harddrive problem

  intel 16:34 01 Apr 2005

hi, my harddrive has started to make a clicking noise is this a sign that the h/d is about to fail, also the pc is running slow any ideas?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:49 01 Apr 2005

If the drive is starting to make noises you haven't heard before then back up everything immediately.

Hard Disk Back UP:-
XXCopy click here (XXClone for XP)

Run the manufacturers diagnostic software Hard disk tools :-
Seatools click here
WD Data lifeguard click here
Maxblast3 click here

Hard disk checks before you condemn it
click here

Replace a HDD
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  woodchip 16:52 01 Apr 2005

Not necessarily, It may have bad sectors that it's having trouble reading so first run Scandisk in Safe Mode. After that you should run SFC /SCANNOW from the Start/Run if XP with XP disc in comp. If Win98 it's just SFC

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