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DeepAlexander

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#11 11 years ago

"Windows XP Recovery disk" is a way to install Windows, Such CD's are sold at the store's. Using a Dell Recovery disk I was able to install WinXP on a HDD. And assuming from the fact that no more questions was asked, I belive its been sorted out :)




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#12 11 years ago
DeepAlexander"Windows XP Recovery disk" is a way to install Windows, Such CD's are sold at the store's.

Where are these sold? I have never seen one. The only Windows discs sold around here are full retail install versions.

Are you sure the dell recovery CD your talking about is not the actual full Windows install CD that dell ships? The discs i got with my dells are labelded as "Windows Install CD". I think were thinking of different things when you say "recovery cd".




DeepAlexander

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#13 11 years ago
Apollo75;3679746I think were thinking of different things when you say "recovery cd".

Probaly because I use Recovery CD to describe more then one thing sometimes :p Think it was OEM's (Recovery + Sticker), It was aeons ago I actually bought windows, I prefer using Linux.




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#14 11 years ago

Ok, I just put in my new HDD and installed everything. But just a few minutes ago, I heard some clicking noise. It clicks then stops for a few seconds then it continues to click. Now it has stopped and its making a soft, quiet CD run. Whats causing the noise? This HDD is new.




DeepAlexander

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#15 11 years ago

Is it just when you start the computer or does it happen else? It might be that when its starting up it makes a clicking noise because its got a spinning disk inside it...




InfantryDivision

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#16 11 years ago

No, not at start up, just happens randomly especially running a program. I know it has a spinning disk in it...But the noise sounds like the HD is really old or dying. This kind of noise doesnt occur with my previous HD, or any of my other computers HD.




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#17 11 years ago
InfantryDivision;3686976No, not at start up, just happens randomly especially running a program. I know it has a spinning disk in it...But the noise sounds like the HD is really old or dying. This kind of noise doesnt occur with my previous HD, or any of my other computers HD.

I had this same "clicking" problem with a Seagate 250 gig I got from Newegg.com. I found out that in my case, the read arm on the drive was failing to read the discs and thus the drive was performing on it's last legs so to speak. Happily, it was a new install of the drive and I didn't lose and data. But since then I stay away from Seagate and I only purchase WesternDigital drives. I feel this might be your problem as well; a bad drive reading arm.




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