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Repetitive hard drive noise


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#1 Jay Ess

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:41 AM

My computer will not boot, it tries to load windows into automatic repair but gets stuck in that and the hard drive makes repetitive noise. Occasionally it will try to load windows regularly and it gets stuck in the same fashion making the same noise. I tried loading up my windows disc and accessing the hard drive through the windows explorer ob the disc bit it only hung with the same noises still.

Here is an audio recording I took of the noise, it is loud so you'll want to turn your volume down
http://puu.sh/5tCZF.wav

Thankfully there is no clicking or thumping buy clearly something is wrong and I cnat open the drive case to physically see the issue (its a seagate and the case. uses strange proprietary screws) so I was hoping someone here knows the issue by how it sounds and can reccomebd what I should do if theres anything I can do at this point

The loud thump is my hand hitting the side of the case by the way, not any of the computer parts

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:12 AM

Very characteristic failure sound, compare the first Seagate symptom recording here:

 

http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:23 AM

Thanks for the quick reply

I can't listen to the sounds on my phone but if the first sound is just a head failure, that's the only problem I'm having and my data is still recoverable? Or am I being too hopeful?

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:32 AM

Unfortunately we can't really tell, it's just a quite similar sound. If your drive has a head failure, the exact nature of that failure governs how recoverable the data would be - an electrical failure where the head just stops producing any output will not do any other damage. If the head has been damaged by a strike (hitting the spinning platter surface), it's possible the data area can be damaged, and may suffer further damage the more the drive is run. IMO your best hope would be to find a professional data recovery service that offers a no-cost assessment. However your data would need to be important to you to consider professional recovery, as you can expect a high cost.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

First DO NOT open your hard drive.

 

At this point you're probably looking at paying for professional data recovery, if the you are really serious about getting your data back.  I can recommend Kroll Ontrack if you decide to go that route.  I will tell you that I have not seen a drive recovered for less than $1,000.  The only drive that they were not able to recover for me was encrypted with BitLocker.






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