jack_57

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my disk drive hums and sounds like it is straining when I'm on youtube. My hard drive is old. What could be causing this ? How do I fix it? please help
 

bloc97

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Is the humming sound accompanied with ticking sounds?

How long did you have this hard drive?

Is everything loading slower?
Does your computer freeze frequently when you try to open a file?

Try a hard drive stress test to see if it still hums while on stress.
Also you can check AIDA64's Hard Drive SMART monitor tool. It usually tells you if something is wrong with your Hard Drive.

As far as I know, there is no way of fixing a Hard Drive at Home without the risk of destroying it. By opening it, you expose the Hard Drive to dust. Even one single dust can destroy your Hard Drive and render it useless...

-Hope it helps! :)