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What do i do when my computer says that my hard drive has a bad blockage

I asked a question yesterday about how to find out why my computer makes such a loud screeching noise and the answers helped me find out that my hard drive had a bad blockage. How do i unblock or fix this issue?

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If you mean the hard drive has logical errors then running chkdsk/f will fix that. If you mean the hard drive had physical errors, replace the hard drive.

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You're going to have to narrow it down by removing components. Start by removing the hard drive, if the clicking stops then you know that it's a component that needs or uses the operating system. If it stops then put the hard drive back and remove other components, CD drive, keyboard, etc... until you can either locate exactly where it's coming from or it stops. The CD drive could be the culprit, and removing the keyboard will expose some of the inner workings so you can hear it better and possibly find what it is. This isn't a simple fix, it will take a little effort, but I believe you will find the problem, this is the exact same way that I would do it if you were to bring the computer to my shop.

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I think this problem stems further than just a hard drive issue, yes replacing the HDD works.... for awhile but if you leave it on for any lengthy period it will start up again. In My experience it has anyway. I think this may even be a heat issue as well, Im gonna order another hard drive from newegg and this time Ill run speed-fan along with it and see if that will remedy the problem, if it does i will share My experience here.

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