Oh geez

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by zeke_mo, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think I may have a problem ahead, sometimes when I am sitting here doing nothing that uses the hard drive on my computer I hear a loud click, sometimes it causes my computer to reboot, is this a hard drive probelm, or do you think it is something else? :confused:
     
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    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It just shutdown after I posted, good timing I guess :-|
     
  3. lol yea good timing... i'd say that it's over-heating but if you say shutdown then i guess not, coz if it over-heats it forces a reboot, check the temperature
     
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    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have two 80mm fans blowing over my two hdd's, so I dont know if heat is an issue, but would that cause it to click so loud?
     
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    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    What is the best way to copy my current drive contents(including windows) to another hdd? I am using MAxBlast3 right now, but I dont know if that will copy all my windows files over so that I can boot off of the second harddrive as if nothing happend.......Will it work?
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You can use xcopy to backup your system to the other drive.

    What operating system are you using, ram, etc?

    That clicking you here could just be the power supply going off/on.
     
  7. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I am using Windows XP Pro, 1GB RAM, Athon 64 3500+, BFG 6800 GT, 2x60GB hdd, Asus A8V Deluxe, Audigy 2, And the PSU is a Antec NeoPower 480, It was a very expensive psu so I am hoping that it is not the problem. Do you have any ideas as to how to test it?
     
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    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    You dont want to use xcopy to backup an os such that it is bootable, you want to aquire yourself a copy of Acronis TrueImage.

    As to testing the psu plug a different one in and se what happens...
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Well I do want use xcopy to back up my operating system. Suggest what you want but don't bag things that work without expanation.