|Brian Stempin on 14 Nov 2007 16:06:47 -0000|
Usually that sounds indicates that the drive heads are beating against a post. I would immediately back everything up.
If you can prove to HP that the drive is dead, they'll let you just ship back the drive as opposed to shipping the entire laptop. Usually, their diagnosis procedure is to use the HD test utility that is embedded into the BIOS. I would start by using that to see if the drive fails.
On 11/14/07, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
My notebook's harddrive is making a sound like a paddle hitting a ping-pong ball. In my experience, that is a very bad sign. heh However, SMART tests do not show any problem. What are other ways that I could test the drive, or should I just replace it?
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