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Old 02-12-2005, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help! HD trouble

Well last night after some counterstrike I shutdown my computer. Three hours later I feel like some more counterstrike so I turn on my computer.

However it now cant get past the Phoenix screen. It spends like 2 minutes trying to detect IDE drives. It recognizes my CD-R instantly but my HD takes forever and even if it does recognize it Windows never boots up. My computer (I believe its coming from the Hardrive) is also making this wierd cracking sound. It sounds like you have a jammed CD in your CD-R (which I dont)

Help please. Can I fix this or would I have to buy a new HD? Could this also be a power supply? I've tried switching the SATA cables, it didnt do anything. Help

My specs are below. Note I only have 1 WD Raptor.

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Old 02-12-2005, 07:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Disconnect all other devices to make sure its the HD. Could also be PSU, but it should boot with a noisy PSU fan.

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Old 02-12-2005, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If it's most definately ure HDD thats making a crackling might be dead....

Oh and also.....turn the thing off!!!!

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