hard disk drive resetting problem

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 29 09:25:29 UTC 2010

On 29 January 2010 04:11, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-01-29 at 03:52 +0000, nepal wrote:
>> On Thursday 28 Jan 2010 23:48:53 Karl Auer wrote:
>> > I have a laptop here (new), and the hard disk is making a faint but
>> > constant buzz.
>> Are you sure that it is the hard disk making the noise?
> No - but I'm 90% sure it's either the drive or the fan. Since it starts
> as soon as the netbook does, I suspect the drive. However, it is
> possible that some other electronics in there is causing the buzz. It is
> definitely not the speakers.

If it is making a buzzing noise at the start of the boot sequence then
it is not software doing things to the drive.  During that phase there
should only be a few clicks at it sets itself up.  If it is the disk
then it suggests a fault, backup immediately if you have not already
done so.  Alternatively as others have suggested, the fan is a good


> Regards, K.
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