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Hi cradl..

Sounds like a drive failure. Shutdown and disconnect the drive. Start the machine up and shut back down. Reconnect the drive and start it back up.

Does the drive show in My Computer or Computer Management after doing this?

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Ok did that but it still wont find it and the drive will make a click click pop pop click click pop pop then stop after a couple of minutes. It made this noise after I ran check disk didn't before.
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Chkdsk only reads, writes, and recovers clusters on the drive so the fact that it started right after that operation is coincidental.

What this sounds like to me is a bad read/write head within the HDD...this is the most common type physical drive failure. Can you find a similar sound among those found HERE?
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Yes Head Damage 3 Click Click Click Click
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That's not good, cradl. :whistling:

I'm afraid the drive is gone.
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so there is no way to repair or recover the files?? even at a computer place
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