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Makes a constant klicking noise from the dard drive

After launching software such as ie or accessing my flash drive, my computer makes a constant clicking noise that sounds like a roulet wheel turning (with the clicking sound). this sound continues until I turn the computer off.

The first HP tech I spoke with had me perform aome kind of test of the hard drive. The test froze at 46% on two tries. He said the hard drive was failing. I sent it in to HP on three separate occasions after that. Each time it came back, the problem was still there. The computer was only 3 months old when the problem first occured.

The problem is still not fixed.

Can you help?

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    Sedric Taylor May 11, 2010

    Is the clicking noise constant or does it click a couple of times, pause, click a couple of times?

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Sounds to me like they are either not fixing the problem correctly or HP is putting refurbished hard drives in the laptop (they are hard drives that are fixing by technicians but may not go thru through testing for long periods of time).

Best thing to do is leave your laptop on and where your hard drive is located on the bottom of the laptop listen in that area when the clicking sounds come on and if the sounds are in the location where the hard drive is at then you know the hard drive is bad.

I've sent in several CSO's (computers that HP requires that we send in to them) to HP and they don't always fix the problems so don't be surprised.

The problem could also be the dvd drive if it is running intermittenly as well and you would have to stick your ear up to it to verify that as well.

I feel the hard drive put in there is bad. Call back HP and request that since you have already sent it in 3 times to them and it has come back with the same problem each time, that you want a brand new hard drive put in there this time (and not refurbished). This will make sure they annotate it in your account and maybe they will actually fix it right this time. Better to try that then nothing.


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Your FAT (file alocation table) (the menu) of your hard drive is bad; try a recovery program on your hard drive manufacturer's website

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