There was a loud clanking noise coming from my computer that lasted for about 20 minutes. My computer seem to start working normally but later started working slower. Now I get the following message: "Smart failure predicted on hard disk O: Toshiba MK6022GAX-(pm)warning: immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.
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There may be a problem with some other device besides the hard drive. Try running the new hard drive for some time and see if the problem creeps back up. If it does, you may have some type of bus device issue; memory, Bluetooth controller, USB controller, etc...
Unfortunately, it sounds like your hard drive has crashed. You'll have to change your hard drive or take it to someone who can replace it for you. If you have a bunch of preinstalled software but don't have the disks to reinstall them it might be cheaper to replace the computer.
Usually Sound from Notebook are from CPU cooling fan and from Hard drive.
But It's hardly occur in the case of Hard drive.we called it Hard drive failure and the only solution for this is new replacement.
Your problem could be CPU cooling fan not working properly. Open the Notebook ( it will be easy if you refer to manual on how to open) and start the system now, you will be able to pinpoint what causes the sound.
Clean the CPU cooling fan with an air blower and re-check if the problem still persists.
If OK,then close the Notebook otherwise replace the CPU Cooling fan with a new one.
Usually the drive that does start to go bad will make a clicking sound or a loud whiring sound espically when it speeds up and slows down, and am fairly sure if you have s.m.a.r.t.s. enabled it will say to backup and replace the hd.
if it is not enabled it is in the bios under a tab to enable and disable it. it is called s.m.a.r.t.s. status or hard drive status.(older laptops will most likely not have it)
but yes, i would strongly recommend that you see about getting the hd replaced. you could even purchase a used hd from a local computer store or ebay to backup your current hard drive by using norton ghost or any other type of backup program or roxio backup.
Laptops have very few moving parts. Your problem is more than likely either a fan or your hard drive. Remove the hard drive, start the computer up and just let it run for awhile. If the clicking noise never comes up then thats your problem. If it does, its probably a fan.
Disregard anything on the screen itself, just let the PC run. It sounds like after the hard drive has been spinning for a minute a motor starts to die.
There are two possible things it could be, either a fan is giving the whining noise or it's the hard drive. Locate the fan on the underside and put your ear near to see if it's coming from there. If it is, the fan needs to be replaced.
If it's not the fan then it's probably the hard drive and I would not think it is going to last much longer.