Reasons Lead to Hard Drive Clicking Noise
We can make tentative diagnosis of the disk status with S.M.A.R.T information.
What is S.M.A.R.T?
How to Check the S.M.A.R.T information?
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Of course, if bad sectors happen in important place like the 0 cylinder, the starting and ending sector of the partition , disk will make clicking noise as well.
How to Fix Hard Drive Clicking Noise
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Method 1: Fix the disk with built-in disk check software
Disadvantage: Just isolate the bad sector from data reading/writing in instead o fix the bad sector.
Step 1: Press Win + R button and type “diskmgmt.msc” in the pop-up window. Click “OK”.
Step 2: Right click the target partition in the disk and select “Properties” in the menu.
Step 3: Click “Check now” button in “Tools” tab.
Step 4: Remember to check the item “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” in the pop up window if you are using Windows 7/8.
Method 2: Fix the Disk which Create Clicking Noise with Low Level Format Tool
Disadvantage: Low level format will erase all information in the hard disk. Users need to transfer all data in the disk to another disk before hand. Besides, low level format will have negative influence to the life span of the hard drive.
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