Hard drive "sticks?"

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Strangeless, May 24, 2002.

  1. Strangeless

    Strangeless Guest

    I think I might have some physical damage on my HD or something, but occasionally it will make some noise and "stick" until I access it again.

    A worse problem is when I try to delete whatever is using the space that is messed up. Total lockup. Only a hard boot will fix it.

    Any suggestions? any software tools out there to help?
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    by sticking...if you mean you hear a clicking sound...thats not it sticking...thats the Drive head hitting the cage...it is a sign of failure approaching, you 99% of the time can't fix it, so backup your stuff and if your warranty ain't up put a RMA in :)
  4. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    Hate to ask but whats the meaning of the acronym "RMA"? :)
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    If I remember right, it is Return Merchandise Authorization.
    To Return for Repair, Return for Exchange.
  6. Gouk

    Gouk Guest