Windows 8.1 laptop won't boot making clicking sound

Coolcam2215

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I restarted my windows 8.1 Asus laptop for update and next time I open it, it said automatically repairing computer? I have tried f8 tapping it holding it NOTHING WILL WORK.
 

MrTuRtLe03

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If you are hearing clicking, then the hard drive is most likely going bad. The arm in the drive makes the clicking sound when it is trying to find a surface to read. You might be able to recover some data by docking the drive to another computer, or running a recovery program such as Spinrite - but I really hope you backed up the drive because it is probably toast.
 

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MrTuRtLe03

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No, but hard drives can fail at any point in time - no matter how new. Sure, it is unlikely and you could have received a "lemon". Does it click all the time? If it is new, sending it in under warranty shouldn't cost you anything.

 
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