|25 Jan 2014||#1|
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Hard drive failing? Cleanest option to transfer everything to new HDD?
I have a very funny feeling my hard drive may be failing, today I was working normally on my computer (nothing intensive) and the colours suddenly went a bit messed up, it went into windows basic colour scheme too. I have gpu and cpu meters and I noticed both of them shot up when this happened. I got worried, saved all my work and restarted immediately, it started ok.
When It happened I could have sworn I heard a very faint screaming sound coming from possibly the hdd and now I am noticing some clicking sounds (after restarting) but tbh they are quiet and maybe I'm just noticing them because I'm thinking about.
Also I just got a new gpu which is much quieter so maybe I'm hearing more now.
The clicking noises (which I'm still not sure if where there before) are coming from the hdd, as I've unplugged the gpu and started up and I could definitely hear them from the hdd)
Although it appears to be running ok now. I would like to know the cleanest and simplest way to clone my hdd to another a new hdd so I can simply carry on using my windows with all the software as it was.....just in case it does fail. I've backed up anything important so its not the end if goes pop right now.....i hope it doesn't though kinda need my pc.
Also I havn't got round to changing my info, this is about my desktop not laptop.
i7 920 OC 3.4
Its all over 3 years old bar the gpu which is day old.
Any help is appreciated thanks
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|25 Jan 2014||#5|
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Since you have already backed up all your data, I would say a clean install will be the best. Of course you have to groom it again and install all the software but worth it. There are people who do a clean install periodically to keep their system spic-and-span and top-notch operating condition.
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