Hard drive makes occasionally clicking sounds + event viewer error

Recently finished my first build and unfortunately it is already giving me some problems.

My current problem is that it occasionally gives off a clicking noise, I am assuming that the problem is the HDD because there is nothing else that's moving in the computer (besdies the BD-ROM, but it doesn't count). I look onto the event viewer and every time this happens it shows an error in the log files.

Level: Error
Event ID: 7026
Source: System Control Manager
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
VirtDiskBus

Can somebody please give me some advice, should I get a refund or is this just a mere software issue?
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  1. 55th Mint said:
    Recently finished my first build and unfortunately it is already giving me some problems.

    My current problem is that it occasionally gives off a clicking noise, I am assuming that the problem is the HDD because there is nothing else that's moving in the computer (besdies the BD-ROM, but it doesn't count). I look onto the event viewer and every time this happens it shows an error in the log files.

    Level: Error
    Event ID: 7026
    Source: System Control Manager
    The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
    VirtDiskBus

    Can somebody please give me some advice, should I get a refund or is this just a mere software issue?


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  2. I cant stress this enough, first thing to do is: Backup, Backup, Backup!

    Once you have backed up, you could start with a good old check disk command: chkdsk
    This will inform you if a full check disk is required. and the command for that would be chkdsk /F /R press Y when prompted
    Once a full check is completed after a reboot you will need check there are no bad sectors.

    What brand of disk do you have as a manufactures diagnostic utility will better determine if it is a hardware failure and will provide more detail than Windows Check Disk.
  3. 1>Back up at the earliest!
    2>Download the HDD manufacturer's diagnostic tool
    3>Run a "short DST"
    a>If it fails, get the error code and call up the HDD manufacturer to RMA the HDD.
    b>If it passes, go to the next step.
    4>Run a long/extended DST.
    a>If it fails, get the error code and call up the HDD manufacturer to RMA the HDD.
    b>If it passes, go to next step.
    5>Download and install a SMART diagnostic software like HD Sentinel or Acronis Drive monitor, post here the SMART values reported by this tool you downloaded.

    [edited to fix typo]
  4. I have downloaded seatools, did all the diagnostics, yet still no problem detected. The main issue is that the HDD is brand new! :((((
  5. This problem may occur if a device is not connected to the computer but the driver service of the device is enabled. For example, the following events are logged when the computer does not have a parallel port, a DVD drive, or a CD drive.

    Here is a fixit for you. Hope it works.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933757
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