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Beeping noise making my computer crash

Q: Beeping noise making my computer crash

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.

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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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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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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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My laptop keeps making 3 beeps the stops for 5second the it continues. How can I fix this?

A:My laptop keeps making a beeping noise.

Depends on your computer model which should always be mentioned when asking a question. Find the answer yourself at Dell Support. Look up Beep Codes for your model.

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When I start my Inspiron N5040, it makes audible 3 beeps for 3 times then it goes away but I can hear
faint 5 beeping noises while computer is running at a regular interval.  It beeps for 5 times then pauses for a few seconds then it continues on and on.

A:My laptop is making beeping noise

Hi ELIJAH3,
3 beeps codes is a system board failure and 5 beeps is a CMOS battery failure.
Ensure you backup all imp data on the system first.
Update the BIOS if possible - http://dell.to/2g6cqpK- restart the system and check.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
If the 5 beeps issue persists, then download the service manual from the above link - remove and reseat the CMOS battery and check. Or replace the CMOS battery and check.
If the issue is unresolved, then I would suspect a motherboard failure.
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
You could also order the parts online here - http://bit.ly/2gLyEP1
My personal suggestion is for you to invest your money on a new machine than to repair this system. However, that is your discretion.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hello! I am having problems with my HP Envy, when I start it up, it beeps continually and the screen stays black. I took the battery out and put it back in but that didn't help. Could someone help me out please! thank you!

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I hope I'm putting this thread in the right place...

Recently, my JBL speakers on my Lenovo Ideapad Y580 have been making a beeping noise (two short beeps in quick succession) whenever I play audio through them. I'm worried it's the speakers because whenever I play music/sounds/games through my headset, the audio is just fine. Any idea what could be causing this? I recently downloaded Itunes, but I haven't used my speakers in a couple days before that so I don't know if this was happening pre-install. Any help would be appreciated, and let me know if you need any more info. I'm running windows 7-64bit home premium.

I have a WMA file with an example of it, but this site wont let me upload WMA files....If you need to hear it, just let me know how to upload it.
 

A:Solved: Speakers making a beeping noise

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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?
 

A:Laptop making weird beeping 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 a gigabyte P4 titan 667 GA-8ST667 2.4 ghz cpu 512 mb ram 64 mb video card a 80 gigabyte hard drive
and this is my problem
on night is turned my computer off the next day i turned on and it did not work the monitor did not swhich on and it started to beep it make short beeps and dose not stop it keep on going for 10 mins and i turned my computer to sut it up and it dose the it every time i turn it on i have changed th hard drive and the ram and video card and i dont know what to do but if you do can you tell me plz
 

A:my computer makes beeping noise help!!!!

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My computer makes a steady beeping noise. I have one IDE drive and 2 SATA drives in it. It only makes the sound when the 2 sata drives are running. It has a 400 watt power supply. My guess is the power supply is not strong enough to power these plus the video card, cd-roms etc. Can anyone confirm or deny that this would be the power supply? Thanks!
 

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The subject says it, I was playing Counter-Strike: Source when suddenly my computer started making a repeated beeping noise.

Mobo: nVidia nForce2-400 (ASUS A7N8X-X)
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2Ghz
RAM: Kingston 512MB
AGP Card: ATI Radeon 9600SE 128MB
Hard-Drive 1: Maxtor 120GB IDE
Hard-Drive 2: Western Digital 30GB IDE (Unplugged)

I'm using it now, the mobo is said to be at a 94.4f temp, the beeping started at around 104f. The CPU is at 98.6f
 

A:Computer making beeping noises

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It seems that my computer is working fine but occasionally, my tower is making beeping noises. It sometimes occurs out of no where but it seems that it occurs everytime i place a certain game into the cdrom. Im not sure but i think the beeping noise is coming from the CDrom itself. i tried putting in another cd rom and trying to run the same exact game and it still makes the noise. Its really annoying because the sound is actually coming out of the tower and you cant get it to go off unless you close your computer and reopen. any help please?

A:Why Is My Computer Making Beeping Noises?

Welcome to BC, hdspikez.What you may be hearing is a high tempture alarm. When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your computer. It should be done atleast once a year, twice if you have pets or you keep your computer on the floor. make sure the fans are working and the heat sink on the processor is not blocked with lent:http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm David

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Hello,

I am sorry if I am off topic but I ran into some power options problems. 3 days ago my computer started making very quiet beeping sounds, it happens mostly when I use Mozilla Firefox and Windows Explorer. My impression is that the sound is coming from the motherboard. When I restarted in safe mode the sound disappeared,
so after a very long elimination process I discovered that when I change control panel-power options-processor power management settings the frequency of beeping changes as well. Until now I was using balanced settings (min processor state 5% and max processor state 100%), if I choose high performance (min and max processor state are both 100%) the beeping becomes very frequent almost continuous, and if I choose power saver settings (min processor state 5% and max processor state 50%) I don't notice the beeping anymore but of course I don't want to keep using only 50% of my processor. I am using a desktop computer, not a laptop. Except for the annoying sound the computer works normally. I have Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP1. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer making beeping sounds

Hello Erik, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It sounds like you may have more at issue here. Check at this link at the list of beep codes for you brand of BIOS chip to see what the beeps you hear may mean. You shoud see the brand during boot up or entering BIOS at the top of the screen.

PC Hell: BIOS Error Beep Codes

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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this has happened to me about 4 times now and im not to sure what this means.

could it be my hard drive? my motherboard or my RAM?

someone please help.

A:Computer Freezes Then does a short beeping noise

If would help if you provide the make and model of this computer.

If it's a custom build please post the make and model of the motherboard.

Please post the pattern of the beeps, long or short, the number of beeps...

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I turn on my computer it makes a beeping noise for like five seconds and nothing happens the monitor will not come on. But CD drive still opens and closes
 

A:Computer makes beeping noise but will not run on start up

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Hey there.

My computer just recently make some bleeping noises (three short beeps, then a pause then another three beeps) and a revving noise either coming from the hard drive or DVD drive (was in the other room at the time so I can't pin point) and turned itself off.

I then tried to turn it back on and it started to boot and made the bleeping noises (same three beeps) again (It doesn't come from the speakers, it comes from inside the computer) and then turned itself off.

I then took the side panels off and got rid of all the dust, in particular in the CPU heat sink. It was absolutely covered in dust and the fan could hardly spin because of it. It is working now and has been running for around 20 minutes. I am thinking it may of over heated or something similar but I am unsure. When I it rebooted I got these error messages:

BCCode : 1000000a BCP1 : 00000004 BCP2 : 0000001C BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : 804E1466 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1
C:\DOCUME~1\Andrew\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER52c8.dir00\Mini082908-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Andrew\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER52c8.dir00\sysdata.xml

Any ideas what may have caused the crash?

It is just that I bought a new hard drive and I would like to know if that was at fault.

Thanks.
 

A:Computer made beeping noise and turned off

From what you have said its possible it overheated (based on you saying it was badly clogged up with dust).

What make/model is your PC? If we can identify the BIOS make/type then you can find out exactly what the error code means.

Also, you can download a program like Speedfan which will monitor system temperatures (CPU etc) so you can see (at least roughly) what they are running at.
 

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Hello. Within the last day or so my computer has been making wierd beeping noises from the computer speaker every 2 minutes or so. I have a program called WeatherBug, and when it's activated and a warning is issued it does that same tone in 5 beep bursts. The funny thing is that I don't have weather bug running when this happens. And when I start WeatherBug and it makes these noises, there are no warnings.

Please post back with any ideas.

-Mark
 

A:[SOLVED] Computer making beeping noises!

How old is the system? it could be overheating.
 

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whaddup ,
i got my computer back from my recent shipment from japan . im now in virginia . well when it got over here i was hoping to hop right on it , but nondaless i plug it in and dis 5 second loud beeping sound came on . montior saids no response nothing comes on da monitor . i try again same thing . wake up da next day same exact thing . so i figure it was da hard drive . took it out beeping noise stop . i assume it is da hard drive and i wanted to know what happened to it . it crashed , failed , corrupted. i at least hope all my information is on da drive i didnt back up nothing on it . if it wont work anymore ill send it to a professional to help revive it and get stuff i need off it . i had loads of important music stuff on it to make my music and stuff like dat . please help me out here its been since august 17 . its is now august 23 , well if u can help please post some comments below . thank you very much 100
 

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whaddup ,
by da way it is a western digital hard drive 120 GB ! if thatll help any .
 

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This has began today. I turned on the computer and one of the CD drives flash and makes a beeping noise, and that's it. The screen remains blank and nothing happens for the flashing light and beeping noise.

Can a faulty CD drive cause this? It has also been quite hot here... melted circuitry?

My computer is XP Pro BTW, and has two other drives (two DVD drives).
 

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Hi
Recently i bought a graphics card second hand off the internet. When i inserted it into the computer, it would not start, and makes a long continuous beeping noise, there are no intervals in between. It started fine when I took the card out. Does this indicate that the card is faulty and that i should ask for a refund?

A:computer wont start long beeping noise

hello & welcome to TSF ,

there are steps to installing a video card

you may need to do a memory/ram upgrade

you may need to do a psu (power supply unit) upgrade

you may need to do adjustments to the bios

you have to uninstall your old divers

so what i would do is go to the video card section of this forum and inquire of the proper things that you need to do

they are more skilled in this matter

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I got a new computer, an i am trying to get some files off my old computer (my old computer runs xp im pretty sure) but when i try to turn it on (my keyboard, mouse, monitor are all connected), but when i turn it on, all it does is makes beeping sounds non stop. I get no sound or picture on my screen...this has never happened before, and i have never had problems with any hardware, viruses or loose wires...please help!!!
 

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This is coming internally form my computer..

I purchased Windows XP Home and installed it on my computer, but sometimes, especially if I am playing a game , it will make beeping noises, very much like the old arcade game PONG!!
weird..
I don't know what it is doing this, but I get the same sounds on different games, it will also do this when I am just in Windows and not playing a game.

This is internal and not from my speakers...
Any ideas?
Another Q I have is what is the diffeence between XP Home and Pro?

Thank you!
Matt
 

A:My computer is making beeping sounds internally all the time

There are a few diffrences between home and Pro, the obvious of the two being that pro looks more professional, a little neater.
Not sure about your noises though. sorry.
 

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Hey

My computer keeps freezing at random. Before and during the freeze the computer makes a beeping noise (not through the speakers).
it seems like its a software problem seeing how i could hear my friend on skype while the computer was frozen.
Ive got a recording of the beeping sound but its very faint so you might have to turn your volume up.
Vocaroo | Voice message

Thanks

A:Random freezes computer makes a wierd beeping noise

Hi HavardW,

Welcome to the 8forums.

You say it might be a software problem, lets find out using a clean boot.
Please open taskmanager and msconfig (windows logo + r > msconfig > enter)
In taskmanager
go to the tab startupdisable everything.
In msconfig
go to the tab services,check 'Hide Microsoft services'disable every other service,click apply, click ok and reboot if asked

If the problem does not occur in a clean boot, enable in taskmanager 1 item and in msconfig 1 service.
Keep doing this until you find the culprit.

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I have a HP Pavilion All-in-One PC. Recently it has been running real slow and just now while I was watching a Youtube video, the computer froze and made a loud beeping noise. It quit after about 10 seconde and resumed the video. Im currently running the newest version of Norton 360 security, do scans frequently, etc, but computer stills performs poorly. Any advice would be really appreciated

A:My computer is running slow and made a loud beeping noise

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Running XP 64x and my computer is lagging freezing up no program responds right. in 32 bit windows everything is running normal.somethings wrong please help me i have a Hijackthis log. any other things i need to put up would be great.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:24:43 PM, on 6/11/2008
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
E:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcAppFlt.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
E:\PROGRA~2\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
E:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgui.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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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.
 

A:Computer making odd noise

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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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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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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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!
 

A:Computer Is Making Noise!

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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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.
 

A:Computer making noise.

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

A:computer is making weird 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin... Read more

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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my hp 6730 b laptop charger was beeping and eventually stopped working i replaced it with a loaner ..The loaner is a original hp charger but has less power volts are .5 off but the original had 90 watts the loaner has only 65 watts...it charges the bat to 100 percent..although i noticed the lightning bolt led is not staying blue like it was...it goes to amber at 60 percent charge and then blue like itshould somewere working up to full charge then it goes off..it used to stay blue.. i dont leave it plugged in at night..i figure i better not..NOW 3 DAYS LATER MY LAPTOP CRASHED TWICE AND BUZZED... NO SCREEN ...FAN GOING AND LEDS BLINKING...it would not shut down from power off on button....so i umplugged the charger and pulled the batt out...put batt back in and it said windows did nor shut down correctly..hit enter and it rebooted fine....how serious is underpowering a devise...in general i always thought under was ok within reason over was bad....??? im buying the original 90 watt hp block today.....cant risk it did i damage any thing...???

A:computer crashing making a buzzing noise

That all depends. If you are not using the laptop while the "under powered" charger is plugged in, the battery will just take longer to charge. BUT, if you are using the laptop while the charger is plugged in, you could very easily do some serious damage to the laptop. The charger is meant to supply a certain amount of voltage at a certain load. If you are drawing more from the charger, more than it is meant to put out, you can fry the charger resulting in a short circuit and subsequently fry your motherboard.

Best thing to do is not use it anymore until you get either the OEM charger or a direct replacement from a company like Targus. Targus USA | Cases, Bags and Accessories for Laptops and Tablets

After you get the new charger, if you are still having problems, you will likely need to bring your laptop to a tech who can bench it and test the MoBo. Hope everything works out for you.

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Hello, my first post to this forum! I hope someone can help me.

For the past couple months my computer has been crashing randomly. When it is about to crash it will beep a few times, giving me warning, and then crash. Once I restart the computer, the beeping continues a couple minutes after windows has completely loaded.

The beeping is constant, and each beep sequence is 2 seconds in length. This may be a little silly, but if you sound it out like this if may give you an idea of what the beeping sounds like, and what the length of beep stands for.

Dee (Second 1), Doo (Second 2), Dee (Second 1), Doo (Second 2) etc...

The computer will also crash almost every time a virus scan is done or spyware removal. I successfully used Ad-Aware, but Spy-bot will crash the system every time.

This problem first started happening after I used a dos based game a couple months ago. I think it may be some corrupted files in windows, or a virus, but I have no idea how to identify the problem.

Any help will be appreciated! Thank you in advance.

BlakeyD

A:Beeping Computer On Virus/spyware Scan, Then Crash

Welcome to BC! The beeps may indicate a hardware issue. Please tell us the make and model of your computer so we can look up the beep codes.When it is about to crash it will beep a few times, giving me warning, and then crash.What is this warning? Next time it happens write it down word for word and post it here.Have you added any hardware to this computer that might relate to the timeline of this issue?

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First, my specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/rodco/saved/#view=38tNNG
And, my speccy: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/sqERZGHd0KhMDqFaMcm2HaG
 
Thanks for reading. I recently built my first computer after my old one met a slow death several months ago. Everything worked flawlessly for several days, until once while playing a video game, the screen suddenly froze. The sound from the game kept playing. There was no BSOD, I had to manually restart it. These crashes are random but now happening more frequently, sometimes hours after I start the computer, sometimes within fifteen minutes. One interesting characteristic of them is that if a video is playing, the sound will obviously stop because the video stops, but if a program like a video game is playing, whatever music track was playing will continue (such as the background music in Total War: Warhammer - frequently running during my crashes). Additionally, sometimes when restarting, the computer will beep three times, and shut down after a brief delay before restarting itself again. This is an alert regarding the RAM, correct?
 
I've looked around a little bit and while the most likely culprit is some issue with the RAM, I've seen some comments that make me think it could possibly be the PSU or video card as well. I'm about to run memtests, but wanted to post this first so that if anyone were willing, they could offer some assistance and/or suggestions. Thank you.

A:Computer crash with no BSOD, sound continues, RAM causes beeping?

UPDATE: Ran my first memory diagnostic, and no problems were detected. Considering running an extended test overnight, however. Should I just move my RAM sticks around and see if the problem persists? Since they're dual-channeled, isn't it significant which slots they're installed in?

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playing audio. audio of any kind. its coming through the detached speakers. do you know what this could be?

the noise is sort of a fast, digital "do do do do do do" & it sort of has a vibrating sound to it.

A:my computer is making this occasional disruptive vibrating noise when

It's interference, do you have a phone nearby your speakers? If so, just move it away a meter or two, happens to everyone.

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