Well, the situation comes down to this. I have a friend who owns a laptop (Internet, don't know her actually). Just yesterday, she closed her laptop, making it hibernate, went downstairs to her living room, came back up two hours later and she reports that her laptop was making a sort of "Cracking Popcorn" sound. I asked how oftenly she did this, and she said she does this around.. 3 times a week, no more, no less, other times she turns it off. She also says it's like her HDD isn't detectable, not to mention if she tries to boot up without the HDD, it won't turn on (I know zero-to-nothing about Laptops, nor am I an average on normal computers, so kill me). She has this Laptop since last January, what the hell is this problem? Or better yet, what should she do? Thanks in advance guys.