This really could be a blessing in disguise.
Thanks for taking time out to reply, I really and I mean really appreciate it.
I’m at my wits end with this, I have spent countless hours trying to resolve it one way or another, and so far failed !
All I could think of I tried and tried and tried again, and suddenly realised I had that feeling of being there, tried that before….
So exhausted with any further ideas I have actually ordered an old Pi, an A, as I have a set up now using them that system is rock solid and works.
But now you have sent this and your “fault” with the clicking HD is precisely is what’s happening to mine, I’m not giving up so this looks like I could be onto a winner thanks to you Fred. Well here’s hoping anyhow
Can’t wait to get home from work to give it a go, and it’s much more interesting too than work
Thanks for taking time out Fred, I really appreciate it
Best wishes and I guess it’s far to say have a great Christmas, I will if I get this finally to work ! hahah