LAST EDITED ON Sep-02-01 AT 04:41 AM (GMT)
Hard Drive Clicking
Old HD would click...shut off (pwr light would stay on). Then
click again and would begin to run.....then repeat the same cycle.
The click sound is like that of a small relay opening or closing.
Removed this HD and reformated it and put it in another machine...
...it worked fine.
Bought a new WD 40gig HD and installed in first computer...same
problem. So this leads me to believe it's not a HD problem.
The first machine (the one with the problem) is one I built. The
mother board is a ECS K7S5A Duron 850Mhz.
The first boot up of the day is always ok.....for up to an hour.
Then the HD begins the "click-shut down" scenario.
Successive attempts to reboot produce varing results. Sometimes
the HD won't be detected at all. Sometimes the boot is normal
until scandisk runs. After about a minute of scandisk the "click-
shutdown" cycle starts...if allowed to continue finally I will get
a blue screen....."unable to write to hard disk".
I checked the CPU temp, startup is 23c and climbs to 34c when the
HD clicking-shutdown cycle starts.