First post, by Almoststew1990
When I turn on my PC the HDD does a small clunk followed by the normal quiet background hum whirs of the drive.
However it has also started doing it in Windows (98se). It will be whirring normally and then stop and immediately clunk and start whirring again. Almost as if it has been restarted. The PC froze for 5-10 seconds when this happened (not unexpected as I was navigating some folders on the drive at the time).
However it then started doing it continuously when trying to launch the Descent 3 first run set up tool. It is also doing it upon a restart.
I don't think it is a power saving setting as it is doing it continuously
I don't think it is a power supply thing as it is newish although I'll swap around the CD and HDDs molex connectors to see if that sorts it out.
So lastly... Is my drive dead?
It's a p3 450 undercooked to 300MHz with a TnT2 and 128mb of Ram.
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