Beeping/Loud HD Noises/Help!


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 28, 2006
Hi all

I tried searching the site for my problem but did not come across my exact tale of trouble so here goes....just an hour or so ago I was using my G4 powerbook no problem...then it got incredibly slow and I could not force quit...tried to power up again after shut down and got stuck on bootup before OSX launches...tried again and got OSX going but slow as hell...then when I moved the machine a bit and it made a loud beeping noise reminiscent of a was running but the hard drive was making awful noises so I shut down...I haven't dropped or spilled anything on it...any ideas?

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
Adelaide, Australia
I agree that your hard drive might be toast but try running fsck. It might be able to help. :)

Edit: apparently Bill Gates' excellent link goes to a similar process. FWIW, this isn't really checking the SMART status so much as verifying and repairing the drive with the install discs, which is actually far more helpful in this instance. :cool: