Thank's for your help!i really appreciate it...but i'm looking to buy a new hdd and i'm not sure where to look.i have an amd sempron 2400+ 512 mb DDR2 and i need a hdd reliable and fast working.is samsung a solution?my quantum is dead for good...what is the best hdd in your oppinion?thanks!!!
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sure (buy a pC) LOL ok , the first test is ! does it spin, hear to case, whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr if not its dead or you lost power to it. same for all HDD.
if dead, take it apart (out of warranty) and reset all internal cables. or remove the drive inside and test it. if drive good, good, if bad its toast. if the drive is really good, then the power pack in side is bad. so buy a new case , for the working drive. I make my own External drives. that way, its not magic and i can fix it and can pick the best cases made, i use fan cases. that run very cool, heat kills most drives, and 10x that on most external drives, where heat is never ADDRESSED !
Seems like your hard drive is malfunctioning, try another HD. That 80gb is already obsolete and the circuit board might have some defect.
If you could pull out the underside circuit and clean the gold contact points and try it again, if still not working...... buy a new one!
Check also the jumper and cable it must be in the "master" configuration.
This problem is caused alot by the hardware the hard drive is plugged into. Take out your harddrive and bring it to any computer retailer, and ask them if it is the hard drive or the hardware the harddrive is plugged into. This happend to me and I had to purchase a new case for it, but before that it stopped working and the harddrive got corrupted, so i purchased a new hard drive and hardware component for it, and they tranfered all the data from my harddrive to my New hard drive.
Hope this helps ^^. Please dont forget to rate, Thanks
Quick format removes files from the partition, but does not
scan the disk for bad sectors, while a normal format does that. That's why the formatting takes so much longer. You should definitely check your drive for bad sectors by issuing "chkdsk /r" in the command line, which scans for and attempts the recovery of bad sectors.
If there is a bad sector somewhere, your system might crash at any time and it might be at a very inconvenient moment. If you find bad sectors, you should consider replacing the drive
It is possible to replace/transplant the circuit board. But I am not sure of the motor and the platters. I would suggest you not to play around with the platters. If you wish to replace the circuit board (I guess it is also called the logic card) get a hdd of the same make and size and replace it with this one.