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28 Apr 2011  

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Just for reference, is it a hardware clicking sound or a clicking sound through the speakers?
Hardware clicking. Did a more advanced search on this forum and found out what the problem was (Google failed me, and first searches on this forum failed me too..).

Hard Drive Clicks on Shutdown

It was the old and outdated AMD SATA controller provided by Windows update that was causing my HDD actuator arm to not properly park itself on shutdown, thus creating the click sounds. Newer drivers fixed it.
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