-Dell Inspiron 6000 (Laptop)
-Intel Pentium M Processor, 1.60 GHz
-512 MB of RAM
-Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition: Version 2002, SP2
History of Conflicts, Problems
-In Late December 2005, early January 2006, the Computer Crashed (1st Time.)
-We were able to gain access to all of the Data and remove it quickly. We reformatted the Drive using Dell’s “PC Restore feature. At first, the computer didn’t run too quickly but gradually picked up speed. Within a week, it was good as new.
-February 21, 2005
-After attempting to upload a 58mb video file my server (never had any problems before,) I tried once more. During the last upload, I turned on an episode of the X-files using “RealPlayer (some 100mb.)
-After a few minutes, the computer started making weird noises. The first sounded like “clicks. These were followed by a loud buzzing noise, at which point the computer froze while the buzzing noise continued.
-I turned off the computer, and turned it back on. Once it got to the Windows start up screen, it stayed there (loading for 10-20 minutes.) At this point, I restarted the computer again, this time in Safe Mode. I used “System Restore to restore the computer to the day before.
-The “System Restore featured worked fine, such that it was able to start up windows.
-This time, as a way of testing the server, I uploaded an image into my server, and it worked. Then, I tried once more to upload the video file. After two minutes, the computer started to make the “clicking noises, and a little “buzzing as well. In turn, I turned off the upload and the noised disappeared.
There is no spy ware or viruses on this computer. In turn, I am left to assume that this is a “hard drive defect/problem.
Can anyone else offer a Diagnosis as well?