Posted 26 July 2006 - 02:16 PM
The hard drive won't go backwards - that's a tech joke from way back (sorta like sending the new guy to find a left-handed crescent wrench).
Clicking, depending on the drive can be ok - or it can be a sign of impending hard drive failure. Backup the data now!
The power supply is different from the cord and block that power the computer. The power supply is inside the case, and it transforms the power to the corrent voltage, frequency, and type for the laptop to handle in it's various parts.
The most significant thing is the change between with and without battery. I'd definitely get Dell tech support involved in this if the system is still under warranty.
Check the event viewer for error messages relating to the system crashes/freezes. This might reveal something - but I suspect this is either heat or hardware based.
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