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The clicking noise is the reader arm jumping across platters on your hard drive you have a dirty Hard Drive first clean all the dust from your computer specifically from around your Hard Drive. WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards Then you should remove the Hard Drive then give the hard drive a firm tap on the side to free the reader arm Click start control panel administrative tools, computer management ,disk management. Right click on your drive select properties click tools click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart. Have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your Hard Drive. Then you should test or replace all Power and Data leads that are attached from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have dust free secure connections. Hope this helps.

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