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So my cousin gave me a HD of his that was full of spyware and some horrible virus, I completely cleared the HD of everything and I was gonna use it to store my work and software on it since its a 120GB drive but for some reason it makes this weird whining sound when the computer boots up.. I dunno what the problem could be i been messing around with everything for about 3 days now I even got another HD from an old computer to plug it in to see if it did the same thing and it does not, so could something have totally went wrong witht he HD?
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Are you sure that HD makes those noises?
Maybe its the cooler or something else


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yeah im sure, because when i take that one out and put in a different one it doesnt make any noise at all.
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Hello this is epic and welcome to G2G!

A whining noise is often a sign that the hard drive is near failure. Backup your data and replace it.
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Based on what you said, it sound like the disk could be close to being toast.

You might check to see if you can get a diagnostic program to test the disk from the manufacturer of the disk. Many companies offer such a program to make it easier to determine what is going on before the person returns the disk, but it helps with disks that are no longer under warranty too.
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