Loud clicking from hard drive

  Bailey08787 16:23 08 Oct 2006

My younger brother inadvertently pulled out the cable to my slave sata drive whilst the power was still on.

A message came up saying that data had been lost.

Upon reboot, the drive just gives a loud clicking noise and won't boot

Any suggestions?

  MichelleC 08:50 09 Oct 2006

Any suggestions?

A clip round the earhole...

Any chance of hooking up as a slave to another pc? Or an old trick to try and get a knackered hd is to wrap it well in waterproof plastic and put in freezer for a couple of hours then refit. Sometimes there's enough life in it to reclaim data.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:38 09 Oct 2006

MAke - model of drive? the manufacturers have disk tools on thier web sites.

  Gongoozler 12:42 09 Oct 2006

Hard drive noises click here

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