hdd problem

  chrisodapz 20:13 06 May 2010


have an old packard bell laptop xp celeron 1500mhz.

I have a insyde bios which it shows hdd disabled in startup tab of bios. When i turn on laptop i get a clicking noise which seems to be coming from the hdd but not sure .

the laptop starts by says no bootable device and then goes to select boot device and when i select hdd but nothing happens as of course it shows disabled in bios in which i cant enable it.

Any help please would be great.


  bremner 20:17 06 May 2010

Sound very much like you have a faulty hard drive that can not be read from.

I would consider taking teh drive from the machine and connect it to a booted machine and see if it can be read from.

This will mean either adding it internally or putting it in a USB caddy or adapter cable.

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