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Old 07-13-2008, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy I think my hard drive died :( need help plz :(

well, i came back this morning from a sleep over party last night, and i trun on my computer, and it doesnt boot. when i push the button and i see the dell logo (coz my motherboard is dell), but then, it stops, and nothing happens. windows doesnt boot.

i keep turning it off and on and hit th F12 button to go to the boot menu, and it said that drive 0 Serial ATA couldnt be found.


this is my situation
whats should i do?? that was my primary hard drive, and it was new too. it is seagate 500gb 7200.11 series
even if the hdd is dead, is there a way to get my data from it ?? my life depends on it

please help guys
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Default Re: I think my hard drive died :( need help plz :(

Please post in the correct section next time, moved
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Default Re: I think my hard drive died :( need help plz :(

make sure it's plugged in all the way.. it might have just gotten jostled over night or something and there isn't a connection being made.
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Default Re: I think my hard drive died :( need help plz :(

i unpluged it and pluged it back in like 4 times. still no post
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there is a chance you can still use it as a slave drive to retrieve any needed data
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