HH drives

From: Alan Greenstreet <aeg_at_paradise.net.nz>
Date: Sun Apr 13 00:51:44 2003

On Sunday, Apr 13, 2003, at 16:45 Pacific/Auckland, Don Maslin wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Apr 2003, Alan Greenstreet wrote:
>> Can anything be done to revive these disks or were they left unparked
>> and now physically damaged?
>> I have another 5.25" hard drive displaying the same unresponsive
>> characteristics... are they all dead?
> Have you gone into the BIOS to see what the settings are for the
> drives? Does the clock/calendar work properly? If not, the
> battery may be dead and settings incorrect.
> - don
The BIOS reads date 1980 so the battery may be an issue. Using fdisk I
can read the partition table and the attributes of the disk.
A small victory: Through persistence I can now read the data in the
extended partition but it is quite unreliable (sometimes reads
sometimes not) - the disk makes a _lot_ of noise and quite obviously
wants to be left alone...
Not to be outdone I will try Spinrite.

Another question - is it worth trying to save? Has anyone got any
information on Wyse Technologies machines?
The google thing didn't bring up much other than another collector
stating it was a 386 server???


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