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Replace, hard drives are meticulously calibrated and machined. shock resistant They ARE NOT.

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HEllo your hard drive is spoilt. you cant do anything about it.

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For one, I abhor Packard Bell, and the lack of support for it's users, of older computers.

If you don't support your computers, I say do not buy one from them.
(Oh, excuse me. For $$$$$$ they will)

Can't even find the specifications on the internet, (I do not own one), and Peckard Bell Support is of no help.

So let's do it another way.

What kind of cables connect to the Harddrive?

This will tell us if it is an IDE unit, or a SATA unit.

An IDE, (Also known as PATA), harddrive uses a flat ribbon cable, for it's data cable,

Click on the photo all the way to the upper right. Shows a blue connector on a grayish flat cable.

The power cable for an IDE (PATA) harddrive, is a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable. Shown here,

Note the harddrive shown in the photos, is an IDE harddrive.

If it is a SATA unit, it will use a SATA power cable.
Has 15 contact pins in the connector.

The SATA power cable has an L connection on the inside, to match the L connection on the back of the harddrive.

Same with a SATA data cable, only it is shorter in width, and has 7 contact pins,

Also look at the label of the harddrive, and state what you see.
Is it a Seagate harddrive? What is the size? 250GB?

Smaller? Larger?

Once we find this info out, I can recommend harddrives.

Be aware that the Windows operating system was on that harddrive.
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You will need to obtain a genuine copy of Windows, and install it.

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HP Support > HP Compaq Presario SR2013WM desktop computer > Motherboard Specifications,

Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to view the motherboard illustration and photo.

1) Is the 24-pin ATX main power cable plugged in tightly to the motherboard? The Lock on the side of the power cable has to lock over the Tab on the motherboard connector, for the cable to be fully seated.
(To the Right of the Ram Memory slots)

(Color of the connector does not matter. The example shows a 24-pin ATX main power cable connector, in Black)

2) Is the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugged in, and seated well?
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Using both power cables will burn out the SATA harddrive.
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Even if they look to be fully seated.

This way you are assured that they are seated.

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Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case to relieve your body of Static, BEFORE working on your computer.
Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, upon your return be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.

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From your brief description of your problem, I believe you're just hearing your harddrive running. Running in an endless loop.

[I hope you are plugging in your monitor when the computer is off]

How dirty is the inside of your computer? Without opening the computer case, you can take a quick cursory look at the power supply fan, air intake opening.
Look at the back of the computer. Depending on which style you have,

1.Small Desktop Computer:
Looking at the back of the computer it's down on the right side, even going across with the USB ports.
2.Mini-Desktop Computer:
Looking at the back of the computer it's on the top right side. Square grille.
If there is a small accumulation of dust/dirt here, the inside of the computer is dirty also.

Computer off, and unplugged from power. All cables unplugged including the power cord. Open the computer case. DO NOT reach inside, until you touch the metal frame of the computer case! This action will relieve static from your body. Static will silently fry out your delicate computer components, and you won't see it, or feel it. [Work on a table, not a bed, couch, or directly on a carpet floor. These are areas of high static!]

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take the hard drive out of the tower and hold it about a inch off the floor drop it flat . make sure that you drop it on a flat area like the kitchen floor . do that and see if that works, if it doesnt then replace the hard drive

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