When you experience a Non-System HDD - Disk Error because of a bad or damaged disk drive, it is often because the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) cannot find the hard disk's boot sectors and master boot record on your drive.
If you experience this kind of disk error failure, you should be very careful about how you react because you could permanently lose important data. After determining that the problem is the result of a disk drive, immediately contact a SalvageData data-recovery specialist. You should never try to fix the problem yourself by using off-the-shelf products, utilities, or by opening the drive outside the protection of a class 100 clean room environment. By doing so, you can damage the drive, which could result in you permanently destroying the data on the drive.
One reason you receive such an hdd or disk drive error message is that the BIOS cannot find the drive, or one of the drives was not specified in the CMOS setup. Make sure that all the floppy boot drives have been removed from your system because this could be the cause for the error message.
Because 95 percent of computer users operate in the realm of PC architecture, there is a similarity of error messages. Aside from a variation of a few words, the messages mean the same thing. Therefore, it is a good assumption that your problem is related to a disk drive failure.
Below you'll find some examples of commonly used disk drive / hdd / hard drive error messages. They all are warnings of a failing or failed hard drive. When you experience any of them, there's a very good chance you need our services! Call a SalvageData professional for a free consultation.
|1700||Disk Read Error||1731||Controller error|
|1701||Fixed disk general POST hdd error||1732||Controller error|
|1702||Drive/controller time-out error||1733||BIOS undefined error return|
|1703||Drive seek error||1735||Bad command error|
|1704||Controller failed||1736||Data corrected error|
|1705||Drive sector not found error||1737||Bad track error|
|1706||Write fault error||1738||Bad sector error|
|1707||Drive track O error||1739||Bad initialization error|
|1708||Head select error||1740||Bad sense error|
|1709||Error Correction Code (ECC) error||1750||Drive verify failure|
|1710||Sector buffer overrun||1751||Drive read failure|
|1711||Bad address mark||1752||Drive write failure|
|1712||Internal controller diagnostics failure||1753||Drive random read test failure|
|1713||Data compare error||1754||Drive seek test failure|
|1714||Drive not ready||1755||Controller failure|
|1715||Track O indicator failure||1756||Controller Error Correction Code (ECC) test failure|
|1716||Diagnostics cylinder errors||1757||Controller head select failure|
|1717||Surface read errors||1780||Seek failure; drive 0|
|1718||Hard drive type error||1781||Seek failure; drive 1|
|1720||Bad diagnostics cylinder||1782||Controller test failure|
|1726||Data compare error||1790||Diagnostic cylinder read error; drive 0|
|1730||Controller error||1791||Diagnostic cylinder read error; drive 1|
Most of the above listed disk read errors indicate that you need professional data-recovery help. Immediately stop what you're doing and contact SalvageData.
Here's some background information explaining what causes such errors:
When your system is turned on, your computer BIOS performs a power-on self test (POST). It does this to verify that everything is working properly on your PC. When the BIOS boots your system to the point that it gains access to its video subsystem, it displays the information about the PC during the booting process. It uses the video system to communicate error messages like those above.
Different parts of your system can launch an error message, depending upon how far the booting process has progressed. Most hdd drive error messages originate from the system BIOS because it is responsible for most of the functions for booting up. Still, other physical system and drive errors can be relayed to the OS. Those error messages are usually related to your OS.
You should never open the cover of a failed hard disk drive in attempt to salvage or recover data. Today’s hard disk drives tolerances are very tight and the materials used inside are so technologically advanced that even the smallest speck of dust, contaminants or even gaseous vapor can disrupt the delicate balance of the drives ecosystem. Any such disruption not only destroys the drive but all the data contained on it.
Data is written on the drives by one or more read/write heads that are designed to manipulate magnetic particles on the disk surface. This read/write activity happens with the read/write heads literally flying one -two-thousands the width of human hair above the platters at speeds of anywhere from 4,000 to 15,000 RPM. Our data salvaging and recovery process is conducted in a world-class 100 cleanroom environment by a world-class group of mechanical and electrical hard drive engineers using carefully researched tools and materials to safely recover and ensure the greatest possibility of success.