Windows 32-bit: My two-year old 320GB Caviar Blue PATA drive makes stuttering noises occasionally on boot so to fix it I updated to the WD WinDiag utility v1.29. WinDiag v1.27 ran without troubles 9-10 months ago.
However, this time I am getting a ReadCapacity failed! error message on software start afterwhich the software terminates. The prior version also reported the error but would not terminate like v1.29 so I decided to not try and run it.
Ran CHKDSK (with /F) and Diskeeper 10 Pro to correct any “surface” problems but had no effect as the error remains. Am working on getting the DOS version to boot from USB flash now on this older system.
Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.