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Hard Drive Dying?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by James Crosso, Mar 30, 2005.

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  1. James Crosso

    James Crosso Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    My computer occasionally makes buzzing noises that last approximately 5 seconds. The computer does not stall in any way, nothing flickers, there is no noticable change in performance while this happens. I am not certain if this buzzing is caused by the CD-ROM Drive (Which I doubt -- it is new and works ok) or by my hard drive (which is frightening, but the computer works fine) or by some other peripheral.

    I have experienced some problems whena DVD is in the drive while booting up the computer, but I have been advised just to remove the DVD to avoid them (Someone suggested it was a virusscan issue)

    Is it possible that the Hard drive is on its way out even though the buzzing doens't effect the performance at all?

    Either way, I'm backing up right now!

    James
     
  2. Elvandil

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  3. stiney

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    Dying case fan? I played find the dying case fan yesterday. It was buzzing. Course it was hitting a wire. But it was buzzing.

    Probably not the answer. LOL. Sorry.
     
  4. charles7514

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    mine in a gateway was making noises like that too, I replaced it.
     
  5. I Fix 4 U

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    Don't wanna hijack the thread, so you can pm me, how old is that gateway and what make. I think the case fan in mine may have died which may have caused the graphics card to fry.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    It's most likely the fan, they're the component that fails more often than anything else. :)
     
  7. brite750

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    Check all your drive screws to make sure that they are not loose
     
  8. I Fix 4 U

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    Western Digitals are noisy.
     
  9. charles7514

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    iXneonXi; the gateway is a 97 model, plus it was a western digtal hd.
     
  10. I Fix 4 U

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    Thanx i think u just answered one of my problems. My old '97 $2300 computer is finally getting old. The graphics card was all fried, probably beause a heating problem i didn't notice. You said the fan likely died which would explain the heat and ultimately the dead Voodoo Banshee it came with. Well i'll fix the gateway that shouldn't take long, thank goodness i have a spare fan. Well ttyl.
     
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