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    hard disk?

    My computer at home is having problems. I hear a clicking sound and then I get a black screen that says "Operating System not found". I'm thinking that my hard disk is going (or is already) bad. Do you think that's the problem? If so, what do you think the chances are that I can retrieve any data on it?

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    i'm any computer genius, but i can share my exp with you. my computer was like your's at one time. but after i re-pluged all the plugs.....it worked!

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    ditto here. My first strategy is to take it all apart, cleaning everthing along the way, vacuum out the innerds and put it all back together. Usually works fine after that. Has worked for TVs, VCRs, Computers, radios, ...

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    But since I'm hardware impaired, I'm not sure that's an option for me.

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    The clicking is a bad sign. Usually means a head crash.

    It can detect the disk, but it cannot read it. This means your data may well be recoverable, probably by a specialised hardware shop, tho.

    A hard disk is basically a sealed stack of spinning disks, with a tiny moving head to read them. Clicking usually means that there is a physical problem, like one of the disks is out of line and is hitting the head. This is a 'head crash'. Not good.

    Hope your last backup was recent
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