I am hoping for some help here.
I have a computer with an old Maxtor Hard Drive (80GB) model number: 6Y080L0421001. It started to make clicking noises (lucky me). Knowing some about computers, I took the side cover off and found it was the hard drive making that noise. I am going to try to attach a sound clip of the noise it makes. Kind of a cachunk... cachunk.. cachunk noise. Not a horrific slow motor noise or a head grinding noise but a subtle trying to find its way home noise.
Note: The BIOS detects the drive failing drive.
I tried using partition magic to create a direct partition to a new drive but that failed at 5% with an error #43(?) CRC error.
I tried a new Power Supply Unit and new cables in the second IDE slot on the motherboard with the same results.
I plugged the drive into my USB enclosure and was able to load up the index tables but I could not access some important stuff (my guess is a windows protection policy of some sort) like the user under Documents and Settings.
I then tried to scan it using Maxtools. It showed up errors and the drive started clicking again.
The truth be told, I gave the drive a smack on the side of it. Right after that I started the next scan.
I used SeaTools to scan the drive. 110 errors have been found. All but 15 errors were at 99%
Anyways, I know the drive is failing. I don't want to do any more damage until I can get the data off, preferably a partition copy after a corrective scan. Any ideas on how I can do something like that?
Time is a factor so all ideas are welcome.
Edited by Shandley, 13 October 2009 - 11:01 AM.