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Seagate Momentus 500GB hard drive on a Dell Latitude laptop running Windows XP with an Excel spreadsheet open. I went away for about 20 minutes, came back and unlocked the user and then blue screen with "Serious Hard Drive Failure" error message. The disk began making horrible clicking and whirring noises and beeps and then it stopped altogether. The bios no longer recognises that the HDD is present.

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This is a typical hard drive failure scenario, please check if your computer has valid contract if so get your hard drive replaced.

If you have valuable data in your hard drive and willing to spend you can go for hard driver data recovery which is an expensive process.

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

  • davidja Jan 05, 2011

    Just as I thought. I am no expert in these matters but I figured the HDD was toast. Dell replaced the drive under express warranty.
    Thanks

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