Question Hdd makes noise and fails to boot os

eclipse99t

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Note: drive is not the original one that came with the laptop , it's a replacement. The laptop is fine , the problem doesnt come from it.

Hello. I have a western digital 120 gb 2.5 inch drive. After successfully installing and running windows 10 i shut down the laptop. Starting it back on made the hdd do some weird noise and failed to read the os saying "no operating system found". After restarting the laptop 6-7 times , eventually it booted normally. Using it afterwards was smooth , no issues whatsoever. Used crystal disk info to check for problems. Absolutely no issue , drive looks to be in pristine conditions.

However now , each time i restart the laptop i gotta try 6 to 7 times until the drive boots into windows.

The drive is brand new only has a few days of life , i could send it back but i paid little for it and apart from this initial issue with the boot , it works fine. I was wondering if i could keep using it or it could break eventually?
 

Ralston18

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Update your post to include full laptop hardware specs.

How full is that 120 GB 2.5 inch drive? (240 GB drives are the minimum recommendation.)

Even though the drive is new it may be faulty in some manner.

How did you install Windows 10 on the new drive?

On the next successful boot look in Reliability History for error codes and warnings that correspond with the boot failures.

Try running Window's built-in troubleshooters. The troubleshooters may find and fix something.

You can also run "sfc /scannow" and "dism" as well.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

https://www.howtogeek.com/222532/how-to-repair-corrupted-windows-system-files-with-the-sfc-and-dism-commands/
 

USAFRet

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2 possibilities:
  1. Faulty or loose connection.
  2. Faulty drive. In the context of a 120GB HDD...there are no "new ones". Might be "new to you", but that size HDD has not been manufactured in several years.
 

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