Hi,The DVD Drive of my acer aspire es1-512-c5yw makes a loud noise when reading Certain CDs it doesn't do it with all of the CDs just certain ones i recorded the sound as a .mp3 file if you want to download it you can download it at this linkhttps://framadrop.org/r/w1GYD5vYd1#VeYGT3KJXNiFUhdyiOlXFU35lp96FilHMXnuZVRp93o=the link will expire on Friday, November 11, 2016 i scanned the file using kaspersky internet security 2016 so it's safeRead other answers
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Hi, I have a problem with my laptop. It was in service at the end of August with the cpu stuck at 0,8GHz problem. They fixed it with the replacement of the motherboard. This problem is fixed, but after the service a new problem came. My left speaker started making buzzing noise when I start playing games(CS:GO or GTA V tested on both). Feels like as my laptop getting hotter and hotter the noise gets louder and louder. If I close the game there is still buzzing noise, but as the laptop cools down it starts getting quieter until it stops doing it. I tried to uninstall and install the audio driver(latest from the acer website), disable or mute the speakers, but nothing help. I'm always using my laptop with headphones. Thanks for the advices in advance.Read other answers
I have a Dell D600 laptop that the hard drive makes noise as it tried to boot up. It then stops running (it seems) and I get the error message"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found". I don't have a boot disk for this XP system, but does this mean the drive is bad?
Almost certainly the HDD has failed mechanically / physically.
My CD drive is making loud noises. This doesn't occur all the time. For example,I'm watching a DVD - Criminal Minds Season 4 and it allowed me to watch the episodes fine but when I tried to watch a deleted scene, it made this loud grinding noise and it wouldn't stop even when I clicked stopped in Windows Media Player. It only stopped when I removed the DVD.
This also occurred when I was watching another DVD, I was trying to skip through it and it made that loud grinding noise again but it still played after it got to where I wanted it to be. But with the Criminal Minds DVD, it won't work even when I leave the DVD grinding to see if it'll go to the deleted scene.
I don't understand what's going on. I barely used it before but now it's acting up. I never dropped my laptop or hit it.
I'm attaching the sound it makes. I hope there's a way I can fix this on my own.
Btw, the deleted scene worked on my sister's Toshiba laptop. It made no loud noises. It was smooth.
Edit: Here is the sound it makes. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=file%2cm4a It's the one named DVD drive
A DVD drive will make noise. Whirring and a little bit of clunking and ticking are normal, but a solid grinding sound does not sound good. You may have to replace that DVD drive.Read other 4 answers
So I installed a new core2duo cpu (E7200 Wolfdale 2.53Ghz) and now when I turn on my computer it just makes a long solid high-pitched noise. Please help!
160g SATA HD
Nvidia 8800 GT
4g OZC Platinum RAM
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Motherboard
does this sound continue once u logged on to ur OS
I have my laptop since december 2012. For a good while now the fan has been loud. Sometimes it makes a weird noise and its like it is going to break the noise can be a clicking noise and it ranges in sound for soft to loud. I was just wondering can my laptop be sent away to be fixed?Read other answers
So i was using my Compaq Evo N620c laptop( Windows XP) and i put it on stand by. When i came back, i started the laptop up and it started making a really loud high pitched noise almost like a whistle. I restarted the laptop and it started making the same noise. I went on safe mode and the noise stopped and everything louded perfectly. Than when i went back on my regular account and it started making the noise again. The noise only starts at the blue loading screen for XP. I had this laptop for 2 years and this is the first time this ever happened.
Will the noise stop if I open up my laptop and use a duster ( high pressure air) and i take out all the dust out of my fan and hard drive?
No way to tell for sure what the noise is coming from with the info provided. Could be a fan, could be a hard drive. I suggest you go ahead and try blowing the dust out with canned air through the cooling vents. Use short bursts instead of a continuous blast. First blow air into the exhaust port first, then into the intake port. Repeat until no more dust appears.
Try one thing first... mute the sound. Audio hardware can do some strange stuff.
Hey all I got a problem with my icemat siberia headphones when turned up loud they make a static kinda noise thing
I need them loud as i play cs competitivly
and if i put them in the back souund only comes out one ear :[
Try checking the setting of the sound device.
I had closed my laptop cover a few minutes before (or maybe much less?) so it was in some state of hybernation. When I opened it, I pressed the power button and it made such a loud, high-pitched noise that it was piercing and my ears are still ringing from it.
Any ideas? I timidly started it up and it seems to be working just fine. I'm backing it up now.
Were you in the middle of a sound playing when it went into hibernation?
Hi all, I'm having a problem with my laptop - in some games and even while watching youtube videos my computer freezes up, while making loud squeeking noice. The only solution is to turn off my notebook via power button. Does anyone have this problem? Can you please show me how to resolve it? I really appreciate it. My laptop is Pavilion dv6 3155sr.Read other answers
Dell Inspiron 3721 - 3 yrs old, running Windows 10 Started making loud clicking noise when trying to boot - sometimes it would boot, sometimes I had to try and restart a few times. It clicks about once per 1 or 2 seconds, then never starts up.
Thanks for writing to us.
Please run diagnostics from f12 menu and observe for any clicking noise during test.
The noise could be either from fan or from the HD.
You can remove the HD and try on another machine if possible or try another HD on this machine.
Also run the machine without the HD and observe if the noise stops.
Do keep us posted about the test results.
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Just finished installing my upgrades to my computer, including a nice new H100, and it would appear my hopes for a silent PC one day have been blown out of the water, with this cooler at least. The pump unit is making a sound like...well...a loud pump really, a constant grinding/buzzing/humming noise, kinda like a failing hard drive spinning. I know for a fact they are not meant to perform this way, and I have read many topics about this, but I am a little uncertain still.
Has anyone actually encountered this problem and/or knows how to fix it? Replies I have seen involve:
-Shaking it/bending pipes/generally moving it about (perhaps moving air bubbles?)
-Lowering the voltage (apparently at 12V the pump can be prone to this)
Obviously the shaking/moving thing is a pain cause you just gotta keep doing it till it works (or doesn't), and it requires the removal of the block which requires thermal paste to be reapplied, etc, pain in the ass. The voltage thing sounds very plausible, but I'm not sure exactly how to fix it.
Can anyone give me a specific/accurate explanation of what the noise is and/or how I can (prefereably not might, but rather can) fix this?
This site here had quite a few solutions such as those I mentioned earlier:
Corsair H100 pump noise
I have tried tapping the pipes, that only made it a bit louder, and I've cycled through the pump settings but that has done nothing. I don't want to remove the block because I'm in debt and I have no thermal paste I can use if I need to replace what is on there already which is probably a good idea. I have no molex to molex adapter I can use to make a makeshift voltage adapter either. Bit of a predicament :P
I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, about 4 years old.
I've had this problem for a while now. Whenever I take my laptop inside my bedroom, unplugged or plugged in, doesn't matter, when I try to watch a YouTube video, 10-30 seconds in my laptop freezes and makes a loud buzzing noise from either my headphones or speakers (depends on what I'm using). If I leave it in my room it can take up to 1 minute to recover, while if I grab it and walk out of my room, and go to the living room it recovers immediately. My bedroom is 11-12 meters away from the router (I'm 99% sure this is an internet issue), and I have 3-4 bars of internet connection when inside it.
We also have an old computer (like 2008 or something, but the specs are pretty bad) and when we used to have it inside my bedroom it would never crash (we use wireless internet with the desktop as well, with a usb wireless adapter). Both are running the same operating system (Windows 7)
This has been a problem since the first time I tried to take my laptop in my room. Due to this problem, I am forced to do everything on my living room aka no privacy. I'm begging for a solution.
I did not buy this laptop, it was a gift from someone from what I remember. It used to have a hard drive which broke (had this problem with the first harddrive), so we changed to another harddrive, then that broke as well and now i'm using a Kingston SSD, and the problem is still here. I know its not a harddrive issue, just stating that the problem still ... Read more
If needed, I can record my laptop while it's happening and show you the video.Read other 9 answers
I do alot of gaming, and the fan seems to make noise,while rubbing against something when I: tilt the laptop downard, press under the left side of the laptop too hard with my knee, move the laptop from mid-air to my lap quickly. the sound is miniscule or nonprevalent when non gaming, obviously because the fan is not in much use,as the computer is not that hot. so is this normal laptop behavior? or should i get it checked out? I asked around and someone said that it might just be touching a wire, and that it isn't a big deal. He said I should just get a usb cooling pad. Will this issue cause my fan to break faster? will it cause over-heating issues? i have never gamed on a laptop nor owned one, so i'm pretty oblivious. thanks fro your help.
The faster the fan spins, the noisier it will sound. They either have a ball bearing or a sleeve bearing and the bearings can wear out, but they last for years. I wouldn't really think it was hitting or rubbing something in most cases.Read other 1 answers
I hope someone may be able to tell me how to fix the problem I'm having with my modem. My modem makes a loud humming static noise while dialing to get on the internet or to talk with someone and then disconnects and ends the call immediately after dialing. Sometimes there is no static noise while dialing and then the loud humming starts immediately after dialing and the telephone call terminates after about 30 seconds. On one call, I heard someone talking from the other end of the phone line but couldn't understand what they were saying because of the loud static.
I have an IBM Aptiva computer, with a windows95 operating system and an IBM Aptiva 28.8 mwave Data Fax modem which is located right on the mother board. I bought the computer new about 5 years ago.
I'm not too familiar with technical terminology, although I have looked in every part of my computer. I looked at a lot of things under system, modem, network neighborhood, program manager and communications, but everything looks normal. IBM notified me that they don't stock this modem any longer. I'm at a complete loss of any new ideas on how to fix this problem exept to try a new modem which I'm a little hesitant to buy until I'm sure the one I have is bad. Any help I can get woud be appreciated. Thank you.
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I just installed Vista Ultimate 32bit on my computer. Its a dual core 2.4 with 4 gigs of ram and a 320 gig hard drive. My hard drive is always running loud like tons of programs are running. I would like Vista a lot more if only my hard drive would be quiet for once. How do I get it to run like normal?
Hi jlskiut83 and welcome to the forum
This is perfectly normal behaviour on a fresh installation of Vista. It is merely the indexing service collecting its data. For more details on this service, see the following Tutorial: Index - Enable or Disable
Is the fan air intake screen on the bottom clean? I would get a can of air and with the laptop off, blow out the intake and exaust as well as you can. With the lid closed, shake it and see if anything rattles.Read other 2 answers
So i listen to music on itunes and I put it on max volume, then like 20 min of me listening to music it suddenly freezes and makes a LOOOOOOOOUD sound that I can't exactly describe, its like a horn sound?? Well anyway's its very loud and the laptop gets frozen so there isn't anything I can do except press the off button to restart my laptop. Whats wrong with it? I barely got my laptop 4 months ago! And this problem only happens when I'm listening to music please help? :]]
Also I have enough ram because I barely install anything and I don't have many files like music and pictures saved on my laptop either :)
Your computer may be overheating. Blow all the fans out with a can of compressed air. Consider a laptop cooler.
Does this happen if you listen to music through headphones?
With the pc, there is a cdr-drive an a dvd-drive. I haven't used the pc for a few weeks, and I shut all power off. I just turned on the power on. Now and then, when using (opening or just reading disc) either the cdr-drive or the dvd-drive, a loud rattling noise starts. Both drives still can read any disc, and the LED-lights also are let. This noise stops when rebooting.
Win xp, AMD Athlon 3500+, 1 gb ram, geforce 7900gt
I'd check my cables inside the system. A lot of times when the system speeds up the wires start vibrating against casing or other things and creates noise. Tighten things up. If the system works and you can live with the noise I don't think it will hurt anything. If it bothers you you'll need to be looking around for a new drive. Jazz
Since installing ssd drive I now have a loud fan noise, when I have checked speccy it is running at 59 degrees C so it is running hotter also.
why is this and how do I fix it.
I have gone into the bios and changed the cpu q-fan settings to silent and it improved it, after doing all the windows update including 8.1. the temp and seems to have gone down a little. so I have marked as solvedRead other 1 answers
Hey, i have a pc, and i was reformating it, it booted up fine befor, i deleted the parton then choose ntfs to format it, and it said it couldent and it restarted and now nothing loads and the hard drive makes this clunk noise all the time?
Is this almost like a rythmic repeated click? If so this is possibly what is called the click of death. which means that the hard drive is possibly dead. Do you know the manufacturer and model of the drive? If so you can go to the manufacturer web site and down load the disk diagnostic tools and test the disk.
Hello. friend has the above PC. For some time now, at random intervals, it will emit a 4 second whistle (haven't heard it myself, but assume its from the mobo speaker) followed by 2 secs of silence. Desktop is frozen. Noise continues the same cycle until PC powered off. The inside is dust free and all connections seem secure. Any thoughts, please?
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hello ! the fan of the hard drive has been making noise for the last x-number of months. the operating system = genuine windows7 home premium. the product name = qu116aa#aba. i am sure that it is not an easy forecast in order to know when the fan may die. does any company still support the fan for this equipment ? should i just buy another computer ? the model number = p6-2014. thank you.
Hi, I don't think Hard drive has a fan. It could be CPU fan or the fan of the case (most likely). Can you check to see which one ? Regards.Read other 1 answers
i recently bought an acer aspire m1640 off of someone. But when i turned it on it made a loud EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE noise. I narrowed down frow where the noise is coming fom and its coming from the lower right corner of the motherboard. Its not from the hard drive or any of the fans. it seems that its coming from a small cylinder with a hole on top of it and there is a small lithium ion battery next to it. Does anyone know whats wrong or how to fix it???
The EEEEEE noise you are referring to is coming from yur motherboard onboard speaker, and is a series of high pitched beeps. I;ve looked at the board maual and it does not refer to the different beep combinations it has.
Try powering up the Pc with the top off the case and check things such as the CPU fan is running, check all hardware is seated correctly as it more than likely will be some form of hardware failure. Also try replacing the CMOS battery (the small lithium ion battery you mentioned)
Am bringing the hijack file to post here. This laptop had a blue screen and very loud noise. It is a new mini acer aspire. After a reboot, she was working on it in webmail and it rebooted for no reason.
I did some cleanup work on it and ran this hijack in case you guys can see any cause that's still there. I was looking at that 020 line the winlogon notify..could this be the problem and how did it happen?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:49:09 PM, on 2/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Re... Read more
This laptop had a blue screen and very loud noise.
Sounds like a hardware issue.
I don't see any sign of infection in that log, which is what this section of the forum focuses on. That said...your version of HijackThis is outdated. Furthermore...
We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool, as it's not nearly as detailed as the tools we do use.
I don't believe this is a malware caused issue. Had you not posted a HijackThis log in your Windows XP topic, you might have received more detailed assistance there. You may want to repost in that topic, and ask someone to remove the HijackThis log, and pursue non-malware troubleshooting for you...or create a new topic in the Hardware section, with no HijackThis log. All such logs get referred here.
As far as the missing file in the O20 line, I'm not sure how that would affect your machine. I have that file in more than one location, system32, system32\dllcache and ServicePackFiles\I386....Windows File Protection should have replaced it.
You might do a search on your system to see if it's another location, and copy it to System32. Otherwise, you way wish to run the System File Checker
Go to Start->Run and type in sfc /scannow and hit OK. Let it scan. If it finds any files missing/corrupted, it may ask for the Windows CD. Otherwise, it will auto-close after it's done.
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Hi guys. I've got another problem. My Lite-On iHES106-2 makes a High-Pitched noise whenever it reads data from CD.
Any idea what's going on?
Just learned that if it makes those noise like that... it will or is already dead. What the hell is going on with my computer these days?!? My music hard drive and now my CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive... GOTTA BE JOKING!!Read other 3 answers
I have recently put a new motherboard (asus M4A89GTD PRO) on my pc and, since then, everytime I shut down the pc, the HD makes a very strange sound, I will explain that with more details:
when I shut down the pc from windows, I get the "Shutting down" screen, everything is normal there, but some seconds later the HD Led turns on and the HD makes a very strange sound, that happens during a second or two, and after that, the sound stops and the pc turns off
EDIT: I forgot to say it: that noise sounds like the HD is revving very very fast... sounds like a disk turning very fast
It makes me feel that there is something wrong with my motherboard/OS/HD... What do you think? What can be the cause of that? is it a serious problem?
I dont seem to understand the meaning of revving, would it be like when its too busy, that kind of a sound or something else.
Because if that's the case then it could be ok, plus is that a SATA or IDE disk/s...
I also think it could be Data caching, maybe look at you disk properties in your management console and see it you have a setting like this snapshot below...
Recently my Toshiba Portable hard drive has been making a clicking noise when I plug it in in intervals of 1 seconds. Does that mean its failing (PS: Its only 2 months old)
It's a strong possibility. Most drives that fail do it in the first few weeks. If it didn't make the noise before and now it does.....I would make an image to have ready in cased it fails. Make an image every two days and keep an eye on it. It could be something else, but it sure sounds like a bad drive to me.Read other 9 answers
I have a four year old HP Pavilion with windows XP. Three years ago, the CD drive needed to be replaced so we bought a used one for $10. It worked fine until today. I ejected the tray and it only came out halfway and made a grinding noise. I inserted and ejected it a couple more times and it did the same thing. Then, it finally wouldn't open at all. Now when I try to eject it, the light flashes and it makes the same grinding noise but it doesn't open.
I tried to eject it from My Computer and it did the same thing. I take classes on the computer and use CD's for class so I need my CD drive. Is there any way I can fix it? I'm a student on a small income and I don't know when I could afford another one. If there's something I could do to get it working again, that would be great. I'll try to answer all your questions.
Thanks for your help.
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I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.
When I put a CD in the drive, it makes a loud noise and the laptop vibrates. However, this only happens when I put a CD-RW disc in the drive. When I put another CD in, such as an audio CD, it doesn't make this noise.
Does this suggest the CD/DVD drive needs replacing?
You can try other types of media in the drive to see if the noise remains. At the link below is an option to run the diagnostics on the drive to see if it is faulty. You must have a disk in the drive to perform the diagnostics. Also, at the the link below under the drivers section are cd/dvd firmware downloads. To determine which drive you have in the computer you can click on the configuration tab on the site or input your system service tag. This will show you the hardware information for your computer. You can then choose to download and install the firmware. I cannot verify that updating the firmware will resolve the noise issue. If you determine that the drive is faulty and you want to replace it. You can call the the dell spare parts dept. The number to call is 1-877-717-3355
Inspiron 1545 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals
My son was using the PC today and it shut down. On trying to restore the power it sounds like its trying to power up. The power light does not go on and there is an continual beep beep coming from the machine.
Is it knackered. What are my options.
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I got an iPod for X-Mas and I just downloaded iTunes on my work and home laptop computers. Something is wrong because since then both computers make a very loud noise when I load a CD. It still reads it though but the noise and the vibration are definitely not normal...it seems to be related to iTunes. I searched on-line and read that it could be related to GEARAspiWDM.sys which is installed automatically with iTunes...? I looked for it on my computer and didn't seem to find it...and anyway I'd rather have someone's advice before removing a system file. Any clue?
Thank you and Happy New Year!!!
A friend of mine was having trouble getting his seagate go flex ext hdd to show up under my computer so I brought it home to take a look at it myself.I tried a lot of things but it still wouldn't show up and under disk management it gave me an I/O error.As it was quite important to get hold of the data inside the hdd I took out the hard disk out from its enclosure and hooked it up internally but it still wouldn't show up but when the hard disk powers up it spins and then makes a noise which sounds like its beeping it does that for some while before any and all activity stops.
By now I know that its a pretty serious issue with the hard disk but what I want to know is can it be fixed by me,and is the data safe?
It will be highly appreciated if someone can help me out.
I'd also like to point out that I have never ever opened a hard disk but I can give it a try as the options seem limited at this point.thanks.
run the seatools diagnostic
***Warning: I'm very, very tech unsavvy*** Example: I put a large game disc in the player yesterday, it recognized there was a cd in there, for instance, after much work and time on behalf of the computer, but although it's a game with hundreds of files and hundreds of megabytes on it, it registered one media track 40-something bytes only. Nothing else. That's the kind of thing I get if I'm lucky enough to have it recognize anything there at all, lately. Mostly, it doesn't recognize them at all anymore. As a matter of fact, part of its erratic behavior is that half the time, if there's a cd or dvd in the drive when the computer is turned on, it gets stuck on startup before the user account screen pops up and won't go anywhere unless I open the tray up. It's driving me crazy. Do I have a bad drive or is the drive okay and there's something wrong with some software somewhere? What say you, to the noob?
Hi and welcome to TSF try the info here How to troubleshoot common problems that occur when a Windows XP-based computer cannot read a CD or a DVDRead other 3 answers
hi, I have spectre 360 with 7th Gen i7, 13 inch. it is making a loud noise when the fan is spinning and heats so fast. the heat is unbearable in the left side of the laptop. i bought it just 7 days ago..Can someone help please?Read other answers
Dell inspiron 2 years old. My daughters Computer ran fine before this. Will not boot in safe mode. or last known good configuration. Ran Dell diagnostic, HD short test failed. Tried booting F12 CD/DVD from Vista CD, optical drive makes noise but screen returns to failed boot. Tried other boot disc same thing, noise like its being read, but nothing on screen. Optical drive worked fine before this episode.
Are you saying you believe the optical drive and hard disk have failed, or you think the optical drive has failed?
I bought my pc about 8months ago (ye its old but works for me)
Back 1-2 months my pc started to make freaking loud noice when cpu hits 80+
What could cause this? Maybe some parts broken but what could it be?
And im sorry if i post this in wrong section.
I need help This seriosly starts to piss me off.
Please post your system specs so that we can give you some meaningful help.
System Info - See Your System Specs
Are you using your PC for gaming and if so, is it overclocked?
Have you opened things up to check for dust or loose hardware?
I'm loathe to make a snap diagnosis, but I'd be inclined to think your CPU heatsink is not so good and your CPU is overheating, meaning the loud noise could well be the cooling fan cutting in.
You need to be more explicit than your thread title for us to help you as there is more than one cooling fan and any number of reasons why the problem is occurring.
I have a fairly new M-Audio M-Track that works as expected. EXCEPT...when going to sleep or restart, a very loud and annoying pop sounds in the speaker. This also happens when it awakens.
I've tried different drivers, including none but the noise continues.
Any ideas, besides getting a new sound card?
I have a recording studio (Sonar), but use Roland Studio-Capture.
The M-Track is a bus powered unit (gets its power from the USB port) and popping is probably caused by power being applied from the USB port. I don't know how you can stop that. Post on the www.gearslutz.com forum and see if someone familiar with the M-Track can help you.
It was all fine a couple of months ago, but then it suddenly became slower than before. It worked ok at first, but then the situation worsened. Booting up took longer and longer and now it is impossible to do so. The fan also increased in noise and it seems that the conmputer is struggling to startup anything. attempts to fix it via windows recovery failed, as it shutdown halfway through the recovery. Is this caused by some sort of virus? Does it have to do with my computer itself? I would like to know more about it and resolutions I can take to fix this problem. Thank you and have a nice day
hi . the fan has loud sound what should i do ?you may need to cleanup your fan from the dust and if not working maybe you will need to replace your fan .. if your laptop shuting down suddenly .. then the problem from the fan ... the cpu gets hot and the other parts too .. then the computer cant handle this heat .. I faced this problem alot .. and the windows just install a clean copy ...Read other 1 answers
i have an ibm laptop and during windows start up, it makes that "beep" like it just POSTed but louder and doesn't stop. i picked up the laptop while it was screaming to turn it off, and as i moved it, it changed pitch. this first happined when i was loading quake 2 on it, quake 2 had just finished loading and i was in the process of trying to play it. to get it to stop i just took out the battery. the sound sounded like it came out of the speakers, but changed when you push on a certin paRT of the laptop. how do i get to stop, is my laptop toast? i can get more info if u need it.
What is the model and the model number called a type number on the bottom... the model will be something like 600X or T-23. But the type number will be a seven digit one like 2373-8SU.
The problem could be as simple as a stuck key, or as complex as a failed CPU Fan, failed memory, failed hard drive, or a motherboard gone bad.
If it is a repeated beep beep beep etc... with a pause then repeated beeps, count the beeps and tell us. That will usualy be a memory error or a cpu fan or a hard drive... depending on the model and the age.
I got a new HP probook 450 g3 from an autorised hp reseller. when i turned it on i noticed iy was making a strange ticking sound so i called the person i had bought my laptop from and told him about the problem he told me to send the laptop to him so i sent it to him when he checked it he said that there was nothing wrong with it he said it was normal that my laptop made a ticking sound but i still think something is not right in my laptop any help about the problem will be appreciatedRead other answers
Hi everybody, I would like some help!
I recently bought a new fan to help with cooling as the summer approaches. My new fan replaces my old chassis fan but is plugged in slightly differently as it is plugged into the 3 pin mother board connector (the old one was plugged into the molex and is now positioned as an intake fan at the front).
My problem is that since I've installed the new fan my computer is actually louder than before, Everest tells me that the revs for the new fan are 5114 rpm as I type this so it's clearly working too hard. I think it's working too hard because my processor fan is only idling by comparison at 1705 rpm. Which temperature does the chassis fan use to control it's speed and why has my CPU fan suddenly become lazy since I installed the new fan? Is there anything I can do to make the CPU fan work harder and take some of the burden off of the chassis fan?
Many thanks for any help!
Try speedfan, that should work.
I've been having on and off problems with my drive for a while where sometimes its fine but alot of the time it just doesnt seem to read any real cd/dvd or any writeable cd's/dvd's.
Sometime's when entering Real and Writeable discs, i get prompted to format the disc which in most cases can't because of it being a genuine cd/dvd. Over the past few days now it just doesnt seem to recognise anything. asking to insert a disc and spitting on the current disc i have put in.
I've attached a photo on the computer as i dont know how to get under the top without messing about and probably breaking something!
I forgot to add there are no issues with any drivers or any of the discs used.
I have an Acer Aspire ES1 531 C97T that came with no CD/DVD player installed in it but does have a slot where one can be installed. Can I install the one I have already for an Acer Aspire 6920 laptop that I don't use at the moment because the screen is damaged? If so do I need to install anything else if I put that one in?Read other answers
Alrighty.. I've got a complicated one..
Machine is a Acer Aspire 5520 (not sure on the numbers - its a 55xx) notebook running vista Home Prem SP2.
Customers brought it in, with the DVD drive not working, was sent away to a repairers, drive was replaced tested ok then sent back (it was lost on the way back and took 3-4 to arrive but hey thats not the issue)
The customers brought the machine to me today, saying that once again the drive isn't working - which I thought was odd.. but heres the deal.
When Windows is is booted normally the drive doesn't function, at all. No power no nothing. if I run the microsoft fix it tool it says it can see that the drive isn't working properly or something, but cannot fix it.
When the computer is booted into safe mode, the drive functions normally - so you'd assume a fault with windows.. but here's the twist:
The BIOS doesn't see the drive, therefore you can't even boot from CD's - so how the hell would it work in safe mode?
I thought I'd just do a restore on the computer anyway to see if I could get it function in normal mode, called the customer asked them if it was OK to do a restore, which was fine.. but booted into the Recovery mode and was then prompted to enter the "empowering technoloy password" - called the customer; whats your password on the system recovery? - customer: what system recovery? what password?
I looked on the net and found possibilities like "ace... Read more
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