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post #11 of 21
The "click of death" quote unquote, is when your harddrive wont post in bios and it keeps clicking. That means it is almost certainly dead. I had this happen once and it never clicked, except when it died, it wouldn't post and kept clicking. Clicking everyonce inawhile or when under stress is normal, it's when it doesn't post. To be sure about your harddrive, Enable S.M.A.R.T. in bios and use a good program like speedfan to monitor it.
    
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well, i have a maxtor 160 gig IDE and it use to click alot, but not anymore.....I also noticed it stoped clicking when I used diskeeper and defraged it...
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post #13 of 21
im having trouble with the same drive... my brother has the same one it clicked constantly because a blower fans wires were half ripped out and touching a bit =\\ after he unplugged the blower the clicking stopped
    
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
This is what mine looks like and my HD has been running 2 years flawlessly. How does it compare to yours?
exactly the same
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im having trouble with the same drive... my brother has the same one it clicked constantly because a blower fans wires were half ripped out and touching a bit =\\ after he unplugged the blower the clicking stopped
all my wires are fine our WD 16MB 250GBs are known for this problem...just read all those "clicky" reviews on newegg

oh and BTW, i forgot to mention that the clicks only happen when i run Kaspersky anti-virus, it clicks for 2 sec, then 5 sec later another 2 sec click and then its quiet. theres are also 2 sets of 2 sec clicks during startup and also i ran CHKDSK in command prompt and there were some errors...about 10 things got deleted and nothing much has changed. the clicking still continues .

maybe i should put that in the first post
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by CalsonicSky
well, i have a maxtor 160 gig IDE and it use to click alot, but not anymore.....I also noticed it stoped clicking when I used diskeeper and defraged it...
well mine is new so nothing really should change after defragging..but i'll give it a try. thx
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post #17 of 21
Both of my WD hdds have clicked softly since the day I got them, but work perfectly. I think WD drives have their own characteristic "click" sound. I don`t think it`s anything to worry about.
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post #18 of 21
If you can barely hear the clicking then its normal. If its loud clicking then its a problem.
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post #19 of 21
It can click...I guess that anti-virus thing is pretty TUFF!!!!!!
I run like 3 of everything...just in case!!!!
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post #20 of 21
Had a WD HD that clicked after about 4.5 years of use, the clicking was moderately loud. It continued to click for weeks without any problems, but I didn't want to take the chance of it dying, so I replaced her.
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