I have a Western Digital 200Gb IDE drive which I use to back up all my goodies like game, patches, updates,etc... But lately I've been downloading my torrents to it also until....I woke up the other day and checked on downloads only to find the pc had done a restart and jammed at the Windows XP loading screen, so I just hit the reset button, but when it rebooted the back up drive started whining faster and faster and then clicked 10 times then started whining again and clicked 10 times until Windows was up and running then it was quiet. Clicked on my computer to see if the drives were there.... NOOooooo! My precious goodies were gone. What I would like to know is: Why does the drive tick? Would the drive be stuffed? Can it be repaired? Is all my backed up data lost forever?