HDD not detecting . makes clicking sound.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 st3500418as ha...
August 25, 2010 at 21:23:50
Specs: Windows XP, AMD X2 5600+ / 2gb corsair XMS
hi all.
just a few days ago my hard disk started making rattling clicking sound @ start up but stops soon and used to work fine. only day before yesterday, all of a sudden it stopped detecting.
it still makes clicking sound but in the bios it shows blank line.
plz help.
all suggestion appreciated.

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August 25, 2010 at 22:00:26
I would say it has died, on first signs of failure you should of backed up and stopped using..

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August 26, 2010 at 03:34:08
so i understand now .... wot's done is done. two ways in which it cud be worth while -
1) if there is anythng, that can be done to retrive the data. 2) if i cud learn why it happened, so not to let it happen again.

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August 26, 2010 at 04:27:45
When a hard drive starts to make unusual noises that is an almost sure sign that failure is imminent and you should back up your data as soon as possible. At this point it appears that window of opportunity has now closed. Many drives die without any warning at all.

At this point I suspect that only commercial data recovery can recover your data. Cost would likely be $1000+ (US), depending on make and model of the drive and the exact problem.

Since you have told us nothing about the drive it is impossible to even guess what happened. Many drives fail for reasons that are impossible to determine. Drives fail. That is why you should always have a current backup.

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August 30, 2010 at 22:05:22
Pardon me for the late reply .

my hard disk is of SEAGATE make, 500gb Barracuda 7200.12
i live in india ... with a little inquiry .... it wud cost me Rs. 3500-5000/- i.e close to $100 tops.
out of curiosiy if i cud also know how its done ( recovery of dead HDD) or where cud i find more infomation ... it wud be satisfying ~~ ..lol

thank you.

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August 31, 2010 at 15:11:39
The cost I mentioned was for data recovery, not drive replacement. Data recovery is a highly complex and specialized field. The chances of successfully doing it yourself are very slim. If you want to learn about it your best option is an internet search.

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