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My notebook suddenly shut down itself, then after i restart, it show select which drive to boot (but no option to let me select). Then i try to reformat it, but it show no harddisk install? i have try to remove the harddisk and reinstall again, but problem still same?

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  • aoshi_kh Sep 30, 2010

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    1. if my harddisk break down, is there any way i can get the data inside??
    2. how can i check are my harddisk is IDE or SATA?
    3. if my notebook now is using IDE harddisk, is there possible i can change it to sata?

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> no option to let me select

This means that no "bootable" CD-ROM was loaded into the CD-drive, *AND* that the "bootable" files could *NOT* be read from the disk-drive.

> it show no hard-disk install

Well, it shows that either:
* no electrical power is reaching the disk-drive
* the electronics "underneath" the spinning-part of the disk-drive have failed
* the "spinning" part of the disk-drive is not spinning (dead motor?)
* the disk is spinning, but nothing can be read from the disk-drive.

Try connecting the disk-drive to another computer.
If it is detected, that's good.
If not, then your disk-drive has a BIG problem,
and replacing it (with or without exercising any "warranty'") is your only way to move forward.

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  • aoshi_kh Sep 30, 2010

    the harddisk has sound "tab tab tab".. not sure why it like that?
    and if my notebook now is using IDE harddisk, is there possible to change it to sata?

  • aoshi_kh Sep 30, 2010

    My question is
    1.) if my harddisk break down, is there any way i can get the data inside??
    2.) how can i check are my harddisk is IDE or SATA?
    3.) if my notebook now is using IDE harddisk, is there possible to change it to sata?

  • ikkenom Sep 30, 2010

    > if my harddisk break down, is there any way i can get the data inside??



    It depends on "how broken" it is. Either the electronics "under" the spinning-part is broken,

    or the spinning-part no longer is spinning. Search online for "data recovery service".

    These companies, for a large fee, can repair most disk-drives, just long-enough to try to copy your files.



    > how can i check are my harddisk is IDE or SATA?



    An IDE drive will have gold "pins" at the one end, arranged into two rows.

    A SATA drive will have (usually-BLACK) sockets for "power" and "data".





    > if my notebook now is using IDE harddisk, is there possible i can change it to sata?



    Maybe a 1-in-a-TEN-THOUSAND chance.

    One can still purchase 2.5-inch IDE drives for use in older laptops, up to 500 Gigabytes.

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