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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by icedtea2002, Apr 24, 2005.

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  1. icedtea2002

    icedtea2002 Thread Starter

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    hi guys
    i have a problem everyday my computer make a grinding noise and during
    that time my computer is frozen , i cant do nothing until it stop by itself.
    does it mean i need a new hard disk or can i fix it.
    thank you in advance
    icedtea2002
     
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  3. Triple6

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    Its either a fan or hard drive. The first is the easiest and cheapest to fix. However the freeze you mention suggests the hard drive. Generally if your hard drive is making noises its best to replace it as soon as possible before it completely dies.

    You may wish to open up the case and determine the source of the sound. If it is indeed the hard drive then you will need to buy a new drive and replace the old drive. You'll have a few options if you want the exisiting data off the old drive. You can try cloning the drive with the hard drive manufacturers Utiltities to the new drive, you can instlal Windows and your software on the new drive and then copy any data you need off the old drive to the new drive, or Install Windows on the new drive and forget about everything on the old drive.
     
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    never had a fan go but when my hard drive was going it sounded like a ' mr coffee pot " brewing a pot of coffee.
     
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    why don't you do a normal diskscan and see if you have a large number of bytes in bad sectors. if you do that can be a bad sign.
     
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