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Possible hardrive failure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lexmarks567, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. lexmarks567

    lexmarks567 Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2006
    My moms computer is dead right now. She turned on the computer after attempting to boot up gives this error message

    If i insert a recovery disk it gives this error message

    you can hear the hard drive spin up then it goes click click then whines down. it does this over and over. i removed and reconnected the HD same error messages.

    computer is a compaq presario sr1738nx(we both have the same computer i just rebuilt mine with gaming in mind) the hard drive is a Western digital 200GB and was made in 2005.
  2. Megabite


    Apr 5, 2008
    Yes it does sound that the Hard drive has gone faulty........can you try it on another PC as a secondary drive and see if it gets recognized
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