I have a 17" MacBook Pro 10.6.8 with 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM with a WD 250 GB hard drive. I have Win 7 installed in VirtualBox on this machine with a 120 GB HDD.
There's an intermittent clicking noise that appears to come from the front left corner where the HDD is located. I need to order a replacement but not sure what to do once I get the new HDD... how to clone the drive, etc. I have very basic knowledge of working on MAC hardware, so any help is greatly appreciated.
Once this issue is resolved, I also have problems accessing files on my Windows 7 computer on my network (which is also giving me a hard drive error - maybe I should be starting with this?), the Win 7 virtual machine on my MacBook as well as file permissions that I haven't been able to solve. Let me know if there's any other information that is needed. Hopefully, someone can help me get rid of these frustrations.