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While the defrag program is running, I can hear loud clicking noises.  When I have run defrag on other computers, I don't hear this clicking noise, so I am wondering what it is.
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Some drives access sounds are louder than others. If the machine intermittantly pauses each time you hear a clicking noise than your HDD is probably needing replacement.
If you machine seems to operate happilly then I wouldn't worry about it.

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This is a warning that your drive is failing, I would replace the drive with a new one. Get your data off this drive as soon as possible and have or replace this drive.
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I don't see how the harddrive could possibly fail, because this is a new computer.  I also hear this noise on startup.
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As I say some HDD's click louder than others. However, new machines can sometimes contain faulty HDD's. If it's a new machine it will have a warrenty with it. Just get someone to look at it.

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Hard drives are not supposed to make a lot of noise, they should be pretty quiet as things go.
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I think I will have someone take a look at it.  Hopefully it isn't a bad harddrive. Other than that noise, the computer seems to be running without any problems.
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