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Hard drive trouble

by leonadasj / May 6, 2010 11:52 PM PDT

I think my primary hard drive is dead.
I tried booting up and got a blank screen. I pulled the hard drive and plugged it into a external hard drive case and plugged it into my lap top (from work). the laptop didn't see it and no light came on on the external. my machine is Window 7 and my laptop is a XP machine. I did this to the other three drives I have, and the laptop sees them.

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(NT) And what is your question?
by Kees Bakker / May 6, 2010 11:53 PM PDT
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Hard drive trouble
by leonadasj / May 7, 2010 12:04 AM PDT

I was just wondering if it dead. Is there another way I can check

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2010 12:08 AM PDT
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For example some USB adapters had size limitations. Your post omitted all the details so let's say that the dead drive is smaller than the working drives. Then that's not it.

Let's look at jumpers on said drive and ask "Does it spin up?"

How else to check? Ask

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