Clickity clickity click goes the HDD

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Dagless, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    #1
    For the past few weeks my iMacs HDD gave me a mighty big click when it booted up and this morning it gave a series of clicks and a question mark folder.
    Bugger!

    After a few boot up attempts I've managed to boot into XP and I'm about to back the whole thing up. Ordered a new drive that should be here later today. But gawd almighty it gave me a shock. Mostly because all my works on the thing and the backups are a couple of weeks old.

    But how should I go about transferring my files and stuff to a new drive? I want a 1:1 duplicate (though the new drive is 500gb opposed to 160gb) of both the OSX and XP partitions so I can just get back to work once the new drive is installed.


    (now I have to find out how to replace the HDD on a white C2D iMac, great)
     
  2. trule macrumors 6502

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  3. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    #3
    Done and dusted but I'm just wondering how other folk here handle this kind of situation.
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

    zioxide

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    #4
    hurry up with whatever you're gonna do cause that drive isnt gonna last much longer
     

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