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Use hirens boot disc look for programme in hard disc tools called test disk.it will check and repair mft which should then allow the drive to be seen and then fix errors.failing that route try and get spin right which will fix bad blocks.
Hard drives are easily damaged by dropping them. When a hard disk makes a clicking sound and the computer does not detect it then the hard disk is faulty. This is commonly known as "The click of death". There is no way of fixing this hard drive, if you need to recover your data, then there are companies that can recover data off faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
Hard drives are easily damaged when dropped. The clicking noise is known as "The click of death". This hard drive cannot be fixed. You need a new one. If you need to recover data from this hard drive, then there are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use this file recovery program called asoftech data recovery to recover your files. http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
Depending on the severity of the damage you have a couple of options.
1) Put the HDD inside a airtight bag and place in a freezer for at least 4 hours. Remove the HDD from freezer and see if it works. If it does start to work you will have a limited amount of time to recover the data.
2) Pay Data recovery company to recover the data http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/
Hard disks clicking is not a good thing. Did you drop it?
Open the case and check connections.
If you can, install it as a slave drive on another machine and attempt to recover data from there.
Afterwards check the drive for errors, reformat and delete partitions. If it is damaged then parts of it could be used as storage, but I'd advise against using it as a bootable disk and as a storage location for precious data.
Failing this, there are specialists who can recover data from corrupted drives. You'd have to speak to them about it.