My hard drive is clicking occasionally & free

February 26, 2011 at 21:20:05
Specs: Vista Home Premium, Athlon X2 Dual Core5000/3G
Hello All, My computer is clicking. It is coming from the hard drive. It is becoming more frequent but occasionally it stops & the computer runs ok. I replaced the hard drive, cables & the new drive clicks also??? .......Motherboard, software issue???? thanx. MH

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February 27, 2011 at 14:27:43
Could be a faulty fan (or even something touching the blades). Unless it is coming out of the speakers it is unlikely to be software. You need to try to determine exactly where it is coming from - which is not always so easy. Don't forget that there is a fan inside the PSU. Fans sometimes respond to a drop of thin oil on the bearings.

If it is the HD I'm surprised that you have run into it again. Have you tried disconnecting the HD? It all depends on the type of sound it makes - not very easy to describe on here.

We all live on the same ball.

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