Today i did something really stupid. I was eating in my chamber while watching some videos (nope, not porn) and when i finished, i put it aside and continued watching videos. When my mom told me to bring her my plate, i dropped it on my had drive and the internet browser froze (Opera) but everything was working ok until i came back. Computer was restarted and told me that there was no boot location .... Is it a broken disk ? Bug ? I'm not a pro in hard drives so i need someone that knows more than i do. I don't need it to work but i do want to get my files back (work projects, lots of music and movies, pictures and games).
Just for the information, the hard drive is a Seagate Pipeline HD .2 500GB (ST3500414CS). This kinda happened to me with another drive but it's a Western Digital and i never dropped it or dropped things on it.
At the moment, i'm not using the drive. As soon as it broke i put it aside and started using another drive which i'm currently using. I will try that recorvering software in hope i could get all my data back. Is there any precise program to use ? Thanks
Put the HDD (the actual 3.5" silver/black Hard Disk Drive, not the PC unit) wrapped in about 14 sheets of newspaper within a series of plastic bag (three layers deep) and put it in your freezer for 4 to 8 hours.
When it thaws out the actuators and drive heads will probably start moving freely again.