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IBM ThinkPad Hard Drives
I have an IBM ThinkPad. I have windows xp installed on the system, I have been using the system without any problems but now the computer will not boot up properly, and will just start beeping loud. I can also hear the hard drive making a lot of noise. Can the data be recovered from the hard drive?

I have an IBM Deskstar hard drive which is suddenly not seen by my PC. I have tried looking in a number of places, including Disk Manager and in the BIOS screen. It is not greyed out or marked as invalid, it is just not there. I am also getting a strange screeching noise, rather like a nail or something being drawn along a blackboard. It sets my teeth completely on edge when I fire up the system. This noise occurs four times, very loudly, and then pauses for a few seconds, and then starts again. If I leave the disk running, then the screeching noise will continue in this cycle an infinite number of times. I don’t believe that it is a sign of the heads failing, as I think that is a clicking noise, rather than this screeching or scraping sound. I am worried that the disk can’t be seen in any of the managers, or even in BIOS, and I want to know how to recover the data on the drive.

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Despite the advances in technology it is still possible for any type of hard drive to suffer from faults that will make it crash and will cause you to lose access to your data. This can not only be frustrating, it can also lead to losses if you have crucial business data that you suddenly do not have access to. It then becomes a trade off in terms of the costs associates with regenerating all of your data and the costs of recovering your data. Before you start panicking you should give one of our IBM hard disk recovery experts a call so that you can get an accurate diagnosis of the problem that you have encountered and also so that you can get a realistic idea of how much it is going to cost to recover the data from that drive. Once you have done this you can then make an informed decision about which option is going to be the most cost-effective for you.

IBM provide a large range of different drives that include internal drives, such as the DDYS, DTLA, IC35L036UW210-0 and the ICN030TDA04-0, and also external drives that can either be used as standalone drives or they can be used within a RAID storage array.

There are some significant differences between recovering an internal disk or standalone external disk and recovering a failed disk that sits within a RAID array. This is because a standalone disk has all of the data on that you are interested in and there are no additional interactions to take into account. If hard disks are part of a RAID array there are many different parameters that have to be taken into account before recovery can being that will include the architecture, the configuration, whether there is parity data used, the position of the failed drive within the array, among many others.

Although standalone disks are less complex to approach in terms of their recovery there are still many different possible reasons why a disk has failed or data has become inaccessible. If your computer does not boot up then this is a sign that your operating system has become corrupted so your hard disk will not mount and therefore you also lose access to your data files. This is one of the most common problems with hard drives and it can be relatively straightforward to rectify the problem, particularly if the hard drive has been partitioned so that the operating system and the data are stored in separate sections of the disk.

Another type of failure is user error in which data is accidentally deleted, either as part of a larger batch deletion, or perhaps data is left on a drive when it is formatted. These actions remove the pointers to the files, but the files themselves are undamaged, they are only marked as areas of the disk that can be overwritten.

Drives can also undergo physical damage and virus damage that can introduce complex corruption of files that can require much more work to recover than the more simple types of errors that have already been mentioned.