Hi ive been given a friends hard drive to recover some data from as his machine recently died! i said id have a look but it seems as though the drive is completely dead. Ive plugged it in as a slave on my machine and it powers up (loudly) and starts clicking as though something is getting caught inside it does this quite a few times before powering down again. the drive is picked up when the machine boots but it gets stuck on the detecting IDE drives screen with the drive listed.
I also have a usb to ide adapter which i tried and pretty much the same thing happened windows didnt pick up the drive and eventually after some loud clicking it powered itself down again.
I just wondered if there was anything else i could do to get to the data on the drive or whether it was completly dead??
any help would be much appreciated.