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  I have a system with an ASUS mobo, an Adaptec 19160 SCSI card and an IBM DDYS-T18350, 18GB hard drive.
   I turned the pc on and heard a faint clicking sound and the pc won't boot. I removed the hard drive form the system and tried it in a known working SCSI setup and it wouldn't boot there either. I also tried it as a second drive in a SCSI system hoping it would show as a "D:" dirve - no success. I've ruled out hte controller card and the scsi cable as possible culprits. I can feel the platters rotating inside the drive.
   The controller card setup program sees the drive. During the boot process on screen, the scsi bios hangs up at LUN-1 and times out with the error message "insert bootable disk"
This sounds like mechanical issues to me. Is there any known way to retrieve some data off this drive? Perhaps specialized software or a company who charges reasonable rates for data retrieval.
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It sounds like a hard drive failure to me, too.  I guess backups have taken on new importance in your life.  Data recovery companies are not cheap - Ontrack is one, and I think they charge arount $1000, so you will have to decide how important your data is.
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