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#1 moomoo

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:09 PM

My HD used to make sounds...like scraping noises when i ran Windows defender. Now its started to make it when i shut down. And just today it started making it while i was talking on msn. Does anyone know whats causing this? Thanks.

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:19 PM

It is probably the hard drive going bad.

Back-up your data and plan on replacing it soon if not immediately.

If you replace it before it fails it is much easier to deal with. Most new hard drives will come with software to migrate the contents of your old hard drive including the operating system to the new drive (or the capability to download it from the hd manufacturer).

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 07:22 PM

Oh my gosh.. Thats just great there goes all my money on a new HD....thank you for the advice enthusiast

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 11:46 PM

Hard drives are cheap nowadays.

Look at the hard drives on sale at the local stores like Compusa, Circuitcity and Bestbuy.

If you have a choice get a Seagate because it is the only brand with a five year warranty.

Edited by Enthusiast, 09 September 2006 - 11:46 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:13 AM

ok :thumbsup: I actually found a 250GB HD for 100dollars at future shop =P.
Thanks for all your help
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:20 AM

Make sure yiouhave SP2 installed or it won't see a drive that large (max 137 gb I think) and download the migration tool from the hard drive manufacturer to transfer the old hard drive's contents to the new one.

With Seagate it's called "Seatools", but most manufacturer has a similar tool available.

I recommend Seagate drives because they are the only drives as far as I know that come with a five year warranty. The rest seem to come with two or possibly three years.

Edited by Enthusiast, 10 September 2006 - 07:21 AM.





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