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My computers hard drive makes a Buzzing noise

My computers hard drive makes an occasional buzzing sound. Some days it makes them some times it does not. My computer is not slowing down since the sounds either. I have pinpointed the noise to the hard drive. When the sound does happen though it's very loud and annoying but the computer is sill able to operate and no error messages.

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  • Brob Lam Feb 21, 2009

    Yes I am certain its coming from my hard drive, I opened my computer and disconnected the powercord from my harddrive and turned the computer on, bam no sound , But once I reconnected the Hard drives power cord I got the sound back.



    I have backed up all my data etc. But my computer has not crashed or anything and it's been over a week with these sounds coming on and off.

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I would suggest you back up all your data as the hard drive appears to be failing. i presume you are certain it is coming from the hard drive and not a fan ?

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