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[Motd] Hard disk won't spin upANN.lu
Posted on 03-Jul-2000 07:46 GMT by Christian Kemp32 comments
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I think I killed my desktop's hard disk. The computer is typically running all the time, but on Saturday I switched it off for the first time in months. When I switched it back on an hour later, the hard disk, an 8 GB Samsung unit, wouldn't spin up again. The BIOS doesn't recognise it anymore, and I can't hear a single sound from it if I switch on, or reset, the machine. Does anyone have any useful suggestions as to what I could possibly do, apart from just rushing out and getting a more reliable IBM drive and starting from scratch? Update 13-Jul-2000: It seems to be working again. I like problems that just resolve themselves when ignored for a week.
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