CompTIA A+ 220-902 Question B-41

A technician notices that a computer is making a loud clicking noise but continues to run. System speed is barely affected, but they cannot access certain drives. These are the symptoms of which of the following?

A. Failing second hard drive
B. Failing system hard drive
C. Bad CMOS chip
D. Bad CPU fan

Correct Answer: A

There must be a second hard drive that is failing. When you hear clicking noises and the speed of the system is not affected, the second hard drive is failing since the primary hard drive is running the OS and other applications and it is working fine, it means the second hard drive has a problem.