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Old 10-27-2008, 11:55 PM   #11
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If it is clicking (listen to the hard drive), your hard drive has mechanically failed.

If it is not clicking, I'd recommend downloading Drive Fitness Test (DFT) and burn it to a disc.. then boot off of it. Run the full advanced test, and if there are any issues found, it'll make you aware with a red results page.

From the symptoms described, you have a bad hard drive.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:59 AM   #12
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ok thanks for the help!
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:54 AM   #13
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If it is clicking (listen to the hard drive), your hard drive has mechanically failed.

If it is not clicking, I'd recommend downloading Drive Fitness Test (DFT) and burn it to a disc.. then boot off of it. Run the full advanced test, and if there are any issues found, it'll make you aware with a red results page.

From the symptoms described, you have a bad hard drive.

LOL!
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LOL!
The reason why I said mechanical failure relates to the fact that the clicking is generated by the head hitting the platters.. that is what I was always told.

I take it quite offensive to just come off as your laughing at someone (in this case me), rather than correcting someone if you feel it is fit.
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The reason why I said mechanical failure relates to the fact that the clicking is generated by the head hitting the platters.. that is what I always told.

I take it quite offensive to just come off as your laughing at someone (in this case me), rather than correcting someone if you feel it is fit.
Agreed. +1
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