View Full Version : Hard drive making weird noises when booting

26-08-2006, 03:17 PM
My hard drive is making a weird noise when it boots. It is secured properly, here are my specs:
512 MB RAM
AMD athlon XP 1800+
western digital caviar IDE 200gb hard drive
Radeon 9250
Winfast K7S740 motherboard
I am worried it might fail soon and I just bought it some months ago and I have alot of valuble data on it, PLEASE HELP!

26-08-2006, 04:04 PM
I take it that you are all Ghosted/copied/backed up and that you can put your hands on the guarantee/purchase papers?

26-08-2006, 04:46 PM
Don't guess .. use the daignostic tools (http://support.wdc.com/download/) i.e. Data lifeguard diagnostics.

Although I might back up first if you don't have a backup already ....as I've had drives that happened to completely die while I was testing them.

26-08-2006, 05:42 PM
Are you sure it is the hard drive making the noise? Failing fans can make a bit of noise at times. If you take off the side of the case, you might be able to pinpoint the source of the noise.

But, as already advised, make sure you do your backups immediately while you can.