[SOLVED] Hard Drive near death???

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golembop

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When I start up my computer, it functions for a couple of minutes. Then I hear a grinding noise and a twack. The computer then goes black or freezes up.

I have to unplug the computer and / or restart.

Then the computer functions for a reasonable time before crashing again.

Wondering if it is a power supply issue or a hard drive issue.

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~Candy~

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Hi golembop, welcome to TSG....

Can you pop open the case and try to determine exactly where the sound is coming from? I've heard power supplies make grinding noises, especially if the fan is mis-aligned and it's hitting against the side, and I've heard hard drives make those terrible noises as well.......
 

golembop

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Thanks for your help. A new hard drive was purchased and installed; no more grinding and clicking.
 
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