i am fixing a computer and backed up files on the drive then reinstalled the os, after the reinstall the harddrive started to make a clicking noise and wont boot, is this drive broken now? all i did was reinstall the os and take a few files off. am i going to have to tell the person their harddrive is toast?


prety sure it is cant read using an sata to usb cant detetct in bios.

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The HDD might be dead with a probability of 85%. It also depends on the age of the HDD too which may also increase the percentage.

Sadly the clicking sound is the sound of death for most hard drives, yes, customer will have to get a new one.

you have to say the truth that the HDD is dead already, sound like that 99% HDD dead...

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