Help with Hard drive on windows 10

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    windows 10 home 64 bit

    Help with Hard drive on windows 10

    Hi all wondering if anyone can help.... I have a laptop running windows 10 Home 64 bit, (updated regularly) it has a ssd as main hard drive and a 1tb western digital back up drive (D) the backup drive has nothing on it at all yet continues to spin up and make a noise.... I have changed the drive and it still continues to spin up randomly and click...anyone know how I can stop this issue this only started recently.
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    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint

    The "click" in an HDD [spinner] usually signifies a hardware issue which ends up having to be replaced. Is the HDD internal or an External USB or eSATA drive?
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  3. Posts : 3
    windows 10 home 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    The HDD is a new sata internal one, the old one was replaced with the new one but the new one is doing exactly as the old one did i.e intermittently running as if its been accessed but there is nothing at all on the new drive
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    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H2 19044.1526

    Check all cables replace if you can. Make sure they are seated firmly and no bent connections or dust in
    them and the HDD connectors are clean.
    Open Bios and check if the drive is there and is the right capacity and that your motherboard supports it.

    Fill out the Computer section of your profile as this will help others to help you.
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  5. Posts : 3
    windows 10 home 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    No issues with the hardwear, im thinking its a windows problem
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