ok im thinking it is
it started making a funny noise and then locking up in windows or where every it was (scandisk included).
the noise it made was the same noise it made when it first starts up, but it would repeatedly do that noise for a bit then lock up
luckly backed up LOADS of data quick then formated it
now it formated ok but fails writing the boot
did scandisk on it, locks up
Im pretty sure its dead but I was iterested as to why? what is that noise?