Hard-disc Very noisy

  User-F2431D4F-62D0-4437-928506E1A8EE85F7 16:37 23 Oct 2003
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Does anybody know how to stop a noisy hard-disc as it makes alot of noise and I have no idea what to do???

Please help?????

Thanks

  Diemmess 16:52 23 Oct 2003

If you are sure that the noises are really coming from the HD then you have limited time before it fails altogether.

If the noise is coming from the HD this is totally bad news. The HD is a precise piece of kit with minute tolerances, and spends its life spinning at high speed. Such devices shouldn't really make any noise at all (except perhaps a tiny high pitched whirr or whine). If this becomes loud then something is running a dry bearing, or grating internally. There is nothing external that moves so cannot be a casual embarce from a cable or fan

  Diemmess 16:59 23 Oct 2003

Just be sure that you haven't mistaken the noise from a dodgy cooling fan, or even a loose screw or panel in the case, which might be chattering away at a resonant frequency.----

One sure way is to remove the power cable from the HD and though the computer won't boot up it will at least startup as far as the complaint there is no boot drive present.

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