|My laptop is usually on 24/7 and basically my room is HOT, so I think my hard drive over heated. The 1st time when I tried to use it, it was not in windows and said IDE Error, Press F1 and it booted into Windows but the 2nd time it froze before the windows splash screen appeared and the hard drive was reading hard, then stopping, then reading hard, then stopping. It was not clicking, but wasn't booting into Windows.|
Then I downloaded the Hitachi Hard Drive Diagnostic ISO and burn't it on CD-RW and booted it on my laptop to do the hard drive test.
When it did that, the hard drive wasn't reading hard and stopping but after diagnostic, it gave me this hard drive error:
0x72 - Defective Drive. S.M.A.R.T Failure.
Now, I know this hard drive is defective and I can always go on ebay and waste about 10 or 20 dollars on a new 2nd hand one, or use my spare 60 gb hard drive I have, I even have a 10 gb hard drive which I put in later in the laptop to see if the machine worked, which I am glad it did, but this is not the case. I have some data which I need to backup from it.
Is there a way of making it work temporarily so that I can get the drive to work for a short time before it breaks again? I really need the data badly. I also tried the freezer thing and it didn't work. Maybe should I open up the drive and move something for it to work again?
Somebody please help.