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Computer will randomly start lagging/making weird noise

Q: Computer will randomly start lagging/making weird noise

Hi so i've experienced this problem while gaming, video editing, or even just watching youtube videos. It makes whatever i'm doing start lagging and i won't be able to hear sound from the game or video i'm watching. All i hear is this weird noise coming from my speakers it's hard to describe, Almost like a buzzing/humming that changes pitch. I don't know what the problem is but hopefully you all can help me fix it
Thanks!

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A: Computer will randomly start lagging/making weird noise

Specs of computer or make and model if store bought.

This could be a variety of things, but most popular cause is bad ram or something running in the background that causes it to freeze.

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All I did was turn on my computer and immediately it started making a loud buzzing noise. What should I do?
 

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Randomly when I'm using my computer it will make a weird noise and freeze up for a second and then go back to normal. It's getting kind of annoying. It makes a noise that sounds like boop. Anyone know why this is happening?

A:Computer making weird noise, and going slow

Your hard drive could be going bad. Download Crystal Disk Info and have a look.

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World


If you could tell us the make of the hard drive, we could post more tools.

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So my desktop keeps making that annoying ding sound that it makes when you connect a new device, but whats strange is that im not connecting anything. Also, if that wasnt all bad enough, every time it makes the noise it causes my mouse to hiccup which is making gaming very difficult. I have run both anti viruses as well as a spyware and maleware killer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also dont know if its related, but when i try to play my game and run by holding both mouse buttons i notice that my charactor stops constantly. Tried updating the driver and removing the mouse to no avail. Could this maybe be a bad connection and the cause of the noise? Thanks in advance!

A:computer keeps making the device connect noise randomly

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Move the USB mouse connector to a different USB port, see if this fixes the issue.

Otherwise, sounds like the USB connector of the mouse is bad.

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Hope this is the right place for this problem
My computer randomly freezes and makes a ding dong sound. As if i plugged in a device or something. And its happening waaay to frequently. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you in advance
 

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My computer will occasionally do weird stuff. Sometimes it will just run slow for a little bit. Other times it will freeze with a black screen and then everything becomes unresponsive. Other times it will make strange noises that I can hear though the speakers. The mouse will stutter.

The computer isn't top of the line but it shouldn't be running sluggish. It never used to run like this. I built it last winter. It is a small form factor build and has only a 200 watt pico-PSU. I have a power meter so I don't think it's a power problem but it could be. Also, I overclocked the GPU portion of my chip a bit and increased the base clock to 102. I'm about to lower all of that.

I did a virus scan and spybot, nothing came up.

I have a seagate hard drive. The first two I had failed on me and I had to send them back. I about to run a check on the drive. Any thoughts on data corruption or failing hard drives.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Computer randomly freezing, running choppy, and making weird noises.

If the HD keeps failing you could have cooling issues. One of the HW gurus would have more specific ideas I think.

Edit: But especially where you say it's a small form factor I'm thinking the ventilation may not be sufficient.

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A week ago everything was running fine 3,4 days ago i notice that it is making much more noise than it should. It seems that it is CPU's fan's noise.Most probably dust is responsible for this.there is a lot of dust inside my CPU. This may hamper hardware badly(as i have seen in some websites). What should i do? can i solve this by my self or i need to go to computer repair shop.
one argument that this sound is not of fan is that, If it is sound of fan then it should start blowing very fast with noise after opening computer for long time since it blows when processor warms. But one can say that fan is not in well working state so that's why it is making this much sound, After all these are my arguments. I may wrong. what you think is possible reason for this problem.
thanks to all those who reply.

A:why my computer's fan making large noise at start up time? A week

For waht amount of time is it load? Lots of Motherboards start up with the fan at full speed until the CPU temperature can be evaluated. However, that is for a very brief period of time.

If you have lots of dust in the heat sink cooling fins, then it may take a while for the processor temp to stabilize. Best to blow the air out of the fins.

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I'm pretty sure its a virus making my computer sound weird it sounds like a woodpecker inside. i ran avg found nothing on both profiles i have to log on to my computer. i also ran malwarebytes on both profiles i found i virus on a profile that dosent really get used to often. i also deleted avg and downloaded it again and this time it came with a I.D. scanner thing that said it found 4 threats. i think there is still something some where otherwise it wouldnt be making that noise. what should i do?

A:computer makes weird noise on start up

It sounds like a woodpecker? To me that would indecate that something (a wire, most likely) is getting too close to a fan somewhere inside the case. Open the case (or have your local computer guru do it for you) and start up the computer. Try to find where the sound is coming from. Then turn off the computer and move whatever is causing the sound away from whichever fan it's impinging on.

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i don't really know if it is the SSD but something is making like a static noise like when a HDD is working. it is so sharp.

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It started 3 days after I got my graphics card, whenever the fans turn on they make a weird noise, but only when they turn on, otherwise they make no other sound, i've checked the cables and they were way clear of the fans, the temporary solution i found to this is I set the GPU fan to be always on at 25% and as the tempuratures gets higher it speeds up. But i would like to know whats happening to it, i'l leave a audio clip I recorded here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-J73FkSVg04bFg2N29qM...

Its a GTX 1050ti from GYGABYTE (single fan);
 

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Hi,
My desktop computer Acer Aspire M5630 fan is making weird noise. And its not the big fan its that small fan
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7164/smallfan.jpg
It suddenly stops and then accelerates rapidly, and does that for a 2 sec interval. I wanted to buy it myself and replace it but i couldnt find it online or even whats its called. Also wanna know aproximately how much it costs and how hard it is to replace it.
Also, if you look at the picture u'll see a white cable with blue ends, one of which is unplugged. I dont know if it was like that or its supposed to connect to somewhere...
Thanx.
Alex
 

A:Fan making weird noise

Hello there.

That fan is the cooler for the graphics card on your computer. It should be fairly easy to replace so long as the correct part is bought. You will need to find out what make and model graphics card that is in your computer first. I would say from the photo it looks like a fairly old ATI 3*** series card but you can check to find the model number by

Right Clicking On Desktop -> Click Properties -> Click Settings Tab.

It should say on there somewhere what type of graphics card. for example. My computer says

Display:
Plug and Play Monitor on NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT.

Copy that out onto your next post and I will see if I can find a cooler that will replace the one you have. Generally small fans like that on on there will often get whiney and loud as they wear out. My one on my old Nvidia 5700le went like it. It still works though.

You could try just cleaning the dust out of the fan as well to make sure it isn't just clogged but I would recomend that you get a nice new cooler for it and some new thermal paste and that will make it quieter and also run cooler. You may even be able to fit a passive cooler that doesn't require a fan at all meaning silen opperation.

Jack-O-Bytes
 

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It starts up right as the pc starts up. It's an old Dell, running Win 95 or 98 (its my dad's pc, used to be mine back in 1998).

Part list is here: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tails?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~tab=2&~ck=anavml

However, we changed the video card; taking out the card, it's a Mad dog GeForce mx 4000 128 mb, 64bit.

The sound sounds like maybe it's something in the fan of the vid card...its not a clicking but sounds like a bee buzzing really loud--alters slightly in pitch now and then. When I opened up the case and looked around while it was running, the loudest part of the sound seemed to come from the vid. card. When i jiggled the monitor cable coming out of it, it altered in pitch back and forth to the way it was being jiggled.

Looking at it out of the pc, it doesn't look strange, some dust, which I tried cleaning out. When I put it back in, noise was still there.
And, during post, I heard what I think is the video card's shot beep pattern...long, short, short. Then i hear the normal post single beep and it sounds like it's starting normally. However, nothing's on the monitor.
I shut it down and tried again. Got the same thing but this time it shut itself down.

Is the vid card shot?
 

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Hi I'm back and have a question regarding pc. For the past few days there has been a weird noice coming from pc tower, real bad squealing noise. It doesn't do it all the time but it gets pretty loud at times. Just a few minutes ago while online, my dos screen came up and message that I must immediately shut down and restart my computer before any serious damage was done. Have you any ideas?
 

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My microphone when I plug it in via Pink Mic Jack on my pc makes a never ending loud beep sound..Ive tried everything and nothing seems to work..PLEEEASSSEEE help me
 

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I have a PNY GeForce 5200 FX card and it has started making some crazy noise lately. The fan starts making this loud humming. I can tell it is the VGA fan because when I stop it, the noise is gone. I tried cleaning the fan and it still makes the noise. Oddly enough though, after a few cold restarts, the noise will stop. But if I do not restart it the noise never goes away. The fan model is an Evercool EC-4010xxxx. I haven't found anywhere that sells these. Would it kill the card if i just took the fan off? Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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Every 15 or 20 seconds, I hear a soft beeping noise that seems to be coming from the laptop. I think its coming from the speakers, but its hard to tell as it is a fast beep. What is going on?
 

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CPU makes a weird noise as if plane is taking off and goes on making it even after it been booted? And once rebooted it just freezes but the noise is still there? Can any someone please help?
 

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It is not the CPU, it is the CPU's cooling fan. What are this computers make and model?
 

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I have a configurable, custom Laptop HP Pavilion V2Z45AV with a 2TB harddisk from Seagate - Samsung, ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD (Win10 Home 64bit). The problem was that when the HDD controller was making the HDD going into power safe mode, the HDD was making this annoyng and dangerous (for the long term) noise. Second problem was the high Load/Unload Cycle Count. After a lot of headache on finding why my HDD was making such a clicking, creaking, squeak noise randomly every few minutes, I finally managed to find the solution, I installed: - CrystalDiskInfo- Intel Rapid Storage Technology (I have a intel controller (Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller).(https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25165/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver)In the Intel program I disabled Link Power Manager option: since that the sound is almost completely gone (much "better" sound, not a squeak anymore).   In CrystalDiskInfo I change the following settings (APM disabled on every start-up):  Plus:  In this way the number of Load/Unload Cycle Count dropped. Note: FYI of course you need also to disable the power saving from Windows:  Hope that this post will help a lot of people that have a Pavilion or another laptop with this HDD, thinking it is damaged and sending it to support without finding a real solution. Intel and HP should disable these option by defau... Read more

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Greeting all, my name is Tassos

Suddently my PC started to crash today doing a weird nose and i can only restart it from the tower. Also after that my windows take a long time to start. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

I have windows 7 ultimate edition, 4 GB memory, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor, Nvidia Graphics card 250 GTS

A:PC crashes randomly with a weird noise

When you get into Windows, immediately copy your important files to an external hard drive or flash drive. Burn them to a CD if that's what you have.

If you have another internal drive, copy the files there.

Hopefully you're hearing a fan instead of a hard drive.

Can you describe the noise? Is it a grinding noise, squealing, clicking, etc?

Also, are you able to remove the side panel of the PC and see where the noise is coming from?

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Weird / Lagging Sound Heard AND The Games Start to LAG ....Here is the recorded sound file ..... and it is .AMR format , because i am using phone to record it .... sound clipI had heard the sound and facing the same issue in other computer .... And this issue was intermittently issue .... sometimes the lagging issue (with the sound) will "disappear" .... for a long time...can even 3 months ... I hope u all can understand me ...

A:Weird / Lagging Sound Heard AND The Games Start to LAG ....

Zkteh, I also am experiencing this very same issue. What I have noticed is that when I check my task manager, there are several processes running for whatever browser I am currently running. Whether I use internet explorer or google chrome, it still happens. I believe all these processes running like this is using up too much memory as it shows my usage at almost 100%. I am going to write a question in the forum and hopefully we can get some help. Sorry I'm not writing with a solution, but I thought you would like to know that you aren't alone.

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It's not like the sounds are coming from inside the computer itself, just digitally. It sounds like "brrr, brrrrr, brrrr" and the computer's performance just starts significantly dropping and everything on my screen lagging while it's doing it.  It feels like it's a virus, but I've tried Norton, Malwarebytes, BitDefender, and Windows Defender already, and nothing serious has really come up.  I've tried restoring my computer to an earlier point.  It didn't work.  The virus-scanning didn't work (even when I tried it in safe mode).  Could it be that I have to get a new graphics card or video driver?  I just desperately need some help because it's been going on for the past 5 days or so.  

A:Computer making strange sounds and terribly lagging

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.
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I'll give anyone who reads this as much info as possible.

I have a desktop build that contains these parts:
ASRock > N68-S UCC
Rocketfish
200gb hdd (shows up as about 186 gb)
4 gb ddr ram (motherboard only supports ddr2)
Amd Phenom II 3.1GHZ dual core cpu
some sort of forward slot that has one usb 2.0 port with media card slots (sd card, micro sd, smart card ect)
a dvd (aka cd drive) by sony
nvidia gt 520 (silent model with a HUGE heatsink)
550 watt psu

Here's the deal... The sound was not working. I would plug in headphones/speakers and no joy from any ports. NO sound what so ever. So I opened it up, and there is absolutely no reason why it would not be working except there is no cable for "hd audio" and that there's no cables on usb power 2 and some random "fan" all on the motherboard. I also found these weird connectors, as if a cable had been stripped from the cable connector. This is an older computer, I don't know its full history but it was very weird.

So I tried resetting the cables. Powered it back on, and no joy. The video was gone. Acer model 15" reports that there is no signal, and then goes to an amber light on the power light.

I'm afraid I have killed my motherboard. I took it out of the casing, did the bread setup and tried it with different ram and a brand new 350 watt PSU. No joy again. Tried clearing the CMOS... looked for obvious motherboard damage (found none) all parts in good condition* except for one thing............... Read more

A:Comp will not start (black screen NO POST) Cd drive making odd noise.

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Hi,
I am using a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop. A few days ago, I noticed that my laptop has become incredibly slow (the system will hang sometimes, and continue as per normal after a while), and this coincided with my laptop beginning to make this weird, sharp beeping sound. At first I did not pay much attention to it, but later this was joined by several BSODs, and my laptop became even slower (games that usually did not lag was now hanging halfway through, and continuing as per normal after a lengthy period of 1 minute or so). I tried to find the origin of the noise, and I think it came from my Internal hard drive sector, and thus decided to open the sector up (in hindsight I probably should not have). After I replaced it, without doing much (just doing the usual IT-amateur stuff, wiping it and blowing it a few times), my situation has now worsened to the point that startup takes a much longer time, and finally now it hangs at the "Starting Windows" screen, but without the Windows 7 logo showing, and my screen later turns black. Any help is appreciated.

A:Internal hard drive making beeping noise, laptop won't start up

Install a new drive. Use the recovery discs you created when you first bought the computer to restore it to factory new state. If you didn't create the discs then you can order a recovery disc from Dell, just go to their support site at http:/support.dell.com.

You can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

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I have an APC 1400va Back UPS pro that is now making noise that sounds like a high frequency pitch. It even happens after I shut everything off. I've restarted the APC and counted up the total power drag thats being put on it.

Here is the list

500 W sound system
A64 with a Antec 430 W PSU
External HD, ~120 W (right?)
and Monitor (dunno the watts), other then that I"ve got a printer thats not on and a cordless phone thats not charging.
Sergei
 

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Since last night my computer has been making this really weird sound. Kind of like a revving sound. I'm not sure what it is. I have an eMachines computer and this has never happened to me before. Anyone had this experience before and may know whats up with it?


On a side note: I saw the stickied topic about eMachines PSU's, and yes I think I need a new one. My computer crashes (often), and some mild things, and some people and forums have told me to get a new PSU, so anyone know a good PSU brand to get? I'll probably buy one from TrigerDirect or NewEgg, just need to know a good brand.
 

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The PCs at the school do the revving thing but then stop 10 seconds later.

On the side note a good company PSU would be OCZ, Antec, Thermaltake, and Enermax. Those should do good. Make sure you get them from newegg.com. They are the best site to buy things from.
 

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I have a computer running xp, this computer was so quiet you could not even hear it running. I decided to do a factory install again after having a lot of things on and decided to start over.
Now the computer is making so many grinding noises it is never quiet when it is running and it is painfully slow.
I have done a defrag and checked all the things I can think of to do but it still is the same. Do you think maybe something went wrong when I did the restore. That is not the first time I have done a restore as the computer is 4 years old but always run very nice and quiet. Does anyone have any ideas or had the same problem. Oh I have also checked for viruses and spyware and that does not seem to be the problem.
Carlynn
 

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I've got a Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows XP. It's less than a year old. Over the last couple of months it's been making a buzzing/clicking sound on and off every so often. The sound would only last a few minutes then stop. Earlier today it started making this noise and it's been going on all day. I shut the computer off and gave it a few hours rest earlier, but it started right back up after turning it on. It also seems to be running slower than normal lately (pages seem to freeze up for a few seconds especially when I'm browsing more than one internet page). I'm running AVG and Zone Alarm. Sorry if this seems vague but I'm not the most computer literate person.
 

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Ok here it goes, I think something is going out in my computer. I think that it is either the hard drive or power supply. For about the last week every once in awhile the computer will make a noise like its not getting any power then power again. The best way to describe what is happening is to think of a big main frame computer and when you turn it on you can hear the energy being sucked out of the wires (know what I mean?). So yesterday I turned it off because it usually runs 24/7 and didn't want anything to happen, well tonight I turn it back on and it says that something is corrupt with the registery. Windows 98 was able to fix itself. Yeah i was amazed too. So for now my computer is working but should I back up my hard drive and buy a new one or do you think I should worry about that power supply? Oh and the specs of my computer is "400mhz amd, 128megs ram, 8gig ide drive"

Thanks!
 

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Hi

It sounds like a noisy fan to me the best way to check is when it is making the noise find something you can put in the power supply fan to stop it and see if the noise stops, if so change the power supply also take the case off and when it's making the noise look at the cpu fan and see if that is spinning very fast or stuttering
 

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Hi !

Recently my computer started making noise, Not at all time, but most of the time when opening applications. It's at random. The sound may be compared to a old style alarm clock, then it hang up and stop. Is there any tests I can make to know the source of the sound ?

Thanks, and don't hesitate if you have questions.
 

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As said, my computer has began to experience higher than normal pings and has began to restart or crash upon start-up in normal mode. In safe mode it has not done this when I have tried.

I'm using a Windows 32-bit edition and a fleeting pop-up message before it restarts comes onto the screen but disappears too quickly to read it. After it restarts there is a "winlogon.exe error", though it seems strange that it would do this up to 5 times before staying on the desktop successfully for more than 5 seconds.
TDG Sysinfo Log:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3327 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57223 MB, Free - 29365 MB; E: Total - 26278 MB, Free - 14485 MB; F: Total - 38170 MB, Free - 38155 MB; G: Total - 95385 MB, Free - 61821 MB; H: Total - 95385 MB, Free - 95370 MB; I: Total - 190771 MB, Free - 190736 MB; K: Total - 30992 MB, Free - 20169 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 785GM-P45 (MS-7623), 2.0, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: Shaw Secure 9.01, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Hijack this Log:

C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Shaw Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\Shaw Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Shaw Secure\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
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A:Computer seems to be lagging, randomly restarting

Bumping this post. 2 days old.
 

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Hi my computer is making a wining noise not all the time,when i first start the computer and log on its fine after a while it starts.When my son plays a game it makes a noise it sounds like the fan going really fast.How can i tell if it is the fan or something else?,other than that the computer working Ok .The computer only 2 years old any tips thank you

A:Computer making wining noise?

Okay, the an will make loud noise when a game is being played because it uses your graphics card *more*. If I am correct the sounds you hear are a code telling you what the problem is, the only problem is I dont know how to identify them.

So the sound of the fan is not a problem.

EDIT: Is the whining noise your talking about like a fan spinning, because that does happen if you know what I mean, then it slows down.

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this just started happening and was never a problem in the past. i did system restore and the computer constantly started making loading noises even when no programs are runnig. its as if the hard drives are at work or something. so i went to system restore and turned it off to see if that was the problem. but it did nothing. the computer runs fine. loading is not a problem, only on games does it seem to show. i have windows xp and i havnt done anything that i know of other than system restore to cause this.

A:Computer Making Loading Noise

By turning System Restore off you have deleted all the restore points so now you cannot reverse what you did.

Why did you do a System Restore in the first place? What problem were you trying to correct?

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I am new on here and still figuring out how to navigate the forums, so I apologize if I'm posting a question that has already been asked (also english is not my first language so bare with me haha). I can't find any article/forum that explains my problem so I am posting here hoping to finally finding out what is causing this sound and how to fix it.

The sound happens almost always when I access my second HDD in windows explorer. Sometimes it happens when my PC is working harder than usual (HD streaming for example) and sometimes (not so often) seemingly random or when I am not even using my PC. It is hard to explain but it is a quick high pitched spinning sound followed by what I can only explain as a clicking sound. It is very quick only about 2 seconds I would say. Previously while playing The Sims 4 the same sound happened right before the game always froze/crashed.

I only know a few things here and there about hardware components, just the basics... I have read somewhere about hard drives "spinning down". Does this mean the drive temporarily shuts down and starts back up when you access a file from it? Or what does it mean? Could this be what is the problem? Or is it something else? I don't want to take my PC in if it is a problem I can fix myself, I am pretty good at following instructions to troubleshoot. I have already run tests on both of my hard drives with a program that checks the health of your hard drive and both my disks are still in e... Read more

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I was about to see if Xubuntu could work on my old computer. It has 128mb of Ram and it has a 20GB old drive. It keeps making a beeping noise every time I turn it on. What does that mean?
 

A:My Old Computer Is Making A Beeping Noise.

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I was also able to record it (but in sort of bad quality):

What is causing this, and what should I do about it?
 

A:My computer is making this strange noise...

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Ever since i opened up my case and took out my hard drive and slaved it on another computer to transfer the files then reformat it and reinstall it in my computer. I've been hearing this wierd noise in my computer. At first it was just a sort of loud hum i thought maybe i bumped the fan a little so i tilted the case and the sound subsided but as soon as I stand it back up it comes back.. Just earlier today it started to sound like a fly stuck in a windowpane buzzing around.
Now its making this terrible sound its like "ugnh- - - ugnhh - - - Ugnhh" I'm pretty sure its the fan on the processor. When I was reformatting I decided to spray air duster around and i accidentally sprayed the can upside down on the heat sink and some of the liquid came out. That stuff evaporates pretty fast though so I didn't think anything bad would happen, and nothing did. I don't know if this is related or what?

My theory is that the cold *** liquid made the heat sink brittle and the fan is pulling it with the airflow sorta like a kazoo. But i not even sure if its the fan. My computer is working properly and everything. This sound is getting very annoying though.. please help me. Thanks
 

A:[H] Computer making annoying noise.

Think you should relubricate the CPU fan or purchase another OEM heatsink with FAN combo.

Lucan

p.s. ensure you have lot space between your hard drives/optical drives and the CPU
 

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i just recently purchased the new Dell Inspiron 15 5500 laptop, and it made a loud clinking noise. i sent it back as i thought it had a problem with the fan. i purchased it again and it made the same noise. i don't know what to do as i love the laptop but the noise aggravates me so much that i can't use my laptop. what can i do to fix this?
 

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Hello!

I was gaming when suddenly, my laptop froze while making extremely weird sounds. It sounded like it was about to explode or something, I really can't explain it! Panicking, I forced shut it down and started it back up 10 minutes later and got this while still having those weird sounds coming out of my laptop:

I'm now directed to that and I have no idea what to do! Please help me ASAP!!!

It was most likely not overheating as it was nowhere near hot and my room in general is not hot!

A:Help!!! Laptop froze, making weird sounds, can't start up normally!

Can it boot succesfully from a bootable DVD? It look like the harddrive isn't detected by BIOS, so it's unable to boot from it. That weird sound is probably a scratching part of the harddrive.

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Hello, i recently upgraded my graphics card and PSU to a GTX 560, and a 650W PSU to compensate.About a month later i am now having framerate issues with almost all my games suddenly.I don't know whether its a Virus or what.Help would be appreciatted.Heres my Hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:13:41 AM, on 25/01/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Creative Audio Service (CTAudSvcService) - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
O23 - Service: @dfsrres.dll,-101 (DFSR) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\DFSR.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate1ca01de24ec408e) (gupdate1ca01de24ec408e) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdatem) (gupdatem) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service (HiPatchService) - Hi-Rez Studios - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hi-Rez Studios\HiPatchSer... Read more

A:Computer randomly starts lagging in games.

Would like a reply, as this has rendered my computer useless.
 

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Hello

My computer has been running very slow lately and lagging when i I am watching videos on youtube. I looked at the programs I'm running in task manager and saw that something called svchost.exe has been taking up the most memory (40000 or so) when everyhting else is around 20000. Anyways, I ran a DDS scan and a GMER scan. But while running the GMER scan, I got a BSOD saying that a file "pxpdakod.sys" was the problem. Here is my DDS scan:


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by RAHUL at 10:31:28.46 on Mon 04/12/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.511.185 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5\MtdAcqu.exe
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A:My computer is lagging randomly and running slow!

Bump, Please!

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Alright, so for no reason a week or so ago my computer starts randomly lagging, most notably when playing GTA IV. At first I thought it was the game so I re-downloaded and installed it, (I had some errors anyway).

While I was downloading it from GameStop I would minimize the window and switch users, then log back in to check the status, I could never get the window to restore, so I had to force the process to end. Twice my computer blue screened on me, my computer has never done this before or since.

I haven't installed any new hardware, or updated any drivers (myself), I did a full system scan and Norton didn't find anything. I also did a full system scan with Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool, it found 4 infected files and removed them.

The one thing I did do (I think before I noticed any lagging) was an optimization, cleaned and defragmented the registry, cleaned and defragmented the HDD among other things. My hard drive was heavily fragmented, I don't remember what percentage, but it was a lot.

Still the same problem, so I upgraded Win 7 to Win 7 to re-install the OS (without touching my files) to see if that would fix the problem, and it didn't either.

So I checked Task Manager and this shows up as being the culprit, "NT Kernel & System" can take up anywhere from 20-30 to 40-50% of my CPU. Sometimes it's where it's suppose to be, between 0-3%, I would use KrView but unfortunately it only works up to XP SP1.

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A:Computer Keeps Randomly Lagging (NT Kernel & System)

Okay, well While I was playing GTA IV the lagging thing started again, I think I found the driver within the nt kernel and system process that's causing the lagging.

This is the driver: stdriverx64.sys+0x5160, I think it has something to do with the Realtek audio. So I'm going to update the driver to the latest version and see what happens.

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Im not sure if this is where im supposed to put this post but here goes, My computer keeps making this noise like its about to restart, its like the noise when im turning off the computer, after i here it everything freezes for a couple of seconds, and its gotten a lot slower lately for some reason can anyone help me?
 

A:Solved: Computer keeps making restart noise

I would guess that your power supply isn't giving you consistent power, but that's just a guess. To test it I would plug in a different power supply, if the problems goes away, that was it. If you have a tester power supply, or another comp you can pull one out of, that should work.
 

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Okay never had this one happen.
I just recently replaced the mother board and power supply on my system.
My processor is an AMD Athlon XP3200. The mother board is an ABIT KW7. The power supply is an Antec SP500. Windows XP pro.

So its all been running smooth for about 3 weeks up until Friday night. I like to leave my system up and running, just letting it go into stand bye mode. I do shut it down at least once every couple of days. Well all of a sudden Friday night I come in from being outside and I hear this noise that sounds like an alarm going off. Rather reminded me of how a fog horn is blown. I follow it to the computer room where I find my system had no life but only making this alarm noise. I pulled the plug and felt the system. It felt warm but not that hot. I let it sit for an hour and I fired it back up and everything was fine. For safety sake I shut it down for the night. On Saturday morning I fired it up and things were fine. But come Saturday night I heard the alarm noise again and sure enough it was doing the Fog Horn alarm noise again with no other signs of life. I shut it down for the night.

I'm on it now and all the fans are running just fine. No system glitches either.

Is the processor over heating and just shutting down?? Thats my only guess. Not sure where to start or how and what to check.

Thoughts anyone??

Thanks
Baitbucket
 

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Hi.
Recently my computer have been making alot of noise, and i also suspect a keylogger, after my WoW account had just been hacked.
My Antivirus couldnt find anything or Spybot Search & Destroy.
Thanks for anyhelp

Here is Hijacklogg and mbamlog:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:01:44, on 03.12.2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\brs.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
E:\WMware\vmware-tray.exe
E:\WMware\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\FSC\LASER MOUSE\1.0\GTGMouse.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Telenor\Telenorhjelpen\Telenor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Computer making alot of noise recently

Confirmeded Keylogger but i cant find anything , since my friends account got his password changes and all, when he didnt have a computer and used mine. Help appriciataed
 

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So for 3 days now I have been having this problem, whenever I start a game that makes my PC work harder (dark souls 2, wildstar) my computer starts making this loud beeping noise and then it just turns its self off. Whenever I play games that don't require much I never get this problem, does anyone have any idea what my problem is? Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:Beeping noise making my computer crash

Hi ao6238, and welcome to TSG.

If the motherboard supports it, the beeping may be an internal overheating alarm and the shutdown may be a protective measure to prevent heat failure. Give us some details about your computer hardware setup.
 

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Hi all,

I just recently built a new PC (back in December) and today it made a weird loud grinding/spinning noise. I immediately powered it down, and now it is running OK. There was no burning smell or anything like that. I'm concerned though. It has never done this before, and I'm not sure what component caused it. It kind of sounded like the DVD rom drive, but there was nothing in the drive. The DVD drive does make weird noises when a disc is put in or when it's reading, but I don't know why it would have this time before no disc was inserted. The case (coolmaster centurion) does have two fans built in, one in the front and one in the back. But they are usually quiet.

Specs are:

Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600

Video card: Radeon HD 6950 2GB

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA3

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Please help.
thanks

EDIT: Actually, IIRC I have heard this sound before under a previous configuration. Could it be one of the case fans? I'm surprised because of how loud it was.
 

A:Computer making fast grinding noise

Check Event Viewer for any errors.
 

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