Originally posted by chadley
I maybe wrong but a 'clicking' HD usually means that that part of ur drive is dead. Bad sectors!
When it 'clicks' does ur PC 'hang' aswell, then crash?
Its because windows is trying to run something that is installed over the bad sectors.
Defragging ur drive will cure it as a temp measure cos windows will move any files away from the bad sectors but when u install something else u'll probably do it over the bad sectors again and the problem will return!
My advice would be to backup and get a new HD before u loose something important.
Or get a new drive and use this one as a slave to and transfer everything across.
i do not agree...bad sectors won't cause your HD to click
I have lots of bad sectors, and windows does not allocate them and it never clicked
clicking is far more serious
and if running something that's in a bad sector would cause it to click, defragging would cause it to click as well (i think)
when this happend to my old WD hd it clicked a lot and somtimes it hung for a few seconds...a few months later it died
(please correct me if anything is wrong)