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#1 ncneal

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:23 PM

My hard drive is making a clicking sound when my computer is running. It is the C: hard drive. Can anyone tell me what that means?

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:40 PM

BACK UP YOUR DATA IMMEDIATELY because that is a sure sign you hard drive is GOING to fail in the very near future!
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:56 PM

by hard drive, are you sure its the actual hard drive or is it just coming from the case? If you haven't opened the case to double check the source of the sound, do so, and make sure its not a fan catching on something. If you are sure, Back up your data before you proceed, then go to the hard drives manufacturers website and download the diagnostic tool for it and run that to verify its failing, and once test is complete Replace asap. Also, make sure theres no magnets within a 2 foot radius of the tower as they will cause the noise as well.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:58 PM

The odds are that your hard drive will fail soon. Regardless, you should backup your important data and do an image backup as well. If you have a recent image backup of your drive and it fails, it is a fairly easy matter to replace the drive and restore the image and be back up and running with minimum loss. If you don't have an image backup you will need to restore back to how your machine came from the mfr or you will need to reinstall the OS and all of your data.
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