PC/Computer gives a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD, tracked down to the hard disk drive by using chkdsk, which said that the C: drive was in the RAW format and the disk could not be checked

PROBLEM: My desktop computer with a new 1TB hard disk drive and is running Windows XP Professional, The C: drive containing Windows is 100GB and the rest of the disk is partitioned as drive D: which is used for storage. Both partitions are formatted to use the NTFS file system. The PC was running just…

Locked out – hard disk drive not recognised in the BIOS: The firmware bug that causes a lockout in the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 series of internal SATA hard disk drives

If a hard disk drive is not recognised by the system BIOS, either the first time it is installed or after being in use, it might not be a dead drive, because the problem can be caused by a bug in the drive’s firmware. For example, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 series of drives has a…