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The hard drive won't boot up

When the hard drive starts up, you can hear the disks spinning and the device working. However, now when I power on the hard drive I get nothing. The blue light comes on and I can sometimes hear the device clicking as it tries to start spinning, but it never gets going. My computer recognizes the power on and power off, but it cannot detect the hard drive b/c the drive never gets going. Any advice on how to correct this problem? I have everything stored on this drive.

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  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. The problem is not with the hard drive itself. The issue seems to be from the adapttec product. I removed my hard drive from the adaptec enclosure and ran it directly off of my computer (using the ide and power supply from a dvd drive). So your files are ok, i just can not tell you how to fix the problem.

  • brett9 Jan 11, 2009

    I'm not sure I have the exact same model, but my problem seems the same. I was replacing the drive because the front light started glowing red and making a loud clicking sound, so I plugged in a brand new drive and now I get the normal blue light but there is a faint clicking sound and drive shows up as 0 bytes and cannot be formatted. (Mac OSX)

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The hard drive is dead ( dreaded click of ***** syndrome )
you can have that verified at a computer repair shop and if that is the case use a solid state hard drive as a replacement and not the spinning disc type as for the data you have stored , there are places than can recover it from the dead hard drive but unless you have it all backed up on an external hard drive or storage device then it is lost

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