My hard drive beeps and i cant get

September 21, 2007 at 16:39:53
Specs: xp pro, 1.2

I boot up my pc and one of my hard drives start beeping and the bios wont recognized, i try setting the jumper in different ways but no luck , I try the Hard drive in another pc but same thing, it beeps and I need to get my things out of it!! any ideas!!! o why is beeping????

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September 21, 2007 at 17:19:28

Why do you think your computer specs are not applicable? How are we to figure out what might be wrong when we haven't aclue what you have.

I haven't heard of a harddrive capable of beeping but who knows.

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September 21, 2007 at 17:44:00

Could it be 'clicking' and not beeping. I have never heard of a beeping hard drive either.

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September 21, 2007 at 18:39:16

My DVD player (stand-alone player) emits a quiet beep when it first starts up, so I wouldn't be surprised if a hard drive could beep too.

As to why, I unfortunately do not know.

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September 22, 2007 at 00:06:21

It seems to me that the HDD is faulty. Your BIOS seems unable to detect it. The beeping is coming from your PC, and not from the HDD. HDD doesn't have a warning device unless it is something new that none of us are aware of. Try and just boot, then format the HDD. If it works then, then there was something wrong with the BOOT SECTOR on the HDD.

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September 22, 2007 at 07:25:28

Check the following website:
Maybe there are HDDs which beep !

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September 22, 2007 at 20:35:17

it does beep im pretty sure is the HDD, but i still not available to get my things out of it :( someone told me that i can try in a external case but i don't have one so :(

any other ideas!!!!

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September 22, 2007 at 21:50:05

Maybe the HDD is beeping. However, you still have not provided enough of the specs for your computer to help us diagnose what is wrong.

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September 23, 2007 at 07:35:34

And you will still need some place to store any files you might recover.

Knoppix may be able to help you recover files.

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October 7, 2007 at 20:59:40

hard drives are capable of beeping. Usually what it means is that the hard drive has a really bad virus and it disallows the hard drive to work. When it beeps it's not a good sign. Either try connect the hard drive to another computer and run a virus scan or just format the hard drive.

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October 8, 2007 at 06:39:25


Would you please share the source of your information. I know I would be interested in knowing how a HDrive can make a noise and when it would know to do that.

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November 14, 2007 at 06:52:15

Some experts you lot are. There's no way computer specs are required to diagnose or resolve this problem.
Some call this the "click of death".
A hard drive can beep for many reasons all of which are not good, virus and head problems being the most common and expert intervention should be the recommendation if one should require the data.
I also have HDD which beeps and has been tried in several computers and an external drive. Noisy start up followed by a couple of dozens beeps, 2 variations in pitch then drive sounds like it is spinning but no response.
So here are your specs:- Adaptec External High speed USB 2.0 Maxtor 250gb ATA/133 HDD.

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November 14, 2007 at 10:42:19

Well, it doesn't say anywhere here that we are all experts. Of course, some of us know more than others, and apparently you're in the former category.

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