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is my hard drive bad


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#1 bggillmore

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

Hi ive taken my laptop into the computer repair place and they said the hard drive is bad
I dont quite belive them when i took it in it wouldnt conect to the internet but it still loaded windows xp.
now when i start it it only comes to a hp screan with like three function key options and an esc option.
ive looked around with the four option and ive got a screen that says video something or anouther error and then
goes to no opperating system found.
the label on the hard drive said its a
Ibm Tavelstar
model IC25N040ATCS04-0
and its a 40 gb

the laptop is a
hp
crvsa-02t1-90
class B
canadian model

plz help what do i do

Edited by hamluis, 24 July 2010 - 06:22 PM.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:00 PM

it also makes a clicking noise when it runs

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:25 PM

Thanks Hamluis im new to the forum

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:28 PM

it also makes a clicking noise when it runs

99% sure, it's dead.
If you have important data on it, slave the drive in another computer immediately and see, if you can get any data off of it.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:30 PM

k can someone tel me how to do that or get a link to a tut.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

Nice tutorial: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-...11-5160538.html

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:14 PM

could i put my hard drive in an external hdd kit and extract the data and still be able to use it?

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

You can do that as well. The only question is, if the drive is alive enough to read some data from it.
But....you won't know until you try :thumbsup:

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