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Toshiba Satellite P75-A720 started to produce clicking / popping noise

Q: Toshiba Satellite P75-A720 started to produce clicking / popping noise

Computer was working perfectly and from one shot down to the next turn on it started to produce a clicking/popping noise and the screen was black for about 2 minutes before the log-in screen appeared. I have windows 10 to the latest upgrades.
Can you help with this issue? it seems that everytime it gets longer to have the log-in screen to come in.

Julio Gonzalez

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A (Windows 7 Home Premium). It was bought brand new around 3 weeks ago. I've noticed that, besides the fan noise, the bottom of the laptop makes a clicking or buzzing noise. The laptop has blue screened twice, something about memory dump or management. I don't really mind the noise, I just want to make sure there's nothing wrong with the laptop's hardware.

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!

A:Clicking noise from new Toshiba Satellite laptop?

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I am getting a clicking noise, but it is purely audio based, I have razer kraken pro 7.1's, and a stereo with a headphone jack conector and the harman Kardon speakers that came on my laptop. No matter which audio out put I choose, it still makes this almost metronome clicking.
I checked a lot of different settings, but cant find anything wrong?
Does anyone have any ideas what it is?
Please let me know if you have had or are having a similar problem.


A:My Toshiba is making a clicking noise through audio out put

Could be a failing hard drive...

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Hi Everyone,This is the first time I am posting in this forum. I think I am infected with something. I don't know how I got it and I don't know how to remove it. It keeps playing random clicks, the same ones that play when a link is clicked in a browser. Sometimes, ad audio plays in the background especially the one saying "Congratulations, you've won!". The laptop is running really slow as well especially while browsing the web. I ran DDS.scr and got the two text files. I tried running gmer.exe as instructed in the steps but after it would finish scanning and I would try to save the report the computer would hang and I would have to manually restart, so I don't have that report. Here are the rest of the reports, thank you to anyone who can help me. I would really appreciate it!DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by mk7 at 23:19:25.32 on Sun 08/01/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1280 [GMT -5:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:&... Read more

A:Infected with random ad audio sounds and clicking noise, Microsoft Phishing Filter keeps popping up

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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I find the clicking noise of the mouse left and right key irritates people near me when working in quiet environment. Is there a way yo silence it?

A:Satellite R - Disabling the clicking noise of mouse

Hi severad,

I don?t know what notebook model have but there is no way to silence the touchpad buttons but I?m wondering why you find them to loud.

But what you can do is the tapping function of touchpad instead touchpad buttons. Check control panel > Mouse > Advanced > Advanced features if it?s enabled and how to use it.

Here is also a thread that could be useful for you:

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Currently having probelms with my comp.
installed mcaffes onto system and then since then ethernet is not detected and right clicking mouse menu keeps popping up.
i have reformatted 6 times , got rid of mcaffes and cleaned the whole thing up with trojan, vrius hunting software galore. ive utilised the fromat disc that cam ewith the computer

when plugging the mouse in, windows gets hid drivers from its system to run it.

the computer will go good as gold for 1 day then the menu that pops up when you right click the mouse will steadily just appear all the time.

i would appreciate some help as i am getting quite frustrated as is my wife who sees my "muttering" at the thing

A:hardware conflict?: satellite toshiba 50 menu popping up

Go to Toshiba's support website and download and install all the updated drivers including the pointing device drivers... If you used a driver CD that came with the laptop, the drivers are probably very old

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this has been a problem for about a month now, but I've finally had it.

whenever I open a folder, click something on the internet, open a document or program, etc., (anything directly related to windows, firefox is not affected and clicking in games doesnt result in the sound) I hear a small, quick "popping" or "clicking" sound.

it will sound even if i'm listening to music on my computer, which makes it especially annoying if I'm surfing as well as listening to music since the song is interupted whenever I click on something.

I've looked through my audio settings/sound settings and I can't seem to find anything that would be doing this. is this a spyware thing? i've run all of the tests I can and they havent turned up anything (I use Norton Internet Security 2007, HitmanPro, Spybot, Ad-aware, System Mechanic Pro 6)

Let me know if I'm maybe overlooking something! This is really annoying!

A:"clicking/popping" noise when I click on certain things

In Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices Properties > Sounds tab, under Program events scroll down to Start Navigation. In the Sounds window choose [None] then click Apply.

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I've only noticed today that when I turn up my laptop's volume up to about 28 (even with headphones in), there's this high pitch noise that comes from the speakers. And I'm sure it's the speakers and not anything else.
But the sound is sort of that real ear-killing noise so I can't listen to it for long. It even sometimes sounds like thousands of crickets - a complete nightmare

But with my volume at any level below 28 I can listen to whatever through headphones without the sound bothering me.

Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? I do know a thing or two about computers but nothing about anything extremely technical and I'm not sure if I want to take it apart, unless I really have to.

If you could help me it would be appreciated!

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Hi All, this is not a support request, but a record of poor craftsmanship on Toshiba's side. Maybe it will help someone NOT TO BUY their machines. I have a Satellite P55W-B5224 and the fan is making horrible noise every time I start a program or do anything that raises CPU usage even slightly. I believe Toshiba is doing a crappy job designing computers or maybe they use poor quality parts. In my case, the fan started rattling horribly after a year or so. Recently I bought a replacement fan on eBay, but that didn't last a month. What I discovered replacing the fan is that it's very flimsy and the design is really stupid. They should know better. I don't know what to suggest if you have one of these bad PCs. You'd have to replace the fan, but if you can get a different computer that would probably be a better solution, because, like I said - it will keep happening over and over again. My PC is 3 years old and if I sell it now I will lose a lot of it's value (unlike Mac laptops). So, I'm kind of stuck with it. But if I get more money I will sell it anyway and get something else that doesn't have this stupid fan problem. All the best.

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win 7 pc getting back screen, shuts down, printer prints without being directed to.

I tried to follow initial directions but dds.txt won't show up on desktop.
Should I post other logs or should I trouble shoot dds.txt first?

A:Can't produce dds log to get started; malware present

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If you can't get FRST logs with the following instructions, let me know and we will use the Recovery Environment to get the logs.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system.
If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Make sure the Addition.txt button is ticked.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466936 MB, Free - 237675 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A78LT-M-LE
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

I have a problem that arose a few months back but I had just brushed off as faulty speakers. They had started crackling and popping a lot, often in response to any activity the computer was doing (opening a file for example would induce a sudden frenzy of unintelligible noise from the speakers). When I got the speakers replaced the problem didn't go away, leading me to conclude that the problem lies with my computer instead. The sound doesn't happen all the time. There can be complete silence for ages, then I open chrome or run a game and the speakers make a 'pop' and suddenly start making noise that doesn't stop until I unplug and plug back in. Then it'll be gone for a little while but comes back regularly. Sound quality for videos and games is still good.

The first thing I tried was plugging into the front of the computer instead of the back which actually doesn't do anything, it might be for headphones only because it has a little headphones symbol next to it. However a little window comes ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 - Any speakers I use produce crackling/popping sounds

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Hi guys!

So, my computer was working normally and then it froze in the middle of my game and the speakers produced a loud buzzing noise.

I restarted my computer by pressing the holding the power button, but it wouldn't load all the way. Sometimes it would freeze during the windows loading icon, sometimes it's just a black screen, sometimes I'm able to sign onto my account but freezes again.

I performed a system repair and a scan; scan showed no corrupt files.

The only thing I did recently was replacing my heat sink and fan.

I have no idea what to do or how to go about this situation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

My computer is a:
HP Pavilion p7-1074
64bit Operating System
AMD Phenom II X4 960T Processor 3.00GHz
8GB DDR3 system memory
ATI Radeon HD4200
1.5TB Hard Drive
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n

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I sure hope you guys can help. I'm on travel for work and this computer is driving me nuts. I would just format but all my CDs are at home.The computer is making the clicking noises like when using internet explorer - click on a link and it makes a noise - its doing this a lot. It also randomly plays music for a few seconds at almost max volume. Everything else seems to be working OK, just slow internet but I think that has to do with the hotel internet being slow.What I have done so far:1. Full scan with Symantec Endpoint (updated of course), nothing found.2. Spybot full scan: found a few things but still making noises3. Malwarebytes full scan: found a few more things but still making noises.4. Ran Combo Fix on advice from a friend and THEN found this site.- ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))c:\documents and settings\Joe\Application Data\inst.exec:\windows\system32\st326159.dllMBR is infected with the Whistler Bootkit !!-BTW, I tried to run GMER and it shut down my computer mid scan.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Joe at 4:34:04.84 on Fri 07/30/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3572.2542 [GMT -4:00]AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection *enabled* ... Read more

A:Random clicking noise, blip noise and music

Good evening. Please download MBRCheck.exe by a_d_13 from here and save it to your Desktop. Double click the file to begin the scan. A Command Window will open and after the scan has completed you will be prompted to press <ENTER> to exit. A text file called MBRCheck_date/time.txt can be found on the Desktop. I'd like you to post the contents in your next reply.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Download Preformat.zip from here and save it to your Desktop. You will need to extract the file.Right click on the zipped folder and from the menu that appears, click on Extract All...In the 'Extraction Wizard' window that opens, click on Next> and in the next window that appears, click on Next> again. In the final window, click on FinishYou should now see a folder with a .vbs file in it. Double click Preformat.vbs to run it and a text file called Preformat.txt should be created in the same folder - either that or you'll get an error message.Please copy and paste the contents of the text file into your next reply and then you can delete both of the folders and their contents.

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Is there ANY way to find/add/download somehow restore my missing touchscreen driver?  When I first called Toshiba they told me to call Microsoft.  Microsoft told me to download the driver from Toshiba's site.  Toshiba does not offer this
on their site.  I called them back a few times, until the unit is now out of warranty, and Toshiba just refuses to help other than to say sorry.  I would really like the touchscreen functionality back and have tried the factory reset (through recovery)
but that didn't work.  I tried the 'hold the zero key while powering up' but that did not bring up the recovery screen at all.  I'm now up to Windows 10.  There must be some way to get this functionality back.  Thanks for any help!

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My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.

I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!

And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.

Please help!

A:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.


Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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ok heres the issue when im browsing the internet on some site i get clicking popping and hissing i also get theses annyoing sounds when i install some programs ....on the splash screen ive tried to reinstall my sound card used different speakers and even a diff sound card i compleatly wiped all my codecs and then reinstalled them nothing seams to help anybody got any ideas :knock:

A:Hissing Popping Clicking

one more thing

i also reformated my system nothing worked ..... someone help please the sound card is a soundblaster audigy 4 im sure that will help if you need anymore info let me know

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My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.


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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

A:Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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I think my laptop is infected by adware/malware. Everytime when I turn on my laptop, IE will keep popping out non-stop for more than 30+ windows. There is nothing I can do to stop it. Seems like the system is trying to connect itself to certain website.

Now I have no internet access and certain programs in the system. Non of the programs under All Program list are workable when I clicking on it.

I have run the HJT and here is the log, hope someone can help me with this. Many thanks.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:37:09 PM, on 7/13/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C... Read more

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Hi guys, first time here. Anywho, last month I finally scraped enough money together to start buying parts for a new computer. I got an ASUS P5K-V motherboard, Radeon HD 3870 video card, Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe 3.0Ghz processor, and 2x 1GB DDR2 533Mhz memory sticks. After I put everything together with what limited knowledge I have in building PCs, everything starts up and was seemingly in decent working order for about two weeks. Then two nights ago I was playing DnD Online and my PC suddenly shuts off. I try turning it back on but to no avail. I took off the side casing, unplugged and replugged the power chord, and hit the power button. The case fans/LEDs turn on for 1 second, then turn off, and when I tried to turn it on again, it would do nothing. This happened every time I redid the power chord. When I related this event to my friend, he suggested maybe I get a 600w power supply (had a 500w currently). After aquiring the PSU, I take out the old one, plug the new one into all the mobo slots and put in the power chord, and push the power button, and right as it turned on, I saw a flash inside the case, and heard a "pop!" sound. After going "oh ****!" and quickly turning my PC off (checked the processor and video card, which I couldn't see any immediate damage, plus the mobo LED was on indicating everything was hooked in right) and not listen to the nagging doubts in my head, I retry the power button. All of the fans/LEDs turned on. but my processor... Read more

A:PC popping noise

You could possibly have a short under the mobo - try running it out of the case.

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Missing Ethernet, Network, PCI Simple Communications, SM Bus and Universal controller drivers. This isn't my laptop, I'm just fixing it for a friend.

Someone on another forum asked for this information:

I don't know if I need more, but I tried downloading plenty of driver to no avail.

A:Toshiba Satellite Satellite L875-S7209 network drivers missing

Hi for what OS is this for. have you been to toshiba support page for the drivers? should install the chipset driver first.

get drivers from here. http://support.toshiba.com/support/m...eeText=3466715

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Hiya all,

I'm having some troubles with sound playback AND recording. What happens is whenever I hear sounds such as the Widows Welcome sound, warning sounds and so on, there is a high degree of digital glitching (pops, hisses, etc.)

It is even worse when I record sound (I am a musician, so this is important.) MP3's and CD seem to to ok (a few glitches now and then.)

I've installed the latest drivers from the manufacturers website and everything seems to be okay when I check the options. I had the exact same set-up under W2K and it worked fine.

Now for the basics:

Iím running Windows XP Prof,
AMD Athlon 800Asus A7V motherboard,
1024 MB RAM,

Soundcard: M-Audio, Audiophile 2496

I have the latest version of DirectX (9.0a)
I have no IRQ conflicts.

Let me know if you need more info. I'm not sure what I should do next! Thanks in advance.

A:Sound hissing, clicking and popping in XP

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Yes, I know that Apple makes iTunes, but my problem is on a Windows OS, so it goes here.

A few days ago while listening to music, I noticed a strange popping sound that sounds similar to either 1. a corrupted track or 2. speakers not making a good connection or having a static burst

I have so far checked:

1. Audio port on back of computer via audacity and headphones (good)
2. Audio port on back of computer via audacity and speakers (good)
3. iTunes via speakers with headphones plugged into speakers' headphone jack (bad)
4. iTunes via port on bad of computer via headphones (bad)
5. Speakers via ipod (good)

Basically, I have isolated the problem to iTunes causing these random clicking noises. I reinstalled iTunes, so I doubt it is a corrupt installation.

Could this just be another one of the many bugs in iTunes 9.0.2 or something that is fixable?

I would appreciate any input on this as I really don't feel like going out and buying a new set of speaekrs or something like that :/

A:Popping/ Clicking Sound on iTunes

Okay, guys I really need your help on this. Today I reformatted my computer for other reasons, also hoping that this would be solved, but it wasn't. To my dismay, I heard my speakers popping every once in a while. The best way to describe it is a faint static-ish sound every once in a while, not even when I am listening to music. I resigned that my speakers were at fault so I dragged out an old set of speakers and I hear THEM pop as well.

What on earth is going on? I even plugged them into the audio port on the FRONT of my computer. Is my room bugged by the FBI or something?

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Hello, I hope someone can direct me in the right direction... Firstly I have updated and downgraded drivers for the soundcard, chipset, both the Intel 5500 HD adapter and the NVIDIA 840M video card adapter. Z70-80FG005QUSIntel i5 5200U 2.2Ghz16GB RAM DDR3LGraphics: Intel 5500 HD + NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2GBWindows 8.1 When I switch the system to exclusively use the 840M card in the NVIDIA Control Panel I get random clicking/popping sounds trhough the laptop speakers AND the 3.5mm headphone jack when I watch videos on YouTube, on the laptop, etc. Also when I go in-game on certain .exe games on the laptop it will click/pop. When I switch to the Intel 5500 as the main display adapter the clicking/popping is gone, but when I go in-game for certain games I will have graphic glitches/artifacts in the game I play Dark Age of Camelot. Ive done everything I can think as shown below... Updated audio, display and chipset drivers.Downgraded audio, display and chipset drivers.Changed SATA settings to IDE.Done a full system recovery from scratch. ...the ONLY work around I found to get rid of the cracking/popping sound when using the 840M is by using the bluetooth in the laptop as the main audio source. Any ideas? I'm sending this back to Newegg for a replacement hoping that this is just constricted to a hardware issue in my specific laptop. Otherwise if this happens again I'll be getting a refund/credit and getting a different laptop.

A:Sound Popping/Clicking on Z70-80FG005QUS Using NVI...

Going to reply as I see this question A LOT. This happened to be the more recent one posted. I honestly believe it has to do with the combination of the integrated graphics and the sound driver. I never had this problem when I first setup my Z70 (same exact model as OP). I did however find a way to get rid of it. Seemed like it started right after rebooting from a Windows update. I tried many things like adjusting sound setting, reinstalling the recommended driver from Lenovo. Nothing worked. Adjusting Dolby equalizer seemed to muffle the popping a bit but not get rid of it. What I did was go into device settings and select  "Conexant SmartAudio HD" I updated driver and choose for it to automatically find driver. It did and it took a bit for it to install. I was waiting for it to tell me the driver installed is already the recommended driver. It did not do that. So once that was done I also went to the GeForce Experience to see if there was a new driver. There was as well so I installed it. After reboot, all gone. Sounds good again! Not sure what caused it but I'm happy for now! If it comes back I will try the same steps as long as there is an update for the video driver. This makes me think it's between the audio and video driver with the graphics cards...weird but worked for me!

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Greetings, I am trying to update my Toshiba Satellite P50-C-11M through the Service Station, however an error occurs. Please note the laptop is roughly a week old only.

As I press install on the updates I get the following message: "The software update download operation failed. Reason: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097}.

I tried the following solutions and nothing worked:
1. Updated the BIOS Independently from the Toshiba Europe Website.
2. Uninstalled the Service Station and reinstalled it again.

Thank you, and I hope this helps others too.

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I bought a Lenovo c540 on Amazon in Dec. of 2013, started using it in Jan. of 2014. No problems until about 3 weeks ago, the machine started clicking and making a static kind of noise, with a burning smell. The screen is blank with no activity whatsoever. I was afraid it would start on fire so turned it off but when I try to restart it the same thing happens. Is there any way to fix this? Lenovo support would only tell me it's out of warranty, well ok but do I have to pitch it in the trash? I paid enough for it that I would like to get a little more use out of it if possible. All the other computers I have owned lasted forever until I couldn't upgrade them anymore. This is put of the ordinary but if it isn't fixable I would like to know that as well. Very disappointed in this product as well as the (non) customer service of this company.
Mod's Edit: Moved posting from Lenovo laptop forum to here.

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I really hope someone can help. My computer is making a noise that I can only describe as a "bubble popping" sound. It does it intermittently, sometimes every few seconds, and sometimes not for minutes at a time but overall it is a constant annoyance. When it does make the noise, the taskbar at the bottom of the screen pops up (I have it set to hide itself when not in use).

It is terribly annoying and has only been happening for the last couple of weeks.

I use ESET security system. I have also run Spybot, Malwarebytes Antimalware all to no avail.

If you have any ideas please let me know and thanks for the time!

A:Bubble Popping Noise

Is the sound coming from the computer or from the speakers?

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Today my laptop started making a clicking or popping noise every second or so, no other sounds can be heard. The sound seems to be coming from the left speaker only too. I've also noticed that a little red light is shining in my headphone/SPDIF port. I figured that my SPDIF must have turned on, but i have no idea how to turn it off and if the clicking noise is related

I'm running on a

Ei System 4115c

thanks for help guys and girls


A:Clicking noise

i've also uninstalled and reinstalled the audio device

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This sounds like a weird question, but which device is responsible for that clicking noise just before the computer shuts down? (just before the light of the computer goes out you hear a click), I guess the HDD or the motherboard?

I ask this because I hear this click like every 10-15 minutes, even when I'm playing a game, the click is just once and not in sequence.


A:Clicking noise every 10-15 min


take the side cover off and see if you can pin point where the clicking sound is coming from.

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hi everyone

yesterday i woke up by a clicking noise and smell of burning wire from my computer. although it was off, i reconnected from the socket then i changed the cable and turned it on again system was working didn't have any clicking noise while it was on but steal i could smell the burning wire.
then i turned it off and tried to clean up the dust from inside the computer, all the fans and every where. i could hear the clicking noise again while it was off, then turn the computer on.
this time computer as working but windows system didn't come up and freezes on black page.
can anybody help me please ? i am desperate for my computer to be fixed.

A:clicking noise

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but clicking noise is generally very bad.
It's the sound of the hard drive's actuator arms/head (think of it like a the arm and needle on a vinyl record player) trying to calibrate themselves. It can be for a variety of reasons - the disk surface is scratched or damaged and the head can't find the data when trying to read it (worst scenario, but least likely as well - at least without earlier symptoms), mechanical errors within the drive (also rather unlikely), firmware or hardware logic error (that's what I'm thinking - perhaps the chips on the PCB (printed circuit board) underneath the drive burned out, now it can't send out the right instructions for the arms to calibrate themselves correctly). It could also be other things, but that's all I can think of right now.

When you go into BIOS at bootup does it recognize the hard drive? Does it indicate the correct model number for the drive?
Something else to check. Be sure to ground yourself (touch the back of the computer case) when you open your computer case - you don't want to have static on you, and then inadvertently zap an internal component and fry it. Open the drive case, and look at the hard disk drive. Look on the underside of it. If you can take it out, perhaps by pulling the hard drive backets out, take a look at the underside of the board. Sniff it if necessary (to see if that's where the burning smell came from). Do any chips look melted or anything like that?

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Whenever I turn on my computer, it makes a very loud annoying clicking noise. It's barely audible if I only am running very few applications, the more applications running the louder and more frequent it is. Is there a way to stop this?

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At times my speakers emit a clicking/ticking sound. This is not consistant and is not affected by volume, it is only audible from my control speaker and not the other 3. It appears to be a feedback problem, but I am unable to locate the cause. Any suggestions?

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I have a MicroCenter computer at work as the network server. Lately I have noticed a clicking noise, because the server and the hub are so close together I cannot tell which one it is coming from. The server has locked up the past 3 weekends and had to be re-booted. Can anyone tell me what to look for and what might be causing the clicking noise.

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Doubt full it's coming from the hub, there are no moving parts in a hub.

Most likely would be a fan or Hard drive, if it's the hard drive it may not have long to live.
could be fan on power supply or vid card if it has one

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My sisters computer is making lots of clicking noise and it is coming from the harddrive.

From what I am trying to understand her problem VIA TEXTING...she said, when she clicked on the mouse and the egg timer comes up esp when she is on the internet...it keeps repeating that sound even when the pc is idle.

Any advice please and much appreciated

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First of all, hi! To sum up my problem, it seems to be the exact same thing that was discussed in this thread:


I read up on the directions and such, but I figured the infection can't be exactly the same on my computer and didn't want to begin messing with system files without knowing the exact problem. I hope this is enough info! Here's my Hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:45:37 PM, on 11/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
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bump? sorry it's been more than a week now

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i have a clicking noise coming from my hp tower, it appears at random and  display will freeze. i can use comp. for hours without problem,  but it will start again whether i am online or not
 any ideas about whats going on?, thanks

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Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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I have a new custom built pc desk top.  Win 8.1 ssd c:hard drive , 3t hd, intel proc.  Definite clicking sound from inside not sure if hd, fan , it seems to start up when active , click 's for a while, stops for a while, then clicks for a while,    any one else have this problem?

A:clicking noise

There is a old mechanics trick which can help you to isolate the location of what is making the clicking sound.
Take a long handled wooden or plastic spoon, hold the spoon part against you ear, then start placing the handle end against the different components in the case.  I would suggest starting with the hdd, not the ssd.

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hello. I dont know if this is the right section. My computer has been really slow lately. I scanned for spyware/adware with spybot and adaware but I didnt find anything. I scanned for viruses with trend micro but i didnt find any viruses. I'm only using a little over half my memory space. I defragged but that didnt help. I've noticed recently that my computer is making strange noises. I keep hearing clicking noises and some other noises i cant explain. I'm starting to wonder if it's a hardware problem? My computer also froze when i right clicked my computer to check the properties. Any help would much be appriciated. Thanks.

*edit* I restarted my computer after it froze and now I'm getting a black screen informing me that window failed to start properly. And gave me the starting options. First I chose start using last good config (or something like that). That didnt work so I tried starting it in Safe Mose but that didnt work either. I'm scared *bout to cry*... any help once again thanks.

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when im playing games or browsing the web sometimes i hear like a mouse click sound is the only way to describe it and it happens sometimes alot and sometimes rare? is it something to worry about?

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where does the noise come from? is it coming from your speakers or the pc case?

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I have a HP a1630 desktop that is about 6 months old. Whenever I am actively using it such as the typing I am not doing or downloading data or any other use, I hear a clicking noise coming from the computer. What is this? Should I worry besides the irritation of the noise? Can it be corrected or should I just bear up and live with it. Would prefer not to spend money just to eliminate the clicking noise if not harmful.

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I have been trying to remove this annoying clicking sound in Internet Explorer 8. When I go into Sounds and Audio devices and change it to 'none' it never takes effect. Any suggestions?
thanks in advance!

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That clicking sound is under Windows Explorer and is the "Start Navigation" sound in the listing. Is this the sound you're setting to NONE and are you clicking Apply/OK?


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Ivebeen gettina clicking nosie from my computer, i think it is coming from the harddrive. well that was a couple days ago and now my computer will not boot up, it will go the the windows screen with the lil green bar like its loading, then it will restart. i put in a new hard drive i had lying around, nothing has never been put on it, and it worked for a couple days then i got the clicking again and it will not boot up into windows. there is nothin new on the computer except for a new video card, which is an nVida 6800 ultra OC. I have a 500W power supply, 2x256 memory at 2100, and i believe ithe harddrive is a western digital 80 gig, and the mosther board is an MSI i forget the exact model. this has only started happening when i put the video card in, could it be pulling too much juice/not enough, or is the motehr board bad, or harddrive which i would find weird since ive beenthru 2 now with the same problem. thx in advance.

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The Issue:
Audio crackles, pops, and clicks on occassion, usually when sound begins or stops.

Examples: When I recieve a message on STEAM, there is a "bloop" sound that is there to notify me that someone sent me a message. At the very end of the bloop there is a noticeable "click" sound.
When playing some games where there is audio that loops, at the end of each loop in the cycle there is a clicking noise.
When pausing and unpausing YouTube videos, the audio of the video is accompanied by clicking noises. If I exit YouTube in the middle of the video, a few seconds after closing out a noise can be heard, which resembles a split second segment of audio from the video.
When using Crtl+f to search for words and it doesn't come up, a ding is played, followed by the clicking noise. This is most notable when I force the dings to occur in rapid succession, by typing random letters. It occurs less often if it is only a single ding.


Logitech G633 Headphones, but the issue was also present on my Logitech G35s. Both are USB devices.

I'm new to this website so I don't exactly know what other specifications would come in handy... if there are tell me how to find them and I will post them.

Thank you so much for replies, I've been looking for a solution for a month now on the web to no avail!

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USB devices do not use the PC's sound card, they take digital and convert it to analog audio. Does sound do the same thing with regular PC audio?

Popping/crackling, etc is an often posted problem. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem. Some known potential items are Wi-Fi, sound drivers, video drivers, power supply noise, etc. With USB headphones drivers for the headphones could be an issue.

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My friend's in the market for a new computer; for various reasons, it looks like Toshiba will be the brand of choice.
(foremost among them being local-area service/support in Indonesia, where she'll be for 3+ years).
That said, the only Toshibas that we've been able to get some hands-on 'look and feel' sessions with were
the Satellites (i.e. the entry-level machines); they were... OK... the build quality felt... well, retail-ish =p
Anyone have experience with the next tier up, the Satellite Pro models?
Presumably the build quality is at least on par with the Satellites; any better? Appreciablly better, that is?
If simply on par, she may as well get a Satellite and take her chances...
Thanks in advance.

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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My windows operation system is win 8.1. DDS suggested by bleeping computer does not work, giving a message of "DDS is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode'". The main issue of the computer is
(1) windows defender cannot be started.
(2) some unknown software update message keeps popping out.
Thanks for further help!

A:windows defender cannot be started, unknown software keep popping out for update

Global Moderator recommended me to use RSIT 64-bit version to do a scan, the results are generated in two files, info and log, please let me know which one to attach and which one to append. Thanks,

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