Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:12 AM
I'm afraid that drive is in all likelihood dead as a doorknob, amigo.
There's a problem with some (much) older drives were the platters are actually stuck and won't spin up, and a bit of (gentle) ehrrmm... force would get them going again, but I wouldn't expect that in a modern system.
Clicking is never, ever a good sign. You could try freezing the drive, or moving it around just a bit, and seeing if you can get it to boot, but a quick fix will be just that and your drive will fail again before too long.
In short - I'd replace it.