my hard disk is 80gb maxtor type and was worked until today. now, during copy of large files, such as 1gb, it makes bad noises. this voice is like to interaction between two metallic things, like this: "chick... chick. chick...chick...? this problem only occurs during copying large files.
i run the check disk program on all derives but the problem not solve. i check all cables and ports related to hard, too.
at the end i thank you for your help.
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Re: the noise on hard disck
The drive is starting to fail. back up your data & star getting prices on a replacement drive. you can go to maxtor.com & download a promram called powermax. it is a dos based program that is made by maxtor to test there drives. it usually needs a floppy disk. there is no repair for this type of fault in a drive. but powermax may give you a little more info. on you drive.
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THE SOLUTIONThe solution to this error is to make sure that there is sufficient disk space to hold the files that Windows Installer has to copy to the hard drive. Removal of unnecessary files in the hard drive until the free space is large enough to hold the files being copied is the remedy for this problem.you could run the check disk utility click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
However, finding a Maxtor drive with an identical PCB is not going to be easy. Once you do, you can disconnect the "spinning" part of the disk-drive away from the PCB, and then swap PCB, and see if you can then QUICKLY(!) copy all 80GB to a "new" disk-drive.
My Maxtor died like this. The disk was OK, it was the electronics that blew. I bought a new empty disk drive box and fitted the disk drive and fixed it. Years later the disk still works in the replacement box and power supply. I got my files and data back with the disk drive in the new box. The size of that disk looks small today. It may be Parallel (PATA) and you need a PATA box, that is harder to find as obsolete. You need to try the disk first in another drive holder.
If it's an IDE you can slave it into a working system & hopefully see it & copy the data off. If it's a seiral ATA SATA I/II, you'll need to add it to a working system. (All SATA's are masters). Again if seen, try to copy your data off. In both types it's a shot worth taking. Luck!
Maxtor's support page. http://www.maxtorsolutions.com/en/Main/support.shtml