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Hey Guys,

My Hard drive started making a clicking noise last night...........while I was playing some music.........then I restarted and it clicked repeatedly while booting windows.

It only boots sometimes and sometimes it will crash.

Is my HDD dying? or is it another problem?

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Sounds like it is dying. Just make sure it is the HDD for sure. The same thing happened to me a while back and it ended up being my floppy drive going crazy haha.

I would RMA it if you can
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Could be your floppy or CD drive...? Or a fan?
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Sounds like it is dying. Just make sure it is the HDD for sure. The same thing happened to me a while back and it ended up being my floppy drive going crazy haha.

I would RMA it if you can
No Floppy installed.........

And I've had it for 2+ years, cant RMA it............I have another HDD i can use I think. Is it just old age that makes it cry?
    
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if it is ur hd, back it up before it dies!
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No Floppy installed.........

And I've had it for 2+ years, cant RMA it............I have another HDD i can use I think. Is it just old age that makes it cry?
Well chozart told me. If it is clicking or making unusually LOUD noises then it is taking it's last breaths
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if it is ur hd, back it up before it dies!
Easiest way to do that when Windows wont boot properly is????
    
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Quote:
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Easiest way to do that when Windows wont boot properly is????
Safe mode? if you can access it
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Safe mode? if you can access it
I'm currently not at my house so I can't try just now, I will tomorrow when I get home, Thanks
    
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Quote:
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No Floppy installed.........

And I've had it for 2+ years, cant RMA it............I have another HDD i can use I think. Is it just old age that makes it cry?
Most hard drives have a 3-5 year warranty on them. I would check... maybe they'll upgrade you.

If it is dying, make sure to copy as much as you can ASAP. Just copy the important files for now. Then take a HD image, if possible.
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