Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:54 PM
I have an HP Pavilion a1630n desktop, which has a WD 250 gb HDD (SATA II 2nd Gen Caviar SE16), and an HP f2105 moniter w/ built in speakers.
A couple days ago, I noticed a slight static noise coming from the speakers in the moniter, but was not coming from the
seperate set of speakers also hooked to the computer. I tried to reboot and ended up with a BSOD of Unmountable_Boot_Volume. I tryed to get into Windows Recovery Console but each time i would get the BSOD. I researched it and used my HP Recovery CD to run Windows Recovery Console and did the chkdsk /r, and fixmbr as was instructed. It worked and i was able to boot back up, but still had the static noise. I ran PC-Doctor 5, scanned the HDD and it failed the Smart Short Self Test (the read element of the test failed), but all other tests passed. I checked all connections inside the computer as well as to the moniter and all others, tightened any loose connections. Still static.
This morning i ran the PC-Doctor Extended Tests, and the Smart extended self test failed again, as well as the Hard Drive surface scan test (there was an error reading 7 sectors).
So i am assuming my Hardrive is about to be toast, but the question is, could the static be caused by the HDD?
I have hooked up headphones also. Connected to the moniter, the static comes thru the headphones but not the monitor. Hooked up directly to the computer and the static still comes thru the monitor speakers.
Thanks for any help.