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No, i haven't touched anything inside my computer.
does it make clicking noises?
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Um...the computer makes a lot of noises, how can i tell which noises are coming from my D drive?
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Um...the computer makes a lot of noises, how can i tell which noises are coming from my D drive?
open up the case, dont tounch anything. turn teh computer on, and see if the drive makes clicking noises.
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I checked all the cables, wrote down all the information etc on the drive and I have done a diagnostic check on it. Everything passed (The disk isn't broken!!) but the Partition Information is absent.

Can I partition the hard drive and Keep all my data? Or does partitioning it wipe the hard drive?
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The data won't be wiped if the partitions are created exactly as before (i.e. same sizes, start positions and file system types) and you don't format the disk. Partition magic used to be able to do a good job of this.
although, even if you format, it is possible to recover files because they are only "marked" as deleted on the drive. you need some specialist software tho. I'm sure you can download one somewhere.

like pig said, partition magic is good

control panel> administrative tools> computer management> disc management

will also allow you to partion the drive. I'm not sure if this is only available xp professinal...
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I can only get a Demo version. Will that be sufficient in correctly partitioning my drive?

I don't have administrative settings in my control panel
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dont partition at this moment since you are obviously not an expert. you could end up really removing all teh files.

if the hard drive is ok then it might be Windows playing up.
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hey pig, how od you choose what kinda member you arE?
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hey pig, how od you choose what kinda member you arE?
By being a subscriber paying £5 a month
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dont partition at this moment since you are obviously not an expert. you could end up really removing all teh files.

if the hard drive is ok then it might be Windows playing up.
How do you think I should fix windows then? Or is this gunna have to be a "Take it round to the shop" jobby?
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By paying a fiver.
oh....i'll shut up then
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How do you think I should fix windows then? Or is this gunna have to be a "Take it round to the shop" jobby?
search on the internet, i think alot of other people is having similar problems.
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