Why my SATA HDD cant be read properly?

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320gb hard dri...
October 6, 2010 at 19:28:45
Specs: Windows XP Black Edition Rebirth ver.7.0, 1.7ghz/512 RAM
My SATA Seagate 320gb barracuda has a major problem i dont know how?

The problem are:

1. It has a noisy sound like tickling at power on. After a while minute it stop and became quiet and can be read by my BIOS
2. My CPU BIOS only read my SATA drive that has only a capacity of 1.4GB

Why is it 1.4GB only read by my BIOS but it does have 320GB Total capacity

What does it mean??? How i can troubleshoot it???

Please anyone help me... This SATA HDD of mine is from a company use. it does have a very important file inside it... Does any one has a problem like mine?

Please post a reply if anyone know why is it like that and How i can solve my problem

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October 6, 2010 at 21:02:23
It appears that the drive is failing.
You should backup important data on that drive ASAP.

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October 6, 2010 at 22:05:52
How i can do that???

i cannot use my Drive, and i try to do slave and mount it on SATA to USB HDD

it still can't read... my HDD

does any one know what kind of problem i have??? i know its full hardware but i just want to know what kind of other device that can save my HDD.

i try Acronis, still cant do anything about this. does some other software program can do???

the real thing is:

1. it doesn't explode or make a shorted circuit
2. it still run and have power
3. it do some noise when i start, somewhat like a Clicking sound then afterwards
it go Quiet.
4. it can still be read inside my BIOS but it does have only 1.4GB
5. my best good action i did here is Boot up from my USB DVD-ROM and Boot to
XP, after of all the load up of temp drivers it start running the "Starting to Windows Setup"
but it still HANG UP to that...!?

Does anyone know what good option or good solution for this type of Problems?

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October 7, 2010 at 05:36:04
The clicking sound means the drive is about to fail:

Click of Death

Try the "freezer trick":

Freeze your hard drive to recover data

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