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post #1 of 15
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I am having problems with my hard drive. it started about an hour ago.
Bassically my secondary hard drive suddenly stopped showing up in windows and when i tried restarting it only solved the problem for about ten minutes. now when that hard drive is plugged in the pc freezes during post and only occasionally makes it as far as booting, only to freeze there. However with the hard drive unplugged the pc runs fine.

Ive checked and double checked ALL the connections.

The hard drive is only a few months old and hasnt given problems till now

So whats going on and how do i fix it?
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post #2 of 15
Run a CHKDSK

Do this by right clicking on your disk in question under "My Computer" and going to the tools tab and click on "Check Now"

If you need the command line message me.
 
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post #3 of 15
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Sadly i cant do this as the pc doesnt boot with this hard drive connected
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post #4 of 15
Oh sorry I didn't realise this, can you plug it in while the PC is on and see if it recognises it, this shouldn't damage anything as long as you don't unplug it while it is on.
 
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post #5 of 15
When you plug in the power to it can you feel any vibration to tell if it's spinning up or not? If not, it's dead. If yes, there may be a chance. Leave it unplugged overnight to allow it too cool off as much as possible, then try it to see if it that helps. But it's probably either dead or dieing so if you get it to fire up again you need to backup any data on it immediately or you might not get it at all.
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post #6 of 15
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Ye it was spinning last night unfortunately it is now dead
Over 400gigs of games and movies, gone.
Is there anyway to recover the stuff? I really need it all back
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post #7 of 15
If it doesn't spin up about the only hope is to send it to a recovery expert. Unfortunately prices for that tend to start at $1,000 US and go up from there depending on the amount of work required to recover the data.
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
If it doesn't spin up about the only hope is to send it to a recovery expert. Unfortunately prices for that tend to start at $1,000 US and go up from there depending on the amount of work required to recover the data.
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Now you see why backups are so important. A second 500 gig to 1tb drive is a heck of a lot cheaper and takes less time to restore. Plus it's a lot easier on the blood pressure.
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