Won't start with hard drive in place

  hoz 15:21 04 Aug 2006
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I did a restart as I do when things start to slow up but this time she did not start up again.
Everything was dead, the only life I saw was a slight kick on the proccessor fan.
I started un plugging things until I can to the hard drive then it restarted, as soon as I plug in the hard drive it fails again.
Asuming there is a fault with this drive can it be fixed economically and can I recover my info?

John

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:32 04 Aug 2006

Could be a fault on 12V rail of PSU

Prove whether HDD or Psu by trying another HDD, put your HDD in another PC or try another PSU.

  hoz 15:40 04 Aug 2006

Just tried it in my neighbours same fault and his hard drive works ok in mine

  xania 16:07 04 Aug 2006

New PSU required. However, take the hint and get used to backing up all your data now, and regularly, to zip, CD, DVD or another PC.

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