grinding noise from hard drive area

June 20, 2010 at 20:10:33
Specs: Windows vista
When the device status light turns on and reads or writes data there is a grinding sound everytime/ all the time.
Also I cannot access the computer window to veiw my memory or plugged in devices.
VERY SLOW statup after windows logo then black screen for 10 - 15 minutes to access users accounts. Goes in slow too.
recently antivirus ran out and got norton which is running slow and never complets a full check.
Know whats causing this?

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June 20, 2010 at 20:49:22
If you have any personal files on that drive you had better copy them to somewhere else fast. Your drive sounds like it is dying.

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June 20, 2010 at 22:14:43
Any unusual noises from the hard drive are a warning sign that the drive is failing. Backup any important data on that drive without delay. Your window of opportunity to recover your data may be very short.

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June 23, 2010 at 17:20:47
Thank you so much for your responses I really appreciate the help. Will do that asap now.

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