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Anonymous
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November 29, 2004 5:14:34 AM

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Help - I have a HP Pavailion ZE 4400 laptop. It started making a
clicking noise last week. It is a solid click about every second or
so. My friend thinks my hard drive went sour. Unable to do anything -
no floppy but will not do a f2 or f8 or a f10. Unable to reinstall xp
will not read from cd. If it is a hard drive what should I look for in
a new one is their any way I can know for sure? - thanks for all your
help - greg

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Anonymous
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November 29, 2004 5:47:43 AM

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A follow up the reason I dont think its the hard drive is it is making
a clicking noise not a grinding noise. Thank you

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 02:14:34 GMT, Greg Hite <gregnospamhite@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>Help - I have a HP Pavailion ZE 4400 laptop. It started making a
>clicking noise last week. It is a solid click about every second or
>so. My friend thinks my hard drive went sour. Unable to do anything -
>no floppy but will not do a f2 or f8 or a f10. Unable to reinstall xp
>will not read from cd. If it is a hard drive what should I look for in
>a new one is their any way I can know for sure? - thanks for all your
>help - greg
November 29, 2004 6:04:44 AM

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Greg Hite <gregnospamhite@yahoo.com> wrote:
: A follow up the reason I dont think its the hard drive is it is making
: a clicking noise not a grinding noise. Thank you

"Clicking" could indeed be a bad hard drive...

Can you try to be more specific about what is happening? How about
starting from the beginning:

You turn on the laptop, and...what happens?

Do you get a BIOS screen? Does anything appear on the screen?

How do you know you can't boot to the CD drive? Perhaps this feature
is disabled in the BIOS?

Andrew

: On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 02:14:34 GMT, Greg Hite <gregnospamhite@yahoo.com>
: wrote:

: >Help - I have a HP Pavailion ZE 4400 laptop. It started making a
: >clicking noise last week. It is a solid click about every second or
: >so. My friend thinks my hard drive went sour. Unable to do anything -
: >no floppy but will not do a f2 or f8 or a f10. Unable to reinstall xp
: >will not read from cd. If it is a hard drive what should I look for in
: >a new one is their any way I can know for sure? - thanks for all your
: >help - greg

Andrew
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Anonymous
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November 29, 2004 6:15:53 AM

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Clicking could very well be the hard drive.

Remove the hard drive (you are going to have to do that anyway if it's
bad), mount it in a desktop (using an adapter) as a 2nd drive, boot from
your 1st drive and run some drive diagnostics (chkdsk, scandisk, Norton,
Spin-rite, whatever) on the suspected bad drive.


Greg Hite wrote:

> A follow up the reason I dont think its the hard drive is it is making
> a clicking noise not a grinding noise. Thank you
>
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 02:14:34 GMT, Greg Hite <gregnospamhite@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>Help - I have a HP Pavailion ZE 4400 laptop. It started making a
>>clicking noise last week. It is a solid click about every second or
>>so. My friend thinks my hard drive went sour. Unable to do anything -
>>no floppy but will not do a f2 or f8 or a f10. Unable to reinstall xp
>>will not read from cd. If it is a hard drive what should I look for in
>>a new one is their any way I can know for sure? - thanks for all your
>>help - greg
>
>
Anonymous
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a b α HP
November 29, 2004 6:36:13 AM

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When I boot up I get a message to press esc to change boot order f2 to
enter setup f10 to boot from lan - but I am unable to do anything
and it starts clicking right away will not boot from the cd driver
thank you greg


On 29 Nov 2004 03:04:44 GMT, usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew)
wrote:

>Greg Hite <gregnospamhite@yahoo.com> wrote:
>: A follow up the reason I dont think its the hard drive is it is making
>: a clicking noise not a grinding noise. Thank you
>
>"Clicking" could indeed be a bad hard drive...
>
>Can you try to be more specific about what is happening? How about
>starting from the beginning:
>
>You turn on the laptop, and...what happens?
>
>Do you get a BIOS screen? Does anything appear on the screen?
>
>How do you know you can't boot to the CD drive? Perhaps this feature
>is disabled in the BIOS?
>
>Andrew
>
>: On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 02:14:34 GMT, Greg Hite <gregnospamhite@yahoo.com>
>: wrote:
>
>: >Help - I have a HP Pavailion ZE 4400 laptop. It started making a
>: >clicking noise last week. It is a solid click about every second or
>: >so. My friend thinks my hard drive went sour. Unable to do anything -
>: >no floppy but will not do a f2 or f8 or a f10. Unable to reinstall xp
>: >will not read from cd. If it is a hard drive what should I look for in
>: >a new one is their any way I can know for sure? - thanks for all your
>: >help - greg
>
>Andrew
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
a b α HP
November 29, 2004 6:37:29 AM

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Good suggestion are the adapters hard to find? - greg


On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 03:15:53 GMT, Barry Watzman
<WatzmanNOSPAM@neo.rr.com> wrote:

>Clicking could very well be the hard drive.
>
>Remove the hard drive (you are going to have to do that anyway if it's
>bad), mount it in a desktop (using an adapter) as a 2nd drive, boot from
>your 1st drive and run some drive diagnostics (chkdsk, scandisk, Norton,
>Spin-rite, whatever) on the suspected bad drive.
>
>
>Greg Hite wrote:
>
>> A follow up the reason I dont think its the hard drive is it is making
>> a clicking noise not a grinding noise. Thank you
>>
>> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 02:14:34 GMT, Greg Hite <gregnospamhite@yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Help - I have a HP Pavailion ZE 4400 laptop. It started making a
>>>clicking noise last week. It is a solid click about every second or
>>>so. My friend thinks my hard drive went sour. Unable to do anything -
>>>no floppy but will not do a f2 or f8 or a f10. Unable to reinstall xp
>>>will not read from cd. If it is a hard drive what should I look for in
>>>a new one is their any way I can know for sure? - thanks for all your
>>>help - greg
>>
>>
Anonymous
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a b α HP
November 30, 2004 8:52:24 AM

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No, easy. On E-Bay or almost any computer parts supplier. inexpensive,
also, under $10, often under $5


Greg Hite wrote:

> Good suggestion are the adapters hard to find? - greg
>
>
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 03:15:53 GMT, Barry Watzman
> <WatzmanNOSPAM@neo.rr.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Clicking could very well be the hard drive.
>>
>>Remove the hard drive (you are going to have to do that anyway if it's
>>bad), mount it in a desktop (using an adapter) as a 2nd drive, boot from
>>your 1st drive and run some drive diagnostics (chkdsk, scandisk, Norton,
>>Spin-rite, whatever) on the suspected bad drive.
>>
>>
>>Greg Hite wrote:
>>
>>
>>>A follow up the reason I dont think its the hard drive is it is making
>>>a clicking noise not a grinding noise. Thank you
>>>
>>>On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 02:14:34 GMT, Greg Hite <gregnospamhite@yahoo.com>
>>>wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Help - I have a HP Pavailion ZE 4400 laptop. It started making a
>>>>clicking noise last week. It is a solid click about every second or
>>>>so. My friend thinks my hard drive went sour. Unable to do anything -
>>>>no floppy but will not do a f2 or f8 or a f10. Unable to reinstall xp
>>>>will not read from cd. If it is a hard drive what should I look for in
>>>>a new one is their any way I can know for sure? - thanks for all your
>>>>help - greg
>>>
>>>
>
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