It can however be a sign the HDD is heat sensitive IF the drive works after we leave it alone overnight.
The CLICKING SIGN is definitely the sound of a failed drive. But again not a signal it crashed. Sorry to slice this finely but a HDD crash is quite rare today.
i have sony vgn cr353. it has a fujitsu 250gb hdd.
few days back i noticed after 20min my system would hang up and its hardware would produce a strange sound. as soon as this sound would start up all the programs would become unresponsive and the system would eventually hang up.
i consulted someone on this and he told me my hdd had some bad sectors.
i ran the chkdsk utility it showed me none
when i rebooted my system it started checking c drive for errors. suddenly the procedure got stuck and there was no processing . i restarted the laptop after 20 minutes and the system didnt boot .. after 10-15minutes the screen displayed a message: "Operating system not found"
later when i checked bios setting it showed that no internal hard disk is there.
the hard disk makes a weird clicking sound
I want to know are these the symptoms of a crashed hdd?
I doubt if the man that i showed my laptop too wrecked it or has it happened on its own .