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My new Dell is doing what a lot of others say, it makes a

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My new Dell is doing what a lot of others say, it makes a grinding noise at start up and sounds like the hard drive is going, but boots on ok afterwards
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: Just started, but the laptop is only about a month old
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your laptop, and what operating system are you running?
Customer: inspiron 15 and windows 10
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: full diagnostic on the hard drive and checks out fine
JA: The computer expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Computer Hardware
Expert:  michelleclive replied 4 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be the expert working with you today to help and resolve the problem you have posted.

I am sorry to know that you are facing problem with your computer. Grinding noise from hard drive means it can crash anytime. This happens normally with new computers when the computer is not handled carefully in transit. Backup your data if you have anything important in an external usb drive.

As your computer is under warranty you can get it changed by calling Dell support.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi, that's what I figured oh well, thanks anyway
Expert:  michelleclive replied 4 months ago.

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