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Old 03-06-2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default Is the hard drive about to die?

Everytime my kids started their computer recently the hard drive has been making a loud noise then it eventually stops. It doesn't sound like the sound it normally makes when it is spinning fast. Is it about to fail?
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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Does it make a high pitch screech for about a second or two?
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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Yes. It goes on for awhile even after all the programs have loaded. Sometimes for about fifteen minutes. It's a 80 gig Maxtor.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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Hmm odd, my Hd now makes a high pitched screech on boot up i thought it had a proiblem which it most likely does, but it hasnt died out on me yet. If it goes on for 15 minutes you might just want to back up all your information just incase. There is no real way of knowing if its going to go or not sorry i cant be a biggere help just wait for someone else to post
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
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Thanks anyway!
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Is the hard drive about to die?

well if your hard drive is making unusual sounds u can assume that somethings wrong with it and u should think about getting a new one soon, but theyre not that expensive now so its not a big deal
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Yeah you can get like a 300gb HD off of Newegg for about 120 i think..
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True. Hard drives are cheaper now. Now I have a new excuse to go shopping on Newegg! WOO WOO!!!
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Hah, I bet it is a Western Digital, right?
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No a Maxtor. I've heard they give up the ghost alot. I prefer Seagate.
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