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Old 05-08-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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Would there be a reason my computer most of the time while booting up will make a click noise then take about 5 minutes then get to the loading screen.

3 Weeks ago it took about 4 seconds of the windows loading screen now my harddrive makes a clicking noise and takes about 5 minutes...
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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Please somebody, I need help and fast, I have a project due and I need this comp.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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Click noise, by any chance is this a western digital hard drive they are known to do this. I have one, and it does the same thing, but doesnt take me 5 minz, only delays it by a few ticks, I dont even count anymore cause its been happening for a long time, and it still hasnt gone out on me. Most likely its a bad hard drive..Try msconfig, or boot in safe mode...Maybe you have to many things on startup
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your hard drive is failing. back up and buy a new one.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:26 PM   #5
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Yes it is a western digital. And 5 minutes is an exagheration. It takes about 2 minutes to start up.
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:59 PM   #6
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Umm I may have solved the problem. After fooling around it suddenly started working. So I slowly started to reinstall programs. And then when I installed .Net Microsoft Framework or w/e (I needed to install it for Acid Pro 6.0) it started messing up again. Then it hit me that my harddrive started doing this when I installed this. Could this really have been the issue? Because I uninstalled it again and bam started working fine...
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i think it might be the memory. the ram has to go into the harddrive and fetch windows xp so if u have bad quality ram then it might be the problem.
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it also could be that u dont have enough ram, when the computer runs out of ram it starts to use the hard drive as memory and that would cause the clicking
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:59 PM   #9
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2 Gigs of Ballistix ram... Ya... it's definitly my harddrive. I'm RMA'ing it today.
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Old 05-09-2006, 03:13 PM   #10
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Whats the speed of your RAM?
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