When a co-worker steps into another office, the co-worker notices that the computer is making a loud clicking noise and asks about it. The technician is contacted to investigate. Which device should the technician check first?
- hard drive
- internal speaker
- sound card
If a hard drive makes repeated clicking or tapping sounds when the computer is idle, the hard drive is failing. Make a backup and replace the drive as soon as possible. Invalid boot disk errors and files that suddenly will not open are symptoms of hard drive issues.