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Is my HD a lost cause?


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OK so here's what happened, I turned on my computer a few weeks ago and i couldn't get it to boot. it would just start up beep once and restart over and over again. I looked inside and noticed that is had a lot of dust and lint in it so I decided to clean it and make sure all the connections where tight. I let a friend put my hard drive back in and long story made even longer, When I fired it up it still didn't work, but it did get farther. I looked inside and noticed that my friend had plugged in both the legacy power and the sata.

I guess my question is, is there anyway for me to test the drive, or at least try to save some of the data on in using my laptop?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Typically, a dead hard drive with produce an error. It sounds like you may have another hardware issue, like a bad power supply or motherboard. When the system boots do you see the BIOS information? Can you enter the BIOS?
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Yes I can Enter Bios
I changed them to try to boot from the Cd Drive but It says that my cd is invalid?

I have a Back up HD in the computer but there is not any boot information on that one. How can I tell which one its trying to boot from?

I have an extra Power Supply Ill Put it in and see if that solves the problem.

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Try unplugging your backup hard drive and see if it boots.
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Ill Give that a shot Before I replace the Power supply.
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