I have a customer who's dell dimension computer's hardrive failed. Obvious constant clicking. I replaced the hardrive and reinstalled the OS Windows XP Pro. Customer had the computer back only a week with the same issue a second time.
I then rebuilt another newer Dell Dimension for the customer and put another new hardrive in the computer. I ran the computer at my shop for over a week to make sure things looked ok. I gave the computer back to the customer who has been using it on and off for over a week and then called and said the computer came up with the keyboard not found error.
I went to the customers house and booted the computer. Keyboard was found but the computer would not finish booting.
When I went into the bios, no hardrive was found. I opened the computer and sure enough the hardrive was clicking like it was dead again. Double checked all connections, tried to boot again and nothing. Dead drive again.
My question is this. Could all of this be happening because of a power issue at the customers site?