gone. I went to disk manager, and the disk was missing. I restarted my computer, windows wouldnt load. I fixed the windows issue by re installing windows. (only way to repair bootloader, short of installing ubuntu which would overwrite my files, anyways). Problem is that my new motherboards bios cant even detect the 1tb drive. I go to the ASUS raid wizard in the bios and it tells me that none were detected and I need to plug in a drive. Additionally, when I restart with the 2nd hard drive plugged in, windows, again, won't load. At least it will load this time if I take it out.

-Drive isn't discoverable by windows
-Drive isn't discoverable by ASUS UEFI Bios RAID wizard
-Drive keeps windows from booting
-Drive makes "bbbuuuuuuzzzzzzzz-click-BEEP" sound during ASUS bios boot graphic.

I would prefer that my drive didn't need to be replaced, but I can live if it does... its the data that was on it that I might throw a fit over. This IS the backup drive for my primary disk which I had previously reformatted, so I lost all the data and this was the only copy of a lot of work.

If I could get it working AND keep that data, that would obviously be ideal.


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10 Sep 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

"bbbuuuuuuzzzzzzzz-click-BEEP" is not a healthy noise for a drive to make. That and the fact that Windows can't detect it and it won't boot when plugged in suggests that the drive is bad.

You could try the drive in another PC or in a different SATA port and see if you can recover the data, but I wouldn't expect miracles. Unfortunately all drives die eventually.

EDIT: If the data is very important, you could try a data recovery service. They can be expensive, though.
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10 Sep 2014   #3
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
"bbbuuuuuuzzzzzzzz-click-BEEP" is not a healthy noise for a drive to make. That and the fact that Windows can't detect it and it won't boot when plugged in suggests that the drive is bad.

You could try the drive in another PC or in a different SATA port and see if you can recover the data, but I wouldn't expect miracles. Unfortunately all drives die eventually.

EDIT: If the data is very important, you could try a data recovery service. They can be expensive, though.
Its not earth shatteringly important, no. Ill look into a new one, I guess. Ill also see if there is a way to auto backup a new backup disk to G-Drive. Might even spring for a solid state and make my current 750gb my secondary drive and boot windows and system files off the solid state.
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11 Sep 2014   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Well, I'm sorry that your drive is bad, but you'll certainly enjoy a SSD if you get one. It makes a huge difference in performance.
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