My laptop has crashed every now and then, and gone into the checking disks page, and tries to fix bad clusters or whatever it does. In the past i think this might have been couple with some signs of virus and adware/spyware virus too. But lately it has been happening all the time, nearly every day for the past week. So i used the recovery CD to re-install Windows which i've done before a couple of times, no problems (note: i've got 2 partitions, D drive has most of the HD). And this time it worked as normal last night, but when i went to turn my computer on tonight it tried to log on but with no success. And then it reset and came up with: "No bootable CD in ATAPI CD-ROM. Intel Boot Agent FE v4.1.09 Intel Base-code PXE-2.1 (build 083) PXE-E61: Media Test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. Press any key when ready" My computer wouldn't start, so the only thing i could do was to try and use the recovery CD again, but this time after 2% (~20secs) it came up with this: "Error #49 Write Fault. OK." And it started making this weird clicking noise. Here is an audio recording of it. http://users.tpg.com.au/lisadell/Sound+clip(10).amr Then i tried to do it again and it before it started the recovery it had this message: "PowerQuest PQImage has detected error 113 on the partition starting a...(missing words). This partition overlaps another partition or the end of the disk. Power Quest PQImage has determined that the file system can be truncated 20487528 sectors to 20482812 sectors. Would you like PowerQuest PQImage to fix this error? YES/NO" I selected yes: "The partition table error was sucessfully fixed! OK." I was always taken back to the Non bootable CD page, and the next time it had this as well: "Press H to retry Hard Disk, or any other key for floppy" Whenever i tried to use the recovery disk, as my only solution to the problem, i would get the write error, and the clicking. Anyway, regarding the magents, as mentioned, the computer has been crashing and requiring a disk check all the time in the last week, which is roughly when i replaced my bed linen, and put my magnawool (a wool underlay with magnets in it to help pain relief) on the bed for the first time in a couple yrs approx. And seeing as i use my laptop on my bed all the time, i was thinking the magnets could have damaged the hard drive, and the write error and the clicking suggest that the HD is spinning properly. I didn't back up anything from my D drive before i chose to use recovery disk, just moved C-drive data to the d-drive because D-drive isn't erased, but now i'm afraid i've lost all my data and my laptop is stuffed, or at least the HD is. Help desperately needed. Why did this happen? Solution? Can data be recovered? Can replacement HD be purchased and installed? How much (40GB)?