Winchester is the longest-lived partComputer. The user can change the monitor, keyboard, mouse, half of the system unit, but at the same time leave the hard drive in place, because it stores information.
But one day he suddenly stops working.
First, restart the computer and log in.BIOS configuration of the computer's motherboard. Go to the main settings menu (its name may differ depending on the BIOS manufacturer, but it is always on the first place of the table), and see if there is your hard drive in the list of connected IDEs or SATA (depending on the interface).
If it is not listed, turn off the computer,Open the cover of the system unit and check that the interface and power cables of the hard drive are securely attached. You can also try to change the wires in places with a known good device for testing. If, as a result, the hard drive does not appear in the list of connected devices the next time it is turned on, then this may indicate a malfunction of the hard disk controller on the motherboard or on the hard drive itself.
Connect the hard drive to another computer andCheck its BIOS detection on the computer's motherboard. If the device is found - a malfunction in the motherboard of your computer. If the device is also not visible - the controller installed in the hard drive is faulty, and you need to repair or replace it. Do it best in the service center.
If the hard drive is determined by the motherboard's BIOSBoard, but not visible in the operating system environment, this indicates a damage to the engineering information on the disk responsible for the markup. First of all, try to restore the hard drive with the help of special utilities (MHDD, Victoria). If you can not use these utilities (the hard drive is not detected by them), visit the site of the hard drive manufacturer. There may be special utilities to restore the service data (? Zero track?) Of your device.
If after the application of special utilities restore the hard drive failed? Then it is physically damaged and its further normal work is impossible.