having a lil' problem with my laptop that i'm using now (not that knowing that helps), when i turn it on it makes a squealing noise or a scratching kind of sound.
It started a few days ago, a whack would stop it, but now its pretty difficult to stop it, i've tried smacking it, turning it, shaking it etc. When it doesn't stop making those noises, it won't boot up the OS, goes to one of those dos like screens, something about MBA configuration, crtl+alt+del, stuff like that.
Would you think this is a hard drive problem?
I'm busy looking to replace the hard drive, but looking for an external 2.5" hard drive, that has a pata interface, this way i'd get a hard drive enclosure and a hard drive. However, I am having trouble find one that doesn't has a sata interface.
Anyone know of one?
EDIT:i am planning to put that hard drive into my laptop, and put the laptop one into the hard drive enclosure.