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Broken HDD? Help Please

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About 3 months ago I bought a 7200RPM 500GB Seagate internal hard-drive for my custom-built desktop.

Last night my computer was going a little slower than usual and it was freezing off and on for about 3 seconds at a time. I figured something unusual was going on and after I rebooted my computer wouldn't boot up. It keeps getting stuck on the Windows is Starting logo in Windows 7. The logo appears and just never finishes booting up entirely.

I thought maybe there was some sort of memory problem with the freezing issue and whatnot, but I tried some different sticks of RAM and there was no difference.

I took a HDD out of my buddies computer and it booted up completely like normal. I tried to connect my HDD to his computer and it got stuck at the Windows is Starting without the logo even appearing.

I tried to go into BIOS, the HDD is detected and the settings are the same as usual. When I stuck in my Windows 7 disk to try to re-format it didn't even detect my HDD.....I've tried the different SATA inputs on my motherboard and different cables. Nothing seems to be working.

Any ideas? This HDD is fairly new and it seems weird that it'd be dead so early on.
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Hard drive is dead. RMA it for a replacement.
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That's the beauty of mechanicals....they die when ever! I lost count of how many time's i've told customes to back up their important data and well, you guessed it...they didn't....I stay in business...because, what i hear the most ( the pc, laptop or hard drive is brand new, i had no idea.
I have been lucky so to speak that my drives never died that quickly, but they can die just that quickly...just like you or me.

Rma your drive friend, it's dead!
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