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Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Johnd76, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I tried an error-check on my C drive of my Vista Laptop, but the test didnt finish and a strange rumbling noise was coming from my hard drive, im wondering if my hard drive is on its way out?

    What do you think? :dry
     
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  2. Eggbert

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    Very likely.

    Download seatools if you havn't already done so.
    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/

    .. and get your docs off it ASAP just to be on the safe side.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    If it was a sort of scraping noise then the read write heads are actually interfering with the disk platter. This is a bad thing so do as eggbert suggests make backups ASAP.
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    or it could just mean its doing its job, hdd does make sounds when its doing alot of reading/writing data. its all down to what one defines "rumbling"
     
  5. TimoftheC

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    Yeah, I agree with Cheeks - a fragmented drive can make quite a "rumbling" noise when it has to read from all over the drive. As suggested above, try any diagnostic software available from the dive manufacturer.

    Oh, and if you do think it's on its way out (after all, your the one there and hearing the noise) then it goes without saying that a backup might be in order:p
     
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  6. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Yes you are correct that the drive does make noise when its doing a job, but its not i noise i have heard in the past from it.......

    anyway, i will get all my "stuff" of it and see what happens

    Cheers guys
     
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