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So as the title says, I think I may have a dead HDD. Theo Reply July 10, 2009 able to scan for a problem they get the (Not Responding) thing at the top and will not close till I unplug my external drive. I have been using a known good external HDD case (brand new in fact) The reason I know the case works is because I have another drive that does work in Hope it works! -Casey superb88 Reply September 6, 2009 thx casey, i tried the trick, leave it in my freezer for 12hrs, didn't work unfortunately, hard disk still clicks away…and remain Source

I am so grateful. When the update arrives, again set to hide. Thanks! How about trying it fully connected to the inside of a PC?

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Hello, Do you feel you have the technical knowledge to remove the drive from the external enclosure and plug it into the PC? I'll try the freezer idea tonight/tomorrow. You may also... Just make sure you put it in a zip lock bag first.

Change the value to 0. This is what works for me. these past 2 days, the power had been cut off and on, since i've got problem with my electrical plug. Hard Drive Clicking Then Stops Spinning Casey Reply September 12, 2007 Snx, Maybe this article will help.

I archive regularly and compact after archiving. Seagate Hard Drive Spins Up Then Stops I've only read posts of hard drives dying for no reason. At this point I assumed it could be a problem with the SATA on my motherboard, so I tried an old IDE hard drive I had laying around. Sprache: Deutsch Herkunft der Inhalte: Deutschland Eingeschränkter Modus: Aus Verlauf Hilfe Wird geladen...

I will let you all know what happens….thanks for this thread, it gave me the confidence to at least try this crazy sounding scheme…. Hard Drive Spins Clicks And Stops I useally have to do this about every month. Wird geladen... √úber YouTube Presse Urheberrecht YouTuber Werbung Entwickler +YouTube Nutzungsbedingungen Datenschutz Richtlinien und Sicherheit Feedback senden Neue Funktionen testen Wird geladen... do these usualy go wrong !

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Boris Reply January 16, 2010 Seagate barracuda 750GB, something lite fell on it: I had that clicking, too.

heres hoping Beth Reply February 10, 2011 I tried this and it made the problem worse, actually. Hard Drive Spins Up Then Stops But he again repeated, that he has known that this freezing thing works. Hard Drive Spins Up Clicks Spins Down Tried changing USB cables, power bricks, uninstalling all USB controllers etc.

Not wanting to short it out, I let the computer dry out for 48hrs before turning it on. this contact form Shaun Reply May 24, 2014 I have tried my crashed Hard drive in the freezer for 2 hours. I froze it at -4 Degree, started and after spinning up the clicking was only ones. mcspazatron Reply October 24, 2010 will the freezer thing work if your hard disk got smoked? Hard Drive Spins Heads Move Twice Stops Spinning

I don't overclock. If there is a 2 or 3 second or more pause before clicking, or you hear the arm seeking before the clicking, then freeing might help. A few months after having it back however, it started making a clicking noise and would not be reconized by the bios. have a peek here Ask a question and give support.

I don't understand how it works but it does. Seagate Barracuda Spins Up Then Stops I can't still believe it but this is the truth. Their good luck may be your bad luck if your problem is different than theirs.In 99% of the cases that it works, it is because of the head arm.

It looks pretty funny with a usb cable running out of my freezer but it gives me unlimited time to backup important files, kinda like Aaron… Paul Reply June 10, 2009

WD - bah! William King Reply December 22, 2014 Best comment ever! Blake Reply October 9, 2006 I've used this process several times. Hard Drive Recovery richdio, May 20, 2009 #3 collinsl MajorGeek Sorry, I almost forgot, an easier step is to right-click on "my computer" and choose "manage".

Nov 16, 2011 #2 techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131 Does this issue happens when you plug it in the USB slot? it will start up windows and then freeze (but sometimes respondsive) and sit there making a click click sound every 2 seconds. thanks for the help Rich.......................... Check This Out i hope u will help me.

This HDD came from an external HDD I got a couple years ago (Fantom).