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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: ?
Most likely the spindle got stuck. That's really bad.

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The pc don't reconise the hdd

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly

motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail

check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working

hope this helps you

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hi there,
I have good and bad news for you. The good news is that you can fix this, the bad..... you will loose all your data on the hdd(saved games, demos, music etc... :( ) You will ba able to recover any online details again like games, trophys, anything you've downloaded and/or paid for. so there are a couple of ways to do this restore of your hdd, the 1st(easiest) way is 1: put your system on standby(solid red light on the front) by powering it off from and on using the switch on the back of your console. Once on standby, hold down the power button on the front of the console until it powers off again. It will beep once and then twice and then power off, and release the button. now you are going to do the same thing again, hold down the power button again you will hear a beep, 5 seconds later a 2nd beep, another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep, the second you hear this double beep, release the power button and you should get a screen up in front of you that says connect the ps3 controller using the usb cable, if you have this screen in front of you, then you have done the procedure correctly, if not just repeat the process until you get this screen up in front of you. once you connect the controller you will be in safe mode as its known, once you have pressed the ps button on your controller, you will get a screen with a list of options that you can perform, you want to select option 5(system restore) once selected opt for the long(full) restore and let the ps3 format your hdd. once this is done, may take a few hrs, your system should be good to go again. The other way of doing this is to remove the hdd from the ps3 and put it back in, then the system will format the hdd and you should be good to go. either way you will loose all your data i'm afraid thats on there. I said 1st method is easier as you do not have to remove the hdd physically, but you may not be bothered by this and choose this method anyway. Hope this helps

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My computer wont reconise it

go to bios settings then set the DVD as a SATA or IDE drive and check easy the IDE or SATA connector from the back of DVD player to Mother Board connectors...

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I have got a 500gb iomega hdd. I have got it plugged in to my laptop but my laptop will not reconise it. It has a blue power light flashing on the front. I have also tried it on the home desk top and its...

I had the same problem with my external hdd. I had installed Paragon disk management suite 2009. I ran the program with my hdd plugged in and after sometime(15 minutes) i found my hdd was recognised and working fine. Try it. How it worked for me have no idea but it somehow worked.

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I have a creative zen when i plug it into the computer, the computer wont reconise it and the zen reads clean up

hi,,not sure if u have tried this yet ,,,but open up windows media and sunc the zen,or change the setting on the zen in windows,as a portable device,,,if that doesnt reconise it, u have to reinstall the zen driver disk,,and click on full install instead of recomended installation,,

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My hdd beeps can i fix or data recov poss

When it beeps it means there is a motor failure.

Data can usually be recovered but is expensive.

The disk need to be opened in a facility called "clean room" if you open an hard drive in a normal environment, the smaller dust in the air will ruin the data inside forever.

This kind of service costs no less than $800.

See an example here:
Recovering data from hard disk drives with motor failure ...

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My motorola has driver problems

u should change ur data cable and u need to use proper data cable for rizrz3. GO phone settings----connection---usb Settings----memory card. lets try

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try to set BIOS as auto detect
turned off computer & unpluged main power lead
unpluged IDE CD/DVD-ROM if any

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My pc has a samsung HD161HJ hard drive as a second hard drive but now it wont reconise it in my computer and when it does it wont let me save anything on it

It sounds like your drive is going bad. If you have a back up of your data, install a new drive and restore your data.
If your system can not recognize your drive, it means it can't read sector 0 from your drive. This sector contains crucial initial information about your drive, and it wouldn't work without it.

Good luck!

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Bios won't reconise 160 gig maxtor harddrive

You could try a BIOS update to increase the size of the Drive the BIOS is able to see.

The second last one indicates that drive sizes are supported over 65GB. It may still not be able to see the 160GB HDD, but this is your only option with this Board. You could always upgrade the Motherboard to support larger drives.

Good Luck.

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