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internal HDD makes weird noise

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 OEM

    internal HDD makes weird noise

    good evening.I just changed my internal HDD last month.the HDD did make a continuous high-pitched noise during Windows 8 installation.but when Windows 8 boots up, the noise dissapear.why this happens? (previous internal HDD didn't have this)lately, the laptop experiences freezes.sometimes it dissapears after forced-reboot (forced-off, then restart)Windows Action Center does ask me to do Driver Repair often.I proceed with the repair, but the freezes still occurs.right now I am doing "chkdsk /f"I am quite worried about the noise it makes.impending HDD failure?thanks!

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Are you sure that is not your DVD Rom that is making the noise? If it is just with the hard drive, then that means the hard drive is on its way to a grave.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,177
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Have you tried Defragmenting (boot and a space consolidation).
    • for space boot defrag open an Admin command prompt and cut and paste
      defrag c: /b /v /u
    • for space consolidation open an Admin command prompt and cut and paste
      defrag c: /x /v /u
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