Medion laptop 8081 wont recognise the hard drive until warmed up
Once turned on the laptop hard drive ticks for about 5 minutes and refuses to continue boot up, The ticking will stop and then will happily boot up all day and perform normally. Left overnight the same thing happens again.
Had 3 different hard drives in it ranging from 40 to 80 gb, all boot fine on the laptops they came from, a new bios battery fitted. Laptop has been completley stripped and rebuilt to check for loose connections. Tried every hard drive setting available in bios, tried all jumper permutations on the drive iteself.
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Make sure there is no disc in the cd/dvd drive. make sure that fan vents are clear. Does this start when you turn it on, or when it warms up after about 5-15 minutes? The only stuff that moves in a laptop is a dvd drive, a fan or the hard drive (unless you have an SSD installed). The ticking noise may be one of these. The dvd drive is not an immediate problem unless you need it, NOW. The other two options are definitely important and I would not putoff getting this looked at, as they are internal and difficult to get to. If you are comfortable opening and working in a laptop that you are ahead of the game, but I can go no further, with so little information.
Most Windows versions: Go to the diskmanagement (run compmgmt.msc) option Disk management. Locate the drive and add a driveletter. If the drive is not shown in the list, you need to check your USB drivers or connectors.
Try tapping F8 as the computer turns on to get to the option screen, select last known good configuration, or then try safe mode. If that doesn't work, you can always press F10 to get to the recovery partition to completely reinstall the OS. Keep in mind though, this will completely wipe your HDD.
Eject any disk from the DVD device.
Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the "data" and/or the "power" connectors from the DVD-ROM.
Turn the computer on, and see if it starts when the DVD-ROM is not part of your system.
If it starts, then your DVD-ROM needs to be replaced.
The arm for the hard drive is probably bad. That is the ticking sound. The arm is loose and not reading the platters. If you have data that needs recovered from the drive, I wouldn't run it any more. Take the hard drive out of the case and find another computer you can put the drive in as a slave. You can try putting the hard drive in a freezer for an hour or so, plug it into another computer and try to get files off of the drive. This might work for a bit until the drive gets warm then you'll have to freeze it again. Freezing the drive might tighten the arm up enough to read for a short time to maybe recover files but the drive is probably toast.
It sounds like your computer is not recognising the hard drive. Go into the bios (keep pressing the delete key as your computer starts up ) and find 'hard drive auto select' and press enter to see if your computer can recognise the hard drive. Even if this works it sounds like your hard drive is on the way out.
1/ Make sure no floppy or CD in drives 2/ Check Hard Drive cable connections, both ends 3/ Go into BIOS and check drive is recognised in there