Having problems with your IBM eserver xSeries 232 8668 ?

Highest Priority Problem: HDD moved from old machine works but is physically damaged . Trying to clone/ recover using DataLifeguard and Acronis. Been trying for days and always fails although the damaged drive will still start windows. The bios is showing my SCSI as primary and HDD or DVD as secondary depending on jumper config but it will still boot to drive not showing in bios. I finally got it to boot with DVD removed and old/new HDD on IDE cable (showing SCSI (with no MBR) as master and slav


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If the hard drive is physically damaged , that means that hard drive motor has blown, or that drive heads are broken.\015\012
\015\012In that case you cannot use such software as DataLifeguard and Acronis, and you risk that your SCSI BIOS will not even detect the hard drive.\015\012
\015\012Software can recover data from HDD only when there is a logical fault (bad sector, bad allocation table etc.), if the problem is physical you will need a Clean Room facility and a tech working at the HDD. \015\012This service is quite expensive.\015\012
\015\012Additionally if you get "No SCSI Device" and "No SCSI BIOS found!" , then the SCSI card itself has a problem.\015\012
\015\012How do you know that the hard disk is physically broken?
Interesting....have you preformed a low level format on the destination HDD? The one receiving the clone? With linux previously being on that HDD its MBR may not be viable by windows. Windows doesn't like to play with others. Although its MBR shouldn't matter in a clone, some software may react differently. I would try a low level format on the destination driver before continuing threw the clone.
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