09-05-2012 01:10 AM
I recently bought a Satellite P850 and after 30 minutes of use I realized there was a faint clicking noise coming from the left side of the notebook. (Much lighter than a mouse click, but nonetheless noticeable during a youtube video) I also noticed that it would click more when playing videos. This was incredibly annoying and opened up the possibility of a hard drive issue. I have since exchanged the notebook for a new one, but the clicking sound persists even on the new one. I have run HD Tune and there are no error sectors, but the hard drive is slow during benchmarking (low tier hard drive) but both hard drives were slow on the old one as well as this one. I have an old toshiba laptop (overheats), but even the older crippled one doesn't make clicking noises at irregular intervals. I was going to stick through it, but it is getting unbearably annoying when watching movies/videos. Does anyone have the same problem? I doubt two new laptops would have the same problem so my assumption is it has to do with the model. Thanks.
09-05-2012 06:11 AM
I recommend you buy a SSD but try this..
Make sure you check off the box for check for bad sectors.. then restart your computer.. it can take a few hours depending on your drive..
Post the results please..
09-05-2012 07:44 AM
Is the clicking approximately every 10 minutes and coming from the area of the Optical Disk Drive? If so, take a look at THIS Toshiba Knowledge Base article.
09-05-2012 09:19 AM
This happened to me yesterday when I got my new laptop. Thanks God for this lol
09-05-2012 10:50 PM
This is the results of the disk check, it seems there are no problems.
"Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is S3A9943D002.
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
188160 file records processed. File verification completed.
391 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 60 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
248056 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
188160 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 352 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 352 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 352 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
29949 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
36212528 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
188144 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
156070082 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.
717286399 KB total disk space.
92602052 KB in 153747 files.
91868 KB in 29950 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
312147 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
624280332 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
179321599 total allocation units on disk.
156070083 allocation units available on disk.
00 df 02 00 9d cd 02 00 b9 2f 05 00 00 00 00 00 ........./......
7a 01 00 00 3c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 z...<...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts."
09-05-2012 10:52 PM
I disabled the PC Health Monitor and it seemed to be working for a few minutes as there was no sound, but as soon as I opened up a youtube video the clicking noise was back. However, the noise happens quite frequently. (Not in 10 minute intervals, but usually has a 5 sec - 1 min pause intervals)
09-06-2012 03:44 AM
Drive looks fine with chkdsk.. Try this program.. http://www.hdtune.com/ But before that try running windows in safe mode.. press F8.. If this is OS related then its easy to fix.. What other services have you tried to disable besides PC health monitor? Try disabling all non microsoft services in MSCONFIG..