And the Hitachi tool didn't allow med to go above the factory default.Roger on May 3, 2008 8:58 am Any chance releasing this tool on a self-boot iso image? or maybe (even better) as a static linux binary? Eugene on May 5, 2008 3:25 am i just want to give a BIG thank you for whoever created this tool! I have a WD1001FALS 1TB and suddenly VISTA and BIOS recognize only 33MB. ata. this contact form
Some Serial ATA BIOS have a system setup that is not contained within the normal motherboard BIOS. Some system BIOS may include a Low-Level Format option; these should be avoided, as they may produce undesirable results. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. When you get to the screen asking for location press Shift + F10 and a command prompt will open. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/241566-seagate-250-gb-sata-write-protected-problem.html
The motherboard has 4 sata ports and attached i have 3 750GB WD drives which work fine. now i did clean all i suppose it will take some time will post replay to tell you what happend... When i run your program, on windowsxp, as i get to the point to restore the disk capacity I get the message: Reported capacity:33.820GB; Factory capacity: -1 Bytes and cappacity difference: Type diskpart and press Enter.3.
How can i resolve the problem ? At some future date it fills the first 137 GB, and (I speculate) the LBA addresses wrap around, and the drive silently corrupts itself. I've learned now why and how that happened. Attributes Disk Clear Readonly Not Working HDD The Guardian Series: Highly Specialized Internal Drives Rescue We Can Recover Your Files, Just in Case.
The download routine for SeaTools for DOS creates a bootable CD or floppy diskette. How To Remove Write Protection From External Hard Drive SMART tests indicate whether a drive is approaching imminent failure. I was then able to run Cap Restore and brought me to the right size. http://blog.atola.com/restoring-factory-hard-drive-capacity/ I decided to restart my PC and then the terrible thing happen.
Seagate's utility SeaTools for DOS can perform a quick, a timed, or a full erasure (known as a "zero-fill") of the drive. How To Change Seagate Hard Drive From Read Only On Mac The giveaway is that the BIOS does know how big the drive is, and displays it during the prestart. Please consult the motherboard or Serial ATA controller documentation for assistance with entering into the Serial ATA BIOS setup. I was removing the evil Dynamic Drive Overlay from a 120 GB IDE drive by zero-ing out the first sectors of the hard drive.
ThanksDmitry Postrigan on October 3, 2007 4:26 pm Hi Dimitry I need some help with my disk a Maxtor 250GB SATA2, under Win-XP + P4 it shows 120 GB Not sure why that would be, but whatever. How To Remove Write Protection From Seagate External Hard Drive After I ran the system recovery DVD (for my HP Pavilion dv6500t notebook, which runs Vista Home Premium), my PC only recognized the ~20GB Windows partition and would automatically shut down Diskpart Failed To Clear Disk Attributes I have a serious problem that I'd love if someone could help me with.
hmmm, i did clean now but didn't change a thing still stuck at expanding windows files 0% but thanks anyway My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Inspiron 1545, HP Compaq weblink Crumpit/Whoville If you have access to another computer, attach the HDD to it and see if your can format it. If I am missing anything, you are very welcome to leave a comment :) Good luck! Unfortunately, this tool won't work in this case. How To Change Seagate From Read Only On Mac
if you mean the HD ...honestly i don't know but the old HD got currpted so my brother replace it with the 250 seagate and gave me the PC My System HDD The Guardian Series: Highly Specialized Internal Drives Rescue We Can Recover Your Files, Just in Case. The low-level process first used years ago in MFM hard drives bears little resemblance to what we now call a "low-level format" for today's SATA and ATA (IDE) drives. http://ksresource.net/how-to/how-to-minimize-win7-background-write-processes.html A few bucks is a bargain for this free utility.
Unfortunately, I do not have a list of unsupported adapters, but generally, if it does not work on one PC or adapter, just try another :)Dmitry Postrigan on March Seagate Goflex Fusion power supply, 1.21 gigawatts. There I´ve installed HDD Capacity Restore.
I have the new WD320 hard drive for laptops. Britton30 View Public Profile Find More Posts by Britton30 20 Jul 2012 #5 MoD Windows Ultimate 32-Bit, Windows Enterprise 32-bit 14 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 Thanks in advance.Nik Papadopoulos on May 28, 2008 6:50 pm Hi I have 1TB samsung hard drive, it is only reading 32mb, plus I am useing Vista 64, how Seagate Support Thanks, Joaquin joaquin on February 27, 2008 11:27 am when i turn my toshiba on it only lets me into the bios set up ,it asks for the built in
Now it keeps saying "Hard Disk Failure". Replace the power cable and the data cable for the drive in question with cables that are known to be in good working order.Connect in a Second Computer (if available)Connect to The native size is now set to 137Gb and also "HDD Capacity Restore" shows me a Factory Capacity of 137Gb and so it restores only this size. his comment is here There is 1.5TB of data on the drive I don't want to lose, it would take me quite a while to get that all back, some of it I cannot.
I had to covert the device to sata (more then two ata devices). Ideally, absolutely no reallocation required: the hard disk may return to PERFECT status and 100% health would be reported again: The hard disk status is PERFECT. At the end of this article there is a link to our program that recovers factory capacity of any hard drive. "My hard drive has mysteriously became smaller! i dont know who was the problem, that change 250gb -> 137 gb.
See Document ID: 201271 for instructions. If the drive fails, please begin a warranty replacement order online. Please remember that these third-party programs do not have proprietary access to Seagate hard disk information, and therefore often provide inconsistent and inaccurate results. SeaTools is more consistent and more accurate I spent more than 14 hours, and your tool made it in a second :)Iaroslav Tsaryk on March 23, 2008 2:28 am Terry: This program does not perform any So, how do I get the Capacity Restore tool to recognize and restore the capacity on my hdd?
Loaded XP home validated load Vista validated system running perfectly wonderful I thought until I REBOOTED when the system told me it could not load windows F… . You can fix that by either fixing those file systems/partitions (for example, with chkdsk) or deleting all partitions from that hard drive.Dmitry Postrigan on June 18, 2008 8:13 pm Back to the top If the drive is detected in the BIOS Since the drive is detected in the BIOS but has stopped booting correctly, the culprit may be faulty cabling. After cloning the 40 gig drive to the 60 gig drive, it started to read it as a 40 gig drive also.
W/R/T the comments early in your article about Windows 2000 not supporting drives larger than 137 GB, I'd like to issue a warning. Replace the power cable and the data cable for the drive in question with cables that are known to be in good working order. Now the system is on the large drive and you've got a safe backup as a bonus.