Hard Disk "Park Sound" while rebooting / shutting down

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Kartik, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Kartik

    Kartik Guest


    I'm running Vista Business Edition and while my machine reboots or shuts
    down the WD HDD ( SATA RAID 0 ) makes a sound like that of Hard Disk Failure
    or the "disk head park" Though I have no problems so far but this never
    happened with Win XP. I've run all updates and the machine is working
    perfectly fine.

    Any Help much Appreciated


    Kartik, Sep 17, 2007
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    vin Guest

    Hi.. I once replaced the HD on my laptop with a Hitachi back few yrs ago.
    That was my first experience with these clicking noise. I was told it's some
    sort of power saving feature. But the clicking noise made me crazy. There
    used to be a small utility some where on the internet, where u can specify a
    time that the file will write to a zero byte text file, thus prevents the HD
    from parking its head. If u notice, your HD clicks at a certain interval
    when the computer is idle (no user input). Also, you can try going to the
    manufacturer's site and hope there's a firmware update or something. Sadly
    for me, my hitachi broke after 2 months. All the best to u.

    vin, Sep 17, 2007
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  3. Kartik

    vin Guest

    Sry.. I may have misread what u wrote. I thought the clicking noise happens
    frequently, but when i read ur msg again, i found it happens only when u
    shut down. My bad.
    vin, Sep 17, 2007
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    vin Guest

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