I attempted to save files from a friends malfunctioning IDE hdd (primary drive not found msg) by connecting it to my XP desktop (both are dell's). The damaged hdd was recognized by windows and in the process of being scanned when at about 40% complete it made the clicking sound and stopped. After disconnecting it and restarting my desktop I got a message to the effect that it can't find any drives. No Primary 0, 1; no secondary 0, 1; no diskette drive. I tried to boot on the recovery disk, but since it can't find the cd-rom it didn't help. Any suggestions?