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[PC, but close enough anyways] Random IDE HD failure

IPalindromeI

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This could be my first HD failure. I have several CD drive corpses, but not HDs...

Anyways, playing SimCity 2000 on my Linux-Windows dualboot, and I hear a large whirr, like a floppy's but louder. I bend down to the floppy drive and it stops. Save my SC2000 game, BSoD, can't read Drive C:.

Hard reset because there's no way Windows wants to shut down, and the BIOS couldn't boot from the IDE drive...

The HD, in specific is a 10 GB Quantum Fireball lct10.

 

techknight

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sounds like the berrings seized, and thats the absolute worse case scenario, becuase if its a multi-platter drive, you have to have a special tool to remove the platters to put them inside a good drive to get your data back.

 

IPalindromeI

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It sounded more like a clunk, but it did it multiple times...

I've ripped out the drives after trying to wrangle with removing the sleigh, screws. and cables. Gonna need a new HD :/

 
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