If your computer has failed, and is clicking, grinding, beeping, buzzing, or making other unusual noises, we strongly advise that you immediately turn it off. Further damage can occur if you try to fix it yourself, especially if you hear any of these sounds. Clicking, grinding, or other sounds can indicate that something is scraping the platter surfaces and could make any chance of successful recovery impossible.
*Software programs geared at desktop data recovery for home users or general computer repair can cause permanent loss of data
Recovery software and utilities are designed to work with properly functioning hard drives. If your hard drive is clicking, grinding or making unusual sounds, any powering on or attempt to access the drive can damage the platters. DO NOT run software or utilities in these cases. you could lose everything!