Computer Beeps 2x

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Mrs.RKJ - Feb 7, 2010 at 05:53 PM
 Mrs.RKJ - Feb 7, 2010 at 07:16 PM
Hello,
My laptop was working fine in the morning and when I cam home from work I came home and turned it on and it seemed fine the gateway thing came up and suddenly 2 beeps happend and the following came up:

Bios Version 91.22
CPU = 1 Processors Detected Core per Processor - 2
Intel Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU T5550 @1.8GHZ
3063M System Ram Passed
2048 KB L2 Cache
System Bios Shadowed
Video Bios Shadowed
Atapi CD-Rom Optiarc DVD RW AD-7563A
Fixed Disk 0:
Mouse Intialized
Error
0200: Failure Fixed Disk 0
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to setup

I have a Gateway M-67 series laptop purchased in December 2008. I am at a total loss. Is my hard drive fried? I am a total novice at this kind of stuff, correction, I am less than a novice. My laptop is my sanity, please help.

Thank You

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Feb 7, 2010 at 07:03 PM
It would appear that the hard disk has failed. Did you press F1 or F2?
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F2, but it beeped at me when I did F1 that, so I turned it off and tried it again and it did it again.

Nights before, the fan had been running overtime, although it was not hot to the touch. I am not sure if that means that something was over heating.

Is it at all possible to retrieve my data?

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Feb 7, 2010 at 07:14 PM
Possible - but, unlikely. You will need to remove the hard drive - buy an adapter to connect it to another computer as an external drive. Test it and if not readable buy recovery software. You might find a computer repair shop to try but it will be costly.

Good Luck
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Thank you for the advice, it is appreciated.
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