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Data Lifeguard Diagnostic For Western Digital Drives

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    This will be mainly used for hddhackr drives that do not show on the xbox 360 or any other errors, but it can be used as a testing / wiping tool.Before using this program, make sure to undo your hard drive first with hddhackr.I recommend using the extended test & write zeros to test the drive for any errors.

    About

    Data LifeGuard Diagnostics is designed to test the physical condition of your hard drive. This utility is designed for drivers larger than 8.4 GB with model numbers starting with WDxxx.This program works on dos & windows.

    How to use the diagnostic for dos using a floppy disk or usb drive.
    How to make your usb drive bootable, thanks to insanenutter
    The first thing you will want to do is create a bootable USB drive, for this I used a tool called Bootable USB Drive Creator Tool.

    Download Bootable USB Drive Creator Tool

    Unzip and load the program, be sure to right click and run as an administrator.

    Select your USB drive
    Set the file system as FAT
    Tick quick format and Create bootable drive
    Select the box with 3 dots and choose the USB Drive Boot Files\MS-DOS folder as the location.
    Hit start and you will have a bootable usb drive within a few seconds.

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    1. Download the DLGDiagv519.zip.
    2. Extract the DLGDiagv519.exe file and copy to a DOS bootable diskette.
    3. Boot from this diskette. Make sure that your boot order in your Bios is set to boot from the floppy drive first.
    4. At DOS prompt type DLGDiagv519.exe to run the program.
    5. You will see the following options:
      • SELECT DRIVE - Always choose this option first, as it determines which drive you will be working on.
      • QUICK TEST - This option tests your drive quickly for any major physical problems. (Please note: Although this option is safe and does not alter the data on your hard drive, Western Digital recommends that you have a current backup of your data).
      • EXTENDED TEST - This option checks your drive thoroughly and it can repair any correctable errors. (Please note: Although this option is safe and does not alter the data on your hard drive, some data loss may occur, depending on the errors found and the errors corrected. Western Digital recommends that you have a current backup of your data).
      • WRITE ZEROS TO DRIVE - The Write Zeros option, wipes all data off your drive. This option used when your data is no longer usable or recoverable. If you no longer need any data from your drive and would like to start over, run this option to set your drive to an as new condition. NOTE: Please make sure that you have selected the correct drive to perform this function on as once ran, no data will be recoverable.
      • VIEW TEST RESULTS - You can see the results of the test you just performed
      • PRINT TEST RESULTS - Test results can be printed with this option. USB printers are not supported
      • LOG FILE OPEN/CLOSE - You can access the log file which is generated automatically
      • ENTER AND PRINT RMA INFORMATION - Information pertaining to each drive tested can be customized and printed with this option.
      • HELP - Brief descriptions of each option in addition to explanations of error codes are available in this option.
      • QUIT - Reboot your system once you have completed the selected tasks
    6. Select the task you wish to perform.
    How to use the diagnostic for dos using a cd.
    1. Diagnostics Bootable CD:
    2. Download the Diag504fCD.zip file to your desktop.
    3. Extract the Diag504fCD.zip file to your desktop with a file extraction utility. (Alternately you have the option to download the iso version of the file which does not require extraction with a zip utility).
    4. You will see a new file named Diag504fCD.iso on your desktop.
    5. You must use a CD burning program (such as Nero Burning Rom or EZ-CD Creator) to burn a CD from the .ISO image.
    6. You can now boot the computer to the diagnostics CD. Make sure your boot order in your BIOS is set to boot to the CD-ROM drive first.
    7. You will see the following options:
      • SELECT DRIVE - Always choose this option first, as it determines which drive you will be working on.
      • QUICK TEST - This option tests your drive quickly for any major physical problems. (Please note: Although this option is safe and does not alter the data on your hard drive, Western Digital recommends that you have a current backup of your data).
      • EXTENDED TEST - This option checks your drive thoroughly and it can repair any correctable errors. (Please note: Although this option is safe and does not alter the data on your hard drive, some data loss may occur, depending on the errors found and the errors corrected. Western Digital recommends that you have a current backup of your data).
      • WRITE ZEROS TO DRIVE - The Write Zeros option, wipes any and all data off your drive. This option used when your data is no longer usable or recoverable. If you no longer need any data from your drive and would like to start over, run this option to set your drive to an as new condition. NOTE: Please make sure that you have selected the correct drive to perform this function on as once ran, no data will be recoverable.
      • VIEW TEST RESULTS - You can see the results of the test you just performed
      • PRINT TEST RESULTS - Test results can be printed with this option. USB printers are not supported
      • LOG FILE OPEN/CLOSE - You can access the log file which is generated automatically
      • ENTER AND PRINT RMA INFORMATION - Information pertaining to each drive tested can be customized and printed with this option.
      • HELP - Brief descriptions of each option in addition to explanations of error codes are available in this option.
      • QUIT - Reboot your system once you have completed the selected tasks
    8. Select the task you wish to perform.
    How to use the diagnostic on windows.
    Supported Operating Systems



    • Windows 7 32/64-bit versions
    • Windows Vista 32/64 bit versions
    • Windows XP 32/64-bit versions
    Instructions



    1. Download the Windows Data Lifeguard Diagnostics, WinDlg_124.zip
    2. Extract and run the program, WinDlg.exe. If running Windows Vista, you will need to Right-Click on the WinDlg.exe file and choose to Run As Administrator.
    3. Read and accept the license agreement to continue.
    4. On the main program screen, there are two windows. In the top window, you will see the drives in your system, that are available for testing. The model number, serial number, and capacity of each drive will be displayed. In the bottom window, the partition information for the selected drive will be displayed.
    5. Highlight the drive and select the icon on the top row to test or run SMART status.
    6. The DLGDIAG - Select an Option window appears.
    7. You will see the following options:
      • QUICK TEST - performs SMART drive quick self-test to gather and verify the Data Lifeguard information contained on the drive.
      • EXTENDED TEST - performs a Full Media Scan to detect bad sectors. Test may take several hours to complete depending on the size of the drive.
      • WRITE ZEROS - writes zeros to the drive with options of Full Erase and Quick Erase. File system and data will be lost.
      • VIEW TEST RESULT - displays the latest test results.
    8. Select the test you wish to perform and click the Start button.
    9. When the test completes, you will be notified with a pass/fail message. Click the Close button.
    source WD Support / Downloads / Mobile & AV-25 / WD Blue
     

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
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