Harddrive Noise...Please Help!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by hawk, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. hawk

    hawk Guest

    Recently, one or both of my harddrives I am not sure which, has been making noise. It is kind of like a whir, then a pause, then another whir, and so on for a short while. It will then stop for awhile, then start up again for no apparent reason. I then decided to shutdown my computer and see if that helped. Well, when WindowsXP was loading, nothing appeared on my screen and turned it off completely. Then I booted into safemode successfully and then I tried getting back into Windows and here I am. Now, one, I would like to know if anyone knows why this is happening and if I should be prepared for complete harddrive failure anytime soon. And two, I cannot seem to locate Scandisk in my start menu, and I don't see it in my Win dir but it might be there somewhere. Can someone point me in the right direction please? Thanks so much.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yep that sounds like a death scream. Make a backup ASAP.

    Scandisk isn't in XP as far as I know. Open up the console and run:
    sfc /SCANNOW
    or
    chkdsk /F

    Run both to make sure.