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Damn. think my harddrive is dying.

#1emblem boyPosted 8/4/2014 6:44:41 PM
Past couple of days when I started the computer I'd hear it click and it wouldn't be recognized in windows until I restarted. Now today, it's not recognizing even after restarting. :(

Any tips or tricks regarding extending its life?

And I actually just remembered that we have an extra external drive in the house. I wish I had remembered yesterday so I could have backed my info.

I'll keep restarting in the hope that it reads the drive just one more time.
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#2jedinatPosted 8/4/2014 6:47:49 PM
If a hard drive is dying there's no point in trying to extend its life... its unreliable and worthless by that point. About getting your files, I don't know. You might try installing windows on another drive and try accessing it as a secondary...
#3emblem boy(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2014 7:00:24 PM
Ya I mean extend it's life until I get another hard drive to transfer the files.

Oh and it is a secondary drive, it's not what my Windows is installed on
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