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Dropped hdd beeps wont be reconised by computer

Powers up fine computer wont reconise hdd beeps once every 20 second can it be fixed or data recov possible

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What kind of beep is that? Anything similar to these sounds: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?
Most likely the spindle got stuck. That's really bad.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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