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Kenzie09

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For some reason lately, I believe my hard drive has been clicking on my
HP lap top. It didn't start until recently and my lap top is in GREAT
condition (never dropped, etc). Not only has it been clicking, but my computer
has been freezing, CONSTANTLY. I have been running AVG, SuperAntiSpyware, CC-Cleaner,
Disk Cleanup- all hoping to stop this freezing. Is there anything I could do to
fix this? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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For some reason lately, I believe my hard drive has been clicking on my
HP lap top. It didn't start until recently and my lap top is in GREAT
condition (never dropped, etc). Not only has it been clicking, but my computer
has been freezing, CONSTANTLY. I have been running AVG, SuperAntiSpyware, CC-Cleaner,
Disk Cleanup- all hoping to stop this freezing. Is there anything I could do to
fix this? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Kenzie


I have learned that clicking is a sign to get the data off the drive before it comes to it's death...

I can't say there's much you can do besides getting a new drive... because clicking to me is a sign of death.
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wannabe1

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Hello Kenzie09...

Anytime a hard drive makes noise, it's not a good thing. The ticking you hear (commonly called "the tick of death"), when combined with the freezing, would be indicative of a failing hard drive.

If you haven't already, I would highly recommend that you back up your files, make sure you have your recovery disk(s) handy, and prepare for a hard drive replacement. :)

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Kenzie09

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how does this happen? I've had my computer for less than a year.
And like I said, I have never dropped it or anything. =[
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how does this happen? I've had my computer for less than a year.
And like I said, I have never dropped it or anything. =[


A lot of drives have a decent lifespan, but not all drives to from my experience. I know HP is pretty bad about installing Hitachi Travelstar's in the laptops and Hitachi Deskstar's in the desktops..

I haven't seen those last more than a year.

I've had good reliability with Seagate and Western Digital (WD) drives.
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If the computer is less than a year old, it may be under warranty. You might want to check with HP and see what your options are.
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I am right now, I'm very frustrated :] I'm doing the active chat with someone.
I looked on the bottom of my lap top and it says 'Warranty: 1 year' so hopefully
it gets fixed. Thank you again for telling me what was wrong with it, and the proper
actions to be taking. After you said to back up my file, I put my pictures and school
work on DropBox.

Thanks Again.
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