20091212 – 6 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1116 – S.M.A.R.T. System Monitor

20091212 – 6 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1116 – S.M.A.R.T. System Monitor
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
I still don’t really know *precisely* what S.M.A.R.T does to actually *help* me. It sure doesn’t save your data. Nice that it provides interfaces to programs like SpinRite, though. Errors are not good, however.

Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time than it saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo. Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

data recovery.
S.M.A.R.T System Monitor screen, S.M.A.R.T, SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, errors, screenshot, sectors.
Hades. blurry.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

…View video of SpinRite in action at: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4179386545/

20091212 – 4 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1114 – Real-Time Activities

20091212 – 4 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1114 – Real-Time Activities
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
It was interesting watching the "Locus Of Control" change from SpinRite to "diskdrive or bios". And raw data snapshots always rule. Data is pretty.

Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time than it saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo. Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

data recovery.
Locus Of Control, Real Time Activities screen, SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, data, raw data, raw data snapshot, screenshot.
Hades.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

…View video of SpinRite in action at: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4179386545/

20091212 – 5 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1115 – Detailed Technical Log

20091212 – 5 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1115 – Detailed Technical Log
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
A mostly useless screen, but nonetheless interesting.

Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time than it saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo. Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

data recovery.
Detailed Technical Log screen, SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, screenshot, technical log.
Hades.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

…View video of SpinRite in action at: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4179386545/

20091212 – 7 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1112 – Level 2 description

20091212 – 7 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1112 – Level 2 description
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
A description of Level 2, which is the level it told me to use.

Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time than it saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo. Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

data recovery.
Level 2, Level 2 screen, SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, levels, screenshot.
2. Hades.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

…View video of SpinRite in action at: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4179386545/

20091212 – 8 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1107 – Graphic Status Display

20091212 – 8 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1107 – Graphic Status Display
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
The graphic status display screen. Not much happened here.

Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time than it saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo. Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

data recovery.
SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, graphic status display screen, screen status, screenshot, status display screen.
Hades.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

…View video of SpinRite in action at: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4179386545/

20091212 – 3 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1109 – DynaStat Data Recovery – inactive – inactive warning

20091212 – 3 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1109 – DynaStat Data Recovery – inactive – inactive warning
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
A warning thought I figured I should save. But I probably don’t need this.

Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time than it saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo. Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

data recovery.
DynaStat Recovery screen, DynaStat recovery, SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, inactive warning, screenshot.
Hades.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

…View video of SpinRite in action at: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4179386545/

20091212 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1117 (7s) (xvid) (quant=4) (21fps) (mono snd)

20091212 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1117 (7s) (xvid) (quant=4) (21fps) (mono snd)
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time thanit saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo. Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

This is a video of SpinRite in action. Too bad it could not succeed at its stated goal.

SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, screenshot.
Hades. video.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

20091212 – 2 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1110 – DynaStat Data Recovery – inactive – buffering system graph

20091212 – 2 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1110 – DynaStat Data Recovery – inactive – buffering system graph
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
This was neat. A graph of it trying to decide which bytes are 0’s or 1’s. Link for a video of this at the bottom of the caption.

Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time than it saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo. Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

data recovery.
DynaStat Recovery screen, DynaStat recovery, SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, bits, buffering system graph, graph, inactive warning, screenshot.
0. 1. Hades.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

…View video of SpinRite in action at: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4179386545/

20091212 – 0 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1120 – Division Overflow Error @ B022

20091212 – 0 – harddrive failure – SpinRite software – GEDC1120 – Division Overflow Error @ B022
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
"Division Overflow Error! A critical error occurred at: B022 from which SpinRite cannot recover. The system has been halted!

To tell you the truth, I was relieved. I did not want to wait 43 hours to use my computer again. It would be nice if the screenshot said what address to send this information to.

I like the ASCII chain link fence background!

Hard drive problems! We went to watch Flapjack last night at 2:30AM and noticed the folder wasn’t there. In fact, folders stopped after the letter S (And this folder started with T for The Marvelous Adventures Of Flapjack). In fact, a lot of the drive was seemingly missing. Adding to the confusion, I could do "dir t*" and see all the folders that started with T, but if I simply did "dir", it would stop at S. This is bad.

Opened case to hook to a different SATA port, my first line of defense that so often fixes SATA drive problems. Replaced my cable. Noticed my RAM wasn’t fully seated. In fact, it’s physically mangled to the point where I had to pull 2 of my 4G. That’s okay — I regret buying the extra 2G, and it cost me infinitely more time than it saved anyway.

Burned an ISO of SpinRite and ran SpinRite. It said it would take 43 hours. Ran downstairs, found the optical digital cable from our X-Box that recently died of a crashed drive (lost all savegames!), and hooked it from Carolyn’s computer to my stereo.Since she has a backup of our complete music collection, we had music restored again! Enabled her 2nd monitor, played with the optical/HDMI settings on my stereo, and we had it so that we could watch videos on the big 52-inch TV and nice 7.1 stereo again. Though her computer only outputs in 4:3, so we would probably stick to fullscreen shows.

But then SpinRite petered out and said it couldn’t finish, so I rebooted and am now moving files off. This will likely take a good week. I’m probably going to order another drive to copy recovered files to. And then RMA this drive to Western Digital. It’s only 7 months into its 5yr warranty. They’re going to lose money on me.

data recovery.
SpinRite, Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS00R6B0 harddrive, division overflow error, error screen, screenshot.
Hades.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

December 12, 2009.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

…View video of SpinRite in action at: www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/4179386545/