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My data drive in my all in one seemingly crapped the bed. It's a Seagate Barracuda 2TB internal drive. It doesn't click and it starts up, but although it shows up as a G drive when I connect it externally, it says the parameter is not correct (or something like that) and nothing can be accessed.

BTW I tried just about everything I could find on YouTube, Google and tried SeaTools, but no luck.

Any thoughts, tips, tricks or advice?

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Have you tried Safe Mode?
Be sure to have a working empty drive ready. Boot the computer in Safe Mode. If it let you, backup everything.
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My data drive in my all in one seemingly crapped the bed. It's a Seagate Barracuda 2TB internal drive. It doesn't click and it starts up, but although it shows up as a G drive when I connect it externally, it says the parameter is not correct (or something like that) and nothing can be accessed.

BTW I tried just about everything I could find on YouTube, Google and tried SeaTools, but no luck.

Any thoughts, tips, tricks or advice?

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Sounds like this is a secondary drive not your OS drive, is that right?
If so, open the Event Viewer and look for Disk errors. Also check something that can read the S.M.A.R.T. data of the drive.
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Have you tried Safe Mode?
Be sure to have a working empty drive ready. Boot the computer in Safe Mode. If it let you, backup everything.
Thanks! It's on my data drive. My OS is on my SSD (which I believe is alright). For more history, my data drive disappeared quietly the other day and then when I rebooted to try and bring it back, my computer wouldn't boot up or find the boot drive, which is why I took the data drive out and found out my data drive is shot. My SSD doesn't concern me so much, but I will check it after trying to fix and further backup my data drive. FYI I'm around 90% through a long generic test, but I don't feel good about it since its disappeared from my PC again, but its still seems to be doing something.


Thanks! I tried that with no luck.

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Sounds like this is a secondary drive not your OS drive, is that right?
If so, open the Event Viewer and look for Disk errors. Also check something that can read the S.M.A.R.T. data of the drive.
Thanks! You are correct. I can't boot up my system to look at any of that (see above), but I downloaded HDDScan to check SMART after the long test is done.
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could you elaborate on the symptoms when you try to boot?
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could you elaborate on the symptoms when you try to boot?
It just said no bootable device found after I turned on the AIO.
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