Few days ago my desktop computer didn't want to boot up. The screen said "enter a proper boot device", so i checked if the cables were connected properly into the Hard Drive and they were. I was able to enter BIOS and i couldn't find the hard drive. I pressed F12 to try boot with something else, but only thing that came up was DVD-RW.
Also, my hard drive makes some weird clicking noise for a few seconds when i boot up the computer. It seems obvious that the hard drive is broken, but could it be other problems in the computer? I want to know before i buy a new Hard Drive and is there any chance of saving the Documents, Files etc..?
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
Operative System: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit