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By lump_16 ·
While I havn't had the chance to take a first hadn look at the drive yet, it seems my friends Western Digital drive is overheating from the time it boots, sounding the overheat alarm and not booting.

At least that's my first conclusion on what may be happening, I can't say I've ever herd the HD make and alarm sound. And we're sure it's the alarm not a chain of BIOS beeps.

Using trusty oogle hasn't come up with much on the situation either.

Drive is cool to the touch even when powered on, and it's been tested in two systems, beeps the same way in both (Telling me it's not a BIOS beep but confirming it's comming fromt he hard drive)

Any pointers? suggestions?

Fixable? SOL?

Thanks for any assistance!

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by pierrejamme In reply to Hard Drive alarm

If you are using motherboard monitor the settings may be too low. Check it out.
You may need to disable it in BIOS if it is still flaky and use software. A good free monitor can be found at:
http://mbm.livewiredev.com/download.html

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by Boli In reply to Hard Drive alarm

hard drives dont overheat?! uness there 6 million years old!

its more likely 2 be the CPU/graphics card/chipset overheating! check the motherboards hardware monitor or download a window's based hardware monitor to se what it is!

then just get a bigger heatsink-fan for the CPU/graphics card or more case fans!

IF the the hard drive is over-heating then buy a heatsink for the hardrive!

peace and love,
Boli

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