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Old 01-05-2008, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question HDD dead or not

this after noon i turned my pc on and every thing went fine then i went out cut my pc off came back tried to turn my pc on and the hdd makes this sound like its cutting off and the desktop freezes so i reset and now it wont load windows it tries to load off the floppy and cd drives so i reset it again and again nothing works so about the fiftyth time i reset it the hdd starts making real loud clicking sounds and thats all it does i have tried reconnecting all the cables to it and it just wont do any thing
the hdd is a maxtor 80gb ata IDE 100 avout 6 years old
i just want to get some music that i have of it and a few importnt other progams i think i am just going to buy a new sata 3.0gbs hdd very soon
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, I think its dead. Have any friends that will let you borrow their's to test to see if it isn't the mobo or anything?
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hmmm. thats an idea but the mobo rechonizes every thing else
so what i'm doin now is ripped a WD hdd apart and hooked that up and now i am installing windows on that
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