For Christmas, my wife got me the highest-end laptop Best Buy had to offer, an Asus with the I7 and 17" screen. After using it maybe 3 or 4 times, the hard drive starts making noises. I downloaded a couple of programs of my own since I got it, but the drive seems to make unusual sounds when nothing is running. I know what a hard drive sounds like when it's accessing information, and this isn't it. Seems to do it maybe 50-75% of the times the computer is turned on. A lot of noisy clicks, most of the time followed by a beep or chirp. Does this for a few seconds, waits 20-30 seconds, does it again, then waits maybe a minute, does it again, then it might do it a few times in a row, then silent another couple minutes, then more clicking with the beep at the end...doesn't seem to be any pattern. This happens when absolutely nothing is running on the computer. Having already spent top dollar on the computer, my wife thought nothing of spending the extra $350 for the full accidental extended warranty. Took it into the store on a day that it was making the noises. Of course the sounds are near impossible to hear over the background noise in Best Buy, but I finally was able to get the geek squad to hear it(had to hold it up to his ear). I was going to leave it with them but didn't bring my power cord, and they claimed they didn't have one that would work with that particular Asus(?) Gimme a break. Brought it back a couple days later with the power cord. They ran all their hard drive tests for a day and said everything works fine. Brought it home and 30 minutes later, the same crap started again. I heard some odd noises like this on my Dell desktop a while back, can't remember if it was when the hard drive died, or the second time my power supply died. I really don't know what to do, the computer is barely a month old.