I have some old (8 years) hdd, Maxtor 40Gb (i think that full model number is not important here). Suddenly, i can't read some files from it. Using chkdsk, after LONG scan i realised i have some 380 kb in bad sectors, but there's about 10 GB of data i can't read! When chkdsk starts scanning everything goes nice, SILENT and fast until 33%. Then, scanning gets A LOT slower, and some wired, suptile and quite silent "ping" started appearing from my disk on every second. Yes! When i try to read some corrupted data, hdd started doing "bing....0.5-1 second pause....bing....0.5-1 sec pause...bing" and after a while read error pops out.
Can enyone tell me what to do? I have copied all files i could, but is there ANY way to save other 10 GBs i got jailed there? What's that silent "ping" sound? Is it my hdd's bell of death? Is there any hope for saving rest of my 10Gb without spending "10Gb" od money?