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« on: November 22, 2003, 01:33:23 PM »

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Is it normal to hear disk activity from your hard drive? Is this a warning to change or backup you hard drive before anything happens?

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2003, 06:54:33 PM »

if you hear a clicking or knocking sound, it usually means your hard drive is done. You should back up ASAP just incase one time it decides not to start anymore. hopefully that's not the case...
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2003, 08:55:41 PM »

Hi,

Are these abnormal disk activity sounds? Do your hear clicking or knocking sounds?

If so, do as kristins1877 suggests and backup your important files now!
Then run a full scandisk on the drive and fix any bad sectors.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2003, 09:38:58 PM »

No I would not say abnormal I only happens when accessing files or loading some programs.

I have backed up just to be sure

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2003, 09:51:17 PM »

Hi,

Depending on the drive manufacturer, it is normal for some noise when reading/writing to it if it is an older drive. If drive still under warranty, it may be a good idea to call the place you purchased it from just to see what they say.

Did you run a surface scan (scandisk)?
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2003, 10:08:48 PM »

Yes clicking and knocking sounds

I will run full scan disk

80 gig drive only new this year

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2003, 10:55:47 PM »

Let us know what scandisk turns out
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2003, 09:31:49 PM »

Ran scan disk no problems:)
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