Mysterious Hard Drive

Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant) Scott.1Jones at
Mon Mar 16 08:38:01 MDT 2009


Great question. I don't have the answer. I guess what I need to do is
power up the old machines and copy the BIOS data for each one... I am
going to find my windows 98se installation disc and see, just for fun,
if it will allow 98se to install. As well, I plan on calling Seagate
today, to get their input. I believe it's not a drive manufacturer issue
though, as it's happened to a different made drive too, and none of
these drives was tossing any hint of imminent failure. One in fact, had
just been installed less than a month. It seems like it's all having to
do with this new box I built a year ago. The box worked fine, then I
stored it away, in a garage a while.. And revived it a few weeks ago..
The sata drive in it worked just fine too. It's like this new machine is


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>Subject: Re: Mysterious Hard Drive
>On Mon Mar 16 2009 08:11:43 Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant) wrote:
>> > I really need some help. I recently decided to move a hard drive, 
>> > from a machine with a failing power supply fan to a newer machine. 
>> > The drive is an 80 GB SATA, and worked just fine until I powered 
>> > down on the machine it was in.
>> >
>> > After installing it in this newer box, I booted up, to 
>find that the 
>> > drive was undreadable. I didn't get any hard drive failure 
>> > just could not read the drive.
>Does the bios on the previous motherboard enforce any sort of 
>security? Did it perhaps enable the ATA security feature on the drive?
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