After waking up this morning I went to unlock my computer. After unlocking I was greeted with a black screen for about five minutes before I rebooted. Now I have the following issues;
a) Drive makes a beeping sound. It beeps about 7-10 times before stopping and each beep lasts about 3-4 seconds.
b) Drive does not spin at all and isn't recognized by the BIOS
c) Drive causes the post screen and boot process to take a LONG time. Afterwards I get the "No bootable media detected" error. Unplugging power from the drive causes the boot process to proceed at normal speed, though obviously still giving an error since it can't find bootable media.
There were no signs of any problems beforehand. No noises or SMART issues or anything. This happened quite suddenly.
I managed to find a Youtube video of the beeping noise. After further investigation it appears to be a jammed spindle, but I'd like some confirmation on that from someone who knows a bit more if possible.