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#1 Turk4n

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:31 PM

Hey C.C, I have a problem I never had before. It seems my hdd is starting to fall apart. I don't really think of it but I still have the feeling it might be true. Anyways, the hdd spins oddly whenever I start a .mkv .avi or whatever movie type I open. So let's go back to when did the problem start...
*Flashback*
I had the laptop open for the whole night to download a bunch of movies... When I had download every movie I wanted I restarted the computer and let it cool down for a few hours... Hours later the computer boots up and loading winbloat xp... But; my winbloat xp doesn't start up properly I start to hear clicking noises and lowering my head to my laptops hdd slot... It spins a few times and then makes a clicking sound and repeat the same process again and again... So I tried to fix bad sectors, reseting my main "index" of the hdd and even giving it some light slaps... Nothing of those worked... I still have problems with loading and watching movies...
*End of Flashback*

So what might the problem be?
Is the header damaged? Or?

Please help me C.C :(
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:36 AM

Sounds like your read/write heads are bad if they are making a clicking noise. This means you'll need a new HD fairly soon.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:29 AM

Sounds like your read/write heads are bad if they are making a clicking noise. This means you'll need a new HD fairly soon.


I think that too, still my collection forever gone... I can't recover my H-manga...
My movies... My programs...
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:01 AM

You can get it all back, no data is gone forever. I've been through numerous HD crashes.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:49 PM

It's all still there, data doesn't go anywhere. You just need the right recovery tools.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:55 PM

Then I will get such tools and programs to recover my data back.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 04:39 AM

If your read/write heads have damaged sectors these tools are useless. You can pay a service to retrieve your data but they are expensive. We recovered a smashed HD and it cost around $1,500.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:44 AM

I hope it won't be expensive...
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:56 AM

I don't know how to fix or retrieve data from a damaged HD. Perhaps Meth0dz knows a method?
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:15 AM

Nope, you have to have some specialized hardware, no?
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:16 AM

I'm not sure, we always send ours off once they reach that point.
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:25 AM

C pastebin - collaborative debugging tool

Here's a brief link about it, it basically says you aren't going to be recovering a damaged hard drive on your own.
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