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Hi everyone.

I own a Toshiba Satellite 4090CDS with windows 98 se installed on it. Well the other day i ran scandisk from ms-dos with surface scan. On the surface scan at around 26% through the process the computer locks up and the hard drive starts an unhealthy clicking noise. Does anyone know what to do?

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Clicking noises form a hard drive are NEVER good....chances are good that your hard drive is about to fail.

BACK UP YOUR DATA!! You may only get a small window to extract data before it takes a dump on you. Every time you reboot the machine, the chances of failure increase.

I would plan on getting a new hard drive and reinstalling Windows98.

Given that it's an older machine, your money may be better spent towards a newer/refurbished computer.
 
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