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Old 07-28-2007, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My laptop just crashed. I have no idea why. I was just going through random sites (nothing potentially dangerous), and on AIM. What I'm assuming was my HD just started making a clicking noise, and the laptop immediately froze. I shut down (by holding the power button) and rebooted... only to be received again by that clicking noise on the HP startup screen. After that, I got an error message of "Err1Err3". Hitting any key added to that "Operating System not found".

My only guess it that my HD died, or something like that. The laptop was not overheated, nor did I ever let it get remotely hot enough for that to be a problem. The laptop is also only around two months old.

HP Pavilion dv9000z series
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Help. Please.
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Clicking noise from HD = DEATH
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Clicking noise from HD = DEATH
Umm... second opinion? Please?
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Umm... second opinion? Please?
Mine's isn't good enough?
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Mine's isn't good enough?
I don't like your opinion... it hurts me. =(
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I don't like your opinion... it hurts me. =(
This is why you back up often. The truth hurts man, and I feel you.
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Clicking noise from the hd means it is dead about 90% of the time. Sorry man. You have a warranty? It should be covered.
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Western Digital Scorpio 120GB 5400 8MB 2.5-in OEM Mobile Hard Drive WD1200VE at TigerDirect.com

Sorry Dude,

If its under warranty, send it back...if not...you'll just need to buy a new HD and face the data loss...
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well... here's a 4th opinion


It's dead. lol, sorry dude
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yep I had this same situation occur for me, unfortunately what they're saying is true.....dead
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