The last of couple of days, my computer will start making a noise, sort of a rough vibration sort of noise.
At first I thought cooling fan, but it is running, isn't loose or anything, appears to be smooth. But when I place my hand on the backside of the hard drive, there is some vibration there. When the noise starts, the "hard drive" light on the front of the puter will go ballistic for a few seconds also, blinking rapidly. The light will soon calm down but the noise will continue. Only thing that stops the noise is to smack the case hard on the top. I know that sounds funny.
Puter runs fine otherwise. It is about 2 years old, a Dell refurb.
Is my hard drive about to go, or do I have another problem?
(yes, I've already backed up pics, documents, anything I wouldn't want to lose.)
Dell Dimension 2400
Pent. 4 - 2.8ghz
80 GB IDE\DiskST380011A
Thanks for any replies.