Well, my HD has been making some weird noises... i cant tell if its the sound of grinding or if its the platter arm bouncing/getting caught somewhere...
The thing is, my hard drive works perfectly up to that point, and my computer only seems to do it under high stress for a long ammount of time. (as if the computer heating up might make a difference?) Ill be running a system-wide virus scan from Panda Antivirus Platinum, and at some random point it starts. This doesnt happen all the time it could happen at any time, like maybe installing a game after my computer has been on all day.
Its like a "(click, click.....................bwaAaaaaAAAAAAaaAAAAa)"
Not quite grinding its hard to explain
The drive's a Seagate 30gb.
1. My $chitty power supply (a Deer
300w) at some point has trouble powering the drive, like maybe a jump in voltage... the the drive's internal parts would not be where the drive thinks they are, or maybe a lower voltage would cause things that are normally synchronized to get out of wack...
2. My ECS mobo installed in that particular system?
3. Could the drive be heating up too much? How could i test this?
Well anyways, if it starts to happen i have to completely turn the system off, as "restarting" via the button in the front doent acutally restart everything, and the problem would still occour.
Even after turning it completely off, i have to let it sit for about an hour before i can load windows without it doing it again. This is why i was thinking it was a heat issue
after i do a proper restart, it works fine.
Maybe the drive's just F***ed. I just doubt it at the moment. its too intermittent