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Old 03-18-2004, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yeah my hard drive is acting weird, well it first make clicking noises while booting and it will also make a clicking noise freeze then shut down, it will sometimes go to the blue screen (win xp), could this be because of power suply reasons? I have a maxtor 80gb 7200, someone give me some help plz
oh and also I have 300w power supply

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Old 03-18-2004, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your ****ing kiding me ive only had this drive for like a month

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Old 03-18-2004, 07:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a hard drive that ran for about 6 years (see my pc specs post) and when it finally died... it just gave out with no weird clicking sounds or anything. Just poof. Dead. It was a maxtor.

It was overdue though... i had expected it to die on me sooner but kept pushing it. It was always a loud hd though. Even my new one (on this crappy pc) is loud as heck, and its a new wd.
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Old 03-18-2004, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That explains every thing.

Sound like your hard drive is about to die. My last Maxtor did the same thing for about a month before it died.


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Old 03-18-2004, 08:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, my maxtor died without any reason. I hooked up another maxtor and it gave me a fireworks show I will never forget. Also this was all 2 days ago. So I ordered a 120 gig Western Digital. I heard they are flawless.
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I have the same 80gb Maxtor drive I have had it for a little while and it is already finding bad sectors Western digitals are expensive but worth it
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah im sure its the hd, ive replaced the ps and havent had it crash on me yet so i guess that was the problem, ill just wait for it to die now ;o thx for help
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You are taking this pretty good... usually when my hard drives crash.. I am PISSED OFF!!!

I remember one time while I was playing battefield 1942, I was about to snipe some cocky guy talking crap on the server.... and all of a sudden.....C R A S H...

I was PISSED!!

I was a Western Digital 80GB HDD. I went online and got an RMA cause it was still under warranty.
(You should do the same, check to see if its under warrany and get yourself a free replacement).

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