Strange Noise From Hard Drive

  [DELETED] 23:35 02 Sep 2003
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Hi Folks

I hope someone can help me with this problem i have when the hard drive is starting the boot up the os the light stays on as if the system has locked up, at the same time a strange noise like a squeek when the drive tries to read. When it does get througth the boot up sequence and starts windows and any sign of disk activity then locks the computer up totally the only way to get out of the lock up is to press the reset button.As anyone got and suggestions to what is going off or has the hard drive just bit the dust.

  [DELETED] 00:03 03 Sep 2003

Sounds like you're in need of a replacement drive, they're not supposed to squeak or squeal. Some make a sort of whirring noise but anything else is suspect.

  [DELETED] 12:57 03 Sep 2003

Hi BarryKeith

Thanks for your response, it turned out the hard drive had failed.

Mat2

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