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I don't think I've ever heard a HDD beep at me before, this one does. It does 3 quick beeps, pause, then 1 beep again. Any idea what this means? I feel the head spinning, but it does this twice and never boots.
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After you have checked and rechecked your cables, it sounds like the HDD might be dead. I would try using a different SATA power cable, different SATA data cable, and connect to a different port on your mobo. If it is still beeping or failing to boot, it is most likely your HDD. I have only heard of them beeping if there isn't enough power, but that does not seem to be your case. You could also try it in another system, as a secondary drive, just to see if it is being recognized. If it is recognized on a second machine, then you could run a chkdsk on it, or on your system if you have the means to boot into a BartPE disc or other. If your computer just sits there and doesn't move around a lot, it might be hard to believe that the HDD went bad, but these things happen completely at random.
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Originally Posted by nramotar23 View Post

After you have checked and rechecked your cables, it sounds like the HDD might be dead. I would try using a different SATA power cable, different SATA data cable, and connect to a different port on your mobo. If it is still beeping or failing to boot, it is most likely your HDD. I have only heard of them beeping if there isn't enough power, but that does not seem to be your case. You could also try it in another system, as a secondary drive, just to see if it is being recognized. If it is recognized on a second machine, then you could run a chkdsk on it, or on your system if you have the means to boot into a BartPE disc or other. If your computer just sits there and doesn't move around a lot, it might be hard to believe that the HDD went bad, but these things happen completely at random.

Yeah I pulled this out of a laptop. I plugged it into my desktop, and then my server, but still the same out come. The plate is turning, so probably fried pcb?
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Well figured out the laptop was dropped when it was on. The heads are misaligned so thats what I figure is causing the beeps.
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