Does someone know how to fix this? It will turn on but makes a funny noise and won't go back to factory settings or let me troubleshoot
You'll need to replace the drive first - then reinstall. If you need assistance selecting a replacement drive, supply the system model number (i.e., Inspiron N5110, 5521, etc.).
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Is the hard drive getting detected in BIOS? Run a hardware diagnostics by following this link & check if there is any error listed.
You can try to reseat the drive & check if that helps.
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I believe it's dead now and you need to buy a new one.
Happened with me when I opened my hard drive out of curiosity and then fixed back after some time. Unfortunately, I stopped working and made the same noise as yours.
I still have HDD with me in hope that someday, I will be able to recover the data on it. 😞
Buy a new please.