My PC is making sounds (Windows XP)
November 16, 2008 6:33am CST
I don't know that term in english to explain that sounds, but it's like hard disc is always doing something. It started several months ago, and people told me to defragment. I did and it really stopped. Now, it started again. I defragmented all the disks couple of times, it's not stopping. Can anyone help me out?
18 Nov 08
There are 2 type of sound that Hard Disk Drives will make. There is a difference from my experience. If you are familiar with the internal connections, some casing comes with internal speakers that produce beeping sound when start up. Most connectors from the motherboard to this speak includes harddisk drive (HDD). The sound is usually sync with the HDD led indication of the front panel which is unusally identified by a cylinder icon near the power LED. Some casing manufacturer use red LED for the HDD and green for power. This kind of sound is annoying but tells the user that the HDD is busy in storing and retrieving data. The sound alternates in a faster rate. The other sound does not come from the physical drive sounds more like a jammed tape similar to jerking...This is a bad sign for the harddisk and prone to failure. I suggest that you back up your files and conduct an analysis using the tools provided by your HDD manufacturer. All the best ya...
• Goa, India
17 Nov 08
i had a similar problem of noises coming from the pc. i checked my hard disk connections but it still gave the noise. then i found that my cooling fan was making the sound as the connection wires of SMPS were getting in touch with the fan. so i had to keep the wires away from the fan. check your wires in the CPU also. happy mylotting!!!
16 Nov 08
Treat the disk as if it may fail at any time. This means the contents should be backed up, and no new re. Keep a careful eye on the drive. Contact the manufacturer's technical support department. You may be told not to worry about this sympton. I suppose its possible that some hard disks are supposed to make these sorts of noises, but I won't use any that do. (Note that some drives do make an audible "clunk"but only when the PC is booting up). If the drive is new or under warranty, you may be able to get a replacement.