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Hard drive noise
\015 I have a older sony desktop which has a pent.4 with hyperdrive ,only problem is the hyper drive is always on ( it was suppose do this when you run more than one program at a time ( i never do) this thing is driving me nut . i there any thing i can do outside of replacing the computer or the drive thank you\015
I could be wrong but i don't think you can find if it was replaced or not however what you can try to do is clean the inside of the desktop and get rid of all the dust. the dust is what could be the problem. i had a problem like that with one of my desktops turns out it was one of the cooling fans. the cooling fans are very cheap like 3-10 dollars depending on the size. try listening to were the sound is coming from. hope that helped
See if you can disable hyperdrive otherwise you may have to replace the drive it is old after all
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