Solved why does our hard drive beep on our HP?

June 17, 2014 at 16:54:20
Specs: Windows 7
our friend cleaned out our hard drive, and istalled windows7 then took it to try and retrieve all our pictures and files and at first when you turned it on all the nothing on the screen and the hard drive would beep, and if you waited awhile and turned it on again it would work, and it would work for a few days and then it would just quit. Now if you turn on the hard drive it just beeps can't get it to work and screen is still blank

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June 18, 2014 at 05:38:35
As stated above, hard drives don't beep. However, motherboards beep when there's a problem detected. More than likely your friend mucked things up when "cleaning". Possibly the RAM was knocked loose, or the video card, or the heatsink on the processor. We need to know exactly what was done.

Was the hard drive or any other hardware removed from the tower for the cleaning? And why weren't the pictures & files retrieved before any work was done? If your friend installed (or reinstalled) Windows, it's possible all your files were overwritten. They may be recoverable, but you will probably need special software such as Recuva to get them.

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#1
June 17, 2014 at 17:22:49
What model hp do you have?

How many beeps do you hear?


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June 17, 2014 at 18:07:32
From off, power it on, and count the beeps, noting any pause for example beep beep beep pause then beep beep beep.....how many?
Did you get your pictures back did they say?

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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June 17, 2014 at 21:50:15
When you say 'hard drive' I guess you mean 'computer' cause hard drives don't beep.

If a person's not careful things can get damaged while cleaning out the case.

The pictures you're trying to recover--are they on the drive that windows was reinstalled on? If so that'll make recovering them difficult if not impossible.


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June 18, 2014 at 05:38:35
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As stated above, hard drives don't beep. However, motherboards beep when there's a problem detected. More than likely your friend mucked things up when "cleaning". Possibly the RAM was knocked loose, or the video card, or the heatsink on the processor. We need to know exactly what was done.

Was the hard drive or any other hardware removed from the tower for the cleaning? And why weren't the pictures & files retrieved before any work was done? If your friend installed (or reinstalled) Windows, it's possible all your files were overwritten. They may be recoverable, but you will probably need special software such as Recuva to get them.

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