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This morning I turned on my computer, and during the boot I heard a loud noise coming from the case (it sounded like a fan spinning at high speeds and it was slightly vibrating the case). In windows, I checked my temps, fan speeds, etc and everything was fine. I opened up the case and check if any of the wires got in between the blades of the fans, but everything was fine. Upon the next boot, I got a message saying something like "no bootable media found". I went into bios and it only detected my ssd (another hard drive) and dvd rom, but not my hdd which the loud noise was coming from. Again, I did check all the wires connecting to the hdd.

Does this mean my Hard Drive failed? Any thoughts?

Btw, it's a ~4 year old Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250gb.

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It sounds like it's dead.

Just to be sure i would try the drive in another computer. Also, try another cable.

If it's under warrenty, they will give you a new one. If it's out of warrenty, you can still send it back to the manufacturer and get like 30% off a new drive. (usually)

If the data on it was extremely valuable you can pay someone for a few hundred dollars to put the platters into a new drive.
 

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Thanks!

No actually I don't have any important data. I'm pretty sure as well that it is dead...I was planning on buying a new ssd anyway...thanks for the advice
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Thanks!

No actually I don't have any important data. I'm pretty sure as well that it is dead...I was planning on buying a new ssd anyway...thanks for the advice
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Try putting it on its side. If it's having trouble spinning up, maybe being mounted vertically rather than horizontally will help.

If not, it's still dead.
 
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