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Old 03-10-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
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Inspiron 1100 HD Squeak problem in Fedora

I'm relatively new to the linux world, but in the time I have used it, I have grown to adore it. I've noticed a bit of a problem on my inspiron though. There is a squeak from the Hard disk that is just barely audible rougly once every second or so. The computer didn't do this in XP home edition, or strangly enough when I am logged in as root. In fact the only time it does do it is when I am logged in as a standard user. While this is a mild annoyance (you don't notice it if the television or radio is on because it is so faint...) I am concerned that it may damage the harddrive in the longrun, and am curious what would cause it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Old 03-10-2004, 01:22 AM   #2
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squeking is definitely bad for the hard drive. While I don't know how to help you on the squeking you do need to figure it out.
Old 03-10-2004, 09:41 PM   #3
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I to notice it sometimes except mine is only every couple of minutes and its with certain kernels that are running. Like when i installed kernel 2.6.2 it did it but not with 2.6.3 . I have a Inspiron 2650 . Anytime I have a generic kernel it does it , so i think it has something to do with one of the modules that are in the IDE/atapi section cause with my kernel 2.6.3 i disengaged anything that didnt have to do with my laptop. So give that a shot.


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