I can do short scans, and the scans are fine.
Here are the situations when the hard drive makes clicking and squeaking noises.
Running full scans of basically any anti-malware or antivirus program.
Running the seatools for windows short drive self test.
All situations lead to some sort of blue screen of death. Is my hard drive really dying?
Copying, moving, writing, and deleting files does NOT cause hard drive to click and squeak, or at least I haven't heard it yet. Maybe the hard drive did click, but I don't remember if it did or not. Probably not.
If I know that doing the above tasks makes my hard drive click and squeak, does it mean that if I constantly try to do those tasks, my hard drive will die faster, or is my hard drive dying at the same rate, no matter if it is constantly clicking and sqeaking or not?
Most of the normal tasks I do on this laptop, the hard drive does not click or squeak loudly, although it means getting rid of malware and viruses may be a tough task.
Clicking and squeaking started last year, and my laptop still runs fine. I anticipate my hard drive dying, but it is still going. Tell me, is it truly the act of clicking and squeakng that drains the life out of the hard drive, or when you hear some clicks and squeaks,and you don't hear it ever again, your hard drive isn't going to die?
Edited by signofzeta, 29 April 2014 - 04:59 AM.