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Hard Drive Winds up a little then a sound like it

I have a Sony VAIO VGC RB38G DESKTOP COMPUTER...The Hard Drive Winds up a little then a sound like it is choking off or like a swish, gulp then click? It comes up a black screen telling me to click F2 for the bios?? Is this symptoms of a bad hard drive?

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Hello gwvishe,

This can lead to several things. It could be a sign of bad hard drive or it could just be a corrupted OS.

If you have important files like family or friends photos saved on your hard disk, you will need to back them up.

If you can take out your hard disk, just find a compatible enclosure for it, be it IDE or SATA.

Once you have an enclosure, you can connect it to another computer to back up your important files.

The last resort for this would be for you to reformat your computer.

You can follow these steps on how to go about with it,

http://helpdesk.its.uiowa.edu/windows/instructions/reformat.htm

Hope this helps.


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Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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Hi,

This is problem with your hard drive and it has been crashes .Might be problem with logic card .Its better format if its possible otherwise call vendor for repair.

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