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BF3

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#1 8 years ago

I officially HATE computers. As I was plugging my Hitachi 400gb harddrive into my friends computer to try and instal Windows 7, my friend knocked over the harddrive that was sitting ontop of a small box. Now when I try to trun on my computer with it plugged in (all cords are correctly in) it plays this strange sound...which I take it, it's borken. FML Heres a video of it, please tell me what you think. (the sound is very quiet so turn up your speakers. YouTube - Capture_20100311_4.wmv It keeps playing that sound and it stays on the Gateway boot menu for a bit then says "please plug in system drive" or something similar to that




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#2 8 years ago

Sounds like that small drop knocked something out of alignment, effectively ruining the drive. Too bad, hard drives are just about the most sensitive components on the PC (to being dropped, anyways).




kow_ciller

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#3 8 years ago

Drive is tanked =/




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#4 8 years ago

fuck.gif Alrite thanks guys. What a piss off. And I didn't even get to try installing W7:mad:




Zach

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#5 8 years ago
||G||;5265862fuck.gif Alrite thanks guys. What a piss off. And I didn't even get to try installing W7:mad:

Since your friend knocked it off approach him nicely and see if he'll get you a new drive, be it smaller/larger. Just a new drive.




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#6 8 years ago

Yeah, he's kinda obligated to recompense you for the drive that he wrecked.




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#7 8 years ago

Good news!!! I opened up the drive, plugged it back in and noticed the disk wasnt spinning, so I spun it a bit my self and it kicked in and started spinning again! Everythings now starting up just fine. Tho, it is starting up oddly slow and freezes sometimes at random spot...so I'm doing a reformat and see if that helps. Either way, good ending :) Thanks!




Zach

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#8 8 years ago
||G||;5265999Good news!!! I opened up the drive, plugged it back in and noticed the disk wasnt spinning, so I spun it a bit my self and it kicked in and started spinning again! Everythings now starting up just fine. Tho, it is starting up oddly slow and freezes sometimes at random spot...so I'm doing a reformat and see if that helps. Either way, good ending :) Thanks!

Um, either way, time for a new drive.




kow_ciller

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#9 8 years ago

Opened the drive? I can see more fail happening very soon after that.




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#10 8 years ago
Tho, it is starting up oddly slow and freezes sometimes at random spot...so I'm doing a reformat and see if that helps. Either way, good ending

Thats because the platters got dirty when you opened it! You could have warrantied that drive for a replacement, but now you've voided all chance of that AND caused more failures!

Fail.