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tsunami_jp
06-25-2002, 12:04 PM
i got a 80G 7200rpm wd hdd, when i was on my PC the wd hdd will have a clicking sound(only when startup) after that all is working fine........

do ur guys out there having a same problem also..?

FLaCo
06-25-2002, 12:11 PM
I don't have that clicking sound just that light spin sound...yet i don't have a 80 only 40's but that is weird...just to ask is it the WDspecial edition drive? I don't think it should make that sound ...last time i heard that sound it was a broken HD in a laptop...sOoOo...it could be about to bust on you...but before making any assumtions see if any of the other guys have seen this happen...: peace2: Hopefully its nothing...

Mr. C
06-25-2002, 12:15 PM
Don't know, but for safeties sake, get your goodies all backed up. If you have any warranty period left, contact WD and see what they have to say about it.

Wiggo
06-25-2002, 12:26 PM
WD also has a good diagnostic software on their site that will test the drive and give a report on any probs. :smokin:
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Mr. C
06-25-2002, 12:32 PM
I haven't looked lately, do they have one for XP systems now? Previously the DataLifeguard ran under DOS.

Just thinking out loud, in case he has XP:angel:

fragman
06-25-2002, 12:38 PM
The "click of death" as I like to call it is often a sign of impending drive failure. I have seen drives do it once and live happily ever after, but I wouldn't count on it.

Wiggo
06-25-2002, 12:47 PM
Mr. C[/size]]
I haven't looked lately, do they have one for XP systems now? Previously the DataLifeguard ran under DOS.

Just thinking out loud, in case he has XP:angel:
Last time I ran it was off a bootable floppy. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer:

Mr.Tweak
06-25-2002, 12:49 PM
The "click of death" as I like to call it is often a sign of impending drive failure. I have seen drives do it once and live happily ever after, but I wouldn't count on it.

Yes - Thankyou IBM! :angryfire

fragman
06-25-2002, 01:02 PM
Yes - Thankyou IBM! :angryfire

Yep the one I've seen keep going is my 40gig 60GXP. it does it about once a month off a cold boot.

Mr.Tweak
06-25-2002, 01:14 PM
My 60gb 60GXP died a few months ago along with 3 years of backups.

SegiY
06-25-2002, 01:51 PM
My girl friend maxtor (her's not mine) was doing it for a week last week and then stopped, apparentlly it's done it before as well.
I told her to start saving her money, because all the other drives i have seen do that were either dead or dying

aznx
06-26-2002, 08:12 AM
back up fast before you lose everything, i lost my 30 gig wd hd due to clicking =\