Re: still hearing whistling noise in harddrive. IDE controller iss
You might also try booting off a "Live CD" (Ubuntu Linux?) and see (or
"hear") whether the problem persists or not.
A few days after install Vista should stop messing up with the disc (it uses
it very intensively for file indexing).
> GT wrote:
> > P4 2.8ghz HT, 1.5gb, 160GB 7200rpm, Ati Radeon 9550.
> > still hearing whistling noise in seagate harddrive. IDE controller included
> > in Vista might be the issue or a services that is causing this. can't seem to
> > solve it but all i can do to make it go away is to put computer to sleep for
> > a second and then wake it up and noise is gone.
> Well, no one else is willing to look stupid, so it's my turn.
> Whenever I hear intermittent high-pitched noises from one of my machines
> it always turns out to be a fan whose bearings are wearing out. I've
> started buying replacement fans like beer: by the six-pack.
> If the disk is *truly* the source of this noise, my solution would be to
> replace it immediately -- under warranty if possible.
> Have you tried using a piece of rubber hose or plastic tubing as a
> stethoscope? Hold one end to your ear and point the other end around
> the computer case until the noise is loudest.