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Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 45 7200 RPM 30.7 GB HDD suddenly makes clicking sound when started and will not be recognized by Win XP OS. The drive had been working flawlessly. Any suggestions?

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Clicking sounds is an indication that the platters have a bad device internally. Once that happens the hard drive is no good, run the serial# on Maxtors website to see if its still under warranty, gd lk
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