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Drive not being recognized, making weird noises?

Okay, this hard drive worked perfectly fine before. But now it's not being recognized on the computer and it keeps on making these loud clicking noises...why? Oh by the way, whenever i click on a program saved on that drive, it says :"...Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again." Help?

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I really hope I'm dead wrong on this one. But from the little bit you've described so far, my first guess would be that the loud clicking noise you're hearing is what is known as the 'click of death'.
From Wikipedia: "Click of death" is a term that became common in the late 1990s referring to the clicking sound in disk storage systems that signals the device has failed, often catastrophically." In other words, get out your original purchase receipt and/or warranty (if still valid) and get it replaced or your money back.

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