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Anonymous
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April 5, 2005 4:43:03 PM

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When I do fdisk, it reconginize my drive. But when I try to partition
or do anything it won't do anything. And it does make strange sounds
when I turn on my computer.

when I use Partition Magic 8 (the rescue disks in dos) it said bad
partition, and I can't do anything.

I want to open up and look inside, but I can't unscrew some werids
screws... lol

thanks.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
April 6, 2005 5:25:08 AM

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Previously nhantran1986@gmail.com <nhantran1986@gmail.com> wrote:
> When I do fdisk, it reconginize my drive. But when I try to partition
> or do anything it won't do anything. And it does make strange sounds
> when I turn on my computer.

> when I use Partition Magic 8 (the rescue disks in dos) it said bad
> partition, and I can't do anything.

> I want to open up and look inside, but I can't unscrew some werids
> screws... lol

That is intentional. Opening a drive without a clean room and the
necessary tools, knowledge and experience is certain death to that
drive. Not necessarily immediate death, but it will not live long.

Arno
Anonymous
a b G Storage
April 6, 2005 10:53:07 AM

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<nhantran1986@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1112730183.801756.196950@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...

> When I do fdisk, it reconginize my drive. But when I try
> to partition or do anything it won't do anything. And it
> does make strange sounds when I turn on my computer.

Thats usually pretty good evidence that its dying.

You into necrophilia ?

> when I use Partition Magic 8 (the rescue disks in dos)
> it said bad partition, and I can't do anything.

Run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive.

> I want to open up and look inside, but I
> can't unscrew some werids screws... lol

See above on necrophilia.
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Anonymous
a b G Storage
April 6, 2005 10:53:08 AM

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"Rod Speed" <rod_speed@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> > I want to open up and look inside,

Only do that once you have given up all hope of recovering the data... but
you know that right?
Anonymous
a b G Storage
April 7, 2005 4:46:47 AM

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"Arno Wagner" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:3bgs3kF6j6fe3U3@individual.net
> Previously nhantran1986@gmail.com <nhantran1986@gmail.com> wrote:
> > When I do fdisk, it reconginize my drive. But when I try to partition
> > or do anything it won't do anything. And it does make strange sounds
> > when I turn on my computer.
>
> > when I use Partition Magic 8 (the rescue disks in dos) it said bad
> > partition, and I can't do anything.
>
> > I want to open up and look inside, but I can't unscrew some werids
> > screws... lol
>
> That is intentional.

If it was intentional, they wouldn't have used standard Torx screws.
They would have used a more specialized screw like Torq-Set
(offset Philips),Triwing (Philips like) or Robertson (square).
Or used tamper resistant Torx (with pin inside) at a minimum.
Standard Torx can even be removed with a standard blade screw
driver (the ones used for watches) if it is sufficiently hardened.

> Opening a drive without a clean room and the necessary tools, knowledge
> and experience is certain death to that drive. Not necessarily immediate
> death, but it will not live long.
>
> Arno
Anonymous
a b G Storage
April 8, 2005 8:36:01 AM

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"Folkert Rienstra" <see_reply-to@myweb.nl> wrote in message
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> "Arno Wagner" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:3bgs3kF6j6fe3U3@individual.net
>> Previously nhantran1986@gmail.com <nhantran1986@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > When I do fdisk, it reconginize my drive. But when I try to partition
>> > or do anything it won't do anything. And it does make strange sounds
>> > when I turn on my computer.
>>
>> > when I use Partition Magic 8 (the rescue disks in dos) it said bad
>> > partition, and I can't do anything.
>>
>> > I want to open up and look inside, but I can't unscrew some werids
>> > screws... lol
>>
>> That is intentional.
>
> If it was intentional, they wouldn't have used standard Torx screws.
> They would have used a more specialized screw like Torq-Set
> (offset Philips),Triwing (Philips like) or Robertson (square).
> Or used tamper resistant Torx (with pin inside) at a minimum.
> Standard Torx can even be removed with a standard blade screw
> driver (the ones used for watches) if it is sufficiently hardened.

OTOH its obviously why a standard philips head wasnt used.

>> Opening a drive without a clean room and the necessary tools, knowledge
>> and experience is certain death to that drive. Not necessarily immediate
>> death, but it will not live long.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
April 10, 2005 5:17:06 AM

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"Rod Speed" <rod_speed@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:3blcsjF6dghvbU1@individual.net
> "Folkert Rienstra" <see_reply-to@myweb.nl> wrote in message news:42555c4f$0$886$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
> > "Arno Wagner" me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:3bgs3kF6j6fe3U3@individual.net
> > > Previously nhantran1986@gmail.com <nhantran1986@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > When I do fdisk, it reconginize my drive. But when I try to partition
> > > > or do anything it won't do anything. And it does make strange sounds
> > > > when I turn on my computer.
> > >
> > > > when I use Partition Magic 8 (the rescue disks in dos) it said bad
> > > > partition, and I can't do anything.
> > >
> > > > I want to open up and look inside, but I can't unscrew some werids
> > > > screws... lol
> > >
> > > That is intentional.
> >
> > If it was intentional, they wouldn't have used standard Torx screws.
> > They would have used a more specialized screw like Torq-Set
> > (offset Philips), Triwing (Philips like) or Robertson (square).
> > Or used tamper resistant Torx (with pin inside) at a minimum.
> > Standard Torx can even be removed with a standard blade screw
> > driver (the ones used for watches) if it is sufficiently hardened.
>
> OTOH its obviously why a standard philips head wasnt used.

What is?
(*IF* there's even a standard for the philips screw head ;-))

Often a cheap philips screw driver fits better than the professional type
but then maybe that's b.c. of most of the screws themselfs aren't 'standard'?

>
> > > Opening a drive without a clean room and the necessary tools, knowledge
> > > and experience is certain death to that drive. Not necessarily immediate
> > > death, but it will not live long.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
April 10, 2005 6:26:47 PM

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"Folkert Rienstra" <see_reply-to@myweb.nl> wrote in message
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> "Rod Speed" <rod_speed@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:3blcsjF6dghvbU1@individual.net
>> "Folkert Rienstra" <see_reply-to@myweb.nl> wrote in message
>> news:42555c4f$0$886$892e7fe2@authen.white.readfreenews.net...
>> > "Arno Wagner" me@privacy.net> wrote in message
>> > news:3bgs3kF6j6fe3U3@individual.net
>> > > Previously nhantran1986@gmail.com <nhantran1986@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > > When I do fdisk, it reconginize my drive. But when I try to partition
>> > > > or do anything it won't do anything. And it does make strange sounds
>> > > > when I turn on my computer.
>> > >
>> > > > when I use Partition Magic 8 (the rescue disks in dos) it said bad
>> > > > partition, and I can't do anything.
>> > >
>> > > > I want to open up and look inside, but I can't unscrew some werids
>> > > > screws... lol
>> > >
>> > > That is intentional.
>> >
>> > If it was intentional, they wouldn't have used standard Torx screws.
>> > They would have used a more specialized screw like Torq-Set
>> > (offset Philips), Triwing (Philips like) or Robertson (square).
>> > Or used tamper resistant Torx (with pin inside) at a minimum.
>> > Standard Torx can even be removed with a standard blade screw
>> > driver (the ones used for watches) if it is sufficiently hardened.
>>
>> OTOH its obviously why a standard philips head wasnt used.
>
> What is?
> (*IF* there's even a standard for the philips screw head ;-))
>
> Often a cheap philips screw driver fits better than the professional type
> but then maybe that's b.c. of most of the screws themselfs aren't 'standard'?

Even you should be able to manage a more viable troll than that pathetic effort.

>> > > Opening a drive without a clean room and the necessary tools, knowledge
>> > > and experience is certain death to that drive. Not necessarily immediate
>> > > death, but it will not live long.
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