05-25-2012 08:26 PM
When I turned on computer a message from S.M.A.R.T. appeared, which said that my hard disk drive is in bad condition. Then I pressed the F1 (or something like that) and computer went to that Windows 7 sign and after few seconds it rebooted. After reboot it just got to the message on black screen which said: Insert proper device etc. (or something like that). I did that a few times and always the same.
I inserted disk in another computer, and BIOS sees the HDD. But in the Windows XP on my computer doesn't. The icon for HDD in my computer appeared eventually when I go to Control panel > Add Hardware > yes I have already connected hardware and searched for broken HDD. Then I ticked refresh in my computer icon and the HDD appeared. But when I clicked on the icon the computer freezed. I did that a few times and always the same.
The HDD is making some sounds when computer is trying to search on it, but this is not a typical clicking. I also changed SATA and power cables.
Is there any hope to save some data? I just worked with 1 document for the past 10 days and didn't make backup....
05-28-2012 06:08 AM
If smart is tripped and it's making noises it's dead, is the noise like a scrape rather than a click or clack.
06-01-2012 05:34 PM
Yes it scratches when it spins the first time when it is plugged in power. After a while connected via USB to computer it makes usual sounds for hard disk...
I connected HDD to USB and the computer sees it. But when i clicked on the icon in my computer the icon said: "The disk drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" At least the computer doesn't freeze when HDD is connected this way.
06-03-2012 04:39 AM
You can try formatting it, but if it scraping then it's a good sign it's dying.