I have a home built pc with an 80 gig drive. It started making a noise similar to the noise it makes when powering down and the hard drive clicks off. After a couple of days of the random click every hour or so it then started to click repetedly and the pc would freeze. I knew it was bad news then. Today it will only click and not even boot up. Any ideas on how to recover the data? Can I put the platers in another drive? I have a hp 20 gig drive and a 120 gig wd drive. The 120 gig wd drive I was using for an external hard drive which I now am using as the main drive. Another issue is I formated 15 gigs of free space on my 120 gig drive for a new os and I am unable to view the old files I had backed up. It just whats to reformat that area even though I am running the same OS as before. Any help would be great. Thanks.