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I have a 80gig Western Digital that wont work. it click and taps but wont read. is there a software that can repair it?

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If it spins but as it spins it makes a "Cla-Clack" "Cla-Clack" "Cla-Clack" "Cla-Clack" "Cla-Clack""Cla-Clack" it probably has a hardware failure. No software will recover that. I have heard of some people putting the drive in the freezer, allowing it to get cold, and managing to recover some files before it warms back up. But I've not had such success personally.

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If you have clicking and tapping then most likely it is a physical problem and cannot be repaired. Could be one of the read heads became dislodged. Check if it is under warranty from WD here:)

http://websupport.wdc.com/warranty/serialinput.asp?aspsid=339703552&custtype=end&requesttype=warranty&lang=en

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If the drive is clicking and tapping the heads are not moving.

The drive is dead.

Sorry

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No, their is not. You can try disk cleanup under properties of that hd.

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