, before we go on any further about ghosting your drive, do you have the installation discs for the application software you use somewhere handy? IIRC, you are in Russia, but isn't your permanent home elsewhere? Did you bring all of the software cds for the stuff you use with you?
If the answer is no, then I think I would go ahead and ghost the drive. As others have said, the drive is failing. That's what the clicking and grinding sounds mean.
Does your machine have a second hard drive bay in it? My HP dv7 does, and if it were having the problems yours is, I'd buy a new internal hard drive, use the second bay to ghost the main hard drive, and then swap drives.
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