And the case continues. Ever since I unplugged the drive emitting the noise and solved that problem, POST seems to take ages for some reason and the computer itself seems to chug a fair bit at times and is fine for others. Two HD's dying at the same time, but both reporting fine? This keeps getting more weird as we go.
Although my primary Windows drive is a replacement I received from SeaGate a few months back for another failing drive, and I have noticed it seems to squeak/chirp every now and then, as if something were skipping or getting stuck.
Edit 1: The delay during POST appears to be when it first begins to load devices, the first being my DVDROM where it sits uncomfortably long before continuing as normal.
Edit 2: It appears my sound has taken a step off the deep end too, upon trying to play a game my headset began broadcasting a weird clicking static over the ingame music.
Edit 3: Yet another turn for the worse, I went to turn my computer on to do some more diagnostics with the HD and this time I couldn't even get to the post screen. With fans running and nothing else occuring for a moment, I was greeted with a series of beeps before I shutdown the computer once more. I'm pretty sure this thing just hates me and is now toying with my sanity.
Edited by Kinote, 16 August 2010 - 12:39 AM.