HDD having trouble reading

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Boogie13
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About 1 year and a half ago my Hitachi 320 GB HDD start making noises, common problem. After a while i bought a new Seagate 1 TB HDD and i reformated the Hitachi and it worked very well, until about a mounth ago.
The noises are back and the reading troubles diversified.
About 3 times in a row at booting, after loading the Windows we hould stay with a black screen, making some intense noisen then going to the Welcome screen.
That stoped but now, music and movies stop about 5-15 seconds from time to time as my HDD tries to read them.

I want to know if there is a solution that not involves buying a new one.

And don't recomend to use my Seagate, that had problems since i bought it, few problems with windows and some games really don't worked so i'm obligated to use my Hitachi as Windows and my Seagate as extra storage space.

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eire1274
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Sounds like the head solenoid tracking system is in the final stages of failing. Time to backup all data, and get a new drive.

Nick McDermott

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HDD and trouble means new drives... had 2 hitachi, 1 seagate and 1 Western Digital that had the same problem has yours and they all fail in the next 2-3 months by starting to SMART detect bad and more and more clicking sounds then just don't start or like the western digital, short the PSU (My PC start then shut down in 1 sec cause the HDD short his rail...)

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Hey Boogie13.

When was the last time you defragmented your hard drive? When you do a nice clean format, the heads don't have to move so much to fine all your file parts, but over time file parts get scattered all over your disk drive and the heads need to bounce around like crazy to find them all. Some drives are really noisy doing that.

My guess is that you disk is heavily fragmented and needs a good defrag. If the defrag doesn't help, I will have to go along with the others here and tell you to dust off the wallet and head on over to the hard disk store. Look at the bright side though. $50 (or your equivalent) will buy you a lot more hard disk than it did 1-1/2 years ago.

Mark Baker

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eire1274
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Windows 7 defragments in the background, and Windows core files don't fragment because they are not rewritten to the disk. This doesn't sound like a fragmentation issue.

Nick McDermott