If your drive is making clicking or grinding noises, even if it is still being seen by the system BIOS, you should shut the power down on your computer immediately. These noises are a good pointer that your drive has failed or is about to fail. Clicking hard drives, often referred to as the “Click of Death” are a sign that you have a serious problem, almost certainly a head crash, and you are going to need a data recovery professional to help recover your data.
Whatever you do, DO NOT switch back on a drive that is clicking, or you feel may have suffered a physical failure. Doing so will only reduce the chances of a successful recovery. Intratec are on hand 24/7 for such emergencies. Contact one of our technicians on 083 415 5154 for assistance.