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hardrive making funny noise on startup clicking noise.

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August 25, 2013 9:32:31 PM

Hardrive making funny noise on startup clicking noise. It just started the last 2 days and when welcome screen appears the password box is filled and I have to delete to put in my password.
What can be the problem?
August 25, 2013 9:37:30 PM

It's usually never a good sign to have the clicking noise. If I were you I would stop using the drive except to try and make a backup of it. That drive is probably on the verge of total failure, so if you really need that data on it, don't mess around, backup your data.
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August 25, 2013 9:39:43 PM

dfryda said:
It's usually never a good sign to have the clicking noise. If I were you I would stop using the drive except to try and make a backup of it. That drive is probably on the verge of total failure, so if you really need that data on it, don't mess around, backup your data.


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August 25, 2013 9:39:50 PM

It's usually never a good sign to have the clicking noise. If I were you I would stop using the drive except to try and make a backup of it. That drive is probably on the verge of total failure, so if you really need that data on it, don't mess around, backup your data.
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August 25, 2013 9:41:11 PM

Thank you I will do that now. How can I fix the failure I am not very experienced?
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August 25, 2013 9:54:44 PM

As others has mentioned back up the drive. Do you know the make of the drive? You can get tools from the manufacture. Either get HD tune, defraggler, or crystal disk info: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-...

Or any other way of getting S.M.A.R.T. info for your drive, can usually tell you if or what is wrong. There's also this program called SpinRite: https://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm

It's like $89 or more for the program but imo it's worth it if you seem to constantly have hard drive issues or if you normally work on or fix computers. :)  In some cases it can fix faulty hard drives (most likely the data on it), but if the problem is physically giving you trouble you might not be able to save the drive then. Otherwise it gives you some good indications if your having problems with your drive with all the ECC and other errors it will produce when SpinRite is working the drive.
By the way is this on a desktop or a laptop?
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August 25, 2013 9:56:51 PM

This can also be the result of inadequate power supply, check your PSU once, try changing the connectors.
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