Clicking noise on a Hard Drive!

  freaky 18:02 08 Feb 10

My Wife's PC has a clicking noise coming from the HD. It runs for a while OK then the noise appears, then get the Blue Screen of Death!

I defragged the Disk and then ran error check, no faults were reported.

I'm inclined to think the drive is faulty!!!

Any suggestions please ?

  OTT_B 18:07 08 Feb 10

Uh oh. Time to change the drive. Back up all your data ASAP.

  woodchip 18:11 08 Feb 10

Agree with above as it can still see files

  GaT7 18:11 08 Feb 10

If that sound is coming from the HD it can only mean one thing - the drive is failing. Time to backup & get a replacement. G

  woodchip 18:21 08 Feb 10

Its the Drive Controller that is failing, Electronics card fitted on the drive

  woodchip 18:23 08 Feb 10

If you can turn on S.M.A.R.T for the drive you should get a warning.Check BIOS for the Above to Enable it

  freaky 18:35 08 Feb 10

Thanks folk.....I think a new HD is needed. She has a USB external HD which is used regularly to backup her files, so hopefully it might not take long to the PC running OK!!!

  woodchip 18:38 08 Feb 10

Put the new Drive in bottom of computer connect cables and then use XXCLONE to copy disc to disc then just swap them click here

  woodchip 18:43 08 Feb 10

Think this does it also As used it okay to do the above click here

  freaky 19:32 08 Feb 10

Thanks for the info......if the programs work it will save a lot of hassle.

Any recommendations as to the most reliable replacement HD ?

  woodchip 23:53 08 Feb 10


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