i am running windows 98 on a 40 gig hard drive my problem is that now and then my computer freezes not even the mouse works and there is a funny noise from my hard drive if i give my tower i tap noise goes off everything is ok. if i close windows down and boot up again i get a error message that says i might have an error on my hard disk it scans it and finds a bad sector the hard drive is just over one year old is it shot or is there something causing it to do this? help much appreciated
A 40G drive is under click here, repairing a drive would cost much more than that. The important thing is to make sure that all your important data is backed up. Hard drives often have a long warranty period, sometimes as much as 3 years, so check yours. Also make sure that the connections to your drive are in good condition because a loose connector or poor power supply can cause problems.