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Windows 7: I am Having issues with my hard drives/ clicking noises!

21 May 2013   #1
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 
I am Having issues with my hard drives/ clicking noises!

Hello i got my pc about 8 months ago and then 3 months ago my first hard drive that i put the only one i had started to make a clicking noise then it started to freeze and stop and stuff so i saved up and got a new one 2 weeks ago and now my new one is doing it I do not know what wrong with them i know its them as its the same type of noise could any one help
1TB hitachi 7200RPM 64mb cache
1TB Western digital 7200RPM 64mb cache
that is my hard drives


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21 May 2013   #2
Ambimom

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Clicking means your drive is about to die. If you can, save what files you can on DVD data disk. Sometimes placing the actual drive in the freezer overnight and next morning reinserting it into the computer will give you enough time to retrieve everything.

But the clicking is the drive dying. You don't have much time.

I do hope you've been backing up regularly.
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21 May 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, that is the so called"Click of Death" and they will fail soon. With so many drives doing this perhaps it would be a good idea to see what or if you are doing something to cause it.

If it's laptop don't drop it when laying it down, the drive may still be running and they are a 100 times more sensitive to shock.

If the desktop, take similar care while installing. Many can withstand a 150G shock but only foe a few micro-seconds. Get replacements for the bad one(s), sell them and try another brand.
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21 May 2013   #4
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

well see this is the problem i have no where to put data and i only have my second hard drive for 2 weeks and now its doing it
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21 May 2013   #5
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ambimom View Post
Clicking means your drive is about to die. If you can, save what files you can on DVD data disk. Sometimes placing the actual drive in the freezer overnight and next morning reinserting it into the computer will give you enough time to retrieve everything.

But the clicking is the drive dying. You don't have much time.

I do hope you've been backing up regularly.

you see my old drive has still not deleted anything on it when i installed the new drive the old one was still going only click maybe once everything i open something on it but the real problem is the new one has started and its only 2 weeks old :S
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21 May 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well in that case you could:
1. Buy a new drive now and save your data.
2. Buy an external USB drive to store data.
3. Burn the data to DVDs, but that may take alot of disks.
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21 May 2013   #7
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ambimom View Post
Clicking means your drive is about to die. If you can, save what files you can on DVD data disk. Sometimes placing the actual drive in the freezer overnight and next morning reinserting it into the computer will give you enough time to retrieve everything.

But the clicking is the drive dying. You don't have much time.

I do hope you've been backing up regularly.
Freezing may help with a screeching/grinding drive (and has for me) but not that I know of with a clicking drive else I would have got all the lost images off my 3 dead drives.

OP I assume you are referring to a relatively loud click with spin ups between each one and not just the quiet rumble of seeking drive heads?
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22 May 2013   #8
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

the old one is loud but the new one is not can hardly hear it i asked one of the support team at WD and he thinks it might be my PSU as this is my second drive that i have put in and its doing it
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22 May 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Check you BIOS Hardware tab and see what the voltages are for 12V, 5V, and 3.3V. They should be +/- 5% of those values.
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22 May 2013   #10
MrSH4RKYY

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

how to i check my bios sorry man i never done that part my cousin done the bios part for me
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