Dell Inspiron N5050 :: Laptop Will Not Boot / Load - Clicking Noise

Dec 10, 2014

I have a Inspirion N5050 laptop. A few weeks ago, it started running slow and Adchoices ads appeared. I removed them. I ran a scan using AVG, which detected nothing. I shut down the laptop as a precaution. Now it will not load Windows. I press the power button, the dell logo appears, then I hear what I think is the hard drive click, then the screen goes dark for a second, then the logo and a click and so on and so on. I am able to get to the menus with f2 and f12, what to do next. Safe mode will not respond ( I cannot get into it).

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Dell Inspiron N5050 :: Little Clicking Sound From Laptop Hard Disc

Feb 26, 2013

I have a Dell Inspiron N5050. The hard disc of the laptop makes little clicking sound, which can be heard only in silence or if you keep it close to your ear, but yeah it makes those sounds continuously.  I bought it last year and I noticed this sound after like 4 months. I have the latest firmware update installed and also checked the hard disc for errors, but that isn't making any effect. It working completely fine. I use it moderately, some Ms office works and a sometimes games too, like about 6 hours a day. No hangs, No high temperature and nothing.

But since I've experienced trouble with the hard disc of a PC (which crashed within days after it started making sounds), i am a little tensed about it. Should i take it to a service center? will a hard disc format be useful. The sound is louder when the device is booting.

I am using windows 7 Home basic SP1 x64, the hard disc is ST 9500325AS 500GB, 2GB RAM.

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The laptop turns on without a problem, and presents me with the Dell loading screen.  The loading bar is present, but nothing is actually 'loading'.  There are two options in the lower right hand corner, "F2 - Setup" and "F12 Boot Options".  If I turn the laptop on and press one of these buttons really quick (within a second), then that option will be highlighted, but nothing more occurs.  I've tried this for both F2 and F12.

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I contacted support and they adviced me to reinstall with win7, but that is no option for me for the moment.

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