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Hard Drive not picking up speed.

Pc does not start up, hard drive not picking up revs. Keep stopping then restarting every one or two seconds.

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  • Trev Box Feb 24, 2007

    Thanks zeusfaber.
    Will try it on another PC, though I have already tried another hard drive on the same cabling, which worked OK.
    I would like to retrieve some of the Data though which I hadn't backed up for a few days.

  • Trev Box Feb 25, 2007

    Thanks tomj23

    Not worth that type of big Busks.
    Sill, I can never resist a challenge,so I'll play around with it and see how far I get.
    I'll let you know if I get anywhere.


  • yogu Nov 19, 2007

    my hard disk is samsung sp0802n.when i plug up my hard disk to mother board it does't start but mother board works fine on another hard disk.

    there is important data on my hard isk how i repair my hard disk

    suggest the solution



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Coffin, I if another drive works in the same PC then the problem is probably the physical drive itself. If you have data you need your best chance is to install a new drive in your PC, install and configure a new copy of your operating system. Once you have that done then take your old drive and connect it to your PC as a "slave" drive. If the drive will spin up then you might be able to pull the data off. I suspect that if the drive starts up then spins down in a continuous pattern you have a problem with the drives spindle motor or its controlling electronics and that is beyond the repair abilities of most users. If the data is worth lots to you it can be sent to a commercial data recovery specialist. Be prepared since these folks are pricy. Another alternative if the data isn't very important to spend big bucks on is replacing parts on the hard drive. Depending on the part this is very risky and not usually a viable option unless you happen to have an IDENTICLE drive, time and the ability to risk the data. Let us know how things go and please don't forget to rate this post.

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You might try the hard drive in a different PC, just to check you haven't got a duff power supply, but in all liklihood, you're going to have to buy a new hard drive and restore from your backup. A.

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