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#1 jimjam


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Posted 21 August 2006 - 07:34 PM

hi.. can anyone help??
there was a clicking noise coming from my pc...then there was a loud knocking...then my system shut down as an error had occurred.
i tried to boot up again with no luck..tried to boot up in safe mode...but no luck...i have brought a new laptop now...however i want to transfer all my files frm broken pc to new one...how do i do this...i'm still learning about computers...

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 08:48 PM

A rythmic clicking noise (like a clock) is always a mechanical failure in the hard drive. Time to get it replaced. Check to see if it is under warrany.

As for your files If the drive is tapping it is mechanically broken. Chances of recovery are minimal. Backup, backup, backup!
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 10:20 PM

Eyesee is probably correct. Of course, there's always the chance that it was your processor fan that made the noise. The loud knocking might have been the processor cracking. Have you opened the case to see if you could tell if the fans were all working? Does the computer attempt to start but not boot? Does anything come up on the screen? Is there a message onscreen like "Hard Disk not found"?

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:08 AM

just to add my two cents:

if you hear a clicking noise like you described, turn OFF the computer and do not use the hard drive anymore. You may be damaging data recovery efforts by running the hard drive at all at this point.

The way data can be recovered now is by the use of an expensive data recovery service. They will take the disks out of your broken hard drive and install them into a working hard drive. This may cost anywhere from $1000 - $3000 USD.

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