Re: Clicking hard disk

Discussion in 'hardware' started by jm0307, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. jm0307

    jm0307 Registered Member

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    Dear members,

    Is a clicking hard drive, which furthermore is not recognized by the system utility, a hardware problem, or could it be a virus?

    I have googled the symptom and have found information which sees this, generally, as a hardware malfunction, but have also encountered info on 'boot disk viruses'. If it is the latter:
    (1) which AVs can be launched from a CD so as to scan the boot sector?
    (2) will this cause problems with the resident AV?

    Thanks and season's greetings,

    jm0307
     
  2. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

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    Personally I have never heard of such a virus that makes your harddrive click.
    Pretty much any AV these days can scan the MBR so you don't really need a bootable AV for that.

    I'd just backup the data and get a new harddrive as quickly as possible. Clicking is never good, and eventually it will start deleting your data and later on die completely.
     
  3. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    'Tis the click of death.

    Backup your data. Get a new HDD or RMA it.
     
  4. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

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    Heed zapjb's advice.
    Back it up NOW b4 it expires altogether.
     
  5. jm0307

    jm0307 Registered Member

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    Greetings,

    Thanks for your replies. May this hard drive rest in peace.

    Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

    jm0307
     
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