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Old 07-24-2004, 02:55 AM   #1
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Hard Drive Making Too Much Noise!


Hi,

I'm Having a problem with my hard drive...umm after installing SuSE Linux on my hard drive that also contains Xp Home Edition my har drive started making a lot of noise...it never has made this much noise and it's quite annoying...it started right after i installed SuSE 9.1...any help would be appreciated!

*Thx in Advance*
 
Old 07-24-2004, 04:42 AM   #2
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Have you recently changed modded/ upgraded anything inside your case it could just be you've moved something a bit without noticing and its vibrating from a moving part. Whats the spec of your harddrive? Older ones do tend to make more noise from my experience.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:00 AM   #3
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Actually no i haven't added anything else to the computer. This all started right after i installed SuSE. I rebooted into the SuSE OS and all of a sudden my hard drive is making noise. BTW this hard drive is actually quite new i purchased this computer veryu recently so it's quite new.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 08:20 AM   #4
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I'm have had the same type or problem. After starting my computer (dual boot Dell, primary HD WinXP; Secondary HD SUSE 9.1), both HD will start chattering for about a minute, then stop and everything is then ok. This doesn't happen when in XP. No error messages. Now today, it didn't do it.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 09:44 AM   #5
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i jst suggest to repartition your harddrive and just put linux..also i do not suggest suse 9.1 because they cut down a lot of useful packages. try red hat 9..or debian
 
Old 07-24-2004, 10:33 AM   #6
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i think that in linux the harddrive is on (spinning) all the time. in windows it stops when not in use.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 11:33 AM   #7
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Its probably just updatedb running in the background.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 04:56 PM   #8
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It could be the fans. Open up the case and locate the fans. Stop the fans for a few seconds. If the sound goes away, then its the fans. If it is not the fans, I suggest replacing the hard drive.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 10:34 PM   #9
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Quote:
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i jst suggest to repartition your harddrive and just put linux..also i do not suggest suse 9.1 because they cut down a lot of useful packages. try red hat 9..or debian
You are on crack. . . Why in the hell would you plug RH9 over SuSE 9.1? ? ?

Stay away from RH9. If you want to use something like RH9, then use Fedora Core.


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Its probably just updatedb running in the background.
If it only runs for a few min then stops. . . then it might just be this. . . Good call BajaNick.

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It could be the fans. Open up the case and locate the fans. Stop the fans for a few seconds. If the sound goes away, then its the fans. If it is not the fans, I suggest replacing the hard drive.
Don't you think that flat out replacing the hard drive is a bit extreme for a minor noise problem? I mean, I would at least use a drive disk utility from the manufacture to see if the drive is in need of replacing before going out and getting a new one. If it works, why fix it?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 09:42 PM   #10
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do not use fedora core or suse stay with redhat because of its stablitity and the number of packages included with this great os. the only bad thing about red hat is that it is pretty slow when launching gui APPLICATIONS. ANYWAY TRY USING THE COMMAND LINE MORE OFTEN.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 04:07 PM   #11
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Don't you think that flat out replacing the hard drive is a bit extreme for a minor noise problem? I mean, I would at least use a drive disk utility from the manufacture to see if the drive is in need of replacing before going out and getting a new one. If it works, why fix it?
It seems to me you skim the post. I said it could be the fans. First stop each fan until sound goes away. Also the cost of a hard drive that contains all your valuable data is a lot less then replicating the files. Software will not tell you from a good drive to a bad drive and you can make matters worst.

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do not use fedora core or suse stay with redhat because of its stablitity and the number of packages included with this great os. the only bad thing about red hat is that it is pretty slow when launching gui APPLICATIONS. ANYWAY TRY USING THE COMMAND LINE MORE OFTEN.
Every farmer john cousin is using Redhat. I installed Redhat 9 just for fun. It does not come with a lot of software. The CD discs are loaded with pre-compiled kernels that takes up a lot of space on the discs. Mandrake comes with a lot of software and it has about three pre-compile kernels for different setups. Linux is only stable if you set it up properly. The speed of Redhat 9 to other Linux distributions depends on many factors like hard drive speed, hard drive CPU intializing, kernel sysctl settings, etc.. I use IBM hard drives for most of my systems. Yes, they can be noisy when reading and writing but they are very fast and they need very, very little help from the CPU. I never had any hard drive fail because I'm very, very careful while handling and installing them in the computer.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:55 PM   #12
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i truly hate fedora core because it seems like they want u to buy red hat 9 after you find out wat a peice of crap fedora is.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:14 PM   #13
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Most likely you just have a rogue process that keeps the HDD active run "ksysguard" to find out if it is a rogue process and kill off the process that should quiet your HDD down a bit.
 
  


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