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Help my hard drive wont work on comp anymore it just makes a whining sound. any ideas how i can fix this?

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  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    laptop will not work harddrive its an acer with basic windows vista

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Hi,

Try reseating the drive(diconnect & reconnct the drive).

Just try doing flea power & the power cycle.

1. Disconnect all the peripherals like keyboard,mouse,printer,scanner & monitor and power supply from the CPU.

And press & hold the power button for 1 min, it will release the flea power from the mother board.

Restart the system & check.

2. Disconnect everything.wait for 5-10 minutes and then connect every thing & start the system.

Restart the system & check.

Or

Completely shutdown?

That is, shutdown and remove all power from all devices and power bricks for a 10 count and try again?

How about plugging that into another USB port? Some discover some ports will not work, but report "OK".

Or

You can run the diags on the drive, you can get from here

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=fa-desktop-sw&vgnextoid=e7acb5b59b7d5110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

Or

you can try this

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=ext-ts-vista&vgnextoid=694d8b0e50e73110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

Check this

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=External_Drive_Troubleshooter_-_Windows_Error_Messages_-_Common_External_Drive_Errors&vgnextoid=14d24a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

Good Luck.

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Posted on May 10, 2008

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