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Hard Drive Making Weird Sounds


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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:48 AM

When I booted up my PC this morning all was fine until the desktop. . . the hard drive started making werid noises and my computer became etremely sluggish. I had a computer savy guy tell me my hard drive will probably fail soon, is it happening now?

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:02 PM

The one thing I can say for sure...it would be prudent to backup your data/system, if you haven't yet done so.

Then...and only then...would I worry about "when" or "if" my hard drive is going to fail.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:04 PM

Well I didnt backup my data :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:48 PM

Find out who made the hard drive and go to their support site and download their diagnostic utility
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:53 PM

If it is making a rythmic clicking sound like a clock the drive is failing
Backup your data while you can!
Then get the mfgrs diag utility & run the full scan as Garmanma suggests
You may have to open the case to determine who made the drive
The label on the drive shows mfgr and build date
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:42 PM

I cant even do that the computer freezes for like 10 minutes then is free for like half a second. It's not really a click but it is indeed a rhythmic sound.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:56 PM

Replace the hard drive
Get your data off if you can
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

Yes you should get your data, and replace the hard drive as soon as possible.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:27 PM

Will do. Is there a wayI can pull data of of the old HD and on to the new? Like a data transfer?

P.S. Thanks for your time.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:45 AM

when you get your new HDD connect your current HDD to your PC as a storage device, from there you just open it through my computer and copy & paste / drag and drop the files you want to transfer
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:10 AM

Copy your data files only. Documents, pics, tunes etc. You must reinstall all programs
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:58 PM

Yea thats all I was gonna get anyways. Some in-game screenshots and music and whatnot. . . Thanks for the advice, hopefully I can get a new HDD.




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