Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
Manufacture Date: 2011
This is in a Lenovo Thinkcentre M91P. The machine was left on without use for a week or so. It then installed a number of Windows updates during shut down and would not boot after this. A "beep" type noise is coming from the drive. Please go here: http://www.datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php
and listen to the 8th one down:
Western Digital laptop hard drive with stuck spindle trying to spin up with siren.
According to DataCent, it sounds like a stuck spindle. I have not tried much or run any drive diagnostics through bios, etc. for fear of mechanical damage. Any ideas on whether this is the actual issue and what I can try to access files on the drive?