Noisy start to boot up.

  Young Ranger 21:35 17 Jul 08
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I have an Emachines E4220 with Vista. It has recently started to make a noise which sounds like a car engine starting on a bad day when it is switched on. Once the POST starts it runs quietly and doesn't appear to be a problem. The psu and processor fans seem to be OK. Could it be the hard drive and if so should I think about replacing it?

  rossgolf 21:38 17 Jul 08

one of my computers makes a dodgy noise at post which is its fans going all at full throttle to clear anything that has got in since it has been switched off.

sounds like the hard drive is on its way out best to back up your data and buy a new hard drive before it totally stops.

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