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The hard drive is clicking loudly. It has been doin this for quite some time and my concern is that it is about to crash.

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I had this issue, so I removed drive two and it boots up faster again and the noise is gone. I checked the 40GB Drive I removed and it was going bad. What I did was replaced it with another drive, installed XP on it, and now I can boot from either drive but both are seperate OS's.


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Probably NOT the hard rive. More likely one of the cooling fans has collected a lot of dust and is out of whack. Mine did same. clicking sound especially after 3 -4 minutes after starting. (if it is a hard drive the ckicking will be continuous from mopment of strt up. Also hard drives that click don't last doing it for ANY length of time. If the make that kind of sound they die fast!

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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. DARK

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