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Internal Hard Drive stopped working


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zeckdude

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Hello all,

One of my internal Hard Drives just stopped working. I could hear the fan shut off as I was copying a file to the internal drive. It said something about not being able to write to the drive, and then when I checked 'My Computer' it was not there anymore.

What are my options? Can I wait and hope it will come on again at some point, as happened with an external hard drive I once had? Is a File Recovery Service my only choice? Am I simply out of luck?

I hope you all can give me some sort of hopeful news. Thanks.

I am running Windows XP.

-Chris
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phillip22

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You can test the drive for failure by running a free diagnostic utility from the drive-manufacturer's website.
Ascertain the brand-name of the drive then go to their website where there will be a link for "Support" or "Downloads".
The downloaded file creates a bootable floppy or CD with the testing utility on it.
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Download the latest diagnostic software and utilities from the manufacturer of your hard drive(s).

Conner
Fujitsu
Hitachi
IBM
Maxtor
Quantum
Samsung
Seagate
Toshiba
Western Digital


http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287

go here for the software
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