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airush
Hi to all,
I really need the files from the HDD drive any support will be much appreciated..

Okay I have a Samsung 250G Sata that is only responding to me by beeps every few seconds.

1st. Yes it?s the hard dive beeping. And starts beeping when power is connected. And won?t mount
2st. No post beeps, No bios screen.
3rd. Tried different ports. no luck
4th. Tried other HDD, all okay computer stable.
5th. Tried plugging in HDD after XP has loaded and yet again just beeps and spins. Nothing..! HDD less than a one year old.
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    Then just try and put the drive in question in a Powered USB caddy. Get a new/used drive and have that as your master drive, load everything on, updates etc, etc, and then plug in the Powered USB caddy, hopefully you will be able to access your files and programs through "My computer" icon. You might need to do it fast because that sound seems like your drive is well on the way to the Gods (dead).
    Hope all works out for you.

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
    If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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    2BlueUK

    Im pretty sure its your bios, hard drives does not have a speaker...unless maybe you somehow managed to plug the HD LED to speaker connection on the mobo...just kidding.
    Im guessing by wont mount you mean boot, you can try to use a usb caddy but if your HDD spins but doesnt come up on the system when you plug it in internally the chances are the data port of the SATA connector maybe damaged, which means even if you do use a caddy it probably wont work.
    Try resetting the bios according to your motherboards manual (usually by disconnecting the main power connector, remove the CMOS battery and/or shorting two pins that are aound the battery) and try your HDD again.

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    airush

    As i said befor the system is stable with other HDD. Hard Drive Beeps are coming from the hard drive head seeking...!

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    The Scummy One

    a recurring high pitch sound?

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    airush

    LIKE I SAID IT BEEPS

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    OldER Mycroft

    If the hard drive is indeed beeping.

    By definition, hard drives are in the business of reading to and writing from the data surface of the platters - period.

    If the activity of the heads is creating an audio output that sounds like a beep (or if there IS a capability which I've never heard of that DOES make a beeping sound) - then it is safe to say this particular hard drive is displaying inordinate symptoms that, in normal circumstances, it NEVER WOULD.

    So you've now got a choice:

    #1 You can desist from any further direct use of this HDD then send it away for forensic recovery of the data it (hopefully) still holds.

    or

    #2 You can continue to muddle through, listening to this continuing beeping sound from a device not known for ever having previously beeped, until you reach the point of posting back on TechRepublic to inquire why your HDD has STOPPED BEEPING. At that point the definitive answer will be that you killed it by continuing to attempt access to it, despite advice to the contrary.

    You should take this beeping noise as a sign of something very bad happening to the HDD every time it tries to do its job.

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    The Scummy One

    the actual problem. If, in fact the hard drive is beeping -- without speakers or ability to, then your HDD heads are rubbing against the platters -- ELSE your hard drive is not beeping, your f**king computer is, dumba$$.

    OM is correct, if your f**king HDD is beeping, then it is a serious error -- not a joke, because IF you need your files, they may never be able to be recovered due to physical damage. Get a grip ***hole, we are trying to help, but since you are a pathetic piece of ****, I will have to rethink if I want to help your sorry dumba$$ self

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    OldER Mycroft

    Moreover, apart from not being able to SPELL it you haven't got a clue what it actually means either, you fuckwit!!

    Cynical:
    Believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

    If I was truly cynical you dimwitted little ****, I wouldn't have posted anything at all - certainly not anything that would've been to your benefit.

    'HR / Personnel / Training' eh? - Lucky for you it was multiple choice to get that for your Job Role and didn't involve you having to spell any BIG WORDS.

    Otherwise we might never have figured out what your function on planet Earth was, apart from being an ignorant little scrote, a bawbag, and a self-inflated blowhard.

    You just can't get the staff these days! :^0

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    On call in the event regular sinners are off duty.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Working as a prostitute outside the local multiplex.

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    The Scummy One

    he thinks OM is RF???

    Or trying to call OM through wifi?

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    Jacky Howe

    it may give you an indication as to the health of the drive.

    Hard drive sounds

    http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

    Edit: to add

    if the drive is less than 12mths old you should be able to have it replaced under warranty.

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    airush

    Yes mate warranty is been supplyed...
    But there (SAMSUNG) not able to supply or restore hard drive files.. So what I Won?t (if possible)is the files off the drive before replacement.
    Okay tryed your Link but It dosent sound like any of these...cheers for your help but...!

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    Jacky Howe

    but you can also use OnTrack Data Recovery.

    http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com.au/

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    Jacky Howe

    you can try this but there is no guarantee that it will work.

    Remove the drive from the enclosure and put it in a sealed plastic bag to avoid condensation. Then put the drive in a freezer and leave it overnight. Reconnect the drive as quick as you can and start backing up your files.

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    airush

    Okay, I am desperate to recovery the files and will try this theory in a few days.. In order to wait for other replies.. Hopefully someone may have other unique problem solving\ trouble shooting ideas like your but not so drastic.
    But I?ll give it a few days for all to respond. And then I'll give it a go..
    I'll let you know how it turns out.. Cheers

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    Jacky Howe

    is to connect the drive internally and see if it will work. Also check the Power outlet or lead that you are using. Try plugging it into another outlet.

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    airush

    Yep, try this. Tryed diffrent I\O ports and power outlets. Same thing..
    But I Checked out your link for hard drive recovery, and will call them tomorrow and get a quote.

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    Jacky Howe

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    maxwell edison

    I'm guessing that you're talking about the Samsung S2 HXMU025DA 250 GB Portable Hard Drive. If so, the fact that this is a premanufactured external drive is very relevant.

    Is this the first time you've ever used this drive? You don't indicate whether or not you've ever successfully used this drive before. If you have used this drive before, was it connected to the computer you mentioned in your original question, or was it conected to a different computer? That information is also quite relevant.

    Nonetheless, I believe one of two things might be happening.

    1. The drive has failed, in which case you might get Samsung to replace it at no cost to you, but retrieving data is not covered by a warranty, while a retrieval service would be quite expensive and not guaranteed to work.

    2. The drive, since it has no external power source and gets all its power through the USB connector, simply isn't getting enough power through that particular USB port to work. If this is the case, try plugging that drive into a different computer.

    Some friendly advice: People around here try to be helpful. If they don't understand your problem, perhaps you should consider practicing a bit of patience and expanding on your question. For example, not once did you mention that this is a premanufactured external drive. You also owe those people an apology.

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    semphys

    Is the HDD under warranty ?
    The beeps are from the PC speaker, it's an error code. Can you setup the troublesome Samsung 250G Sata drive as a slave on Primary IDE channel so you can access in once it has booted ?
    If the error beeps continue after turning off the PC, carefully install the Slave drive jumpers on the HDD, and connecting the Power, Ribbon data cable (red line is pin one (1)), then I'd say you have a dead Drive. I must stress to not work with the Hardware components when the PC is turned on.

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    Then just try and put the drive in question in a Powered USB caddy. Get a new/used drive and have that as your master drive, load everything on, updates etc, etc, and then plug in the Powered USB caddy, hopefully you will be able to access your files and programs through "My computer" icon. You might need to do it fast because that sound seems like your drive is well on the way to the Gods (dead).
    Hope all works out for you.

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
    If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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    2BlueUK

    Im pretty sure its your bios, hard drives does not have a speaker...unless maybe you somehow managed to plug the HD LED to speaker connection on the mobo...just kidding.
    Im guessing by wont mount you mean boot, you can try to use a usb caddy but if your HDD spins but doesnt come up on the system when you plug it in internally the chances are the data port of the SATA connector maybe damaged, which means even if you do use a caddy it probably wont work.
    Try resetting the bios according to your motherboards manual (usually by disconnecting the main power connector, remove the CMOS battery and/or shorting two pins that are aound the battery) and try your HDD again.

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    airush

    As i said befor the system is stable with other HDD. Hard Drive Beeps are coming from the hard drive head seeking...!

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    The Scummy One

    a recurring high pitch sound?

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    airush

    LIKE I SAID IT BEEPS

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    OldER Mycroft

    If the hard drive is indeed beeping.

    By definition, hard drives are in the business of reading to and writing from the data surface of the platters - period.

    If the activity of the heads is creating an audio output that sounds like a beep (or if there IS a capability which I've never heard of that DOES make a beeping sound) - then it is safe to say this particular hard drive is displaying inordinate symptoms that, in normal circumstances, it NEVER WOULD.

    So you've now got a choice:

    #1 You can desist from any further direct use of this HDD then send it away for forensic recovery of the data it (hopefully) still holds.

    or

    #2 You can continue to muddle through, listening to this continuing beeping sound from a device not known for ever having previously beeped, until you reach the point of posting back on TechRepublic to inquire why your HDD has STOPPED BEEPING. At that point the definitive answer will be that you killed it by continuing to attempt access to it, despite advice to the contrary.

    You should take this beeping noise as a sign of something very bad happening to the HDD every time it tries to do its job.

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    The Scummy One

    the actual problem. If, in fact the hard drive is beeping -- without speakers or ability to, then your HDD heads are rubbing against the platters -- ELSE your hard drive is not beeping, your f**king computer is, dumba$$.

    OM is correct, if your f**king HDD is beeping, then it is a serious error -- not a joke, because IF you need your files, they may never be able to be recovered due to physical damage. Get a grip ***hole, we are trying to help, but since you are a pathetic piece of ****, I will have to rethink if I want to help your sorry dumba$$ self

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    OldER Mycroft

    Moreover, apart from not being able to SPELL it you haven't got a clue what it actually means either, you fuckwit!!

    Cynical:
    Believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

    If I was truly cynical you dimwitted little ****, I wouldn't have posted anything at all - certainly not anything that would've been to your benefit.

    'HR / Personnel / Training' eh? - Lucky for you it was multiple choice to get that for your Job Role and didn't involve you having to spell any BIG WORDS.

    Otherwise we might never have figured out what your function on planet Earth was, apart from being an ignorant little scrote, a bawbag, and a self-inflated blowhard.

    You just can't get the staff these days! :^0

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    On call in the event regular sinners are off duty.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Working as a prostitute outside the local multiplex.

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    The Scummy One

    he thinks OM is RF???

    Or trying to call OM through wifi?

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    Jacky Howe

    it may give you an indication as to the health of the drive.

    Hard drive sounds

    http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

    Edit: to add

    if the drive is less than 12mths old you should be able to have it replaced under warranty.

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    airush

    Yes mate warranty is been supplyed...
    But there (SAMSUNG) not able to supply or restore hard drive files.. So what I Won?t (if possible)is the files off the drive before replacement.
    Okay tryed your Link but It dosent sound like any of these...cheers for your help but...!

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    Jacky Howe

    but you can also use OnTrack Data Recovery.

    http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com.au/

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    Jacky Howe

    you can try this but there is no guarantee that it will work.

    Remove the drive from the enclosure and put it in a sealed plastic bag to avoid condensation. Then put the drive in a freezer and leave it overnight. Reconnect the drive as quick as you can and start backing up your files.

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    airush

    Okay, I am desperate to recovery the files and will try this theory in a few days.. In order to wait for other replies.. Hopefully someone may have other unique problem solving\ trouble shooting ideas like your but not so drastic.
    But I?ll give it a few days for all to respond. And then I'll give it a go..
    I'll let you know how it turns out.. Cheers

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    Jacky Howe

    is to connect the drive internally and see if it will work. Also check the Power outlet or lead that you are using. Try plugging it into another outlet.

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    airush

    Yep, try this. Tryed diffrent I\O ports and power outlets. Same thing..
    But I Checked out your link for hard drive recovery, and will call them tomorrow and get a quote.

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    Jacky Howe

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    maxwell edison

    I'm guessing that you're talking about the Samsung S2 HXMU025DA 250 GB Portable Hard Drive. If so, the fact that this is a premanufactured external drive is very relevant.

    Is this the first time you've ever used this drive? You don't indicate whether or not you've ever successfully used this drive before. If you have used this drive before, was it connected to the computer you mentioned in your original question, or was it conected to a different computer? That information is also quite relevant.

    Nonetheless, I believe one of two things might be happening.

    1. The drive has failed, in which case you might get Samsung to replace it at no cost to you, but retrieving data is not covered by a warranty, while a retrieval service would be quite expensive and not guaranteed to work.

    2. The drive, since it has no external power source and gets all its power through the USB connector, simply isn't getting enough power through that particular USB port to work. If this is the case, try plugging that drive into a different computer.

    Some friendly advice: People around here try to be helpful. If they don't understand your problem, perhaps you should consider practicing a bit of patience and expanding on your question. For example, not once did you mention that this is a premanufactured external drive. You also owe those people an apology.

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    semphys

    Is the HDD under warranty ?
    The beeps are from the PC speaker, it's an error code. Can you setup the troublesome Samsung 250G Sata drive as a slave on Primary IDE channel so you can access in once it has booted ?
    If the error beeps continue after turning off the PC, carefully install the Slave drive jumpers on the HDD, and connecting the Power, Ribbon data cable (red line is pin one (1)), then I'd say you have a dead Drive. I must stress to not work with the Hardware components when the PC is turned on.