For as long as I can remember, my hard drive, on start up, has breifly made a small noise, which I cannot describe - (except in the subject header...) but it has never bothered me as it has not interfered at all and stops once the windows screen appears. (I wrote it off as just being one of the many little startup sounds that my computer seems to emanate on a regular basis). Only, tonight, it happened when I attempted to save a word document. Again, it didn't interfere with anything, but it didn't give me a good feeling. What is the weird noise about? Please, it's too young to die.