QUOTE(HMaster92 @ Sep 11 2005, 07:29 PM)
Hello I have a maxtor 200gb hard drive that some times will boot and other times it will mak eclicking noises and get hard drive error 7 and fo r a hile this would only happen now and then but now it is becoming more frequent and some times while i'm playing a game after 30 min to an hour and 30 min it will make a licking sound and the xbox will freez
does this mean I need a new hard drive and the hard drive is almost dead?
Most likely on it's way out. First and most importantly, if you use your drive locked, backup the hdd pass (c:/backup) in the event that it does die, and it is locked. Secondly, I would backup everything else you want to keep now also, format, the drive, and rebuild it, then ftp everything you backed up, back to it, and see how it goes for another while.