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HDD wont boot / initalise

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys, fixed my other problem but unfrotunalty wen putting the PC back my HDD seemed to die, lost all my info :s

But anyway im using an old 4gb drive till my 2 80's come.

Well anyway to my question, is there any way to revive this hard drive, it doesnt seem to boot and my pc wont boot form it / can't.

You can hear it try and spin up but then faiul and try 3 times, then bassically gives up.

Any ideas? Cheerz
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post #2 of 6
PSU me thinks

what make and model is your PSU?
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Im using the same computer atm, kust with a 4gb HDD.

My PSU is a PB one, 245watt i need to replace but need some new speakers first as the speakers plug into teh back of my PC.

Everything is working fine and dandy on the Same PC as the HDD failed, just using a 4gb.
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post #4 of 6
DO YOU HAVE AN EXTERNAL usb/firewire ENCLOSURE? if so you can boot off your old hard drive then try to connect your enclosure it should show up as another drive. Does your hard drive make a clicking sound if yes the its gone unless you wanna pay premium for some data recovery company.
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post #5 of 6
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Ill boot it up later, but i think i did hear a distinct click, only real thing i lost was my music and save games.

Lukily i cpied all my coursework over the night before, Ill borrow my mates External HDD Caddie.
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post #6 of 6
change the jumper on the back of the hdd to slave .Then connect it to the cd rom floppy cablle and see if windows can see your data
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