Today I was on one of my computers and I then decided to put it into standby to go to another room. I come back a few minutes later I press the power button to turn it on and I hear the computer turning on but then the hard drive spins up and then suddenly stops and restarts. This continues in a endless loop. I turned off the computer from stand by and attempted to turn it on again and I see that the video card posts just fine and then continues to the motherboard post and that's where it ends. While this is all happening I hear the hard drive contantly restarting. I'm pretty sure that this hard drive just failed on me, but I would like someone else opinion since I normally am tech-sauvy but my cat just passed away yesterday I am not in a very normal state of mind.
Anyways, things I have done:
Reseated the power cables of the hard drive
Reseated the IDE cable of the hard drive
Put the hard drive on another power rail.
All to no avail.
Windows XP home SP3
ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
1.5GB of RAM
500W Power Supply
120GB IDE Western Digital Hard drive
DVD Writer Sony IDE
Geforce FX5500 256MB
VIA 6421 SATA PCI Card
Lastly, I would like to know if I would be able to somehow recover the data that was on this hard drive. Thanks.
Edited by Toxicsl0th, 09 August 2009 - 02:38 PM.