WHY DO MY DRIVE MAKE NOISES AND STOP RUNNING IN A CERTAIN SLOT?

Question

I have a computer which I am having hard drive problems with. I have 6 hard drives in the computer and two optical drives. Before I installed the 250gb sata drive, the 30gb drive began making a grinding sound and the computer crashed. I was unable to run windows with that drive running. I unplugged the power from it, and I was able to run windows. So I installed a new 250gb hd. This one, brand new, started doing the same thing. I have a Promise Raid ATA controller, Pomise ATA controller, and an Adaptec SATA controller. The optical drives are running off the mb. I also have a SB Audigy, GF4 video, and network card installed.

Do you have any ideas or sugestions? Any help would be appriciated, Thanks.

Answer

This question was answered on January 14, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

USUALLY A GRINDING HARD DRIVE, MEANS THAT THERE IS EITHER A MECHANICAL FAILURE, OR IS ABOUT TO THE REPLACEMENT HARD DRIVE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED IN TRANSIT, OR INSTALATION SWITCH THE POSITION OF THE DRIVE THE NOISE MAY BE CAUSED BY BEING IN TOO TIGHT OF A SPACE ALSO, IT MAY BE A LONGSHOT, BUT SEE IF THE CABLE IS INSTALLED CORRECTLY

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 14, 2004