Thread: hard drive?
November 7th, 2003, 09:36 PM #1
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- Jun 2002
- Carol Stream, IL
Hey guys, every morning when i turn my computer on, does POST then theres usually a little pause before it starts XP but these last couple of days, right after it POSTs and before it starts XP, in that little time that it pauses, i hear a CLICK then the whole system restarts. im thinkin its the Hard drive going bad, ive had a WD go bad on me and this is one is a Maxtor
November 7th, 2003, 09:48 PM #2
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- Oct 2001
It certainly could be a drive failing...I have not used WD drives in several years..they had a bad batch of drives and instead of being upfront with their customers that tried to BS their way thru it...they durn near folded. I have used Maxtors ever since...but, yes..Maxtors also fail...as all of them do sometimes.
There is also the possibility that your motherboard has some of those defective capacitors installed..they will keep a board from booting properly...unil they die, and the board no longer boots.. I have never heard of a clicking sound coming from a motherboard with bad caps, however.
November 8th, 2003, 12:29 AM #3
Open the side panel and then boot... use a rolled up piece of construction/stiff paper as a "stethescope" and listen carefully to the HD for that clicking sound. Re bad capacitors, they usually bulge a bit or leak. Inspect your mobo's caps with a strong flashlight and a magnifying glass and look for bulges/leaks."The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; It's just that they know so much that isn't so." -- Ronald Reagan
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