Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:04 AM
Want some good advice?
Backup your hard drive. If it's making those sounds, then it's a good chance it's on it's last leg.
If you have means to transfer your data off of it, do it, and do it quickly.
[TIP] If you can keep the laptop running without shutting it down, that's your best bet. Because shutting it down again, may actually kill it and it won't even boot up the next time.
If you have to shut it down in the meantime, my advice again is to leave it off until you're ready to make your transition. But... pray that it'll boot back up when you try it again.
If you have a dvd drive, and you can afford it, go buy some blank dvd's, and start transferring your data onto those. It's better than a total loss.