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hard drive boot up errors :(

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jerome707, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. jerome707

    jerome707 Thread Starter

    Nov 9, 2002
    when i turn on my comp when it is detecting my hard drive/cd rom drive, it makes this staticky sound that is loud, then it gets to the next screen where it shows all the irq's of all the devices and under that it says invalid boot disk press enter to continue, or something. then after the comp is on for about 5 mins or so it makes a clicking sound for about 10 secs, then it goes back to the staticky sound, this happend when i first booted up my comp today, i dont know if my brother/sister ****ed around with my comp or something, but how could this of happened?

    i know that its my HD because when i unplug it and try to boot up, it doesnt make a sound.
  2. Party Boy

    Party Boy

    Dec 6, 2002
    Sounds like your hard disk is screwed if it is making that kind of noise, you can try redetetecting the drive in your BIOS but if its making loud noises I wouldn't hold out much hope :(
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Funny thing, I just had an old WD 2.5gig drive die in the same manner. It's likely that you will never get anything from that drive, it's dead! :rolleyes:

    FWIW, I doubt anybody did anything to the system, I've had drives fail in exactly that manner, just turn it on one day, and they're dead.
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