So I dropped my external hard drive about 2 feet onto a ceramic tile floor. Now if makes a funny sound. When I plug it in it makes my computer not boot. Is it effed for good?
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open it up and see if it looks okay.
Flip it over and drop it again.
Does it show in the POST screen (the first screen you see when you turn your computer on, black with white writing, it should show the drives that are detected, if they are IDE (my SATA drives don't show...) You might need to hit delete or escape to keep the POST screen open.
Worst comes to worst, you might be able to recover the data if it's a slave drive (get a new master drive, set the old one up as a slave). Could be that it's corrupted enough that the OS won't load, but some of the data might be recoverable.
Oh man. This is way above my head. I am stupid when it comes to tech stuff... I can't belive I lost all my music! (