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Hard disk problem

My hard disk is making sound like a rat do.. (chi-chi)

& on heavy load my pc gets off directly..

what to do?

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If the sound is a new sound, I'd suggest getting a new HDD. It could be a sign of impending failure. Hard drives cannot be repaired.

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Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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