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Hardware Problem Maybe?


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#1 thegamer

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 06:43 PM

Hello, just recently my computer has been making this odd click noise every once in a while. After the pc clicks everything freezes for a few seconds then resumes. It seems like its trying to get something to run but it can't. I would appreciate any help. thank you.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 07:53 PM

Hello thegamer.., First of all WELCOME to BC. :thumbsup:

I'd suspect your Hard drive is about to go belly up. Usually that's what that click is.
Back up your drive immediately to an external device.
You can check or replace your ribbon and molex cables, but I be concerned toward the drive failing, SOON
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#3 thegamer

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 08:06 PM

Hello thegamer.., First of all WELCOME to BC. :thumbsup:

I'd suspect your Hard drive is about to go belly up. Usually that's what that click is.
Back up your drive immediately to an external device.
You can check or replace your ribbon and molex cables, but I be concerned toward the drive failing, SOON


thank you for the welcome, and help. This was my thought exactly. I'm going to go buy an external device tomorrow.

Is there anyway to save my os, and everything to the external hard drive then reload it onto a new hard drive so its as if nothing ever changed? sorry if it sounds confusing, im kind of new at this.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 01:15 AM

Would it be possible to connect a new HD to the computer, make an exact image of the soon-to-be-busted HD, copy the image to the new HD and use that one as though nothing happened to the original HD?

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:20 PM

Would it be possible to connect a new HD to the computer, make an exact image of the soon-to-be-busted HD, copy the image to the new HD and use that one as though nothing happened to the original HD?


yes exactly. So its just like nothing ever happened.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 02:12 PM

You are talking about "cloning" the hard drive. Digital Dolly can do this. I'm not absolutely sure it can copy the MBR (Master Boot Record) though.




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