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My computer makes some buzzing/clicking noises like a desktop now. I don't know to have concern or not. Could someone tell me what exactly the clicking/beeping/whatever soundslike that indicates a failing hard drive. Is there something like a hard drive check for things like this? I'm not sure. Its been 2 years too since i got it.
post #2 of 8
Clicking is bad, very, very bad.

Run CheckDisk.
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post #3 of 8
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forgot to mention. no sounds when idle. Only a little click here and there. It does it when I game.
post #4 of 8
Again, run checkdisk. Desktops shouldn't make that sound either....
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

Also, Hirens BootCD has a bunch of different disk checking utilities on it you can try.
http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
post #5 of 8
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Actually..I doon't think its my hard drive anymore. I put my ears close to my laptop, and nothing is coming from my hard drive. In fact, its coming from where my fan/heatsink is at. I can hear the air blow just fine but I can hear it thumping or something when gaming. I fired compressed air and cleaned the fan with a cotton swob the other day. Fired tons of compressed air into the fan and other areas. Dropped degrees by 4*. Is this a sign of the end times for my fan?...
post #6 of 8
Could just have been the hard drive parking the head. More then likely it's a 5400 RPM power efficient model where the head parks repeatedly.
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post #7 of 8
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Laptop makes a few little sounds lately. Searching on goggle sometimes freezes up. Other than that..everything works just fine..
post #8 of 8
Might be the Fan... One of my lappy's clicked as well, cleaned out the fan a few weeks ago and haven't heard it since.
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G.Skill Sniper 32GB F3-2400C11Q-32GSR ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2 x WD Blue WD10JPVX 1TB 4 x WD Green WD40EZRX 4TB 
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Logitech G400s Razer Goliathus Control Large Amazon Exclusive Sennheiser HD 598 SE 7-Port HooToo HT-UH010 USB Hub 
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