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Harddrive clicking how do i make it stop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by harddrivedude, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. harddrivedude

    harddrivedude Thread Starter

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    So on my nc 6000, Compaq i been getting a stranger clicking sound, and now its freezing up my computer alot, making the keyboard goe crazy. Then i would get an error disk check or black screen where i have to take out the harddrive for it to cool.i did an MRI on it and it passed so what is the problem and how do i fix it?
     
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  3. flavallee

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    You didn't say how old that computer is, but it sounds like a failing hard drive.

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    bottom line, back up your data asap. I've yet to meet a hard drive that clicked when it was happy.
     
  6. flavallee

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    I'm guessing that computer is a laptop and is over 3 years old.

    When you start hearing clicking or "tick tock" sounds coming from one, it's usually because the hard drive is in its death throbs.

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