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Computer will not read hard drive, at the startup it just says 0mb as if nothing was there, but everything else shows up and also it makes a clicking noise when turned on.

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There are several possible problems to look for. It could be a faulty hard drive or your hard drive has bad sectors on it. If you have another hard drive try using a different hard drive.

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