Crashed hard drive
Posted 06 June 2005 - 04:59 PM
Posted 06 June 2005 - 06:29 PM
If the drive is physically damaged (ie head crash, blown component on PCB, spindle pack up etc etc) then you are not gonna be able to recover anything off of it yourself. You would need to send it to recovery specialist, even then, its not guaranteed, especially if the drive has head crashed.
Does the drive make any weird noises, no noise at all or does it sound normal (ie spinning up etc)?
If it sounds OK, then check the jumper configuration on the rear of the drive for master/slave setting.
Try connecting it to the secondary controller instead of the primary.
If you can get into the bios with the drive attached AND the bios detects the drive, but the system still won't boot, then try this :
In the bios, change the conditions on which the system halts. This is normally called HALT ON : disk/key for example.
If your bios has this setting, then change it to NO ERRORS.
Also, disable SMART MONITORING for the drives.
Posted 06 June 2005 - 06:31 PM
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