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Can't get my data

I can't get the computer to find the hard drive. Turn on hard drive in makes a ticking noise sounds like something is spinning. Then it stops and nothig ever happens.

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  • dgarrison66 Jan 14, 2008

    When I turn on my computer I hear a loud ticking noise and nothing happens. The computer will not recognize the hard drive. I even tried attaching it to another computer as a slave drive and it doesn't see it.


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