Hi all, I'm hoping to get some help/advice with an issue I'm having.
I bought a brand new Samsung RV520 laptop in November last year (Windows 7 Home Premium). In its first week of use I had 2 BSOD's which turned out to be a driver issue which I sorted. Installed a RAM upgrade and all was running well until about 6-7 weeks ago. I was browsing the internet when something internal, probably the HDD, started making a repetative clicking noise similar to, but not the same as "click of death" noises I've heard/seen online. Then everything froze so I could only shutdown the laptop by holding the power button down.
After a reboot all was well again except, strangely, when I opened up Firefox most of my customisation and add-on settings had been reset.
I decided to see how things went before I started contacting the place where I bought it.
It's been running very well, excellent, in fact, for the 6-7 weeks since this happened, until today when the same thing happened again: "click of death"-type noise, then laptop froze. Same thing happened with Firefox settings.
I'm running CrystalDiskInfo all the time and never had any warnings about the HDD. Can't find anything in the event viewer.
Needless to say, I backed up all my data.
Can anyone shed any light on this phenomenon? Are there any more details I can provide?
Thanks in advance.