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#1 wildcat2000

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:58 PM

I know a clicking noise usually means somethings wrong with the hard drive but I just replaced it a month ago and everything else works just fine.

Its only happends now 3 times in a few days and only after the pc's been running for a few minutes (few minutes after turning it on and going about my usual stuff). It only happens for a split second and for the rest of the day I never hear it again.

The computer itself is over 3 years old so just wondering if it could be something else. Its a Gateway laptop and the hard drive is a Seagate 120GB 5400RPM.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:21 PM

If the new hard drive is making a clicking sound return it for replacement.
That noise isn't known as "the click of death" because it fixes itself. :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 01:59 AM

If the new hard drive is making a clicking sound return it for replacement.
That noise isn't known as "the click of death" because it fixes itself. :thumbsup:


Sooo, its NOT the click of death? So I dont have to worry about a hard drive failure or Blue Screen? I dont think I can return it, besides it would mean going through a bunch of other things that I wont get into, plus prior to all this I didnt have my pc for months and Ive barely gotten back on track.

So as long as its not dying (its not dying is it?) I dont mind it.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:04 AM

Yes, it quite possibly IS the "click of death". If you can't take it back, at least back up everything, and continue on a regular basis so when it goes out you won't lose anything. Or not much anyway.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:30 PM

You could always run a diagnostic on the drive, if you are concerned over it's likelihood of failure.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

I would also ensure that the connections to the drive are secure.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 07:25 PM

You could always run a diagnostic on the drive, if you are concerned over it's likelihood of failure.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

I would also ensure that the connections to the drive are secure.

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I don't know which of those programs Im supposed to use. The Seagate links say they are for partioning and formatting but I dont need that, I mean thats already done obviously.

Is thier really a program that will tell me if theres something physically wrong with my drive? I turned on my pc about 20mins ago and so far I have not heard the noise. Usually, the few times its happened, Id hear it after a few minutes.




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