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This is a well known symptom, it's called the "musical maxtor" symptom.

The bleeping occurs because you damaged your drive, either by dropping it, bumping it, or just from excessive wear and tear. The drive detects this and warns you with the bleeps.

All the data is most likely lost, and you will need to replace the drive.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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