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Wd600 hdd stopped working

Hi,
I heard clicking sound from my PC, and shutdown immediately. It was coming from the WD600 hdd used as slave drive. While allowing PC to boot up, this drive was not detected (but it was clicking for a few minutes, and stopped), and it does not show up in the explorer.
Any chance of getting it up again to copy its contents to another drive.

Thanks for your help
Jeevan

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  • jeevanv Dec 22, 2008

    Hi,



    Thanks for your suggestions. I will try.

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Problem is, the clicking nosie you here was the ball-barnings in the drive.

You can get the informat out of the drive but you will pay alot of money to do so, they have equipment to take apart the drive and recover the information. First try to restart in Safe Mode and see if you can access the drive.

To do this, restart the computer, just as it starts hold down the "F8" key and a menu will come up. Select "Safe Mode". After loading into Windows, check and see if it is there in the explorer.

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There is not much that can be do about that and it is only a matter of time till it doesnt work at all

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If your sound works fine when using the original hard drive but not when you boot from the slave, then it sounds like a driver problem -in the slave. You'll need to download the sound drivers for XP/Slave.

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Count the error beeps - there is a pattern of long and short beeps. You can find a list of their meanings here:
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Though having said that, I would hazard a guess that you've got the master/slave configuration wrong. If you have both hard drives on one cable (ide) the MASTER drive should be at the end of the cable.

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