Re: My hardrive clicks SoS before crashing my system?

Re: My hardrive clicks SoS before crashing my system?


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Posted by Tom on May 06, 2002 at 09:53:08:

In Reply to: My hardrive clicks SoS before crashing my system? posted by MeanKeys on April 29, 2001 at 21:13:46:

: Am running two 20g WD200BB's ATA100 raid array. Abit kt7a MB. Win 2000 pro AMD 1.33gh 256k pc-150. System runs great for a few hrs but then my hard drives starts
: Clicking out of no were and then the system will hang.
: Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
: Fran

I Agree with other posts here...the drive is failing. However, here is some tidbit for someone who may be in a tizzy because their drive has failed, is inaccessable and clicks. Happened to my wife's drive and I was able to recover her data with this trick???... Take it out of the PC...Put it in a Ziplock bag....Put it in the freezer for 2-3 hours...No kidding....Make it a secondary drive and you should have ~15 minutes of read time to recover data...."Not enough time??"...repeat process until you recover all your data. ..... Oh yea... you should be very selective in what directories you log using this process...Log the wrong one and its back in the Freezer for the hard-drive. During the emergency recovery focus on recovering what you really need before exploring or you will get the click back immediately regardless of temperature.

I know this sounds strange but guess what...It worked for me and it's now in my bag of last gasp emergency tricks.


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