Yesterday my mom called me because here PC was taking awful long to power on (more than 15 minutes before it managed to get into Windows).
So I went to check her computer and I heard that her hard-drive is making clicking sounds and seems to be unable to read some of the boot data.
I know that hard-drive clicking sounds might be an early warning of HDD dying so I removed the HDD from her computer and took it to my computer in order to try making clone of the drive since I had another HDD of the same size lying around.
Now I know that cloning of the damaged HDD isn't best option as the drive might die in the process unless preformed by special tools which I don't have. But since my mom don't have any critical data on it I was willing to take a risk.
Any way the thing is that I managed to make a full clone of my mom's hard-drive without any problem. This seemed weird since on her computer it was having difficulties reading data needed for booting Windows.
So once I had full copy of all the data from the hard-drive I decided to go and use Western Digital Data Lifeguard to preform a diagnostic on the drive to asses the drive health.
Here is one of even weirder things and that is that Western Digital Data Lifeguard hasn't reported any problems with the HDD. S.M.A.R.T report hasn't reported even a warning what not an error. I also managed to make perform a full surface test without any problems. And during all this testing HDD hasn't released any clicking sounds.
So it seems that HDD is perfectly fine and that the problem might be caused by something else on my moms computer. Therefore I would like to know what part of my mother's computer might be causing clicking sounds coming from a healthy hard-drive so I can start fixing it properly