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DRIVE MAKES CLICKING SOUNDS AND EVENTUALLY CAUSES SYSTEM TO CRASH

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Did you drop it or subject it to sudden shocks? The read/write head seems to have been damaged. And, unfortunately it has no remedies. The drive has been rendered useless/unreliable. Calls for a change of HDD.

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The only thing you can do is replace the drive. You might be able to burn some data to a CD or DVD or external hard drive before the replacement, but it cannot be guaranteed.

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Rikiki external hard drive clicking sound


The clicking noise is an indication of a head-crash. The drive is damaged and won't be usable. Restore your files from your backup drive.

If you don't have a backup drive, you'll have to pay someone to try to recover your data.

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My Hard Drive makes a Clicking Sound


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I have a clicking 500GB Fantom that I can not see in "My Computer" no drive letter exists.


Hello,

If you drive makes loud clicking sounds it is likely that the drive has experienced a "head crash"
and it is toast.

You van always take it to an expert but they charge a lot of money.

I work on drive all the time and I'd say it is 98% likely that it is toast.

Sorry about that.

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If you can read/access the disk partitions/drives, I strongly suggest that you perform a full disk backup (with track error skipping) to another device. Also try a file by file copy to another drive (slow but you know exactly what is accessible).
You may want to try to use 'Spinrite' (Google and read about it first) to attempt to repair some of the issues but unfortunately, a disk 'head crash' is usually fatal physical condition and data recovery requires specialized equipment and is VERY expensive!
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