Laptop problems

Discussion in 'hardware' started by mick92z, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. mick92z

    mick92z Registered Member

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    Hi, I am suddenly experiencing massive problems with my laptop.
    It started with boot problems, then serious lagging/freezing. It got better, sometimes able to boot, then sometimes not, then black screens.
    Booted from kaspersky disc to retrieve files. Then managed a proper boot. Now I cannot boot properly from rescue disc,or recovery discs and getting strained clicking noise from hard drive.
    Can I safely assume this a hard drive failure.
    Thank you kindly
     
  2. hmmm

    hmmm Registered Member

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    HI that sounds like the click of Death time to get a new hard drive
     
  3. mick92z

    mick92z Registered Member

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    Thanks. I have recorded the sound and uploaded to this site. I would be grateful if someone could have a listen
    Mind the ads. Cheers


    http://www.filedropper.com/-laptop

    Also would it be possible to use my 3 recovery dvd's on a new hard drive
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    If you get a new drive, then possibly you will be able to clone the old drive from a bootable flash drive or DVD created with the free version EaseUS Disk Copy and end up a with a fully working cloned drive that will boot, as it has the option to continue the clone when it encounters bad sectors on the source drive.
     
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