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    Hdd problem! Pls help!

    by hitman5123 ·

    Hello guys my Name is Alex and i have a big question for you! Recently my pc is going through a strange phase. It all started when I started hearing strange sounds. This sound is a click followed by a prolonged loading effect coming from my HDD. When this happens my disk usage goes up to 100%, all processes with disk usage are 0 and my pc freezes for a few moments. In time I started to receive BSOD and after such a BSOD everything seemed fine. I want to mention that the stop code I received was either Store error or Critical process died. I tried to reinstall windows so even then I had some problems with the sound continuing after installation. The strange fact is that on the boot menu and in the bios setup this sound is not heard and everything seems fine.
    I apologize for my faulty expression, but I hope you can help me.

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      Re: HDD problem

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Hdd problem! Pls help!

      The solution in a case like this is to replace the HDD, preferably by an SSD. If it’s a very big HDD (say, 2TB) and you find a 2 TB SSD too expensive, use a smaller SSD (at least 256 or 512 GB) as c:-drive, combined with a large enough HDD as d:-drive.

      If the disk is so bad that you can’t clone it to the new disk, you’ll have to reinstall Windows and all programs on that new disk.

      If the disk is so bad that you can’t get out all your important data from it even if you put it in an external enclosure or connect as an internal data drive, you’ll have to get some of your data back from your backup.

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      Nod to Kees here.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Hdd problem! Pls help!

      That certainly sounds like a failing HDD.

      STEP 1 is to secure what you can’t lose on backups BEFORE you make ANY repair attempts.

      Here when we get one of these we look to replace the failing HDD with SSD and again a nod to Kees’ fine answer about size and so on.

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