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The Western Digital HD on my windows 7 PC will not spin up on start up, it only sits and quietly 'clickclick, clickclick'. Is this the power supply not providing power (I unplugged and replugged all connections), or has the Hard drive died? There is no physical discoloration or warping on the hard drive, the connectors are undamaged. When I tipped the HDD, it sounded like something was loose, or there was sand in the case. I live in Nebraska, so this is probably not the case.

Has my hard drive died? and if so, is there any way to recover my data?
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post #2 of 6
sounds like its dead and the clicking noise on its side is probably the head colliding in to the platters...

hope you backed your system up.
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post #3 of 6
Drive crashes do happen for no apparent reason sometimes. It's unfortunate, but this is why good backups are a must.

I hope that the data on there wasn't critical or that you have it backed up. It sounds very much like the hard drive is dead. What type of Caviar is it?
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post #4 of 6
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it was my backup. is there any way to recover the data, from a repair company?
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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by js7277 View Post

it was my backup. is there any way to recover the data, from a repair company?

Yes... there is perhaps a way. It's going to cost multiple hundreds of dollars and success is by no means guaranteed.

Does that dissuade you?

EDIT: Why is this in the AMD RAM section?
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Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
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Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
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post #6 of 6
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clicked the wrong tab i guess, just wanted to get this out there and get answers fast. thanks, all.
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