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Re: HTS424020M9AT00 hard drive will not boot up.
Does you drive make any sounds like these?
If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it if you need that data.
If not - try to remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to the computer to recover your files.
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It would probably be time for a new hard drive. You can try putting it in a plastic back and them put it in the freezer for an hour. Sometimes this gives you enough time to pull the data off. A drive recovery service would be the other option if the information on the drive is very important to you (Ontrack.com or Driversavers.com)
It's not a good sign if a hard disk is making loud clicking noise. It means that the hard drive is about to give up. The clicking sound you can hear is caused
by the arm of the hard disk knocking against other components in the
hard drive. I recommend to back up your data as soon as possible.
click start control panel
administrive tools computer management then select event viewer depending on
what operating sytem you have this may vary extend
the events there you will see errors in red you will no what exactly what the
error was and at what time it occured until
you know what the problem is you cant fix it you might not have administrator rights to format your hard drive click start control
panel user accounts on the users tab,click the name of the computer
administrator you must have full control hope this helps
I really hope I'm dead wrong on this one. But from the little bit
you've described so far, my first guess would be that the loud clicking
noise you're hearing is what is known as the 'click of death'.
From Wikipedia: "Click of death" is a term that became common in the late 1990s referring to the clicking sound in disk storage systems that signals the device has failed,
often catastrophically." In other words, get out your original
purchase receipt and/or warranty (if still valid) and get it replaced
or your money back.
if you hear a loud click clacking noise then the drive is dead if not try a new usb cable or port or if your desprate to save your data and are wanting to save your self the head ache call seagate technologies and opt for data recovery.
Hard disk mechanical noise like clacking or slapping and whirring or fast clicking sound is caused by the actuator arm slapping against the stops.
Whatever is causing the noise, it is indicative of impending problem. Your best course of of action would be to immediately back-up the data stored in the said drive while it is still readable. Of course eventually, you would need to replace the drive. If it is your main drive, you can also clone it to a new drive and your swap will be relatively easy.