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What is the make and model of your brand name computer, or if you have a generic desktop system, what is the make and model of your mboard ?
What do you mean by "it" was overheated ?
What was overheated ?
The hard drive itself ?
( the computer case is not the hard drive)
The CPU ?
(the processor; the computer case is not the cpu)
The computer generally (it was in a location or situation where the case got hot, or it was not but part of the case became hot) ?
Did Windows experience errors or strange symptoms then the mboard shut off automatically and would not start up again until lt had cooled some ?
Hard drives are one of the last things to show symptoms of damage from something else being overheated, but sometimes the board on the drive can malfunction and overheat the drive directly.