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Internal HD (Fujitsu) keeps making clicking noise..

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by elektrisk, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. elektrisk

    elektrisk Thread Starter

    Feb 11, 2010
    I recently switched from Windows XP to Kubuntu on my laptop. The internal HD is made by Fujitsu, and it keeps making a periodic clicking noise. OK, well, I say 'keeps', but the intervals at which it makes these 'clicks' is completely random. It did not do this on XP. I don't really understand what would cause this. Can anyone provide a fix, or some tips at least? The clicking does not affect my system's performance.. it's just annoying to hear. Thank you!
  2. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Nov 25, 2008
    Is it fast ticking like a Geiger counter..if so its just the heads looking for files.
    Now if the clicks are sapced apart and loud like the head reaching the end of its travel,,this is a concern...in this case the head is seeking info it cant find,,it fails to pick it up while the head is moving..it bumps into its stop...this could be from a corrupt install that may have some bad files etc. or your hd is going bad....I would be concerned if the head it bumping the stop during normal usage.
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