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    HD rattles at shut down.

    Help please.
    At shut down the hd rattles for about three seconds just before complete power off. It doesn't happen every time. It seems to be random.
    Can anyone tell me where to look to identify the problem.
    It is an ZT Systems(Costco) desktop, Processor: AMD A6-3650 APU, Radeon HD graphics, 2.6 GHZ, 8 GB ram, 64 bit, with Win7 SP1 and current today with updates.

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    Use a Hard Disk monitoring program like Crystal Disk Info or another to monitor SMART info and temperatures.
    If your having an issue with a drive you'll want as much advanced notice as possible, especially if the drive is older and or well used.

    Of course too, it could within normal limits for the make/model of drive you have, but I'd also check to ensure that it's casing isn't loose causing vibrations as well.

    Don't forget to get that drive imaged in any event. A full system backup is a good thing to have on hand in the event of total drive failure.
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    It could also be something very simple like a rattly fan that rattles as slowing down. But as Clint says it could also be a failing drive.
    Also check that computer case is sitting firmly on desk surface in case it is that rattling.
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    if it is your HD that's rattling, you need clone it and replace it immediately.

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