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tennisboy

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Hi guys,

I have a Lenovo laptop running windows 7 home premium. Every hour or so it makes a very loud ticking noise, approxiametly 7 ticks. Does anyone know what it is? I went on the geeks to go online chat and was told it could be my hard drive. I was also told to post on the forums to get further assistance!

Thanks guys
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phillpower2

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Hi tennisboy

If you have any important data on the HDD you should back it up right away as what you describe may be the "click of death" which = impending HDD failure.

Once any/all data is secured post back and we can suggest some HDD testing for you to do.
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Hi!
Okay i backed up all my data. What should I do?
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Hi again

Run the HDDs diagnostics tool;
Make sure you select the tool that is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Depending on the program it'll create a bootable floppy or a bootable CD.
If the downloaded file is the .iso type use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn the .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option) and make the CD bootable.

The reason why I suggested you back up your data is because if the HDD is going to fail it may fail while you are testing it and you may lose all of your data.
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