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Q: Solved: Computer keeps making restart noise

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?

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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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So basically all of a sudden my mic started making weird noises when I used it on my desktop, but it's still perfectly fine on other computers. Anyone that has any ideas? I'm at the exact same spot when using it on the desktop as I am when using it on the tablet.

A:[SOLVED] Mic making noise from my desktop but not my tablet. Computer's fault?

Here's what it sounds like.
YouTube - Test Recording.

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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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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.
 

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

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

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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?
 

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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 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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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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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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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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Dell Dimension E510
Dual In-line Memory Module 512,533M,64X64,8,240,1RX8
Processor,Pentium D Presler 940,3.2G,2X2M,C1
Hard Drive,160G,S2,7.2K,8M Lead Free,SGT-TNK
I'm still not too good at fixing my computer so bear with me. I recently had the Dell techguy out because my tower was making a noise like small jet engine. The tech replaced the power supply (2nd one), heat sink and fan. Fortunatley for me, it is still under extended warranty until June, 2010.

My question is that when I start and shut down my computer, there is a loud whoosh sound for perhaps a second or two. I never had this before the replaced parts were installed and am concerned whether this is standard.

My grandchildren play Wizard101 on it and sometimes it will crash (black screen). Would this online game make things worse? Is it worth upgrading memory or possibly video card? I have done a little searching on this but have read negative things about Dell's equipment & parts and what they recommend to upgrade.

Any help is greatly appreciated..thanks
 

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as the topic state, i get this annoying chirping noises during game play coming from the tower, not the speakers (eep!), the only recent change i did was replace my corrupted memory ram... (1024? me tinks) so itll help if you guys can help.
 

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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.

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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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I TURNED ON MY COMPUTER AND IT JUST STARTED MAKING THIS HIGH PITCHED SOUND. WHAT COULD THE PROBLEM BE? PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU

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I just started noticing a constant buzzing/whining noise coming from my computer even when it is turned off. I've tried unplugging everything (speakers, mouse, keyboard, network cable, etc.) but it seems that the only way I can get rid of the noise is to power it off completely. Why is this? And is there anything I can do to fix it? Thanks!
 

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Hello!

I just bought a new computer;

XFX Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort, 850MH

Chieftec Super Series 650W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus, Modular, 1x 6pin+1x 6+2pin

Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3, H55, Socket-1156
4xDDR3, m-ATX, GbLAN, VGA, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort,

Crucial DDR3 BallistiX 1600MHz 4GB CL8
Kit w/2x 2GB BallistiX modules, CL8-8-8-24, 1.65V

Intel Core? i7 Quad Processor i7-860
Quad Core, 2.80Ghz, Socket 1156, 8MB, 95W, Boxed w

And after installing everything it started to freeze and making these high pitched noises from the speakers. It occurs in some games and in vlc / media player classic, sometimes it takes 10 minutes, sometimes 4 hours.

So I formatted my hard drive, I even changed my hard drives, not the problem. Also ran a bunch of scans, nothing.

I did memtest86, widows diagnostic tool etc, no errors.

I bought a new CPU fan and the CPU gets up to 45-50C when I stress it. But it still freezes up and making the noise.

So I changed my RAM voltage to 1.648V (closest possible), and also the timers to 8-8-8-24. No changes.

I checked CPU-Z and realized that my CPU was clocked to 3.5 GHz. I put it to 2,8 GHz, still freezes.

The parts in the computer are installed properly.

The CPU did in fact get up to like 90C when it was set to 3.5 GHz, with the CPU fan i got from Intel. I don't know if that's the problem, that i may have damaged it that way? And thought I get some views on it before I... Read more

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even though I have only a browser on with no video. I tried re-booting it but sames problem.

It seems like some sort of fan problem because usually I can feel the heated air coming out from the side but right now I don't feel it so I guess the heat cannot escape because the fan wouldn't blow the heat out!

My warranty is over too, it's slightly over a year that I bought it.

I guess trying to fix the fan would be something that only experts can do?

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy? http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-...=laptop+cooler

A:Since about a couple days ago, my computer is making loud fan noise

  
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even though I have only a browser on with no video. I tried re-booting it but sames problem.

It seems like some sort of fan problem because usually I can feel the heated air coming out from the side but right now I don't feel it so I guess the heat cannot escape because the fan wouldn't blow the heat out!

My warranty is over too, it's slightly over a year that I bought it.

I guess trying to fix the fan would be something that only experts can do?

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy? Amazon.com: Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooling Pad with 140mm Blue LED Fan (R9-NBC-4WAK-GP): Computers & Accessories


Hi Girom, It sounds like the one of the laptops fans have gone , Buying a likely replacement is not so difficult if you go the Ebay route search out your model in "laptop spares and accessories" ,Installing is not too hard to do either .
I don't think a laptop cooler will help you much as it's not direct on the CPU or GPU

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Hi,

My computer is making a clicking sound (from the speakers) like when a web browser opens, except it appears to be doing it itself even when my browser is closed - I hope someone can help me out, here's my Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 23:28:16, on 11/04/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdxcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung EDS\EDSAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Battery Manager\BatteryManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
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A:Computer making clicking noise as if web browser opening

Hello there Welcome to the TSG Forums.
My name is NeonFx. I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Please note the following:

The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used on this machine.
Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean that the system is completely clean.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference. I may ask you to boot into Safe Mode where you will be unable to follow my instructions online.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.

Step 1

Download OTS to your Desktop
Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.
Double-click on OTS.exe to start the program.
Check the box that says Scan All Users
Under Basic Scans please change the radio button under Registry from Safe List to All.
Under Additional Scans check the following:
Reg - Desktop Components
Reg - Disabled MS Config Items
Reg - NetSvcs
Reg - Shell Spawning
Reg - Uninstall List
File - Lop Check
File - Purity Scan
Evnt - EvtViewer (last 10)

Please paste the contents of the following codebox into the Custom Scans box at the bottom
Code:
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/md5start
eventlog.dll
scecli.dll
netlogon.dll
cngaudit.dll
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Hi, Everybody!

Please help! I'm not sure if I have a problem here or not. I just got me a new Compaq about 10 days ago- P4, 3Ghz, 1Ghz RAM, Vista Home Basic, Most of the bloatware/junk disabled or deleted).
The computer works fine...but yesterday, it started making funny noises that it hadn't made before. It sounds as though one of the fans is revving up...but only for one second at a time. Sometimes it will do this "revving" every few seconds...sometimes it will go for a while without doing it. Sometimes the revving is very loud...sometimes it's not too loud.
Tech support says it's normal- The fans just increasing RPM to cool things down when needed. But why didn't the computer do this since the beginning? And it doesn't matter if the computer is sitting idle with nothing running...or if it is being used. (I dont do anything hard core with it)
This noixe just doesn't sound right to me. It sounds like whenh a car engine isn't running right and keeps surging...and it doesn't go on long enough to really do any cooling anyway. Just for a second...

normal fan noise...
SURGE!!!!!(1 sec)
Normal noise(15 seconds)
SURGE!!!(1 sec)
Normal(15 sec)...etc.

Normal(20 minutes)
SURGE!!!(1 sec)
Normal(3 minutes)
SURGE!!!!!(3 seconds)

And the surging/revving noise is quite loud....I'm not talking about the fan doubling it's speed...I mean it sounds like it's quadrupling at least!

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A:New Computer Started Making Funny Revving Noise

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I bought a refurbed HP desktop in June 2008. It's been fine up until about a week ago. Then I started hearing intermittent whirring sounds, but the computer continued to work properly. On Saturday, I had it on for about a half hour when it started making a continuous high-pitched whirring. Concerned, I shut it off. When I turned it back on, the whirring noise continued, even louder and the computer shut off before it booted up all the way. I took it to a local computer repair shop, but when the tech plugged it in, it booted up and didn't whine or shut down. Any ideas what could be going on? Thanks.
 

A:Computer shut off at bootup, making whirring noise

It sounds like one of your fans are going bad. Possibly the CPU fan. Most motherboards will shutdown if the CPU fan is not running properly. Is the inside of the computer very dusty? If so you might want to buy some compressed air and spray it out.
 

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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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About a week ago, I started having some trouble with a really noise fan. I asked a friend, and he suggested that it might be a wire hitting one of the fans, so I opened the case up and gently poked around with the wires. Everything was cleared up. Now, the problem is back.

The noise sounds like a car engine; it's kind of a dull throb, occasionally speeding up during which it sounds like it's in overdrive. I need help determining which fan is causing the problem. I have a large CPU fan (came stock with CPU, don't know dimensions; processor is an E5200), a stock case fan, and the fan in my power supply. All I know is that this noise is coming from the back half of my case. I'm going to refrain from using the PC until I know which fan is causing the problem, as I don't want to risk damaging my CPU if it is indeed the CPU fan that is the problem.
 

A:Solved: Noisy Fan, not sure which one is making the noise

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Hello this is my first time here and i hope i am posting in the right section. I checked the search option but couldnt find the same problem as mine.
So lets start i spent last night(about 12h) rendering images on my pc(which is less than 2 years old)
so after it was done evrything functioned nicely and i didn't notice any problems when i turned it off.
After around 3-4h i turned the PC on again and it started making some strange noice like crawling or whirling or something not sure how to describe it correctly. So i opened the PC and while it was all running and making the noise i used a screwdriver to block all of the fans for like a sec just to see if it is them (i read that from some other forum suggestion).
So anyway when i stoped the PSU fan the sound stoped and when i released it did not start immidiately. The sound does not start as soon as i start the PC it takes some time for it. Also the fan seems to slow down when it happens. Now i left it on like 10mins with the fan making the noise and slowing down and after like 5-10min the noise stoped and the fan started turning fast again. It has been several hours on since than and it is working normaly, i read that the problem could be dust/a wire out of place/a insect flying in etc. My concern is what i should do, is it the PSU failing or just the fan or maybe something else?
 

A:Solved: PSU fan making strange noise

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My PC is making a strange noise inside the tower. I think it may be a fan going out, or the harddrive may be worn out. I went to the HP
website, no help. My PC is a HP 6465. It has Win98.No upgrades original hardware. I am using
Firefox instead of IE. Firefox v 2.0. Please help thank you

 

A:Solved: PC making strange noise

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Hello all, i just made an account here because i need some help. 
 
Lately for the past month about my computer has been making a clicking sound. The sound is EXACTLY the same sound as if you click a folder in lets say my computer on windows 7 and open a folder. the "click" noise. I won't open everything and randomly every so often i will just hear this noise as if i clicked a folder. 
 
I have updated malwarebytes and updated mcafee and i have all the settings to do the fullest scan and i double checked to make sure every bit was being covered.
 
I thought maybe it was my computer failing at first or my hard drive failing but everything i looked up  didn't show anything at all relating to that noise.
 
help?

A:Do i have a virus/malware/spyware?Computer making "clicking noise"

45 views and no responses? bump

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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!
 

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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Hello all, i just made an account here because i need some help. 
 
Lately for the past month about my computer has been making a clicking sound. The sound is EXACTLY the same sound as if you click a folder in lets say my computer on windows 7 and open a folder. the "click" noise. I won't open everything and randomly every so often i will just hear this noise as if i clicked a folder. 
 
I have updated malwarebytes and updated mcafee and i have all the settings to do the fullest scan and i double checked to make sure every bit was being covered.
 
I thought maybe it was my computer failing at first or my hard drive failing but everything i looked up  didn't show anything at all relating to that noise.
 
help?

A:Do i have a virus/malware/spyware?Computer making "clicking noise"

45 views and no responses? bump

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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 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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Hi guys, I've got a problem with my CPU fan. Everytime I do something that raises the CPU usage (like gaming or something) the fans starts to spin very fast and the case is unusually hot. But that's not all they are doing some strange, non-constant noise, something buzzy and it doesnt happen all the time. Only sometimes . I am afraid to open the power supply case to check if some wire is in the way of the fan :3 cuz I might break something xD. They are not dirty, Ive checked that. My PC is better than my friend's but his PC is soooo silent that u have to get your ear down to it to hear the fan spinning. Please help me ! Thank you in advance!

PS: I dont have money right now so please try not to ask me to buy new fans Thank you!

SPECS : Check the little computer icon somewhere near my nickname
 

A:Solved: Fan spinning fast, making a lot of noise.

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hey everyone, so my pc is making a very strange noise when playing youtube videos, or any kind of flash videos, they also play slower. The noise is like some kind of distortion and I hadn't heard something like that. This also happens when I start my pc but only for a while.
I tried reinstalling the audio driver but nothing happened.
my laptop is a Toshiba satellite m55

any help would be appreciated!!

A:computer making strange noise when playing youtube videos and startup.

i too have this problem and could not figure out why.
Bump your topic and hopefully some experts could help us out.

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Here is my HJT log Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:40:33 AM, on 2/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
C:\OPLIMIT\ocrawr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Tmas\Tmas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCMTR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
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A:Computer freezeing and making me restart again and again

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run the following tools. Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware? SE Personal Edition
*Note* For Ad-AwareSE also install the VX2 Addon Cleaner To run this tool once Adaware is updated click on Add-ons in the lefthand column. Select VX2 Cleaner V2.0 and click Run Tool. Click "OK" , then, if something is found, click "Clean" as in the directions given. Click "Close", and exit Ad-Aware.
Spybot Search & Destroy
CWShredder

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

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I've opened up my Sony desktop, Model PCV-RX550, and blown out the dust but my fan keeps making consistently louder noises and sounds like it's going to quit all together at times. Could someone please tell me what specs I need in shopping for a new fan? A friend said to get a low voltage fan as they make less noise...is that true?
Thanks!!
 

A:Solved: Sony VAIO desktop fan making noise

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Can someone help me...  My ports restart while my computer is on.  Here is some information.


Log Name:      System
Source:        usbehci
Date:          4/3/2015 12:32:09 PM
Event ID:      4
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      firefly
Description:
A timeout occurred while waiting for the EHCI host controller Interrupt on Async Advance Doorbell response.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="usbehci" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49153">4</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-04-03T16:32:09.044722200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>20509</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>firefly</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
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A:usbehci keeps making my ports restart while my computer is on...

Hi,
This issue seems to be related to heavy load on attached USB devices on a Windows 8 machine. It also might be related to your chipset or certain USB device. Lots of users reported that this issue normally happens on motherboard with AMD chipset.
Best thing to do is unplug all of the usb devices, (including mouse+keyboard), choose a device, plug it in, restart, and wait for this issue. I would try the USB wifi adapter or external storage device first.
Regards
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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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