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Computer making clicking noise as if web browser opening

Q: Computer making clicking noise as if web browser opening


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:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.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:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung EDS\EDSAgent.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:\Program Files\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\dmhkcore.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\lxdxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\MagicKBD\MagicKBD.exe
C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\MagicKBD\PerformanceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\lxdxMsdMon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Smithy\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Smithy\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Smithy\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Smithy\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: HopSurf toolbar - {E9FAB13D-4600-49E1-90D1-EE961C859D39} - C:\Program Files\Comodo\HopSurfToolbar\HopSurfToolbar_IE.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EDS] C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung EDS\EDSAgent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DMHotKey] C:\Program Files\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\DMLoader.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BatteryManager] C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Battery Manager\BatteryManager.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MagicKeyboard] C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\MagicKBD\PreMKBD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSSE] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Internet Security] "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe" -h
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kdx] "C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe" -all
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lxdxmon.exe] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\lxdxmon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lxdxamon] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\lxdxamon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Documents and Settings\Smithy\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [kdx] C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe -all
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: HopSurf - {ED98F8D1-09AC-4107-B2FF-91DBE011B0C5} - C:\Program Files\Comodo\HopSurfToolbar\HopSurfToolbar_IE.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\system32\guard32.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service (cmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: KService - Kontiki Inc. - C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
O23 - Service: lxdx_device - - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdxcoms.exe
O23 - Service: Samsung Update Plus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Update Plus\SLUBackgroundService.exe

End of file - 6661 bytes
Thank you!!!!

Preferred Solution: Computer making clicking noise as if web browser opening

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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
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
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles

Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
Let it run unhindered until it finishes.
When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.
Please attach the log in your next post. To do so click on the blue "Reply" button or "Go Advanced" and click on the "Manage Attachments" button

Step 2

GMER Rootkit Scanner
Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
Zipped Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.

Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs. Make sure you disable your security programs as well, as they may interfere with the program.
Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
Exit GMER and re-enable your security programs when done.

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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 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.

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

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

45 views and no responses? bump

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Hi,My PC keeps making clicking noises as if I am clicking on links. Think it might be a trojan trying to generate false web traffic. Any thoughts?Cheers!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 21:36:19, on 21/06/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LXSUPMON.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Au... Read more

A:PC keeps making clicking noise!

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a new set of logs pleaseDeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OKDeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OKDo not re-e... Read more

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My Toshiba 500gb hdd is making loud clicking noise. I have checked it using various hdd diagnosis utilities but non of it reported any problem. The smart status is good and no read write error is reported.. should i be worried about it and replace with a new one??

A:HDD making clicking noise

How old is your Toshiba(no description given), and is that the original hard drive in it?

A clicking or tick-tock sound is a good sign of a failing hard drive.
If you haven't backed up your important personal data(documents, photos, etc.) to some reliable external media, you should do it now.


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Today when I booted up my pc I started to hear a clicking sound as if I was accessing a folder, clicking back in explorer or accessing a link, this is happening randomly regardless of what programs I have running and each time it happens my "focused" window loses its focus as if something else is being selected (happens on its own), please help!
DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Kamidamaru at 13:50:58,77 on 2011-04-13
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 6.1.7600.0.1252.46.1033.18.3071.1634 [GMT 2:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\... Read more

A:PC is making a clicking noise

I have responded to your topic at WhatTheTech.

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Hey guys,

Recently came home from work and found my computer turned off (it was on when I left) I figured a simple Windows update...but to my dismay when I came to turn on my computer I heard this weird clicking noise (see video) I need to specify that the sound IS NOT emanating from the hard drives. In the video I disconnected the power source to all peripheral devices (Bluray drive, graphics card, hard drives) and the sound remains. The computer will not boot. I've also read in some other forums that this type of clicking noise (with about a 3 second gap) would indicate a RAM issue. I've removed all my RAM sticks but one, and then tried again...the sound remains (I tried this using another stick to avoid the chance that the stick I left in there was the defective one). I should also note that in this video I have not pressed the power button located at the front of the computer, I have tried this, and nothing happens (clicking sound ensues) the blue light for power goes on and off at the same frequency as the power on the motherboard.

I'm a little dumbfounded at the moment. Does anyone have any ideas?

Here's the youtube link, it may offer more information
YouTube - Computer won't boot, making a clicking sound.AVI

Here are my computer's specs (copy pasted from this site)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: i7 960
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD7 LGA 1366
Memory: 12GB DDR3 Crucial
Graphics Card(s): XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition 765 MHz 1GB DDR5... Read more

A:PC won't boot, making a clicking noise

You have what is known as the click of death.

Basically, your hard drive is dying.... If there is anything on there you want, get it into another computer QUICKLY and make backups. and then replace it.... obviously

Click of death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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My laptop computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) has been making a weird ticka-ticka-ticka noise since last night, only when I load a website that's heavy in photos or video (and not every time.) The noise sounds similar to an mp3 file of hard drive spindle motor failure I found through Google, but it doesn't have that background whine and seems to coincide with the fan speeding up. It also doesn't sound like it's coming from the hard drive (located at the lower left side in my laptop, I believe), but the middle-to-upper left side.

Can someone help me identify what's likely to be wrong? The computer is several years old, so I'm not surprised if something's breaking down, but I sure hope it's repairable.

My specs: (yes, I'm aware that I'm extremely behind in the updates)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 220874 MB, Free - 112041 MB; D: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 9043 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Laptop making clicking noise

check there is not a wire touching a fan blade

a fan unbalanced by dust

run dell diagnostics

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


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

Could be a failing hard drive...

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Windows XP
Enough RAM
HD: Samsung SP1614N (set as slave)

This is the secondary hard drive that isn't working. On load, after I click "ok" to get to the main windows desktop, I see my icons, and taskbar, however, the secondary HD (the one that isn't working) then kicks in, and starts clicking, and my taskbar tasks don't load for a very long time.

My thought is perhaps it's a hardware issue, in which case, well ... yeah ...
I've had the drive for about a year.

Any thoughts or suggestions? I would, of course, rather not have to send it in, or replace, as I have a lot of work in it.

HD1: works (cable select)
HD2: does not (slave)

A:Samsung SP1614N HD making clicking noise ...


If I understood what you said, then you have a problem.

You said: HD1: works (cable select) HD2: does not (slave)

If both drives are on one cable, then if one is master, the other one must be slave.....if one is CS, then the other one must be CS....Otherwise, you can not mix the master/slave setting with CS.

Put the Master drive jumpers as master and place it in the end of the cable (black connector), set the slave jumpers to slave and place it in the middle of the cable (gray connector), and put the blue ribbon cable connector on the motherboard. Let us know if this helps.

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I recently switched from Windows XP to Kubuntu on my laptop. The internal HD is made by Fujitsu, and it keeps making a periodic clicking noise. OK, well, I say 'keeps', but the intervals at which it makes these 'clicks' is completely random. It did not do this on XP. I don't really understand what would cause this. Can anyone provide a fix, or some tips at least? The clicking does not affect my system's performance.. it's just annoying to hear. Thank you!

A:Internal HD (Fujitsu) keeps making clicking noise..

Is it fast ticking like a Geiger counter..if so its just the heads looking for files.
Now if the clicks are sapced apart and loud like the head reaching the end of its travel,,this is a concern...in this case the head is seeking info it cant find,,it fails to pick it up while the head is moving..it bumps into its stop...this could be from a corrupt install that may have some bad files etc. or your hd is going bad....I would be concerned if the head it bumping the stop during normal usage.

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hi there to every one.ive got a emachines e4046 runing xp home edition service pack 2 only recently my monitor stopped working so got another one but now the pc loads up but the monitor light stays flashing and nothing is showing on monitor everything else seemss to be working ok oh apart from the hard drive is making a clicking noise not sure if it meant to do that or not any help would be greatly appreciated im a bit thick when it comes to computers.many thanks.dee,.

A:hard drive making clicking noise pls help

Clicking noise from the hard drive sounds like it is failing or has failed. I hope you have backed up any important files you may have wanted. Chances are very slim for recovering files without paying an arm and leg. The price of hard drives are so cheap replacing one shouldn't be a problem.

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I just bought a brand new laptop from best buy, the HP 15-AY009DX and it's making a clicking noise coming from inside the keyboard. My dad tells me it's likely a defective hard drive and I'll need to exchange it? Just looking for confirmation of this fact or any other ideas as to what is going on. the clicking is pretty constant, once every 1-3 seconds, the issue started immediately on boot up. Any help is appreciated.

A:Fresh out of the Box HP 15-AY009DX Making Clicking Noise

Listen to your dad...take it back for an exchange.

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So currently my computer cannot open (operating system not) and decided to check my external 1tb Toshiba, I just plugged it in and opened the computer, then it spun and lit up, and had clicking noises, then I decided to check again while writing this, and there were no clicking noises anymore, should I be worried? I just bought this February 12

A:External hard drives making clicking noise

There are two probable causes of the so-called "click of death" for external hard drives:

A. Inadequate power being supplied to the external HDD, this is most common in situations like where you have multiple devices (including the HDD) connected to a single USB hub for example.

B. Physical deterioration of the HDD resulting from either simple wear-and-tear or damage such as physical shock or trauma.

I would begin by downloading something like CrystalDiskInfo to read the SMART diagnostic info that your HDD provides. If anything there is bad (like reallocated sectors), then I highly suggest replacing the HDD at your earliest convenience.

If SMART comes out showing a clean bill of health, I would make sure adequate power is being supplied to the HDD. If adequate power is supplied, I would wait and see how the HDD fares; if the HDD is failing it will start giving off signs (more clicks, bad SMART readings, etc.).

And most importantly, backup your data! A good backup will save your day like you can't even imagine.

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Hi! So I started up my PC today and heard this clicking noise: https://soundcloud.com/sean-redmond-4/audio-recording-2016-07-23-12-19-04

The noise slowly stops after the BIOS screen. The only ways I have found to recreate the issue is:
When loading and running a high performance game (Dragon Age Inquisition on Ultra, Black Desert Online on High). This however DOES NOT happen during main menu screens, only when in-game on dragon age and after loading the game world in Black Desert.
When running the Windows Experience Index. The frequency of the clicking seems to depend on the amount of work my video card is doing. the intensity of the clicking sound is always the same.
I have tried transferring a large amount of files to see if that causes the clicking noise too but it does not. I suspected it was my HDD at first, so I unplugged my HDD (I am using a SSD as my boot drive and HDD for storage) and the clicking still continued upon startup. I checked to make sure no wires were stuck in fans and everything was secured, etc.

I am running windows 7 with a GTX 970, 4GB of RAM, Intel i5 processor.

Thank you so much for the help!!!!

Update: I am thinking my GPU fan might be loose because it seems to only click when the GPU fans are running. there are no wires in the fans that i can see so ill try and check more in depth.

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I aready have read similar posts on HP but my issue seems a little Different. My Windows Sound Scheme is currently on (No Sounds). I have checked the System Notification again anyway, I did not do any changes to it and, I cant hear that weird clicking noise. I have just tested to play a video on youtube now, using my headphones, and I can head that clicking noise again, before it used to happen randomlly now, when I play a video or, something with sound. It seems to be coming from both the laptops speakers and, using when using headphones, in windows 8 and 10. Also, before and after uninstalling beats audio. I have also disabled all the microphones in the Recording section in Sound. I have also just noticed that, on my google chrome broswer, when I highlight a word/s and, do a Search Google ''words'' forexample, this clicking noise comes on. It does this randomly as I mentioned not only when Im on google chrome. I am not sure if this is relevent but, I've just noticed that the empty, CD/DVD drive spins only once but, always does this when i'm installing something. I can also feel an electric current when i put my hand on the side of the laptop, is this normal?  

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My computer was working fine, But when I tried to write a message back to a friend on facebook, Every time I made a Key Stroke I would hear a clicking sound come from my computer and nothing would be typed on my computer, I have tried everything I could
think of to fix this problem but nothing has worked, When I hold down the Key after it clicks a second time it will type the letter out on the screen, But I can not write messages like that, it would take me an hour just to right a few words, I am using Windows
8.1 Pro.
Any Suggestions???

A:Windows 8.1 Keyboard Making a Clicking Noise and Not Writting

This may happen if Filter Keys are on.

Open Control Panel > Ease of Access\Ease of Access Center > Make the keyboard easier to use

Here scroll down to "Turn on Filter Keys" option

De-select "Turn on Filter Keys"

Select the "Apply" button and "OK"

S.Sengupta, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP

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My computer is an HP Pavilion zv5000 with windows xp. I came home today and it was off. I statred it and it made a clicking , spinning noise, like something was broke or loose. It is repeatedly displaying the following error message: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61:Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

A:laptop is making a clicking noise inside when it is turned on.

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I looked for the "accept" button on the solution to my question.  It's not there.  It looks to me like part of the lower screen is missing.  The top part of the "kudos" button is just barely visible.

A:HP Officejet Pro 8600 making a grinding-clicking noise befor...

Hello wwob,


Were you able to get the issue resolved? If not, I recommend clicking on the link below and follow the troubleshooting steps to try and resolve the issue:




Let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you

I worked on behalf of HP.

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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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I received my laptop as a gift in August (bought the day that I received it) and immediately noticed a clicking noise when I started it up. I thought it might stop, but it continued intermittently. I brought up the issue in the HP Chat support, and the laptop was collected and sent for repair. The Drive was replaced, yet the clicking/rattling noise is still there, even louder than before. It also beeps randomly. I have barely got a chance to use it at all because of this, and when I do it is extremely irritating to have to listen to the constant clicking. It is totally unlike even my 6-year-old laptop, which has a fan that can get loud at times, but I have never experienced a problem like this. So far it seems everyone says a hard drive making a clicking noise is a sign that it is failing - I am concerned I have been given a defective replacement and that the issue will only get worse.To make things even more difficult, when I tried to start a HP Support chat session again, after entering the details including serial number etc, I was told that this product is no longer serviced by HP. What can I do about this?Hope someone can help me figure out what next steps to take!Emma

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I have a compaq presario bought in 2009. I almost never use the DVD rom drive but recently on startup I have noticed a buzzing sound coming from the drive. On this last startup the sound was even louder and I grew concerned. But attempting to open the drive, it popped open but did not slide out (sticking out about 1/8th of an inch). It is stuck and I can't pull it out. There is a DVD in the drive, and even after the trey popped out I could still hear the noise. Interestingly, I checked to see if it could still read the DVD and can confirm the drive is still working properly (even with the trey edging out). What is this a sign of and how do I carefully open the drive? By the way, I already disabled the drive.

A:laptop dvd rom drive making noise and not opening

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my sony vaio netbook is making a browser clicking noise (like when you open a new page or folder)constantly shortly after startup if i turn the sound off ie mute the sound goes away if i close all browsers the sound is still there i have no other programs running.
any suggestions


A:browser clicking noise

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Recently I have noticed a mouse click sound in the open browsers windows. This usually happens when I am surfing the web and stay on a page fro awhile. I have run Spybot, Adaware, Spy Sweeper, and every other anti-spy under the sun but I am unable to locate the source of this clicking noise. I first thought it was the Java console running in the background but soon figured it wasn't it. My homepage is intact and no spyware threats have been found. I did download and remove The Weather Channel tools. I removed it successfully but it still shows up in the Control Panel. I am pretty much at a lose for any ideas what this might be. Any idea?

A:Solved: Mouse clicking noise in open browser.

I think it has something to do with the page you are viewing auto refreshing. You get it at quite a few sites. It will be interesting to hear what others have to say about it.

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My problem started a short while ago when realizing I was experiencing a few popups here or there. I didn't think much of it, since I have Norton 360 and Avast, and thought they might be helping. Lately, my browser seems to have slowed down cosiderably, and when trying to download things like AdwCleaner and or anti-malware after looking through forums on here via google, it would stop the downloads right before they finished. (I looked into this after opening task manager to find an stjj.exe and stjj.exe 32 that seemed unfamiliar, and was led to this site) Everytime I open a new page it comes with pop-ups, and now even clicking on things like the "reblog" button will result in a pop-up.
I was redirected here after receiving help from Broni in another thread, he said to post the results of SuperAntiSpyware in a new hijack this thread:
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
Generated 03/24/2014 at 11:15 PM
Application Version : 5.7.1018
Core Rules Database Version : 11118
Trace Rules Database Version: 8930
Scan type       : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:07:59
Operating System Information
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1 (Build 6.01.7601)
UAC Off - Administrator
Memory items scanned      : 373
Memory threats detected   : 0
Registry items scanned    : 74508
Registry threats detected : 2
File items scanned       ... Read more

A:Keep seeing popups in browser when opening new tabs or clicking-Hijack this!

Hello Soul Drinker I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the s... Read more

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My computer has been making some strange clicking noises. I suspected that it was my hard drive failing, but well, it's been doing that for more than two years, and hard drive diagnostic tests show nothing wrong with it (I used Seagate's Seatools for my Maxtor drive quite a few times) - overall I've had the computer for close to 7 years.

Sometimes it does that once every week or so, other times it does it 10-30 seconds, like it is now.

I've attached a sound recording of what the clicking sounds like.

Any ideas?

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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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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"


A:Computer Is Making Noise!


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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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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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.

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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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hi my grandaughter switched my windows xp computer off without it being closed down first,since then every time i put it on i get a loud clicking noise from the back at the top,i think it is near or on the fan,i cant use it now does anyone know what it may be?please help.

A:loud clicking noise from back of computer.

switched my windows xp computer off without it being closed down firstClick to expand...

What do you mean by this?
from the back at the topClick to expand...

From this, I assume the problem PC is a desktop computer?


If it is a desktop computer, try opening the panel on the side of the computer to narrow down just what the noise is coming from.

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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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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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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 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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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.


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

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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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Hey guys, When i goto start my computer it makes a weird clicking noise, and gets no signal to the monitor. When i unplug the video card and plug it back in, it will boot up. But recently taking out the video card hasn't been working. Last night i took out the card and hooked the monitor up to the onboard video slot. It worked fine. and so i figured the videocard had went bad in it. But this morning I got up and went to turn on the computer and the same clicking noise with no monitor signal. The clicking noise is very fast, and you can tell the computer isnt booting up. Anyone have any suggestions? Bad powersupply?

A:Computer wont boot up, makes clicking noise

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

But it does sound to be a faulty internal HardDrive

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Hi,I've been having this computer for ages ,its been good computer for me and just this august 26 of 2016 it started this issue ,first said something about repair something about hardware and had two options ,after abit looking into my desktop started saying my computer info and scanning drive ,before start clicking when comes on and have 1 terabyte hardrive and its coming from the hardrive and wont move from that screen says its hardware problem and all can do turn it off.So my question is if its my hard drive and should get new one or does need more space put in like exsternal one or can i do so dont have spend money for someone else to repair it,please give me some options?Thank you ,Hope

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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:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\brs.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.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\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.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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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.

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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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??


A:Computer shutdown and is making a beeping noise

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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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