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Windows 7: Computer HDD eating itself?

21 May 2013   #1
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Computer HDD about to die?

When I turned on my computer today all i heard was a loud scratching noise, so I shut the computer down immediately, because I think the HDD is going to destroy itself. When I turned it on later it says "Missing Operating System", should or I get a new HDD, or try to restore it?

P.S.: The computer is a pre-built from Acer, with a Seagate HDD with 1TB


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21 May 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If your hard drive is making any mechanical noises its gone. Try to get off the data you want to save and get a new hard drive. Trying to repair the hard drive may do more damage and you will not be able to retrieve your data.
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21 May 2013   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yep...sounds like a major HDD failure. When you turned it back on was the noise still present when you received that error message?
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21 May 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It looks like it's a faulty disk. Many important stuff on disk? Do you already have backups?

First step to do is download partition wizard bootable CD. Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online (the download on bottom). burn it, then boot from it. Is your system partition lost? Is your computer unable to start? Choose Bootable CD to help you.

Still partitions on disk? Post results

Try this How to perform disk surface test with partition manager software - Partition Wizard?

Post results
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21 May 2013   #5
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Yep...sounds like a major HDD failure. When you turned it back on was the noise still present when you received that error message?
It did not made any sound when the error message showed up.
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21 May 2013   #6
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If your hard drive is making any mechanical noises its gone. Try to get off the data you want to save and get a new hard drive. Trying to repair the hard drive may do more damage and you will not be able to retrieve your data.
How do I retrieve my data, because I cant get it to start.
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21 May 2013   #7
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
It looks like it's a faulty disk. Many important stuff on disk? Do you already have backups?

First step to do is download partition wizard bootable CD. Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online (the download on bottom). burn it, then boot from it. Is your system partition lost? Is your computer unable to start? Choose Bootable CD to help you.

Still partitions on disk? Post results

Try this How to perform disk surface test with partition manager software - Partition Wizard?

Post results
I did have backups but they are just files and not windows images. The URLs you posted don't work.
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21 May 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razor505 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
It looks like it's a faulty disk. Many important stuff on disk? Do you already have backups?

First step to do is download partition wizard bootable CD. Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online (the download on bottom). Burn it, then boot from it. Is your system partition lost? Is your computer unable to start? Choose Bootable CD to help you.

Still partitions on disk? Post results

Try this How to perform disk surface test with partition manager software - Partition Wizard?

Post results
I did have backups but they are just files and not windows images. The URLs you posted don't work.
The URLs work. Can you access internet? They should work. If not... try on another computer.
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21 May 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hard Drives 1TB Hard Drive 500GB Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 3TB Toshiba Desktop External Hard Drive : So you have 2 internal drives?
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21 May 2013   #10
Razor505

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Hard Drives 1TB Hard Drive 500GB Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 3TB Toshiba Desktop External Hard Drive : So you have 2 internal drives?
Those are my external drives the Seagate I mentioned at the top is internal.
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