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Popping Noises??

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February 26, 2004 2:03:58 AM

I have just put together a new computer and ever since my harddrive makes these "popping noises". I assume this is the hard drive booting or something because it is the same noise it makes when I first turn on the computer and always has when I had it in my older computer. The "pops" come when I try to access my cd drive in windows, this is followed by a lockup. >< It seems like my computer has trouble running two IDE devices at once. What would cause this?<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by gnomie on 02/26/04 11:07 AM.</EM></FONT></P>

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February 27, 2004 11:44:48 AM

Are the drives on the same cable ??? try running on 2 seperate cables...

Trust me I know what I'm doing... ooops, grab the cat...
February 27, 2004 3:40:00 PM

No they are on different cables, when I try running my cd drive, my hard drive starts rebooting or shutting on and off, don't know what it's called, it causes windows to lock up.
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February 22, 2009 5:46:59 AM

Got the "popping" noise too. Random. It's only a Windows audio popping sound, btw. I had the rebooting thing happen today too, for the first time. wtf??? Scanned everything, all ok. Unplugged all my other drives, booted from c:\ , and it booted, no problem. Re-hooked up the other drives, booted again and lo and be-hold re-boot with no problems...wtf? Billy Gatessss et. al. are doing some heavy ****, my man. They should drop the drugs./;';';';';'lllll Or maybe we should all be doing the same ones so we all know wtf is going on.
August 10, 2009 11:53:57 PM

I am guessing it is a virus? Does anyone know? HELP
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August 11, 2009 1:40:38 AM

There could be a bad sector on the HD. When windows touches that part of the platter, it skips causing the lockup.

I had this problem on a HD a few years ago. It bricked on me not long after the noise started. I would recommend getting your data off the drive and replacing it.
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