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I have an internal drive - DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB ATA/133 HDD mounted in an older HP Pavilion P2 400 MHz running Windows 98 and Phoenix BIOS 4.0 release R.0.A. The drive is configured as a spare and used to hold data only. This drive has performed well until several months back when during a boot process, the drive began a beep-click sound during the boot process. The drive does 2 sets of 30 beep-clicks during the boot and then the sounds stop. The drive appears to be spinning but the system and BIOs do not see the drive. I would like to be able to pull some files from this drive. Is this drive lost permanently? Is there anything I can do to make the drive active again? I have a Compaq Presario Model SR5450F running Vista Home Premium (32 bit). Would there be any hope if I installed this drive in the Compaq and the system recognize it so I can extract some key files or is the drive permanently damaged?

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As I recall from that make and model, the drive has gone bad in a catastrophic way. No hope

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Power comes from the power supply. Check yellow and black and red and black. You need both 5v and 12v. Are you sure you have the jumper set correctly for the application? Master or single - master with slave present or some computers require CS (cable select)

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try doing a F disk on the hard drive first then format it and make it the active drive and then try installing the xp software. if it has had another operating system say for instance windows ME it will not install on that drive without removing it. You can also go to www.maxtor.com and download their free hard drive tools to see if there is a problem that thier software can fix. the software is for free.

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