Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:24 AM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:47 AM
Can you start the computer in safe mode?
You may be able to recover the data by removing the HDD and placing it into a USB HDD enclosure.
You haven't listed the laptop details so we don't know if the HDD is the IDE or SATA type so I have provided a link to the 2 types;
Widely known as the click of death and suggests the HDD was ready to fail at any time, sorry to say but backing up the HDD needed to be a priority.
and the clacking from the HDD is much louder then it was
If the HDD has failed mechanically, no.
Is there anyway to fix this?
If you are able to loan an enclosure to try it would be better as there is no guarantee the data will be retrieved so it could lead to an unwanted expense, another less desirable option due to the high cost is using a data recovery service http://www.datarecov...a-recovery.aspx (an example only and I am not endorsing the company in any way).
Because I have very important data on that HDD.
For attempting to recover the data yourself try Recuva which has a good success rate http://download.cnet...4-10753287.html
Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:05 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:50 AM
As you were able to start in safe mode there is a good chance you will be able to save the data on the HDD if you are able to loan an external USB HDD enclosure.
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