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29-Mar-2010, 02:14 AM #1
Internal HD (Fujitsu) keeps making clicking noise..
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I recently switched from Windows XP to Kubuntu on my laptop. The internal HD is made by Fujitsu, and it keeps making a periodic clicking noise. OK, well, I say 'keeps', but the intervals at which it makes these 'clicks' is completely random. It did not do this on XP. I don't really understand what would cause this. Can anyone provide a fix, or some tips at least? The clicking does not affect my system's performance.. it's just annoying to hear. Thank you!
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29-Mar-2010, 03:01 AM #2
Is it fast ticking like a Geiger counter..if so its just the heads looking for files.
Now if the clicks are sapced apart and loud like the head reaching the end of its travel,,this is a concern...in this case the head is seeking info it cant find,,it fails to pick it up while the head is moving..it bumps into its stop...this could be from a corrupt install that may have some bad files etc. or your hd is going bad....I would be concerned if the head it bumping the stop during normal usage.
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