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Replying to I Hear A Sound Inside My System Unit.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:26 AM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 10:36 PM
I too have had this since the time I brought my PC. I have a seagate hdd. They are a little noisy. For me this is not just for FF. Other big applications too generate that sound. You must have added quiet a lot of extensions to your FF. ;-)..............
But if this is a problem that has suddenly cropped up, and your hdd is more than 3 yrs old, there is a chance that its dying. HDDs are very cheap nowadays, so think of upgrading.
Latest Seagates are much quieter. They run on fluid bearings rather than the balls of olden days!
Samsung drives too make some noise.
My Hitachi 2.5" drive too makes noise.................
I am yet to find a hdd that is really quiet!!!!!!!!!
Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:51 PM
i also have this problem in my harddisk sometimes when i turn on my computer it didnt detect my harddisk and it say please check a proper device something like that.
Did you heard that sound before this or it just happen lately? From what you mentioned, it seems like chances are your hard disk is dying. Anyway, you should also check the fan and screw like others have mentioned above, just to be sure
Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:07 PM
Also, check if there are any CDs in the drive that may be reading by Windows. Does the sound occur only when you use Firefox, or does it occur with any other software?
Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:32 PM
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:08 AM
plus i turn indexing off to save some hdd activity
Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:44 AM
If that's the case your hard disk has one or more bad sectors. The clicking sound is from the hard disk head reseting to home position because it fail to read the data at that particular sectors.
So, you better backup all your important data, then if the hard disk or computer still under warranty, send it. If not, get a new hard disk and replace it. You can use checkdisk or scandisk to fix the bad sector, but before you do so, you should backup first. Usually after fixing, it got worse. And fixing it doesn't mean it won't come again, it just mark that portion as bad, so it won't look at that location again, but it tends to propagate. Best solution is to change it.