In January, i performed a clean install from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate, this after an in-place upgrade failed due to an incompatible program i had failed to remove. All was well and working fine with Windows 7 for the past 6 weeks but a few days ago, I started to hear mechanical clicking sound, 2-3 clicks at a clip while the PC was loading, a few times it took very long to boot up, so eventally, once i had the system and windows running, i left it running for about a week,
yesterday, thinking it was ok, I shut it down, now I cannot get it started I receive the same error message: Raid Volumes : name: ARRAY, Level:RAID0(STRIPE), Strip: 128kb, Size:465.7 GB, Status:FAILED, Bootable: NO
No Boot device available
strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for set up
Whats does all this mean? is my hard drive fried? have I lost all my data?
I'd appreciate any help, all cables and connections are secure & proper,
Thnaks in advance