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My hard drive goes "clunk""

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kirlar, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. kirlar

    kirlar Thread Starter

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    Using a Compaq Presario about 5-7 years old. Just the other day the hard drive started clunking and we are getting mesages that the c drive is unaccessible. The boss is telling me to reformat at which point and time I tell him the hard drive is shot and it's time to buy a new hard drive or computer. Is my hard drive really dead?
     
  2. SacsTC

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    Sounds like it. You can try fdisk and see if it reports a hard drive or not. Or go into the bios and see if there is a hard drive listed.
     
  3. Annorax

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    It might be dead. If the reformat doesn't work, it might be time to get a new one.
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    If it is clunking and you are getting messeges about the drive being unavailable the drive is shot. Even if you managed to get it formatted which I doubt you are still going to have a messed up hard drive. Time to replace it IMO.
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome.

    Tell your boss to open his wallet.
     
  6. Skivvywaver

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    AcaCandy, always the exact words for the situation. How are you? :)
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Hey Scott, I'm great, getting ready to call it a day online :D
     
  8. xgerryx

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    You can't do that, this place would run riot in no time with no one to tell em off
     
  9. Skivvywaver

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    I have been in and out all day. I don't know when I'll quit for the day. Take care.(y)
     
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