Noisy when accessing external drives

  RoA 20:04 11 Jul 2003

My PC makes a sound half way between a whirring and a grating when I try to access the CD drive, zip drive, card reader or external HD. Access to the drives is held up while the sound is present but it usually stops after a minute or so and access is then OK. The noise seems to be coming from the area of the CD drive. Has anyone had a similar experience or can advise?
Many thanks

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