Noisy start to boot up.

  Young Ranger 21:35 17 Jul 2008
Locked

I have an Emachines E4220 with Vista. It has recently started to make a noise which sounds like a car engine starting on a bad day when it is switched on. Once the POST starts it runs quietly and doesn't appear to be a problem. The psu and processor fans seem to be OK. Could it be the hard drive and if so should I think about replacing it?

  rossgolf 21:38 17 Jul 2008

one of my computers makes a dodgy noise at post which is its fans going all at full throttle to clear anything that has got in since it has been switched off.

sounds like the hard drive is on its way out best to back up your data and buy a new hard drive before it totally stops.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Best of the Grad Shows 2017: University of the West of England (UWE)

Best value Mac: Which is the best £1249 Mac to buy

Les meilleures GoPro 2017