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Compaq Presario won't boot and makes clicking sound


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#1 myemerald

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:28 PM

My compaq presario sr1720nx (It's a slightly different model, but am at another location right now and don't have it) won't boot. There is power, and it makes kind of a revving sound up and down. Also there is a clicking sound intermittantly but i can't isolate it's location.

Is it likely that the hard drive died? I've had the computer for about 3 years. If it is the hard drive, can I somehow retrieve the data?

HELP PLEASE!!!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 09:34 PM

Hard drives do sometimes make a clicking noise [click of death] when getting ready to go belly-up
Hard drive noises-some examples:
http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php
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