My HDD maybe dead?

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  1. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Hi well i have one old hdd Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 (400GB) that i ever used for make system image and ever works fine until that another day I need re-format to use for install Linux on it and instead of make use of diskpart and make correct process i in this moment was with big sleep so i simply deleted the partition i remember that Windows still warning me before! but i have deleted then now my hdd don't turn on more :weep: seem dead when i look on the hdd seem all normal but nothing maybe someone already have similar issue because now i don't have Windows and also Linux :weep: waiting for some help thanks :(
     
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  2. MrMagic

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    Yep, create new partition from disk management
     
  3. Michaela Joy

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    @Tiger-1: Are you saying that you don't hear the drive spinning? If so, then it may be dead.

    If it spinning, then do what JFKI said.
     
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  4. MS_User

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    mechanical drives make noise...u dont hear anything most likely is dead:rolleyes:
     
  5. Joe C

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  6. LatinMcG

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  7. MrMagic

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    OP has said nothing about it not making a noise or that it is not spinning, he is just saying it will not turn on anymore, by which I take it as it is not showing in explorer anymore, because it has no partition
     
  8. Michaela Joy

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    That looks like it's what He's saying.

    @Tiger-1: Could you please clarify?
     
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  9. LatinMcG

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    sounds like bootsector was on different hdd and os on secondary.. .. time to make boot usb and repair mbr or bcd or switch bios boot hdd order if more than 1 hdd
     
  10. MrMagic

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    Windows wouldn't let you delete the OS partition from inside of Windows, so yea likely ^^ that, MBR was on the drive he deleted the partition from

    Now he reboots, and PC can't find anything to boot from

    Boot from Windows media > command prompt in repair utility and use fixmbr commands
     
  11. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    @all first thanks for help me :) but situation is when I make this n00b action simply deleting partition maybe my intention are earn time; big mistake :sneaky: and still I forget to tell what imediately after this command my poor and beloved hdd don't spinning more so what I don't understand is if when user make this "mistake also call as dumb action" in some manner damage some circuit on your mobo?:eek: however the one solution I see is go to some warehouse of old electronics and search for one mobo exactly the same of original and change it then plug on pws to see if poor hdd at least spinning and after only make use of diskpart, I understand a little with software/hardware but with this type of hardware still I dont have knowledge in resume I only want know if when user make this error can affect hardware :confused: anyway thanks for all I stay for here waiting some news :weep:
     
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  12. MrMagic

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    Deleting a partition did not stop the drive spinning, whatever happened was coincidence to that
     
  13. Tiger-1

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    @MrMagic no dude as I tell the hdd is only for external use (only for make system image) nothing related to O.S. my machine is running until now and works like a charm, but I don't have none system image to recover ok :(
     
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  14. Tiger-1

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    ^^
    yep MrMagic I agree I also think someting as pure coincidence ;)
     
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  15. MrMagic

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    External in a USB caddy?

    Maybe the USB housing has died, that is common with external drives

    You might be able to remove the HDD from the housing and put it directly in the machine as internal to test
     
  16. Tiger-1

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    ^^
    ok is one good idea :g:MrMagic so after I can try still hdd is sata drive I can try several times until I find where is issue who know if I have some good luck if not only buy one new ;)
     
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  17. MrMagic

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    If the drive is still working inside your PC as internal, you could probably just buy another external housing for it and replace the bad part

    I would put my bets on the USB side being bad rather than the HDD itself, they don't tend to just stop spinning like that :)
     
  18. Tiger-1

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    @MrMagic well dude this is very strange :g:I already attempt all that I know including plug hdd with another psu but nothing hdd don't spinning more probally dead ;) thanks for the help anyway :)
     
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  19. MrMagic

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    Yea very strange, usually drives die in different ways, clicking etc, not just stop spinning

    Time for a new drive then :)