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Is my Hard Drive Dying?

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Post Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:49 am

Is my Hard Drive Dying?


I have been hearing alot of squeking noises coming from the area of my computers box where the hard drive is stored. Earier there was one really long squeak.

Is my hard drive dying?

Edited by - cbrain on 9/11/2006 8:49:06 AM

Post Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:00 pm

Sounds like it, and its not good. Back up what you can, as quick as you can no matter what. From what I understand, when a drive gets to the point of making noise, there's little time left. You can isolate other possiblities, by stopping the fans momentarily. but I would still make the backups any way.

Post Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:29 pm

Oh! Thats frightening!

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Post Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:23 am

First things first my digital photos, now where did i put my flash device......

Post Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:28 am

Damn it, can't connect to flash drive and I have got no discs!

Post Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:44 pm

or it could be a fan (cpu or psu) or the psu itself. it's definitely not well!

Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:56 am

Strange...its decided to stop!

Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:15 pm

Calm before the storm.

My machine is now on its second video card... Every time I turn the computer off for even a second and restart it, there's this goshawful grinding/whine from one of the fans (suspect its the gpu)... it usually goes quiet after about thirty seconds or so. Blowing the fans/case vents out with compressed air doesn't make a whole lot of difference.

Post Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:07 pm

psu fan? cpu fan? gpu fan? internal case fan? the only way to tell is to open it up and watch 'em spin (or not) and see what's grinding.

Post Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:14 pm

You can also check the BIOS and see which fans are not working/have a low number of RPMs. That's an easy way to do it, however that would only be of use if the problem were due to an old/faulty CPU or case fan, not a PSU fan. Plus, your MB would have to possess the capability to check fan status.

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