My old old drive died on me last week. I got some light clicking and a "no bootable device found" message. I've since replaced it and everything is working fine. I've tried a few times to connect the old drive to the computer via sata with various unsuccessful results.
The first time it was clicking but after two restarts and some time to warm up, the clicking disappeared. It showed up on bios but with it connected to the computer via sata, I was not able to startup windows. I even turned off the disk and made sure the boot menu was set to boot the new drive. Still it would freeze up at the windows 7 boot menu.
I tried again today, I was able to get windows to start up, as soon as everything started to load, the screen would freeze and become unresponsive. The second time I tried it I was able to access the recovery partition, filled with with folders I deleted some time ago, but at least it was working for a while before it froze again. One more try after that resulted in the pc doing a checkdisk of the affected drive but it also froze at some point.
Subsequent attempts after restarting resulted in the pc freezing up again at the win7 startup page.
I've temporarily given up because all this restarting might be doing harm to my brand new drive. I already have that startup recovery option when I try to load up.
Edited by j1983, 18 July 2016 - 03:08 AM.