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#1 Surma

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:52 PM

I just booted the comp and felt as if something wasnt right. I reallised that the harddrive was making a new sound. It is like a short, extremely short, irregular, somewhat "electrical" scratching noise. It follows the same pattern as the normal sounds, the same short irregular patterns, but feels off, different. I dont hear it as much as the normal sounds though.
I read somewhere that a ticking noise is a bad sign, but it is not ticking. Most definitely not.
All data is backed up, so theres no real worries on that front.
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Edited by Surma, 14 July 2010 - 12:52 PM.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:32 PM

That sounds like it suffered shock, somethings not aligned right, like a crooked wheel, bent or mis-aligned in a single place so everytime it runs past one point it rubs against the case
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

Run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic yet?

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 11:15 AM

what is "the appropriate hard drive diagnostic"?
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:20 PM

Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics - Vox - http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/bootabl...iagnostics.html

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

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