Corrupt Hard Drive?
I am fixing a friends computer that runs the Windows XP, but this is more of a hardware related question.
The computer is a very nice machine, and is extremely fast
Anyway, I think the hard drive may be corrupt. When booting the computer/hard drive makes a constant clicking noise, and when I look for the hdd in the bios it fails to see it.
I put in a Ubuntu live cd and tried to boot. After a couple of minutes the disk stops clicking and sounds normal. On booting I get alot of error messages about not being able to open SDA. Once booted into GUI, I can't open the harddrive, and fdisk (and cfdisk) won't load it.
I don't mind if we need to buy a new HDD, but he has alot of work on there that he wants. Any ideas how I could get this guys pictures off the hard drive?