Hard Drive Chopping Sounds
Before, my hard drive was making a strange sound. I did a bit of research, and found out that the head is most likely stuck on the platter. I decided to open up the drive, and sure enough it was. I put it back into my computer and tried to boot into windows. It seemed like there was a problem, as the windows 10 logo would come, it would say diagnosing and went on like this for hours. I decided to boot into linux and try and backup the contents of the hard drive. However, before doing that, I was extremely stupid and decided to open the hard drive again. I'm not 100% sure why and what I did, but now it is making weird chopping sounds and not being recognised by the computer.
I have uploaded a recording of the noise here: https://ufile.io/2dd22
I have a feeling the actuator is unable to move onto the platter.