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Drive not mounting

My lacie drive is switching on but then doesn't want to mount and there is a continuous clicking/whirring noise as it tries to mount. I then get a message asking me if I want to initialize the drive. Is the drive dead now? Have I essentially lost all the work that is on it or does it sound like something that can be fixed just so I can get all my work off of it? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Coco

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It sounds like the drive is toast. There may be some information that is salvageable, but you will need to purchase SpinRite to see if it can restore any of the data on the drive.

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