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Windows 7: Just got Windows 7, laptop making weird sound....

30 Nov 2009   #11
Seraphinus

Windows 7 Professional English, Windows XP Home Netherlands
 
 

i had the same problem with my old laptop, i think your hard drive is crashed, you dont need to punch hard to do damage too your harddrive, i punched it several times for 3 months, ans with a hdd checker it says 99% of sectors are damaged, so i needed a new harddrive,, thanks too the waranty it didn't cost me annything, but a new harddrive here in the netherlands is for 80 GB about 50 EUR, and for 320 GB about 120 EUR so no hard choice:P


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30 Nov 2009   #12
sclausnitzer

WIndows 7 RC1 (32bit)
 
 

While most hard drives are designed to withstand a limited amount of impact force, they are not designed to be repeatedly smacked around while running. In fact, it's only been in the last few years that laptop manufacturers have been offering upgrades to hard dives with "free-fall" or "drop" sensors.

It's the repeated impacts while the hard disk is running that worries me the most. If the read/write heads were in motion the sudden impact could cause the heads to touch/damage the media substrate It could also throw off the track alignment temporarily, causing format errors in the drive if the drive was writing data at the time of impact.
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30 Nov 2009   #13
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seraphinus View Post
i had the same problem with my old laptop, i think your hard drive is crashed, you dont need to punch hard to do damage too your harddrive, i punched it several times for 3 months, ans with a hdd checker it says 99% of sectors are damaged, so i needed a new harddrive,, thanks too the waranty it didn't cost me annything, but a new harddrive here in the netherlands is for 80 GB about 50 EUR, and for 320 GB about 120 EUR so no hard choice:P
That can also be caused by magnetic problems. I've seen a hard drive that was never punched fail in less than a month.... first it was a couple sectors.... then a couple more... then format issues and corruption... laggy... and BAM wouldn't format. SMART didn't even show that many bad sectors, but some were un-repairable and it glitched up.

Though if it is hit during read/write it can cause problems I'm just saying that I doubt the OP punches at 4-4.5G and at half punch maybe 1.5G? I could see alignment but even if the heads are bad and you have bad sectors there are too many problems to say punching. It's making a noise, and most of the time when you hear of a hard drive failing it makes a click... we all should know that deadly click as I've had 5 hdd's do it. =( Whenever I hear it it's like ice in my veins as I know the outcome. =(

Though I guess hard drives can make many odd noises, hahaha.... But what tips me off as to it probably not being his punching is that he punched because of it lol But I know it's never the best to physically "handle" (?) hardware like that, but I've seen some pretty wicked **** work. Though most of the time it won't, I'm still going to stick with the damage would be minimal. That's my my belief.
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