Hard Drive Failing??

  carper 10:54 12 Mar 2005

I have submitted a similar question before but have not received a suitable response and am hoping for better luck this time. When I switch on I get a lot of clicking from the hard drive ans eventually a black screen comes up with the message, "Operating system not found" after pressing F8 a number of times it eventually boots as normal. After booting there are no problems on any service. I would like someone to tell me whether the hard drive is failing. Thanks in advance Regards Carper

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:08 12 Mar 2005

A new 40Gb HD costs around £30....I would suggest that you buy one this afternoon. Clicking or any odd noises from a HD is never good.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:53 12 Mar 2005

Back up everything you need and rplace the HDD as soon as possible.

Your next posting could well be "My PC will not start"

  Starfox 11:58 12 Mar 2005

As Gandalf and Fruit Bat say,Back up your files and replace your hard drive today.Tommorow may be too late.

  Chezdez 12:39 12 Mar 2005

one more vote for backing up, and replacing the hard drive

and then go into fault finding on the current drive if you want

  mac75 13:40 12 Mar 2005

i had a similar problem with my hdd. it turned out to be the wires to the molex power connector were faulty. shut down pc gave the wires a wiggle and that cured it.try that and see if it helps. best of luck.

  carper 14:31 12 Mar 2005

Thanks all, that confirms my thoughts and I'll get one ordered today Regards Carper

  wee eddie 14:44 12 Mar 2005

Probably better to leave it running until you have done your system back-up.

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