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Old 03-02-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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Computer, Dell XPS Pentium 4, 3.40 GHZ, 1024 Ram XP OP. 250 Gig HD. 2 years old.
Problem, once in a while I hear a steading clicking sound coming from the tower, about 2 times per second, and sometimes lasts fanywhere from 2 seconds to 20 seconds. When this happens the PC freezes up and I have to wait for the sound to stop before the pc unfreezes. It happens more when the pc has been on for awhile and the sound seems to be coming from the hard drive. I presently have approximatly 10 Gigs stored on the 250 Gig hard drive and this is the most I've ever had on it. Once it has lasted more then 20 second and I decided to shut down and reboot.

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Hard Drive is Dieing :(
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Hard Drive is Dieing :(
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And I hardly used it to it'* potential...................NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO.


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yup i hate to say it, but thats really the only thing buy how you described it that can make that sound. :(

so yea... BACK STUFF UP!

And then RMA it
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yup i hate to say it, but thats really the only thing buy how you described it that can make that sound. :(

so yea... BACK STUFF UP!

And then RMA it
What'* RMA? Is that reformate it?
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RMA -Return Merchandise Authorization

If its under warranty still.
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If its under warranty still.
I have no idea how much warranty there is on a Dell Computer. Dell is the only computers I've ever owned, but I've never had to use the warranty. I believe the PC is 2 years 3 months old.
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take the Hard drive out and goto the Manufacture website and Check the SN#
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Call Dell, and give them your Serial number, they will check to see if you are under warrenty, if so, they will give you a location of the nearest Dell repair center, and you can have it fixed there.
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Or post your Service Tag here and i can Check it for ya
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