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WD Repair Tool (Western Digital Hard Disk Repair Software)

User Manual Version 5.3

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Forewords
Thank you for your purchase using the WDR-UMDA Western Digital hard disk repair tool. To ensure a smooth installation, please read the following
instructions. If you need more product information, through our official home website,http://www.chinahdd.cn or contact us by phone 027-87052378.
You are welcome to provide valuable advice and suggestions.Program runs on Microsoft DOS system ,but
also run Windows98 system(Not Good). Software is simple, functional, hard disk repair and data recovery company the necessary tools.

About Western Digital


As the biggest hard drive manufacturer, Western Digital is taking up more and more market share. Since Western Digital had taken over Maxtor in 2006,
it has enjoyed a larger amount of users.

WD HDD common malfucntions


Burnt PCB of Western Digital Hard Drives ,One of the most common problems Western Digital(WD) hard drives experience is burnt circuit board(PCB).
WD drives are very vulnerable to overheating, power surges and streaks.Quite often bad power supply unit combined with power streak is usually
enough to fry spindle driver chip on the electronics and make the data inaccessible. Should this occur the computer would reboot or shut down
completely, you would normally notice acrid smell of smoke coming from your PC and when powered on the drive would not spin up at all and appear to
be completely dead. If you meet this problem, try to swap PCB from another donor WD drive.

Western Digital hard drives' firmware problems


Main part of firmware is stored on the platters in so-called Service Area. Service Area occupies the negative cylinders of the surface and contains a
number of firmware modules. If one of the modules gets corrupted the hard drive fails to initialize correctly and stops working making the data
inaccessible.
In such case the drive usually spins up fine, it doesn't click but has one of the following symptoms:
* it is not found in BIOS at all

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* identifies with its factory alias(for example WDC ROM MODEL-MAMMOTH---,WDC ROM MODEL-HAWK---),
* shows up with wrong S/N (for example WDC-ROM SN# XYZ---) or capacity,
* identifies fine but fails to read any data or boot up operating system giving I/O device errors whenever you try to access LBA sectors.
If you attempt to boot up from such drive or read any data from it you would get "Primary Master Hard Disk Fail" or "No operating system found"
or "USB Device malfunctioned" error or "S.M.A.R.T. Capable But Command Failed" or "Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter", "Hard
drive not recognized", "Drive Mount Failure" or some other hard drive boot error.
At the moment it is not possible to fix this kind of problem at home. It is quite a complicated job and requires use of specialized expensive
equipment
and deep knowledge of hard drive design and data recovery technology to repair the firmware. Luckily, it is not usually necessary to open the HDD in
clean room and order donor drives, so chances of successful data retrieval are close to 100%.

Western Hard drives' clicking/knocking/clunking/sweeping noise


The drive spins up, and the heads start clicking with a constant or intermittent sound while unsuccessfully trying to locate firmware zone. Usually
this is a sign of damaged or crashed heads and it means the drive needs to be opened in a class 100 clean room environment in order to replace head
stack assembly. Don't try to open the drive by yourself - you could damage the platters making your data unrecoverable.
Western Digital drives also have common problem with spindle seizure. Usually this occurs after a fall and the drive either doesn't spin up at all
with a siren sound or starts up with loud noise unable to gain enough rotational speed. Data recovery in such case involves removingplatters from the
hard drive in clean room environment and putting them into matching donor.This complex and precise procedure requires a lot of experience and use of
specialized hardwareto maintain platters in perfect alignment.

WD laptop drives(Scorpio, UE,VE series) share some typical 2.5 inch HDD problems. One of them is heads sticktion to the platter surface.Heads are
normally parked on the parking ramp outside of the platters, but sometimes after a fall or abnormal termination they fail to return to their regular parking
position and are left on the surface. Immediately after the motor stops spinning they stick to the ideally smooth surface and it becomes impossible to
free them without proper tools and experience. Don't attempt to open the drive by yourself - you will damage the platters and this will make your data
unrecoverable.

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Western Digital drives' bad sectors
After some period of time magnetic media the platters are covered with starts to degrade and magnetic domains can't turn in the desired
direction by writing element of the head. This is how bad sectors appear.
When the drive starts reading data from such unreadable bad sector it could start freezing,scratching and sometimes even clicking. Usually on
boot up you would get "SMART failure predicted" or some other SMART-related error. All this leads to further damage to the surface,heads and causes
more data loss. Any further reading attempts would just add up to the problems and could make your data unrecoverable.

WDR-UDMA SupportFamily:
Western Digital commonly falls into three categories:( L、ROYL、all Notebook include) Mammoth,Polaris,Nova,Aspen,Eclipse2,Safari SE,Trailblazer
Eagle,Polaris Falcon,Scorpio,Scorpio Mammoth,Scorpio Apsen,Sabre,Mammoth M,Balboa,Lido,Unicorn,Sabre LC,Hercules,Buccaneer,
Avalon,Xbox 2,Mosquito,Defender,Catalina,Unicorn2,Sirius,Hawk,Antares,Orion,STG_DFH,STG_VDT,Zeus,Sargas,Taurus,Odyssey,
Hercules SAE,STG_VDT2,Zeus6,Raider,Neptune,Zeus_re,STG_ZUMA,Aquarius,Sequoia,Jupiter,Starling,Glacier,Aries,STG_ARIS,
McKinley,Starling2,Hawk2,Tornado2,STG_MKLY,Seq_Zuma,Cricket,Tornado3,STG_ARLB,STG_1K,STG_PATA,Unicorn6,Leo,
STG_VANC,Seq_PATA,Jup_Zuma,TD2_PATA,Stg_Twin,TD3_PATA,Lynx,STG_VPMR,STG_DNLI,TD2_PMR,SEQ_PMR,Yosemite,
TD2_PPMR,Viking,TD3_PMR,Hulk,Cougar,Danu,STG_YOSE,TD3_PPMR,Spider,STG_KODKAtlantis,Denali,Pinnacle,Mars,Nemo,
STG_MERC,Seq_RE,T2PMR_RE,T3PMR_RE,HULK_RE,SPIDR_RE,SEQ_PPMR,SEQPMR2M,YOSE_RE,ATLAN_RE,MARS_RE,
EMERALD,STG_YUKN,TROY,YUKON,KERMIT,RIGEL,SATURN,PINNA_RE,VENUS,CYPRESS,MERCURY,PINNA_HF,ATLAN_HF,
GEKKO,SPART_RE,PINNA_PA,ATLAN_PA,MARS_HF,PINNA_E,ATLAN_E,GEKKO_E,KERMIT_E etc...

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Load Permanent Overlay Head Map
Load Transient Overlay
Super Reset Immediate
ChangeHeads Map In RAM
Flash Operations
Spin Up
Field
Modules Operations
Clear S.M.A.R.T.
UBA
S.M.A.R.T. Tracks Operations

Identify Hard Disk

Operation modules
Buffer Extended
Edit Passport
Processor Memory
Create File
Memory Table
Create File ID47
Cp Operations
ReservedRegionTableEditor
Clear G-List
F-List Editor
Xlate LBA
Set DCM
Get Current format selections
Set Target Capacity

Set HQ Capacity

Set TPI
Breake all
Set Capacity
Soft reset
Log of Operation

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PS Cal Test
Clear P-List
Mini Test
Recalculate Translator
Can Write
Clear Translator
QuickReservedArea Format
Rebuild PList
Reserved Area Format
View Progress
Format Unit
Clear SS Logs
PS WRRO Test
Clear Soft Error Counter
Servo Test
Clr IBI Abort Code
Test_6Bs
View SS Logs
Logical Scan
Edit Self Scan Script
Calibrator
Stop Self Scan
Quick Start SS
Start Self Scan

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L board operation option ROYL operation option Soft Reset

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Scan Primary Port
Port Options
Scan Secondary Port
Safe Mode
Scan Custom Port
Auto Load Value
Scan USB Port
Use Temp Dir
Auto Close Progress
Always on Top
Sound
3D LEDs
Don' Update LEDs
uninstall Driver

Options Menu

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About information

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Right Button Options Menu

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S.M.A.R.T

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Read and Save ROM View ROM

Write ROM Repair ROM

Default ROM Size Save ROM Name by FW

ROM Modules Operations

From Main

From Alt1
8 Heads
From Alt2
From ID40
From Alt3
Create ROM ID47
From RAM

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128K ROM

192K ROM

256K ROM

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Read and Save Modules in ROM

Write Modules in ROM

Check Modules in ROM

Read All and Save Modules in ROM

Check All Modules in ROM

View Modules in ROM

Read ROM Dir

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Modules Operations

From ID01 Dir Map

By LBA

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Copy0 and Copy1 By UBA Offset

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Read and Save Modules

Right Button Options Menu Write Modules

Check Modules

Clear Modules

Write Multi Selected Modules

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Recalculate CRC

Zerros CRC

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Read Dir from HDD

Load Dir from File

Via Enumeration

Clear Road Map

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Select All Modules

Select Unreaded

Select All w/o SS Modules

Select 2xxx Group

Select 8xxx Group

Unselect All

Invert Selected

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Edit Module

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User Area

Start Cyl Adress Write SA Tracks

End Cyl Adress View SA Tracks

SPT Erase SA Tracks

Get Value From Zones Table

Select Heads List Add

Read and Save SA Tracks Select Files to Write

Scan SA Tracks Write Both Copy

Use Read Long if Error

Read Long Alt

Read for Scan Surface

Write zerros if error

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Heads Map Native Head Map

Get Head TPI Good Head Map

Read Heads Map Number of physical heads

Write Heads Map Number of heads in use

Head to Depop Heads Map On

ClearTranslator Auto Correct Heads Map

on Service Area Heads Map In Module 0A

on User Area Heads Map In Flash

Virtual Head Count Create Heads Map

Load Heads Map

Save Heads Map

Write PCHS

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Get Head Map

Heads number

Manual Adress

Soft Reset Set

Recalibrate Super Soft Reset

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Manual Adress value

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Select CP

CP number
Param
Read CP

Read all

ViewCP

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Select File In Memory

Select Length

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Select File In Processor Memory

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Select File In Processor Memory

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Select File In Field

Select Section
File ID
Offset
Section
Length

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Select General File

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Select Config Section File

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Select DRM Log File

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Start Offset

Length

Alternate UBA

Erase

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Config info

HPA LBA
Auto Calculate Tracks Number
Password Flags

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Create Module option

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From Main

From Alt1

Single MRJog Tuner foe Head From Alt2

From Alt3

From RAM

ALL MRJog Tuner foe Head From ID40

Create Module ID47

8 Heads

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Edit Reserved Region Table

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Edit F-List

Select Format

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Set DCM

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Set Target Capacity

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Set HQ Capacity

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Set TPI

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Set Capacity

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Xlate LBA To CHS

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Start Adress Tracks Adress Use Zone Map Step Heads Select All Heads Select Current Heads

Wedge Verify
Wedge Write Virtual
Seek
Format

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Show Task

Show Hex

Heads DCM
Get DCM
Media DCM
Select ARCO Option
Manual Load Code
Select DCM From
Manual Load DCM
Select ARCO Main
Alternate DCM Adress
Read All Modules And Save
Select From File
Write All Modules
Init Calibrator Code

Load Transient Overlay

Load Permanent Overlay

Load ARCO Main

Show Progress

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ARCO For 44

ARCO For 46

ARCO For 4A

ARCO For 6F

ARCO For 6B

ARCO For 6A

ARCO For 70

ARCO For 69

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DCM From Main CFG

DCM From Original

DCM From Final

DCM From Original + DTemp

DCM From id47

DCM From Logs

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Self Scan Script (Duble Click Set Start
Scan from Current Step )

Edit PST Script Sequence Mode

Start Scan from Current Step


Alt=PST Sequence Total
Get PST Script Sequence
Cur= Start Scan from Current Step
Set Start Scan from Current Step

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Edit Hex

Start Scan from Run only Current Test

Select PST Script Sequence Table ID

Read PST Script Sequence

Write PST Script Sequence

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Delete Current PST Script Sequence

Insert New PST Script Sequence

Genealogize CO Script

Genealogize Script from Common Log

BuckUp Current PST Script Sequence to ID3F

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Edit P-List

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Read P-List

Edit G-List Read G-List

Read SA-List

Read T-List

Write

Edit

Kill Head

Delete

Clear

Import from initial

Export to initial

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Edit SA-List

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Edit T-List

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Graph View Defects List

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