Hard Drive Revving

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ModestCargo, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    About 3 or 4 days ago my hard drive (I think) has started to make a whirring/revving noise at startup. It starts slow, then gets faster and faster until it is like a motorbike maxed out, then the noise just stops and all is silent. Sometimes it takes longer to stop, and sometimes it stops right at the login screen. What could be causing this?

    Maybe it is something else, but the noise seems to be a hard drive sort of noise and is coming from the general area of the hard drive... so what else could it be?
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    possably a fan, when they start to die they make thoes noises, but i would sugest that you do a scan disk on the hdd and there is the possability that the motor in the HDD is dieing and possably is a symtome of a HDD failer
     
  3. My HD has been doing that for the last year, so if its dying its taking its time.:p
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    how old is it?
     
  5. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    About 4 and a half years old...

    God, a HDD failure? I hope not... My dad has thousands of MP3s and i daresay he would be pretty pissed if they got erased.
     
  6. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    back up as fast as u can just incase...or ur gonna get onna them beatinz again lol
     
  7. mine is an old Quantum fireball 20gig drive, over 5 years old now still works though but the revving is loud.
     
  8. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    If your mobo supports it, I would enable SMART in BIOS to help monitor the drive.

    I would get another drive though, a 40gig is pretty cheap these days and comes in handy for backups and such. At least you would still have your files if something happened to your current drive...
     
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    last time mine started doing that, i took the CD ROM out i forgot about. :D
     
  10. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

    yeah i had this problem with my old computer b4, kicking and banging it does the trick.

    maybe u should check if all ur hardware are screw on nice and good, sometime vibrating makes those loud sounds.

    ok!
     
  11. scriptasylum

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    Hope your solution is not the way to fix this if the revving has been happening for a long time. You would think they would replace or change their CD once in a while. :)