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    i had maxtor HD 250 GB but i tryed to clean my pc i just found out my HD make so much noise and take big time to open

    and there is partion cant open it its partion D

    and the partaion C when i am trying to open it its take long time to open and make alot of noise

    so what the soulation now

    1- do i have to formating the whole HD?

    or

    2- format drive D only

    or

    3- throw that HD in junk

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    i'm gong with option 3 especially if teh noise it's making is clicking sounds.
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    noise as in a stone in a empty tin can hmmm trash time buy another

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    if all data is backed-up try format first, if that doesn't work try deleting and recreating partitions. use full format while formating.

    obviously leave option 3 for the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by supper View Post
    and the partaion C when i am trying to open it its take long time to open and make alot of noise
    Drive is dead.
    Replace.
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    Check if it is still covered by warranty.

    http://support.seagate.com/customer/...validation.jsp
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    If it's loudly clicking and grinding it's just a matter of time before it bits the dust.
    You should start backing up your data ASAP.

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    lol, i've got this 250gb seagate in my rig as i type and have had it for going on 2 years and it has been clicking since the day i took it out of it's box. sometimes mild clicking.. sometimes crazy clicking to the point where i think it's gonna blow up. was too lazy to take it out and wanted to see how long it would last. well, 2 years is pretty long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by supper View Post
    and the partaion C when i am trying to open it its take long time to open and make alot of noise
    Drive is dead.
    Replace.
    hard drives naturally make noise when they're loading information.

    Everyone assumes the drive is dead but going on the given information there's 0 proof.

    Why not try formatting/repartitioning the drive before tossing it?


    2 of my old maxtor drives (in an old computer) make loud grinding noises when they first start up, for about 10 minutes. They've been doing this for years. No problems with them other than the noise although i always used to worry they'd go one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    hard drives naturally make noise when they're loading information.

    Everyone assumes the drive is dead but going on the given information there's 0 proof.

    2 of my old maxtor drives (in an old computer) make loud grinding noises when they first start up, for about 10 minutes. They've been doing this for years. No problems with them other than the noise although i always used to worry they'd go one day.
    Yes, hard drives do naturally make noise but when someone comments that it's making "a lot of noise" my assumption is that the noise is above and beyond the norm.

    There's never any "proof" when diagnosing over the internet so one goes on assumptions and I stand by mine.

    I don't know why anyone would tempt fate when hardware starts to act dodgy.
    Apparently, none of the data on your Maxtors is important enough to worry about, which is fine, but then I have to wonder- why bother carrying it at all?
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