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Windows 7: whats it mean when HDD is beeping?

28 Dec 2009   #1

whats it mean when HDD is beeping?

1. i tested it in a sata hdd dock and it works, but i install it and it beeps.


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28 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
1. i tested it in a sata hdd dock and it works, but i install it and it beeps.

Probably defective or not spinning correctly in the computer.
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28 Dec 2009   #3


Did you test the drive in a dock on another system, and now you are trying to boot from it and you are getting beeps?

If the sound is clearly beeps then they stop it is most likely a bios boot error. Again if it's clearly a series of beeps that stop and nothing else happens then you'll need to give use more details on your system and what's on the hard drive to help further. My first step would be to make sure that the video card didn't get knocked loose when you installed the hard drive.
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28 Dec 2009   #4

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It might also help to have the exactly dot-dash pattern of the beep, and the type of BIOS that your system has.
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