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Has this ever happened to you?? Answered

I just got a new mobo for my computer and whatnot, so I was reinstalling xp on my 80 gig maxtor. It's all fine, get sp2 installed, all the updates, then I go to restart it for the last updates and it wouldn't boot, it got to the xp is loading screen and then the hd would make a loud clicking sound every 30 seconds, that seemed to click at the same time the hd light flashed, so I know it was the hd. I took it out, and it was HOT, and I was kinda freaking out. I let it sit for a couple hours to cool down, and it works fine, as of now, I'm sitting here looking at the screen. Does maxtor have some kind of heat protection so it prevents the computer from accessing the hd if it's too hot (and causing something to break or warp)??

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. It doesn't sound good. :( . As a rule of thumb when dealing with electrical/electronic parts, if you can hold your hand on it for ten seconds, it's not too hot. Not always good for parts to run that hot, but they can usually handle it. . In my experience, disks that make new noises of any sort are not long for this World. Keep your backups up-to-date and start saving for a new drive.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Well I just reinstalled windows, so there isn't much on here, I'm not tooooo worried, but that would piss me off it it died. I have a couple large heatsinks out of a broken xbox, I might clamp on on there.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

13 years ago

It's called the "Click of Death" , it's a bad thing, from your perspective.