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#1 acky

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:03 AM

Hello before i ask the question, Thanks to the 2 guys who replied to my questions about installing a new DVD writer all went well (and i did not take my clothes off...) The question is what is happening inside the computer when the red light at the front is flashing and there is a lot clicking sounds :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:54 AM

That would be you hard drive, the red LED is indicating that it is searching. A clicking noise usually means that your hdd is going out, you might want to back up all of you important file to a removable media like CDs, DVDs, or a flash driv

Most hdd manufacturers have a diagnostic tool that you can download from their web site and run. You will need to open the case and see what the manufacturer is.

After you have downloaded the diagnostic tool and made a CD you may need to change the boot order so the the CD-ROM is the first device seen. If you need help to do this, these instructions are pretty clear and easy to use.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:34 AM

I've also found that clicking can indicate a loose connection on a drive, so you might want to take a second to check those.

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