Question about IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook
I have a T30 that is clicking as the drive runs. Not sure what causes the clicking to start ...random mostly. I have Norton and XP using a 4M 1.8 and 512. If the drive is crap .....how do i get my windows and files from one drive to another?
Since this is apparently a hard drive issue, the very first thing to do is to back up all of your data files to a cd, or other media. Anything that you will need to put on a new hard drive.
The easiest way to do this is to create a new folder and name it something like "my backup files". Then go through all of you files and put a copy of anything you want to save in the new folder. After doing all of this housekeeping, just transfer this new folder to your backup media.
The next thing to do is to dig out those recovery disks that may have come with your system (Hopefully!). If not, do some exploring of your system resources to see if you can create a set of recovery disks. Some setups will let you do this.
The good news is that your current hard drive may still run for a long time, even with the clicking sound. The additional good news is that it dies on you, you will have saved all of the necessary files to rebuild a new hard drive, if, or when needed.
To set up a new drive, you will need to reinstall the window os and then your data files can be copied to the new drive.
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
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