Hard disk won't start up anymore, no leds burning. Drive makes a sound like it is turning and sort of clicks. That's all. Few days ago there has been a thunderstorm, and a power failure in the part of
WD My Book World Edition 500GB: won't start up anymore, no leds. Drive makes a sound like it is turning and sort of clicks. That's all. Few days ago there has been a thunderstorm, and a power failure in the part of the house where the WD was located. All the other parts there, Mac, printer, router, scanner and another WD are ok.
What can be the trouble and how can I get my files back.
Re: hard disk won't start up anymore, no leds burning....
It sounds as though the drive has failed. A hard drive making clicking noises is never a good thing, often indicating a problem involving the read/write head and its servo.
To see if the drive has failed (I believe you mentioned you have a mac?) connect the drive and go into disk utility. If the drive is listed to the left, you may be able to format it. I fear, however, this will not be the case and the drive has failed.
You may or may not be able to recover your files, via data recovery specialists, though these tend to be costly.
http://www.drivecrash.com/ is one such data recovery service you may want to look into.
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When a hard disk makes a clicking sound and the computer does not detect it then the hard disk is faulty. This is commonly known as "The click of death". There is no way of fixing this hard drive, if you need to recover your data, then there are companies that can recover data off faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
They usually go into disk check mode when they have not been closed down correctly, or there is a disk error. When the laptop has settled down and loaded, click start and type DSKCHK/F in the search box then run disk check with the /F for fix. That should fix all of your errors. Hope that helps.
it is hard to say exactly what's wrong with but I would say that is probably that the usb (if it's a usb disk) isn't working on the drive side. It has power and disk are probably working if you can hear the sound of them. But since the usb port which connects it to PC isn't working it doesn't show up in device manager.
That would be my guess based on what you wrote here
The clicking sound means that the are that controls the head that reads the disc is loose and not functioning properly. The drive is bad. There is a way you can possibly recover the files though. Put the drive in a freezer for an hour or so. This will make all the metal parts contract as they get colder. After it is frozen then plug it in and attempt to get your files. It will eventually warm up and start failing again. Time to refreeze it. I've been sucessful recovering files this way before. Sometimes it takes a long time to get them all but better than paying thousands of dollars for recovery.
ummmm. the hard disk drive (aka harddrive) doesnt burn disc, and doesnt
have a disc slot, i think your talking about the cd drive, it that
case, the easiest thing to do is find a old harddrive and take its
drive, repairing the drive takes to long,
BUT.... what you can try which sometimes works for me is remove the
cover of the drive and try it then, sometime the cover can get bent and
it puts pressure against the disk and stops it from spining
BUT IF YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE HARD DRIVE then something isnt right, try ordering a ubuntu cd from www.ubuntu.com (there free) install it through windows and then boot into it and setup your software sources and go to add/remove and check the option on the list that says "all open source" or whatever and search gnome, find gnome baker, install it, and try burning a disc then
WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS
it may not be a hardware problem at all, it may just be a software issue.
You may have a faulty power adapter, you need to check if it has +12volts & +5volts with a multimeter. You might be able to borrow a power adapter to test the drive before you pull it apart.
To test the hard drive.
Remove the hard drive from the case and connect it directly to the IDE cable (or SATA cable) and the power connector inside your computer. Depending whether the drive is on a IDE cabe on its own, then the jumper can be set to either Master or Slave.
If the drive is on the same cable as your existing hard drive then the 320Gb drive should be jumpered as a slave drive.
When you boot up your computer check the BIOS to see if it detects the 320Gb drive, if OK then let it boot up into Windows.
If you then click on My Computer you should see your C: drive as well as your 320Gb drive (might be D: drive). You should be able to Explore/view the files on this drive, if so the drive is OK then the power adapter or the hard drive USB box is faulty.
Sounds like you may have some sort of Hardware problem.
Possibly the Hard Drive may be bad.
Go to Disk Utility in Applications >> Utilities >> Disk Utility
Select your HD in top LH corner of Disk Utility then click Verify Disk
OS X very seldom crashes or freezes unless it has some sort of Hardware issue.