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I have a WD1600. When I turn the computer on, I hear a ticking noise from the hard drive. It ticks 10 times and pauses, and again until I get a hard drive failure on my screen.

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The ticking is the reading head trying to read the data. Since it fails that means that the hard disk has died. This is unfixable and all the data on it is lost. Just take it out and replace it.

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