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Grinding Noise

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  1. lag

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    I have an Everex Explora, AMD Athlon computer and at the start up and when I am searching for info it makes a grinding noise while it is loading the information. Also twice last week after typing and searching for what I wanted I heard a loud grinding noise. Not knowing anything about computers I have no idea what is the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Hi lag
    Grinding noises aren't good. It sounds like you hard drive is going. I would back up your important data NOW. You can run a scandisk (surface scan) and defrag to help test out the hard drive. Many manufacturers of hard drive also have utilities on their web sites you can run to test out the drive. Is your system under warranty? Many hard drives come with a three year warranty.

    [Edited by Lurker1 on 06-19-2001 at 01:04 PM]
     
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    Lurker1,
     
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    Lurker1,

    I had a bad feeling that may be what it was. I did a scandisk and defrag yesterday and it said things were ok. I will check for further infor from the manufacturer. I believe that my warranty is up!! Thanks so much for the help.
     
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