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hard drive issue

By dmit2 ·
I have a ibm 60 gig hard drive that was working perfectly, the system on it crashed (it was win Me) after that it stopped booting. When hooked it makes no sound actually sounds like a brand new hard drive tried every jumper combination i could think of but it won't boot and not just that it won't even let the computer boot the bios freezes up when i hook it up and it goes to detect ide devices so i can't even boot with a floppy to scan the drive it won't let me. If any one can suggest a cure i'd be thankful, and I've tried hooking it up to comp in every way as master and slave.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to hard drive issue

it sounds like the drive to me. i would call ibm and see if it is still under warranty. they might ask you to download and try to use their diagnostic utilities. worth a shot.

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by willcomp In reply to hard drive issue

Sarge is probably correct. IBM Deskstar (AKA Deathstar) drives are notorious for sudden, catastrophic electronic failures.

Hitachi purchased IBM's hard disk subsidiary and warranty service will be through Hitachi. Check their website for warranty info. You can plug in serial # and determine if drive is under warranty. If it is, you can then generate an online RMA.


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by glyall In reply to hard drive issue

if your hard drive is a Maxtor DiaondMax Plus 9 60GB ATA/133 HDD model 6Y060L421011

I have THREE of them in the two years go bad.
The first one lasted 6 months, the second lasted 3 months and the three lasted 9 months.

Buy Western Digital 120GB or 160GB for over $100 and for less than $20 get a three warranty.
Western Digital is one the few that offer a three warranty.

Good Luck

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by dmiddltn In reply to hard drive issue

It's a longshot, but you can try freezing it for a while. I've had HDs come back after that.

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