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#1 Ivann700

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:47 AM

Heloo bleepz.
I have 2 hdds in my system. So after boot it does a click sound
I dont know wich hdd it is. It does it once, then stops. But now, it started to click over and over again with a delay. No, its not a failure, because both disks are accesable at clicking. Can this be because my PSU was not shut down like a month? When i turn off the PC, psu just turns off fans
But on power button it is still on and plugged in. So i shut down the system for 4 minutes, rebooted and clicks stopped. When it clicked, it had full disk activity (at least the light indicated it) So it is due to PSU not being fully shut down?

Edited by Ivann700, 17 December 2017 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:11 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

I take it that this computer is not shutting down as it should?

 

If you installed the second hdd you should know which one this is.  Disconnect the Data and Power cables from the storage drive, not the drive with the operating system installed on it.  See if the clicking stops.  If it does this is your storage drive, if it doesn't then this is the hdd with the operating system installed on it.

 

In the industry this clicking noise is called "the click of death".

 

You can run a scan with SeaTools for Windows.  This will tell your the condition of both hdds, this will either be Pass or Fail.

 

Please download and run SeaTools for Windows

Before the installation begins you will be prompted to either Decline or Accept the terms of the installation, click on I Accept.

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1.  SeaTools for Windows will search for HDDs and SSDs on your computer.  Please remove any external storage devices connected via USB ports.

2.  Detected Drives will list the HDDs and SSDs found.  Place a check mark in the drive box you want to run the scan on.  This should be the drive that has the operating system installed on it, this is usually C: drive.

3.  You will see Basic Tests toolbar above Detected Drives, move the mouse pointer over this to open the test options.  Please click on Long Generic Test

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5.  The test will indicate either Pass or Fail.  Post the results of the scan in your topic.

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6.  Click on Help, then click on View Log File.  If the scan failed take a screen shot of the Log File and post it in your topic.


 


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:59 AM

usually when a drive starts clicking it's time to backup data and get ready for a major failure to happen.  the noise are the heads falling back into home position because the magnetic field that drives them is failing.   soon it will just click all the time and you won't be able to access anything.

 

yep like dc3 says, you need to disconnect 1 drive at a time and just listen to the drives by themselves to isolate which drive it is.  either way first thing you should do is "BACKUP" important data before you can't get to it at all.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:31 PM

usually when a drive starts clicking it's time to backup data and get ready for a major failure to happen.  the noise are the heads falling back into home position because the magnetic field that drives them is failing.   soon it will just click all the time and you won't be able to access anything.

 

yep like dc3 says, you need to disconnect 1 drive at a time and just listen to the drives by themselves to isolate which drive it is.  either way first thing you should do is "BACKUP" important data before you can't get to it at all.

They need to run the SeaTools to see if the drive is dying.  If it is failing this computer should only be used to backup what ever data you have not already.  If this drive is failing there can be data lose each time you use it.  The SeatTools for Windows  only takes about a minute to run, it's worth the scan.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

Total failure :D Well, this is NOT click of death. The Data is fully accesable and this happens ONLY when boot and idle. After a reboot, and shut down of PSU stopped it completly. Now even at boot this not happens. When data was accesed, it either stopped or continued. EVERY file worked when this happened. The disk was like 'overpowered' . It was NOT a failure.
So it does NOT corrupt anything at all. So 'Click Of Death' X BUSTED

Edited by Ivann700, 18 December 2017 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:55 PM

you'll be sorry if you didn't back up your data!   when you having issues and they all of a sudden go away.  the end is coming sooner then you think!    as a tech for the past 30yrs i have seen this happen several times over the years.

 

but if you don't want to heed our warnings and "BACKUP!", that's your choice.

 

and I bet DC3 will agree with me on this one!



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

Uhh... Im gonna run that thing and see... If it will fails, who cares... 90/400 are just films that i dont watch.

Edited by Ivann700, 18 December 2017 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:13 AM

Let us know the results.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:25 AM

Tho, the test failed, when i runned HD Tune it showed just a 1 bad sector. Is this causing the issue? It did done the sound at boot


Edited by Ivann700, 19 December 2017 - 11:34 AM.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:45 AM

If the SeaTools for Windows scan failed the hdd is bad.  If there is data on there which you want to keep now would be the time to do this.

 

A bad sector isn't anything to get worried about since there are quite literally millions of sectors on a hdd.  When a sector goes bad the readable data is reallocated and added to another sector.  The amount of bad sectors and a increasing number of bad sectors can be a precursor to a failure.

 

If you do the following I can tell you exactly what the problem/s is/are.

 

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Follow the instructions below to test your hard drive health with GSmartControl:

1.  Download GSmartControl and save it on your Desktop.

2.  Extract the content of the GSmartControl .zip archive and execute gsmartcontrol.exe.

3.  Identify your drive in the list, and double-click on it to bring up it's window (usually you'll find your drive by it's size or it's brand name).

4.  Click on the Perform Tests tab, then select Extended Self-test in the Test type drop-down list and click on Execute (this test can take a few hours to complete).

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:01 PM

https://imgur.com/a/7KyhM

 

 

Uhh... Not even started, failed instantly :(

I hope it will work as long as possible because i dont have money for a new HDD right now

What can i do rather than back-up now? Can i somehow delete the sector and make it dissapear? Im sure it is because the wrong sector

(HD Tune)

 

https://imgur.com/a/ty60p

 

The disk aint has any problems at all. It works fine. Well just hope that it will work longest as possible


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:07 PM

I wouldn't depend on this hdd if it failed the SeaTools for Windows scan.  It could quit any time now.  I would not run any more scans, this just puts more wear on the drive needlessly which can speedup its failure.

 

Backup what you want to keep and store it on removable media so that is doesn't get lost if the driver fails completely.  Removable media= external hdd, internal storage drive, flash drive, CDs or DVDs, ect.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:10 PM

Ok. Thanks, it is a pretty old HDD that is powered at least 1 time per day. So do i need avoid just writing or reading or both? Well i hope for NO failure. Again, thanks.

 

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