If the computer does not see the hard no apparent reason, the first thing do is unplug the computer from AC power and perform General cleaning inside the case, pay special attention to the adapters and connecting wires (cables). This is fairly common problem when dust accumulates in the connectors of cables, and certain parts cease to function. Winchester in this case is no exception. Remove it from the system unit, then carefully clean and dry each adapter and the input on the Winchester. Now connect it back and restart the computer.
If such cleaning does not work, again remove the hard drive, figured take a screwdriver and Unscrew the screws holding the cover on the drive and remove it. Check that there are no cracks, chips or other obvious damage on internal circuit. If outwardly all is in order, do a thorough cleaning of the inner parts of the hard drive and connect it to the computer on completion.
If the computer does not see the hard drive, regardless of whether or not there were any defects in the disk or not, go to the service center on repair of computers. Most likely, the repair will not be denied, and moreover he is likely to end in success, but be prepared for the fact that the cost of repair may be comparable to the cost of a new hard drive. For this reason, if the warranty has expired, and particularly important information on the hard drive are not available, think about whether the repair costs.
If you refused to repair, and info on the hard drive is important to you or the road, try to find Amateur specialists on the Internet. So, some programmers often offer help with data recovery from "dead" carriers. Of course, that's no guarantee of the reliability of this method, but if there's no other choice, you should try this method.
Advice 2: How to repair a hard drive yourself
Causes problems with your computer can be a huge amount. If you have not loaded an operating system, or you have to reinstall, think about the need to test your hard disk. Due to voltage drops in the mains suffers from the health of hard drives, and they gradually (and some immediately) fail.
You will need
- - Live CD.
Take a drive LiveCD any Assembly. Such discs can be bought in shops that sell various movies, games, software. It is also worth noting that the images of such systems are no problem to find online and burn to disc. Be sure all check downloaded files with antivirus software since viruses can get into your system. Importantly, the disk contained a program to test hard drives from different manufacturers. Boot the computer from an optical disc, putting the right priority in the Boot section of the BIOS and motherboard.
Run the program to test the hard drive. For example, Victoria will give information about the status of the hard drive and will test it for the presence of BED-sectors. Bad sectors is a sign that Winchester is out of order. Usually this program scans your hard drive for a few hours, and the time depends on the size of the disk, so you have some time to wait.
If the program found bad sectors, use the utility hard drive recovery. For example, the utility HDDRegenerator testing the hard drive and immediately corrects found BED sector. Upon completion of the program displays the number of corrected bad sectors. Repeat the procedure again in a month. If bad sectors are found again, it is likely that Winchester will have to change, so as to store information (and especially to install) do not.
If your house is often flashing lights or turned off altogether — install an uninterruptible power supply. Due to power surges not only can you lose data on your hard drive, but also deprived of basic parts of a computer power supply and motherboard.