Broken Hard Drive?

By aznn3rd
Nov 28, 2007
  1. Recently my computer has been making strange noises, especially when starting up. I suspect something in the hard drive is malfunctioning. Anyone have any tips on troubleshooting?
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Clicking noises would mean your drive is dieing.

    Your hard drive manufacture has a drive utility that will check the device for you. Of course you'll have to know the make and model of the drive to get the proper utility.
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If it's more of a hum or rattle then it could well be a fan.
  4. aznn3rd

    aznn3rd TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 112

    Its like a loud humming/ buzzing, but not the vacuum like sound if the cpu is overheating. It sounds a little like a drying machine. Also, sometimes there are beeps every second. When I put my computer on sleep or restart it, the problem is fixed, until the next time I turn on the computer
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