Okay, so I go upstairs this afternoon to find a BSOD on my laptop's screen. I restart the computer, but it won't boot, it just made these weird clicking noises. So, I removed the battery, RAM, and hard drive, and turned it on to see if it was something that wasn't removable that was making it click. Then I put the battery and RAM back in, it still wasn't clicking. So I put the hard drive in again and listened right beside it. What do you know: "click click click click" and all I see is a black screen.
So, I try to boot from my Ubuntu live CD, but it just clicks and clicks away. I remove my hard drive, and boot from the CD, it works fine.
Is my hard drive shot, or is there a way to repair it?
Dell Inspiron 1501
AMD Turion 64 x2
2GB DDR2 SDRAM
120GB 5400RPM Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00