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Q&A My hard drive is screeching, now what?

My hard drive is making a screeching/scraping/scratching sound. Is this bad? Will it explode? What I do? How do I figure out which hard drive is doing it, if I have multiple?

2 answers  ·  posted 28d ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 27d ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Should I now delete backup files already stored on my SSD C Drive? Should I use free space on SSD C Drive?

On both my desktop and laptop, my Windows 11 C drives are on a 500 GB SSD. My D drives are on a 1 TB HDD. Desktop A Microsoft Support Engineer noticed that I backed up 300 GB of family videos on ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A Why does my external Hard Drive keep squealing?

As soon as I plug in the USB cable to my desktop's USB port, and the external Hard Drive starts spinning, it keeps scritching. Please listen to my audio file. I bought it in 2015, but I plug it i...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by elgonzo‭

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Q&A Is it wise to delete C: (containing Program Files) on an old hard drive, to create space to backup more files?

I'm asking just for Windows. My old laptop died, and I removed its hard drive ("HD"). Now I'm using this as a backup HD. I partitioned it into C and D, because C contains all the "Program Files" an...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vorgon Spacecadet‭