Hi there, my partner has a HP dv7 laptop with a WD Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT, but the drive has suddenly ceased to function.
All was running smoothly until today. When trying to bring the laptop out of hibernation the laptop was frozen and began to produce a high pitched fluctuating hum. Upon rebooting the hum persisted and we were presented with the following error:
Boot Device Not Found
Please install an operating system
Hard Disk (3F0)
I removed and reseated the HDD to ensure the connections were alright, but there was no change on the following boot up. No drive could be detected and resetting to default BIOS had no impact. After that, I tried the drive in my desktop computer to verify that the issue was with the drive, and sure enough the hum continued. The desktop hung on the POST for about a minute, not responding to any key press attempts to get to BIOS etc. Following that the humming stopped and the desktop defaulted to my primary HDD and booted normally.
I’m more than familiar with dead/dying drives clicking, but this repeated short humming tune is not something I’ve come across before. Can anybody enlighten me as to what this might mean and if there’s any way I’ll be able to access the drive again given the circumstances above?
Many thanks for you time!