Hard Drive beeping noise .
My hard drive started beeping in my home media PC and the PC wouldn't boot . I removed the hard drive and put it in my main PC and it was successfully detected by my main PC . What could be the problem? I am sure the problem is coming from my media PC but how do I identify the problem ?
Hey there, RagingRabbits.
@bgunner is right, the beeps are most probably coming from the speaker connected to the mobo. As for identifying the issue, first you should backup your important data, just to be on the safe side. After that, go ahead and download the HDD manufacturer's diagnostic tool and run the tests, to see what's the situation with the HDD. Please let me know how it goes.
If everything seems fine, you can try it out with a different SATA port and different SATA cables (both data and power).
If there's no problem with the HDD, answering @bgunner's questions about the beeps could prove useful. Other than that you could run a system stress test to see how your other components perform.
Hope that helps. Please keep us updated.
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Does it beep in your other PC as well or just in your not booting one?
Eventually the power supply can´t provide enough power to the drvie while spinning up. Had something similar on my external drive.
Try another sata port on the motherboar, another sata connector from your power supply and another sata data cable.
How does it beep exactly? like a morse code? long and short beeps? a pattern?
have a read of this thread, may help. http://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?t=18599&start=
And Here: http://superuser.com/questions/229420/beeping-hard-disk-seagate-250gb-momentus-5400-6
RagingRabbits said:I tried another sata port abd power cable as well on the same motherboard it didin't work but it worked on another pc so I guess it might be a power supply problem .The system is quite old but the hard drive is a seagate 500gb momentus 5400
It is possible, but since you have access to the drive, I'd recommend that you proceed with your backup if you haven't done so already. After that go ahead and download the HDD manufacturer's diagnostic tool and run the tests just to make sure that there are no issues with the drive itself.