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Laptop makes loud clicking noise when trying to boot

Q: Laptop makes loud clicking noise when trying to boot

Dell Inspiron 3721 - 3 yrs old, running Windows 10 Started making loud clicking noise when trying to boot - sometimes it would boot, sometimes I had to try and restart a few times. It clicks about once per 1 or 2 seconds, then never starts up.

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A: Laptop makes loud clicking noise when trying to boot

Hi Janbiv2
Thanks for writing to us.
Please run diagnostics from f12 menu and observe for any clicking noise during test.
The noise could be either from fan or from the HD.
You can remove the HD and try on another machine if possible or try another HD on this machine.
Also run the machine without the HD and observe if the noise stops.
Do keep us posted about the test results.

Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message
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I have my laptop since december 2012. For a good while now the fan has been loud. Sometimes it makes a weird noise and its like it is going to break the noise can be a clicking noise and it ranges in sound for soft to loud. I was just wondering can my laptop be sent away to be fixed? 

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So i was using my Compaq Evo N620c laptop( Windows XP) and i put it on stand by. When i came back, i started the laptop up and it started making a really loud high pitched noise almost like a whistle. I restarted the laptop and it started making the same noise. I went on safe mode and the noise stopped and everything louded perfectly. Than when i went back on my regular account and it started making the noise again. The noise only starts at the blue loading screen for XP. I had this laptop for 2 years and this is the first time this ever happened.

Will the noise stop if I open up my laptop and use a duster ( high pressure air) and i take out all the dust out of my fan and hard drive?

Thank You
 

A:Laptop makes a really loud grinding noise

No way to tell for sure what the noise is coming from with the info provided. Could be a fan, could be a hard drive. I suggest you go ahead and try blowing the dust out with canned air through the cooling vents. Use short bursts instead of a continuous blast. First blow air into the exhaust port first, then into the intake port. Repeat until no more dust appears.

Try one thing first... mute the sound. Audio hardware can do some strange stuff.

Raybro
 

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I had closed my laptop cover a few minutes before (or maybe much less?) so it was in some state of hybernation. When I opened it, I pressed the power button and it made such a loud, high-pitched noise that it was piercing and my ears are still ringing from it.

Any ideas? I timidly started it up and it seems to be working just fine. I'm backing it up now.

Thanks, Peter
 

A:Laptop Makes LOUD Piercing Noise

Were you in the middle of a sound playing when it went into hibernation?
 

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Hi all, I'm having a problem with my laptop - in some games and even while watching youtube videos my computer freezes up, while making loud squeeking noice. The only solution is to turn off my notebook via power button. Does anyone have this problem? Can you please show me how to resolve it? I really appreciate it. My laptop is Pavilion dv6 3155sr.

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Hello,

My CD drive is making loud noises. This doesn't occur all the time. For example,I'm watching a DVD - Criminal Minds Season 4 and it allowed me to watch the episodes fine but when I tried to watch a deleted scene, it made this loud grinding noise and it wouldn't stop even when I clicked stopped in Windows Media Player. It only stopped when I removed the DVD.

This also occurred when I was watching another DVD, I was trying to skip through it and it made that loud grinding noise again but it still played after it got to where I wanted it to be. But with the Criminal Minds DVD, it won't work even when I leave the DVD grinding to see if it'll go to the deleted scene.

I don't understand what's going on. I barely used it before but now it's acting up. I never dropped my laptop or hit it.

I'm attaching the sound it makes. I hope there's a way I can fix this on my own.

Btw, the deleted scene worked on my sister's Toshiba laptop. It made no loud noises. It was smooth.

Edit: Here is the sound it makes. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=file%2cm4a It's the one named DVD drive

A:Asus Laptop CD Drive Makes Loud Grinding Noise

A DVD drive will make noise. Whirring and a little bit of clunking and ticking are normal, but a solid grinding sound does not sound good. You may have to replace that DVD drive.

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Oh man, twice now, after about 10 minutes of running, my laptop, makes this crackling noise, like click click click then small curls of smoke start comming out of it. I quickly turn it off and it happens again when i turn it on.

The noise and smoke is on the left hand side. It's a Gateway laptop that i've had for ~3 years. I've never had problems with it. Ever. No viruses no nothing. This came out of nowhere.

Please dont tell me it's garbage now. What do I do. I'm afraid to leave it alone while its running cause I dont want to burn the house down but I hope this is somehow fixable.
 

A:Laptop makes clicking noise and has smoke

I wouldn't use it anymore and take it to a PC repair shop......running it will only damage it more maybe fatally!

Left hand side could be where the Heat-sink and fan are...not sure on that model
 

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Hi guys,

Here is the rundown of my problem. I have a sony laptop VGN-FW560F (windows 7). I have had it since December 2009. Everything on the computer worked great until November of last year. While on an airplane going home, and while it was sitting on my lap (not the tray), it froze up while running Lightroom, Photoshop cs5, and Photomatix. I originally thought that system got hot, but I am not entirely sure... the airplane was frigid that day, and I had only been using it for about 30 minutes. It froze up, and it took FOREVER to shut down. All the programs were lagging while trying to close them. It finally shut down, we landed, I went home. When it came time to turn on the computer, it would boot up, but the second it got to the Welcome screen, it would freeze. The computer would pause for about 5 seconds, then do a rapid clicking noise (very quite (you have to be in a silent room to hear it)) for about 1 second, then freeze again. The clicking noise appears to be coming from under the "H" key, which appears (?) to not be close to the harddrive. The computer would not be able to be turned off because it seemed to go in an infinite loop of the clicking / freezing. I could boot up on safe mode, and it would finish booting and everything, but after about 20 seconds of being in windows, it would click and freeze again. It would allow me to do some stuff, but every 20 seconds or so it would freeze, click, freeze, click, freeze, click... 20 seconds of able to do som... Read more

A:Sony Laptop Makes Clicking Noise :(

first things first, get all the data that you want to keep off of that hard drive. You can purchase external USB drives very cheap these days, and it sounds as if the hard drive is going south. After that, hit the HD's mfg site and run some tests on it to see if the HD is indeed failing.

But by all accounts it sounds like the click of death; I'd get that data off (at least what you want to keep) asap.
 

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Hi everyone,
I have a really annoying problem with my Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop. Whenever I want to play games on it, the laptop fans start to make an unbearably loud noise that just doesn't let me play at all. This even happens with relatively old games with low system requirements, such as age of empires 3 and league of legends.
This laptop is supposed to be good for gaming, but the fan noise problem makes playing video games virtually impossible. It looks like the computer is going to overheat and break down at any moment. I bought this laptop almost three months ago. Is there something Dell can do about my problem? Can I get a new laptop under warranty? Maybe it's just a specific problem with the one I bought.
Please give me some solutions, thanks.

A:Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop makes incredibly loud fan noise

Please list exact Dell model number and version of windows. Example: Dell Inspiron 7559, windows 10
If you don't know, type msinfo32 onto the search box, and then stroll down to System Model.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, about 4 years old.

I've had this problem for a while now. Whenever I take my laptop inside my bedroom, unplugged or plugged in, doesn't matter, when I try to watch a YouTube video, 10-30 seconds in my laptop freezes and makes a loud buzzing noise from either my headphones or speakers (depends on what I'm using). If I leave it in my room it can take up to 1 minute to recover, while if I grab it and walk out of my room, and go to the living room it recovers immediately. My bedroom is 11-12 meters away from the router (I'm 99% sure this is an internet issue), and I have 3-4 bars of internet connection when inside it.
We also have an old computer (like 2008 or something, but the specs are pretty bad) and when we used to have it inside my bedroom it would never crash (we use wireless internet with the desktop as well, with a usb wireless adapter). Both are running the same operating system (Windows 7)

This has been a problem since the first time I tried to take my laptop in my room. Due to this problem, I am forced to do everything on my living room aka no privacy. I'm begging for a solution.
I did not buy this laptop, it was a gift from someone from what I remember. It used to have a hard drive which broke (had this problem with the first harddrive), so we changed to another harddrive, then that broke as well and now i'm using a Kingston SSD, and the problem is still here. I know its not a harddrive issue, just stating that the problem still ... Read more

A:Laptop freezes for 1 minute & makes a loud buzzing noise in my room

If needed, I can record my laptop while it's happening and show you the video.

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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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So I installed a new core2duo cpu (E7200 Wolfdale 2.53Ghz) and now when I turn on my computer it just makes a long solid high-pitched noise. Please help!


Other Specs:

160g SATA HD
Nvidia 8800 GT
4g OZC Platinum RAM
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Motherboard
 

A:New CPU and now it makes loud noise

does this sound continue once u logged on to ur OS
 

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Yesterday everything worked fine. After waking up and wanting to look at a video, it just started making loud noises and you couldn't make anything out what was being said or played.
Then i switched to my headphones, but the same thing happens there.
 

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As it says in the question, my touchpad makes a really loud clicking noise when I push down on the left side. It feels loose, so I have to push down and it clicks loudly, then I have to push further for it to actually select whatever it is I want to select. I want to know if I can fix this myself somehow, or if I'll have to send it in to be fixed.

A:The touchpad on my HP Envy 15 notebook makes a loud clicking...

Hello @-Monica-, I understand that the touchpad on your notebook computer makes a loud clicking noise on the left side, and I would be happy to assist you! Since the sound is made when you push down on the left side of the touchpad, I recommend contacting our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link below to get the support number for your region. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlI hope this helps!Regards  

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Hey all I got a problem with my icemat siberia headphones when turned up loud they make a static kinda noise thing
I need them loud as i play cs competitivly
and if i put them in the back souund only comes out one ear :[
 

A:Headset makes a fuzzy noise when up loud

Try checking the setting of the sound device.
 

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Just finished installing my upgrades to my computer, including a nice new H100, and it would appear my hopes for a silent PC one day have been blown out of the water, with this cooler at least. The pump unit is making a sound like...well...a loud pump really, a constant grinding/buzzing/humming noise, kinda like a failing hard drive spinning. I know for a fact they are not meant to perform this way, and I have read many topics about this, but I am a little uncertain still.

Has anyone actually encountered this problem and/or knows how to fix it? Replies I have seen involve:

-Shaking it/bending pipes/generally moving it about (perhaps moving air bubbles?)
-Lowering the voltage (apparently at 12V the pump can be prone to this)

Obviously the shaking/moving thing is a pain cause you just gotta keep doing it till it works (or doesn't), and it requires the removal of the block which requires thermal paste to be reapplied, etc, pain in the ass. The voltage thing sounds very plausible, but I'm not sure exactly how to fix it.

Can anyone give me a specific/accurate explanation of what the noise is and/or how I can (prefereably not might, but rather can) fix this?

Thanks.

A:H100 pump makes somewhat loud grinding noise

Update:

This site here had quite a few solutions such as those I mentioned earlier:
Corsair H100 pump noise

I have tried tapping the pipes, that only made it a bit louder, and I've cycled through the pump settings but that has done nothing. I don't want to remove the block because I'm in debt and I have no thermal paste I can use if I need to replace what is on there already which is probably a good idea. I have no molex to molex adapter I can use to make a makeshift voltage adapter either. Bit of a predicament :P

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Hi,The DVD Drive of my acer aspire es1-512-c5yw makes a loud noise when reading Certain CDs it doesn't do it with all of the CDs just certain ones i recorded the sound as a .mp3 file if you want to download it you can download it at this linkhttps://framadrop.org/r/w1GYD5vYd1#VeYGT3KJXNiFUhdyiOlXFU35lp96FilHMXnuZVRp93o=the link will expire on Friday, November 11, 2016 i scanned the file using kaspersky internet security 2016 so it's safe

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So i listen to music on itunes and I put it on max volume, then like 20 min of me listening to music it suddenly freezes and makes a LOOOOOOOOUD sound that I can't exactly describe, its like a horn sound?? Well anyway's its very loud and the laptop gets frozen so there isn't anything I can do except press the off button to restart my laptop. Whats wrong with it? I barely got my laptop 4 months ago! And this problem only happens when I'm listening to music please help? :]]

Also I have enough ram because I barely install anything and I don't have many files like music and pictures saved on my laptop either :)

A:Whenever I play loud music, my laptop freezes and makes a LOUD sound??

Your computer may be overheating. Blow all the fans out with a can of compressed air. Consider a laptop cooler.
Does this happen if you listen to music through headphones?

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When I turn on the comp all I get is a blank black screen with the words ?Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter? I then have to turn it off and on again so it starts properly, its happened twice in a row, but when happens I can hear a loud clicking coming from inside the tower, I?d like to know if it?s a common problem that can be fixed/sorted on the cheap, or is it time for a new computer, (Its about 3yrs old HP media centre, on XP)Thanks in advanceSteve.

A:Loud clicking noise on start up

Hi .

Could be various things.

First thing to check...would be the boot order in the BIOS. Make sure that the hard drive is the 1st boot option.

The loud clicking...is normally considered to be an indication of hard drive problems (if the noise emanates from the hard drive. Soooo...open the case, boot the system...and see if you can do a visual/audial verification of just where the noise might be originating.

Fans (or any other moving parts) can cause noises, as well as case vibration...it only takes a minute to hone in on the origin.

While you have the case open, take a look and see who the manufacturer is and write down the model number of your hard drive. It should be capable of easily being momentarily removed so that you can see this data.

Louis

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I have a Dell D600 laptop that the hard drive makes noise as it tried to boot up. It then stops running (it seems) and I get the error message"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found". I don't have a boot disk for this XP system, but does this mean the drive is bad?
 

A:Hard drive makes loud bumping noise at bootup

Almost certainly the HDD has failed mechanically / physically.
 

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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?

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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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Recently my Toshiba Portable hard drive has been making a clicking noise when I plug it in in intervals of 1 seconds. Does that mean its failing (PS: Its only 2 months old)

A:Hard drive makes clicking noise

It's a strong possibility. Most drives that fail do it in the first few weeks. If it didn't make the noise before and now it does.....I would make an image to have ready in cased it fails. Make an image every two days and keep an eye on it. It could be something else, but it sure sounds like a bad drive to me.

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i've got an ibm thinkpad 390e with a P-II CPU and Windows 98SE.

it has 2 pcmcia slots. each slot has a different tiny symbol next to it. when i insert a pcmcia/cardbus card in the top slot, my mouse etc. stops to work, and it makes a rapid clicking noise through the laptop speaker.

when i insert a pcmcia/cardbus card in the bottom slot, the mouse works fine but it still makes the rapid clicking noise.

the noise only comes when i open Windows Explorer and navigate to either the harddisk's D: or E: partition.

i've updated adaware etc..., done a thorough scandisk etc....

anyone got any thoughts on what i should try??

thanks, appreciated.
 

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OOHHHH! NNOOOO! I've been trying to help a friend connect their Vaio laptop to their existing comcast network through a Lynxys wireless router and a comcast motorola modem.I was having problems with the wireless adapter so I disabled it.Then I had a comcast tech guy set up the connection remotely.By the time he finished trying umteen settings and resets I can no longer connect wireless or ethernet adapters to internet explorer.The motherboard just keeps making fast, loud, clicking noises trying to connect but does not go to (internet can not display this page) and an icon appears with an x over a signal path on the bottom address bar.I uninstalled and reinstalled both adapters twice.The second time the adapters appear under connect to but they no longer appear under device management. They never got the recovery disks for the OS. The comcast tech guy said to buy the recovery disks from Sony and maybe that will fix the drivers. Will thIs work?
 

A:Vaio with XP fast,loud,clicking noise, no network

can we see the following
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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
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Hey,I bought the new X1C& about a month ago and so far I'm really happy with it. However, there's one thing that starts to annoy me more and more If I "soft-tip" the right side of the touchpad, there is a relaltively loud clicking noise. On the other side it seems normal. I am curious if other X1C6 experience the same behaviour and I wanted to ask if there is anything I can do about it.Here is a video of the clicking noise in comparison to the normal side:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Y9kH4U5Wo I know it's complaining on a high comfort level but small things like this can be annoying in daily use. Best regards!

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A:My notebook wont turn on. Only makes a clicking noise and no...

My computer wont turn on. Just clicking but nothing on the screen.

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Hi The last 2 days my trackpoint started making an audible clicking-like noise when I move it downwards (so, towards the B). It didn't do it before, so I was wondering if anyone has a solution for this. I already looked if there was something stuck underneath, but everything looks completely fine...Thanks in advance.

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Hey everyone, thanks for reading.

[THE PROBLEM]
After switching to a new power supply, the motherboard no longer POSTs and when turned on the internal speaker makes a continous 'clicking' sound, not a beep. its a very very short quiet click.

[THE DETAILS]
I was switching a power supply on a friends computer as he was upgrading his graphics card, and so also updated his power supply.

His system was a pentium 4. and the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA 8I915P-G.
The new power supply is 480w.

I did nothing but switch the power supplies. The only thing I suspect that caused this is the original power supply only had a 20pin ATX power connector onto the motherboard. Whereas the new PSU had 20pin + 4pin 12v ATX. Without thinking, I put in the 20pin and also the 4pin.

After I switched it on and it didnt post. I looked at the voltages of the new power supply, and the sticker I took of the 4pin female slot on the motherboard. The sticker said 2.2v 4pin, And the PSU said 12v 4pin. So i'm suspecting I may have fried it.

Does this make sense? Have I fried my friends mobo?

Thanks for your time, I hope you can help.
 

A:Computer not POSTing. Internal speaker makes 'clicking' noise

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I hope someone may be able to tell me how to fix the problem I'm having with my modem. My modem makes a loud humming static noise while dialing to get on the internet or to talk with someone and then disconnects and ends the call immediately after dialing. Sometimes there is no static noise while dialing and then the loud humming starts immediately after dialing and the telephone call terminates after about 30 seconds. On one call, I heard someone talking from the other end of the phone line but couldn't understand what they were saying because of the loud static.
I have an IBM Aptiva computer, with a windows95 operating system and an IBM Aptiva 28.8 mwave Data Fax modem which is located right on the mother board. I bought the computer new about 5 years ago.
I'm not too familiar with technical terminology, although I have looked in every part of my computer. I looked at a lot of things under system, modem, network neighborhood, program manager and communications, but everything looks normal. IBM notified me that they don't stock this modem any longer. I'm at a complete loss of any new ideas on how to fix this problem exept to try a new modem which I'm a little hesitant to buy until I'm sure the one I have is bad. Any help I can get woud be appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Modem makes loud static noise while dialing and then disconnects itself after dialing

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It was all fine a couple of months ago, but then it suddenly became slower than before. It worked ok at first, but then the situation worsened. Booting up took longer and longer and now it is impossible to do so. The fan also increased in noise and it seems that the conmputer is struggling to startup anything. attempts to fix it via windows recovery failed, as it shutdown halfway through the recovery. Is this caused by some sort of virus? Does it have to do with my computer itself?  I would like to know more about it and resolutions I can take to fix this problem. Thank you and have a nice day

A:HP Pavilion G6-2235us won't boot up and makes very loud fan ...

 hi .  the fan has loud sound what should i do ?you may need to cleanup your fan  from the dust and if not working maybe you will need to replace your fan ..   if your laptop shuting down suddenly .. then the problem from the fan ... the cpu gets hot and the other parts too .. then the computer cant handle this heat ..  I faced this problem alot ..   and the windows just install a clean copy ...       

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i have an ibm laptop and during windows start up, it makes that "beep" like it just POSTed but louder and doesn't stop. i picked up the laptop while it was screaming to turn it off, and as i moved it, it changed pitch. this first happined when i was loading quake 2 on it, quake 2 had just finished loading and i was in the process of trying to play it. to get it to stop i just took out the battery. the sound sounded like it came out of the speakers, but changed when you push on a certin paRT of the laptop. how do i get to stop, is my laptop toast? i can get more info if u need it.
 

A:ibm laptop makes a very loud constant beep

What is the model and the model number called a type number on the bottom... the model will be something like 600X or T-23. But the type number will be a seven digit one like 2373-8SU.
The problem could be as simple as a stuck key, or as complex as a failed CPU Fan, failed memory, failed hard drive, or a motherboard gone bad.
If it is a repeated beep beep beep etc... with a pause then repeated beeps, count the beeps and tell us. That will usualy be a memory error or a cpu fan or a hard drive... depending on the model and the age.
 

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I got a new HP probook 450 g3 from an autorised hp reseller. when i turned it on i noticed iy was making a strange ticking sound so i called the person i had bought my laptop from and told him about the problem he told me to send the laptop to him so i sent it to him when he checked it he said that there was nothing wrong with it he said it was normal that my laptop made a ticking sound  but i still think something is not right in my laptop any help about the problem will be appreciated  

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Hi, so I have had a powering issue with my previous power supply which was the Corsair CX600W so i purchased a newer power supply - the EVGA SuperNova G2 550W. I unhooked my old psu, hooked up my new one and the PC turned on and I turned it back off from the power button on the case. I also hava a boot drive problem so I unplugged the sata cables from my SSD and wanted to try to turn on the PC with only my HDD. I did this with the PSU switched off and the power cord unplugged. When I tried turning the PC on again the PSU made a clicking noise and nothing turns on. The motherboard Led's are lit up so it is definitely getting power but when I go to turn the computer on it just makes a quick clicking noise and nothing turns on. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Power Supply makes clicking noise when I press power button

You may just need to drain the power off from the power supply and try again. Unplug the power to the power supply, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then plug it back in and try to turn on the computer again. If that doesn't put the old power supply back in and see if the PC works, or was the old one dead? If the PC works with the old one and not the new one then you may have gotten a faulty power supply.
 

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Dell inspiron 2 years old. My daughters Computer ran fine before this. Will not boot in safe mode. or last known good configuration. Ran Dell diagnostic, HD short test failed. Tried booting F12 CD/DVD from Vista CD, optical drive makes noise but screen returns to failed boot. Tried other boot disc same thing, noise like its being read, but nothing on screen. Optical drive worked fine before this episode.
 

A:Dell will not boot into Windows, optical drive makes noise will not boot from CD

Are you saying you believe the optical drive and hard disk have failed, or you think the optical drive has failed?
 

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Hello,
Wondering if someone can help me? I have a brand new Sony Vaio with Vista. This computer makes a clicking noise that is the same sound as when I click on something to open it, but it makes this noise on its own (while I type this message it is doing it, when my screen saver is on and nothing is running it does it). I can't see any programs running in the back ground..... anyone know what might be the cause?

Thanks!
Melissa

A:Laptop Makes A Clicking Sound

I've got voice recognition software on my tablet that does this constantly - I shut it off and the problem goes away!

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PLEASE HELP - LAPTOP WON'T START UP - LOUD CLICKING SOUND

I'm afraid my laptop is really screwed. I'm posting this request from my girlfriends laptop.

This morning I turned it on and it freezed in the opening window while saying a loud clicking sound. I've turned it off and on all day and the same thing happens. I think it's the harddrive and that something is terribly wrong. So suddenly my problems are alot worse than outlook and word crashing and I don't know if these events are linked to the present?

Now I would really like to know if anybody can help me with this and most importantly tell me that it is possible to retrieve my data from the harddisk..?

Please help anybody
 

A:Please help - laptop won't start up - loud clicking sound

Send it any computer technician who is fixing hard drive problems. Least, i am sure they save your data
 

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I have a friend who has a laptop (inspiron 710m) that's been making some loud/weird/concerning noises. It's about 3 years old and has only started doing this within the past month or so. It sounds like it's coming from the fan area, and it sounds like sort of a vibrating noise, or sounds like something is rapidly hitting something else. My first thought was that it's the fan, either off-balance or dirty, but what do you guys think? She said it stops doing it if the laptop is at an angle, which kinda supports that theory.

If it was the fan, would blowing it out with compressed air solve it? She said it hasn't been cleaned ever, so I figure it couldn't hurt. Any ideas?
 

A:Laptop loud/strange noise =(

If the fan blades are hitting something solid, blowing it out with compressed air will likely not do anything. If the noise alters at different angles, it may be the fan's bearings going out. Often you can find replacement fans on eBay, or search online for make/model.
 

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My mom's computer some day (Especially on the hot days, 35C +) she boot up the computer but nothing shows on the display and the GPU makes a loud noise that wont stop. Her computer have Windows 7 and Windows 8 so when I hit enter on the boot screen to choose the OS after 1 minute I can hear the windows 7 login sound.
We have cleaned the GPU (we didnt remove it)

We have cleaned the cable that conects the GPU to the monitor

Any help is appreciated

Thanks,

MrRichGuy

A:Loud Noise at boot comming from GPU and no display

Hi mate.

Do you perhaps have an onboard graphic card? If so, please remove the one which goes into PCIe slot and plug the cable to an integrated one.
Then try to start PC and see if you'll get screen immediately.

That one GPU in PCI slot (the one that you cleaned), does it contain an active cooler (fan) or a passive one?
Based on your post, I am assuming that it contains an active cooler, so in hot days it tries to cool down the GPU but unsuccessfully.

I think that your GPU is soon gonna die.
But maybe you could buy one xtra cooler which you can position to blow cold air directly to GPU.
maybe it will cool it more, so you won't experience no picture on display or loud fan rotation when its hot.

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Hi everyone. I'm new to this site, and need some help with my PC. I hope this is the right section.

Here's my problem:

I've had my PC for about 3 or 4 years. I've never really had any major problems with it. It's got a Q6600 Quad-core CPU and a Quadro FX 1700 Video card, with 4 gigs of DDR2 ram. I'm running Win 7 on it.

Normally when I power it on, I hear the fans spin up real quick and loud for maybe a second or so, then it revs down to normal, quieter levels, and my BIOS screen and everything loads. This is all normal. From there its good to go.

Now, I was working overseas for 3 months. The PC had no use at all during that time. When I got back, it was running normally for about a week or two and then all of a sudden I got problems. I would turn it on and instead of the fans only running loud for a second or two when booting, they would run loud continuously and nothing would display on my monitor. The lights on my mouse and keyboard would light up though.

I thought it might be dust, so I got an air compressor and got all the dust out, and it worked right away. I assumed it was all fixed; however, just last night it done it again. I blew it out again, thinking that might help, but it didn't. It still just shows nothing on screen and makes loud fan noises.

One thing that I noticed the first time it stopped working and this time, too, is that the fan on the CPU is having trouble (at least I assume it is). Normally, when I power it on, ... Read more

A:PC won't boot up. Loud fan noise, questionable CPU. Nothing on Screen.

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Hi,I have had my HP laptop (the model is Notebook- 15-r237nl) for about a year and a half now. Usually, it was making a very strong buzzing noise in the beginning, when I was switching it on, which I found out is normal. Then, it started making softer buzzing noises; however, if I turned the laptop off and on again, they were going away.Now, it is a couple of days that it keeps buzzing quite loud, and it doesn't go away when I try to switch it off and on again. Can anybody help me? Also, it should be some kind of assurance or assistance included for the first two years, right? Thank you very much!!! 

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No obvious dust in system. Removed one of the fans and looked for cracked blades, etc., everything looks ok. But makes a racket when rotating around. Anything I can do, you know, like spray WD40 on the fan shaft???

Pete
 

A:fan(s) in hp pavilion laptop makes noise

no one has a clue?
 

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I have had my HP Pavilion m3-u001dx for about 3 months now, and there is a problem with it that has finally arisen to my attention. During basic use of the internet and even when the computer is not overheating, the fan is constantly working and creating a loud noise (it sounds very similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCLubSukzI ). Only once or twice has it every operated silently, and usually the noise comes back after 10 minutes. Once the device even boots up the noise begins. The device is fully updated and relatively new, so I do not think it is dust cluttering the fan or the heat sink.  I use wireless internet, and there haven't been any software/driver changes, so I am unaware of what could be the problem. 

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Hello. I bought my laptop last year March 2015 and it is working fine. But in April 4 2016 I heared a loud fan noise and I just restart my laptop then the sound is gone. Yesterday, that happened again. Then a while ago, I turned my laptop on then I heared that sound again. I restart my laptop, then nothing happened the loud fan noise is still there. I know it is not normal because it is very loud. Please help me. I got very important files on my laptop. Im scared to turn it on again or something might happen. Help.Thank you.

A:Loud fan noise in my HP Pavilion 15 p144ne Laptop

And also, can I ask what cause the problem? Sometimes if it gets hot, i have a cooling fan.

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I have a Compaq laptop that had a bad hard drive (a 40gb Seagate Momentus 4200.2). I replaced the HD and reinstalled the OS and laptop is working fine. But I'm wondering what's wrong with the old HD and if it can be fixed. If I connect it to my desktop, using my "S-ATA&IDE-to-USB" adapter, the HD spins-up but just makes continuous clicking noise and is not recognized as a new device by the desktop's XP operating system. Is the hardware bad or is there a boot file that is corrupt? I'm looking for suggestions - thanks - Bill in Maryland
 

A:Laptop Hard Drive Makes Clicking Noises

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My laptop froze while making a strange noise. I'm sure that the noise is not coming from the fan. The HDD is the only thing I'm suspecting causing the problem. So I decided to run a software called HDDScan for windows. The results seemed okay, that's why I need to know what is it that causes my laptop to freeze.

Thank You So Much In Advance!

This is the result of the scan:

 

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Hey,

So I have a 3 year old dell inspiron 15 3521 laptop. I've had to replace the hard drive as the laptop decided to freeze on me. I replaced it with another hard drive and again same problem. My cmos battery is loose. I've powered it on and it still makes that same clock like heart beat sound. I've got a recording of the sound but don't think I can post it haha.

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