My harddrive makes roaring noises on startup

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  1. Linkiboy
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    and it also clicks a bit. I'm assuming this means its a dying harddrive. Anyway I can stop the hard drive from dying? I'm backing up all of my files to cd/dvds right now.
     
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    There is no real way I know of to stop a dying hard drive (Edit: that average people can do), you just have to do what you're doing now, back the stuff up, and wait for the inevitable...

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    Well I learned my lesson. I'm going to now put my hard drives in RAID whatever that clones the HDs. Kinda silly since I had this PC for only a few months yet my 8 year old PC doesn't even hiccup.
     
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    Yeah just backup your stuff as quick as possible. No real way to fix it [​IMG]

    If your using vista turn off disk caching, don't run any virus scans, don't defrag. Just try to not do anything HD intensive and it might last a little longer.
     
  5. Strider

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    Buy an external harddrive the same size of your internal and do monthly image backups.

    Easiest way.
     
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    By the way is there a way to know which of my HDs is failing? I have two.
     
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    Would be too expensive for me, I got a 50pack of CDs for 13$ and I bet that would be enough for simply my important files.

    ALSOOO

    My drive is a Hitachi and look at this http://www.hitachigst.com/hddt/knowtree.ns...6256756006e340c?

    My hard drives makes noises not close to being like that. And it only makes noises in the morning when I boot up the PC, and has been making them for about a month, and it seems to make the same exact sound each time. Could it be a fan? Before I dismiss my HD or anything.
     
  8. Lee79

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    If your hard drives have S.M.A.R.T you can monitor there health and performance over a set time say 48hrs then the program will
    report which drive is erratic/dying. Here is a link to a free program.
    http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm
     
  9. ackers

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    My laptop hd was failing like a lil bitch so i bought a new one from ebuyer and it ran error free and was nice and fast. Now tho it seems to be getting old in the 4months i bought it :/