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My hdd is creating noise & is not dectectable

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If you hear a clicking noise thats the reader arm sfipping across platters on you hard drive
a dirty hard first clean all of the dust from your computer using a fine air blower from an air compressor making sure there is no moisture in the air line then give the hard drive a firm tap on one side to free up the read arm
then replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive

good luck

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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

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

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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".




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If you have another device connected on the same cable (HDD/CD), check jumper settings on that device too.
You may first try to disconnect other device (if connected).

It is a very old PC, try replacing the data cable of your HDD, and pay attention of the correct connection of cable to the motherboard and HDD, too !
Check BIOS settings if both IDE channels are enabled.

Regards.

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