Quote: Originally Posted by fseal
The HD in my 7 year old laptop did the same thing, I never kept anything important on it that wasn't elsewhere so no big deal. Even jumping 7 years was a lifetime in computer progress
I was going to stick a new cheap HD in it and get it running again to give away but it got stolen instead. Hope they enjoy the dead lappy!
It is weird though, because I got a PC in 98 (Gateway) with a 20 Gig drive and although it makes that loud noise while running, it still works. I recently hooked it up to the net to confirm something and although I hadn't run it for about a year, it still fired up.....I was using that PC up until 1 1/2 years ago.....
It's running XP & no probs...maybe they knew how to build HD's better back then?