Solved Weird sound from harddrive

May 13, 2012 at 05:22:13
Specs: Windows 2000, AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @1996MHz, and 1 GB of RAM
I think my hard disk is failing on my Shuttle using Win2k.

After installing nVidia nForce2 drivers on my Win2k installation, a weird sound came from the computer. Can the hard disk be failing?

BTW: Im writing this using my Win2k computer with the weird sound. So it still works.

Compaq Armada 1700
Mobile Intel Pentium II @266MHz
160 MB RAM
Windows 2000
Chips & Technologies 65555
graphics
ES 1869 audio
Designed for Windows NT, Windows 95


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#1
May 13, 2012 at 07:22:03
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Describe the "weird sound". Failing hard drives usually make a clicking noise. If you suspect the drive is going bad, go to the HDD manufacturer's website & download their diagnostics software.

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#2
May 13, 2012 at 07:25:10
Also, you mention you had just installed drivers. Is the sound coming from the HDD or some other part of the machine?

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#3
May 13, 2012 at 08:32:33
Because the sound appeared after you installed something it may not be your hard drive at all.

Go to the link below and see if your model drive is listed. Then listen to the sounds of that model failing.

http://datacent.com/hard_drive_soun...


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#4
May 13, 2012 at 10:02:31
Problemos fixos, people. My computer is "Open", so you can see the hard drive and the graphics card. It was a wire from my desk lamp in the fan on the graphics card. Fortunaly, the graphics card and the fan still work. (Puh!!!)
Im SO sorry for wasting your time.

Compaq Armada 1700
Mobile Intel Pentium II @266MHz
160 MB RAM
Windows 2000
Chips & Technologies 65555
graphics
ES 1869 audio
Designed for Windows NT, Windows 95


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#5
May 13, 2012 at 10:04:45
riider is getting the "Best Answer" thing. I just had to place it on someone.

Compaq Armada 1700
Mobile Intel Pentium II @266MHz
160 MB RAM
Windows 2000
Chips & Technologies 65555
graphics
ES 1869 audio
Designed for Windows NT, Windows 95


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#6
May 13, 2012 at 14:02:14
There is no rule that you must select a Best Answer. I have no problem with your selection because given your information the answer was appropriate. That said, none of the responses corrected the problem.

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