PC making weird noise every few seconds

  Ethan Brayford 22:56 24 May 2019
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I have an issue with my PC making what sounds like a grinding noise every dew seconds. It lasts about a second. I have no idea what it might be. It sounds a little like a disc drive closing but I don't have a disc drive.

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:46 25 May 2019

Yes does sound like a failing hard drive, good advice to make a backup or image.

  rina2727 15:31 25 May 2019

We can't tell from here. If you are running hardware monitor software like Speed Fan, you could look to see if one or more fans are spinning up at those times.

  Ethan Brayford 21:01 25 May 2019

After taking apart the PC, it became very obvious that the noise was coming from the HDD. I use the drive as a secondary drive for games so replacing it is not an issue. I've ordered a new one. Thank you for your help guys. :)

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