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Windows 7: Hard drive noise!


09 Jul 2009   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
Hard drive noise!

I've had an issue with hard drive noise before but after I installed windows seven it's seem to get worse is there anyway I can make the hard drive less loud because it's driving me crazy..

It's a compaq presario CQ60 the hard drive is a samsung

this laptop is new but it seems to get worse I returned this laptop before and got another same one with the same issue..

Help it's driving me crazy

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09 Jul 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Extreme,

What type of noise is the hard drive making? (ex: grinding, squelling, vibration, etc....)

Depending on the noise it is making, this usually is an indication that your hard drive is about to die. I would strongly recommend that you back up anything that you do not want to lose to be safe, and may need to replace the hard drive with a new one soon.
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09 Jul 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
hard drive nose

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme View Post
I've had an issue with hard drive noise before but after I installed windows seven it's seem to get worse is there anyway I can make the hard drive less loud because it's driving me crazy..

It's a compaq presario CQ60 the hard drive is a samsung

this laptop is new but it seems to get worse I returned this laptop before and got another same one with the same issue..

Help it's driving me crazy
In BIOS there should be a setting for HD, either performance or quiet. It makes the drive more quiet and doesn't seem to affect performance.

Ken
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09 Jul 2009   #4

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
In BIOS there should be a setting for HD, either performance or quiet. It makes the drive more quiet and doesn't seem to affect performance.

Ken
I checked but there isn't anything like that
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09 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I have also known HDs to be more nosier than others...could be in your case
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09 Jul 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
HDD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme View Post
I checked but there isn't anything like that
the adjustment on a dell is called the HDD acoustic mode. Why not ask compaq if there is an adjustment like that?

Hope this helps

Ken
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