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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: seagate woes Reply with quote

have seagate 120gb drive that started making clicking sound so tranfered files to boot drive.after that seagate drive quit making noise and was filling up boot drive,so transfered files back,big mistake,drive dies .it was under warranty but is has all my driver files and software that isnt on the internet anymore. read your forum and started looking on ebay for replacement drive with 8.01 firmware from tiawan.found one that looked like it and bought without knowing firmware number.bought second drive with firmware 8.54.first one turned out to be correct firmware,so tried it in my drive.no luck,even after freezing.recieved second drive (8.54)and discovered that one had a bad board.stuck my board from my original drive(8.01)in it and it works in the 8.54 drive.now when computer boots it reports a 8.54 drive instead of 8.01.

bad news.the drive with the 8.54 firmware worked with 8.01 board for reading only.i was able to read and run the exe files on the drive.decided to format it with partition magic 7 and thats when i found the problem.it did something to the drive and now bios sees the drive but windows scandisk locks up not allowing me to boot up windows.
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