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)??