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Does not show when I pull up MY COMPUTER continous clicking noise as if it is constantly trying to read disk.

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A hrad disk that makes noise is not a good sign. try the device on another PC. if its the same you might have a disk failuer or a disk that is on its way to crash. sorry

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My hard drive just clicks and will not mount.


If you hear a repetitive clicking noise from the disk, I'm afraid it will no longer work. That is an indication that the disk's heads are failing to read from the disk, or in other words that the disk is faulty.
If it's still under warranty you could (and should) get it replaced. Hope you have a backup of all the important files in it!

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First try plugging it into another computer to see if you can read from it. If the drive does not "spin up" or constantly makes a clicking noise you most likely will not be able to get anything off of it. If it spins up and the computer recognizes it you can use a data recovery software to scrape the data off. If you cannot access it by plugging it into another computer you will need to take it to a data recovery company to have them pull the data off for you.

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1) have checked bios cannot see hdd mounted.

That is BAD -- the disk-drive could have "died".



2) tried a seagate hdd works fine so connections in laptop seem to be working

That shows that your motherboard is GOOD, but that your disk-drive is BAD.



3) can hear hardrive trying to do something as can hear harddrive usual noise, continous noise for about 5 sec before getting the error message

That is BAD -- the disk-drive is "dying".



4) no rattling or crackling noise from drive apart from the above

That is BAD -- none of the files can be read from your disk.




i have created a ubuntu boot up disk which allows me to access laptop but does shows error when locating hdd,

That is BAD.




once in ubuntu i can access internet but it does not show the windows partition of the harddrive, only shows ubuntu as opearing system, confused.

That is BAD. Only the CD/DVD disk has been mounted -- Ubuntu could not mount the disk-drive.




In regards to ubuntu working does this mean the hdd is ok?

No, it means that your motherboard is working.






and is there anyhting i can try via ubuntu to locate the files?

No. The disk-drive is "dead".




There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.

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My lacie harddisk doesn't show up in windows XP. Power is ok. Light is on and he makes normal operating noise like always. I have another one for which I use the same USB-chord and that one is working...


1. right click the my computer
2. go to properties
3. click hardware tab
4. and click Device Manager
5. show the Device Manager and click disk drives
6. your hard disk is show or not.
7. it's show then go my computer properties
8. select manage and show computer management window
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11. after open the my computer the partition is show



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The read mechanism is stuck that is it is unable to move to the next section on the magnetic platen disk inside the hard drive \
It has come to the end - of - Life and need replacement.
To recover your data before it completely dies is to put the drive into a usb case and connect it to the computer that has a large capacity drive and backup the drive contents. You will have reload Windows to the new drive.

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Stelios.

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