Solved Hard drive sounds. Are they a problem?

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November 27, 2011 at 13:51:19
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.2 GHz / 2 GB
Hi, a few weeks ago a new laptop was bought for me, and I keep hearing sounds which I think are coming from its hard drive. I've read that noises are warning signs that the drive is about to crash, but when I listened to audio samples of these indicators I found that the sounds from my laptop were nowhere near as severe. From my drive, occasionally I hear a light, short beep, or maybe a quick... rubbing(?) noise. I don't know, does it seem like things are going bad for this thing? Is it something to worry about?

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November 27, 2011 at 14:09:28
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all hard drives with the exception of new solid state drives, make noise. If you are concerned you can download and run seatools, long generic test and that will tell you if the drive is good or bad. Noise can indicate a problem but depends on the noise.

Testing is the way.

If your computer boots ok. Download seatools for windows and test. If the computer no longer boots you download seatools for dos and make a bootable cd to do the testing. In your case it sounds like seatools for windows. While this is a seagate test it works on most hard drives.

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November 27, 2011 at 14:17:47
Why thank you :)

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November 29, 2011 at 03:29:25
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