Question about HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook
Generally a ticking sound indicates a faulty hard drive. If you can access your data, i suggest you back up your data as soon as possible.
there are several possibilities that cause the ticking such as:
1.) The clicking sound appears to only occur when the drive is idle. Forcing the drive to be busy silences the ticking while the drive is busy.
2.) repeated attempts to spin up the platters
3.) The ticking sound comes from the hard drive is caused by repeated attempts to find track 0.
if your noise occurs from solution 1, then I would'nt worry about the noise. However if its caused by problem 2 or 3, then I would backup data and purchase a new drive.
Hope this helps!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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i would check the image you have saved before formatting your external drive just to make sure you will have it after a format you will lose all data
if you can see your external hard drive
right click on your external drive select properties tools check now you should check now with two boxes you could tick both boxes automatically fix files and attempt repair bad sectors on your drive
have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any may damage this external drive
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope some of this helps you
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