Click-Clock sounds

By lonelyhondaboy ยท 4 replies
Mar 24, 2008
  1. need help,

    my computer starts to make this click-clock sound once and while. and somtime it freeze the computer and reboots and when it reboots it stuck on detecting Drives
    like my HD is not responding.

    any Answers
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Try and identify where the sound is coming from. It is probably either going to be your HDD or a fan.

    I'd put more money on your HDD being in the midst of failure. Back your data up to be save and replace the HDD.

    If it's a fan, clean it if it's dusty, otherwise just replace it.
  3. lonelyhondaboy

    lonelyhondaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    do u think it can be use as storage, use it as slave and use another drive as master?
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    If the tires on your car are wobbling, do you want to take on the highway doing 75 MPH? Wait, how about if you're just in the passenger seat?

    If you're willing to risk the loss of data when the drive fails, go for it, heh. It doesn't matter if it's a Master or Slave, when the drive dies, the data is going down with it (unless you're going to pay some private firm to extract it for you).
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Your drive is dead, get your data off of it asap and then RMA or throw away the drive, its worthless now.

    You can run a drive diagnostic tool on it if you want to be sure, also you will probably have to do so to get an RMA.
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