of Hard drives and men.
Hello all, I once again come to you with a problem. Over the past few days I've been struggling with my computer a bit (partly due to a POS motherboard). Anyhow, the other day I returned from college to find that my computer had shut down in the middle of downloading something. I was perplexed and assumed it must have been a heat based thing. Checking temperatures (even during a Prime95 torture test) and they seem to be running fine, under 45 at all times, even under heavy load (25 - 30 on idle).
Last night my computer shut down once again. Now I'm wondering whether it could be the hard drive starting to go bad. I ran a windows disk check this morning which took about 40mins, but that threw up no errors.
So I ask you this, could a disk thats going bad cause a system to shut down (and bear in mind, the 'suspect' disk is indeed the drive that I run XP on) ? The reason for my suspicions that it is dying is the strange 'electrical clicking' sounds its been emitting lately, and the slightly louder than usual start up 'whir'.
AMD 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2ghz
2048mb Corsair PC3200 RAM (2x1gb)
WinFast NF4SK8AA Motherboard
660GB HDD Capacity (3xHDD)
600w Enermax PSU
eVga 8800 GTS 320mb