First I'd open the computer and stick my ear next to it to verify it's actually the drive and not a fan or something. If it's the drive, verify you have a current backup and replace it as soon as possible. Disk Doctor and Scandisk will both mark off bad sectors if you do a 'thorough' or 'surface' test. But even if this was the case it would only be another indication the drive needs replacement. At 10:33 AM 7/8/2002, you wrote: >I am using Win98, 128Ram, 333mhz with a 8gig drive. The problem is when I >reboot it takes forever to go through the reboot (about 10min give or take >a minute). Also I hear clicking as its going through reboot. I have ran >Disk Doctor and found no problems. I don't get any errors at all, Just >the clicking when I reboot. I am thinking its bad sectors or >something. Is there any way to fix this? Every so often when I use a >program, I hear that clicking also. I just can't remember which program >it is. I defragged my computer yesterday with no problems. Any help >would be appreciated. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.