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Need help with an annoying sound that my computer makes

Question: Need help with an annoying sound that my computer makes

Whenever I run a certain video game, 5 minutes into it, an internal speaker repeatedly makes two annoying beeps, the first one is a high pitched beep followed by a lower pitched beep. It sounds like an old police siren. If anyone can tell me how to stop this I would be very grateful.

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Answer: Need help with an annoying sound that my computer makes

Not really suited for the security forum so pm a moderator and ask it to be moved to hardware as it may be a heat issue on the processor.

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Whenever I run a certain video game, 5 minutes into it, an internal speaker repeatedly makes two annoying beeps, the first one is a high pitched beep followed by a lower pitched beep. It sounds like an old police siren. If anyone can tell me how to stop this I would be very grateful.

Answer:Need help with an annoying sound that my computer makes

I would try more cooling to start with.

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my comp is making a really anyong buzzing sound  coming from the fan.Does someone know how to stop it?

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no i dont nor do i care

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I just got a brand new e540 laptop in the mail last friday, and I found through using it, that it makes this really annoying sound. I myself cannot quite describe it, but it doesn't sound normal. It comes on at random intervals, kind of reminds me of the sound that a very very older desktop computer would make. The sound is really annoying and drives me up the wall, and I can't quite tell what it is. I've never had a laptop that has made a sound like this, even my older models didn't make this sound. Since, I can't quite describe it, I have a link to a small recording I made with my mobile: Anyone have any idea what it might be caused by, or if that's just how this laptop is supposed to sound? (I'm not well versed in computers) and that if it is abnormal it's something I can get repaired under my warranty.  The laptop itself has worked fine, it's just this sound is driving me insane. When I am using the laptop normally, it will happen at irregular intervals, and sometimes the laptop will be silent, and then if I run chkdsk this sound intensifies and gets much louder and persistent and much more annoying. I don't have time to contact support until this friday so I figured I may as well make a forum post here for now.

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For about the first 20 minutes after turning my H430 on, it makes a loud scratchy-spinny noise for a while. I got the computer a few weeks ago and it didn't do ti when I got it. I want to know why it makes this noise and how I can stop it because it's so loud and annoying I sometimes feel like waiting outside until it stops.

Answer:Computer makes an annoying noise when turned on

Welcome To Lenovo Community
Please confirm what kind of sound is coming from the system , Is it like rotation of Fan sound or some buzzer sound  Also try the following  Mute sound  when in windows then shutdown the system and turn back to check if same sound is coming
 Hope This HelpsCheers!!!

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I have a setup with 3 monitors.
Whenever I press Win+P and choose "PC screen only", Windows keeps playing an annoying sound every 5s.
When I look in the display properties or device managament, then it seems that Windows keeps 'losing' the secondary monitors, and auto-detects them again after a few seconds, when the device is in standby.
When I turn the monitors off, everything is fine.
But that's not a solution, because the buttons are pretty hard to reach, and I would like this to work instantly.

I just re-installed Windows yesterday. Before I remember that I had somehow solved this issue, but I can't remember how.

Please help!

I tried the suggested "TMM" "UseIViewHelper setting in registry, but it didn't work (even after a reboot). I also looked in my display driver's (AMD R9) tools for a setting to turn off monitor-auto-detection, but it seems the new Radeon tools don't offer that setting anymore.

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Back around the first of the year I sent my xps 17 L1702x back to the depot to replace a bad motherboard. Ever since then I have noticed a buzzing sound in the speakers when the volume is half way up or louder. I can press down on the top of the hand rest area, and the buzzing stops Has anyone else experienced this problem? I would hate to have to send the computer back to the depot for this but it's driving me crazy!

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my computer is a windows vista home premium. I don't have speakers as i only use the speakers from my monitor... this is a fairly new computer and the sound devise is Realtek HDMI ouput ... i have done all that i can to try and make this work but no sound ever comes out.

ive checked everything that is slightly related to sound and they all they are 'working'. but they are not working because i don't hear anything... ive also tried downloading Realtek ATI HDMI Audio Device Driver 1.59 from
but in the end it just says 'no driver was supported in this driver package' ...?!

ive tried other sites too but for those, i need a user name and password, and i have no idea what that is... i don't know if i even have one. so since i cant give them a user name and password, i cant log onto the downloading page so i cannot download...what is WRONG with my computer??


Answer:My computer makes no sound!

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When i start playing a game (any game) and my temp. reaches 41 it starts beeping. My alarms are off in bios. I have a thermaltake skull case with the temp. sensors and i did unplagged it from power but the sound was still on. The weird thing is when i minimize the game, the sound goes off right a way, eventhough the temp. is still the same. The sound seems like to come out from the part where dvd and harddrives located along with my sensor thing.
Can anyone suggest what actions can be taken.

Thank you

Answer:My computer makes an Alarm like sound!!!!

maybe it sounds stupid and nooblike, but once i unplugged the power of my temp. sensors i was surprised. Usually unplugging staff work with anything. But this mf really wants me to do smth stupid. May be new kooler will eliminates this problem>? Can HD or DVD rom makes beeping sounds or motherboard>???

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My computer has been making a clicking sound like you hear when opening a file by itself.

Here is my HijackThis log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:22:38 AM, on 2/11/2010
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\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Six Engine\SixEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\PC Probe II\Probe2.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.63\aaCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Here lately when I turn my computer on, it makes a different beeping sound than usual. Sometimes it will not stop at all. This may have to do with overclocking but not sure. I was trying to reach 3.4ghz but never really could get it stable and that seems to be when it started. Right now I am at stock settings and it still does it. Does this mean there is a problem with my cpu or memory?

I also just reinstalled Windows Vista if that helps any.

Answer:Computer makes a different beeping sound

I did not see your mb in your sig. What do you have?

Love your case though.

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The computer make a really lound continuous buzzing sound. sounds like the fan is going crazy but its not the fan. please help 

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i bought lenovo m82 ssf it makes beep sound...  specially i added 4gb ram.but right after add ram.  computer booting is OK. after one day. i carry out PC from my home to my friend home. now.. computer makes beep sound what is it? thx..

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i bought lenovo m82 ssf it makes beep sound...  specially i added 4gb ram.but right after add ram.  computer booting is OK. after one day. i carry out PC from my home to my friend home. now.. computer makes beep sound what is it? thx..

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lately my computer is making a lot of noise, not clicking noise, but noise as if it's workng overtime; sounds like when u put your car on the acceleration pedal - constantly like thta; i tried rebooting but during the reboot process, the noise didnt go away; only went away when i did shut down.
What cause that noise? the disk, cpu, or god saying give mercy to the computer??? should i be worried?

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Hello! Registered to ask help with this problem. My computer has been making odd buzzing sound under stress for some time now. It happens usually when I try to play newer games but sometimes just using web browsing or Youtube induce lesser sounds. I've changed CPU cooler, GPU and memory sticks during this time, and that hasn't changed the situation. Here's a recording of the sound:

I moved the phone around to locate the source of the sound and I think it's coming from bottom half, below GPU, possibly near PSU. Is there anyway to test if it's the PSU?

I'd appreciate the help, this has been bugging me for quite some time. I know I shouldn't wait around with a computer making disturbing noice, but what can I say.

(One detail I noticed is that Speccy gives my memory sticks speed as 933MHz when is should be double that.)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8087 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 244195 MB, Free - 7920 MB; D: Total - 473767 MB, Free - 51859 MB; E: Total - 479998 MB, Free - 382510 MB; G: Total - 1907725 MB, Free - 109344 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z77 Pro3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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Hi everyone, new to the forum here.

A friend of mine built me a PC about 8 months ago. As the tower was getting a little 'warm', I decided to open up the tower and clean the fan using compressed air and also (what I think is the CPU, as it was just behind the fan) a little brush as it was covered in dust (the brush is kind of like the thing old ladies use when dying their hair on the roots, it's like a long black brush and isn't very hard at all, I've read that people have cleaned them using a toothbrush, I'd never do that).

Anyway, since then, my PC is alot louder than usual, it tends to make a noise which is like some kind of scraping sound and the 'beep' sound on startup sounds a bit different (hard to explain, but not as clear or healthy sounding, if that makes sense).

It seems to be running fine though, no problems at all but I am concerned about the loud noise (like a gentle scraping like sound) and how the beeping sound is different from before. It could just be a noisy fan and now that it's clean it's even noisier (especially when starting up).

As I know nothing about computers, I'm somewhat afraid that I've done something drastically wrong when cleaning the inside of my PC fan and the front of my CPU. Or it could have always been that way but I never really noticed it before (I'm very OCD about computers).

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Answer:Computer makes different sound when beeping when starting up PC

I would check the CPU cooler to make sure you haven't moved a lead into the fans path. When you say you cleaned it with compressed air, did you stop the fan from spinning as you did it, or did you allow it to speed up as the air blasted it?

If you've allowed it to spin up whilst being blasted with air its possible you've let it go too fast and caused wear to the bearings of the fan, hence the louder noise.

When cleaning moving components (fans for example) using blasts of compressed air, it is essential to provide a means of stopping them from moving. For example, using the end of something like a screwdriver against the side of the blade will stop it from spinning. Spinning up fans faster than their designed specifications can cause premature wear to them.

With the side panel off, fire up the computer (do not touch any of the hardware with it running), and see if you can locate where the noise is coming from inside the case. It could be one of the fans, or it could be the CPU cooler fan. Also, have a good look around all of the moving parts and make sure that all wiring is away from fans -- including the GPU (graphics card) if one is fitted.

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I am experiencing a problem again with my computer, a problem I have experienced before. I am hoping for an easier fix this time. Let me explain the symptoms:

1. I turn on the computer in regular mode.
2. After about 1 minute of usage, the computer starts making a repeating clicking noise (I believe it to be the hard-drive? I do not think it is the fan) and then the computer becomes unresponsive.
3. I restart the computer, and we are back at bullet point number one above.

The fix I had that worked was to reinstall the operating system, deleting all old files. So of course I had to back everything up first. I did this by booting in linux. This took me about 24 hours, mostly because my drivers are hell to find and reinstall because I am running windows 7 on a machine that is only supposed to run vista.

I couldn't simply reinstall the operating system while keeping the old files (they call this "upgrading" the OS) because they require you to run the update script while running your current version of windows in normal mode. It does not accept "safe mode". I could not do this of course because the computer freezes if I run the computer in normal mode.

Now about one year later, my computer is experiencing the exact same problem.

If I could just get the computer to NOT freeze for long enough to "upgrade" the operating system (to the same version, so it's not really upgrading), I think the problem would be solved.

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Answer:Computer freezes, makes clicking sound

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I bought a W541 with 4gb of ram and 1 750gig HD with the intention of upgrading the ram to 32gb and installing 2 hds in raid myself. After I got the computer i found out that if I didn't order it with RAID it wouldn't support it, so I ordered another of the same computer with RAID to replace it. While I was waiting for the replacement I installed the ram in the computer and it worked fine. Now I have the new computer, the only difference is that it has the RAID chip, and thats working fine, but when I installed the ram all the computer would do when you turned it on was make a high pitch buzzing sound. I thought maybe it had gotten a static shock while I was switching it so I sent it back for another 32 gb kit. Today the new kit came in, and its the same thing, all the computer does is make a high pitched buzzing sound.  Any ideas? TL;DR: W541 with raid will not even post with 32 ram upgrade. I bought the G.Skill Ripjaws 1.35V F3-1600C9Q-32GRSL, but that shouldn't matter as it worked in the first computer.


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Answer:32 GB Ram upgrade, computer only makes a buzzing sound

I have not used that RAM, but it should work. All I can suggest is that you make sure you have the latest BIOS. Looking at the change log, at least v 2.09 fixed a memory detection problem.

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Every time I use my sound card, It makes my computer reboot. Right now I have it disabled in windows device manager so the computer is running fine. As soon as I enable it , the first time i use sound or something like the screen saver kicks in the computer reboots by its self. The sound card in a PCI card called Muse XL by hurcules. I dont know if this is and irq conflict or something else but i dont know how to find out either

Answer:Sound card makes my computer reboot

Something easy to try first, move the sound card to a differnt pci slot from the one it's in. that should force it to use another irq

to view irq usage go to start/run/type msinfo32 and press enter, left hand frame, choose hardware environment, choose irq's. You will see the irq's usage listed in the right hand column.

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I recently made the mistake of installing software which contained a tages driver onto my computer, the driver is not compatible with windows 7. When I turn my computer on, sometimes it will make a beeping sound repeatedly, however sometimes it will turn on as normal, and will have no further problems. I have managed to uninstall the driver, but am still having problems turning the computer on. There doesn't seem to be any particular reason for why the computer will sometimes turn on, and otherwise just make the beeping sound repeatedly. Does anyone have any advice?

Answer:Computer makes beeping sound when turned on

The beeping is coming from your PC performing a POST(power on self test).
Different patterns of beeps mean different things so next time it does it try to count the number and length of the beeps.
You can check out and hopefully show you what is going on.
You could also check your restore points and try restoring to a date prior to that software being installed

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Hi the mouse keeps getting stuck...the a sound comes out of the computer like...dun dun..dun dun...then the mouse unsticks and works again for a few minutes, then it happens again. It's so frustrating! The mouse is Microsoft and the computer is Dell and Windows XP. Do you know if its software, hardware or a virus?



Answer:Mouse keeps getting stuck, then computer makes a sound

Do you know if its software, hardware or a virus?Click to expand...

With information lacking, it is hard to help you troubleshoot.
You haven't told us what version of windows you are running, if the mouse is USB or PS/2 and did you try it in safe mode (was the behavior the same or different). Also what model Dell and when did this start happening? How old is the mouse? Is it wired or cordless?

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My HP desktop, running Windows 7, keeps making the "critical stop" sound even though I have turned it off in Sounds. Why is it doing this and how do I make it stop?

Answer:my computer makes the critical stop sound

You should try to resolve the issue that makes the critical stop sound happen rather than to stop the sound itself.CoolGuy

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I'm not sure where I need to post this problem. But, out of the blue my computer will make a Siren sound and a minute and then Shut off. When I trun it back on it makes the sound for a minute then loads. This had happend a total for 4 times now. I have done all my scans and I have a Clean HJT log. I have NO idea what is going on....

Please help

This last time it just happend I wasn't even on the computer.

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I have had my computer for about six months, and the last few days I have noticed a faint clicking sound coming from it after it has been turned off. It is a continuous, rapid clicking noise, almost like someone tapping a key on a keyboard. I opened the case tonight and determined that the sound is coming from the hard drive. It stopped when I unplugged the power cable and did not restart when I plugged it back in. What could this sound be?

Answer:Hard drive makes clicking sound when computer is off

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Hello everyone,

My computer recently has had some software/hardware issue and I need help on fixing it. What happened was I replaced a cell battery in it after I had first heard the sound. Soon after I had put on Artic Silver and the problem was still occuring. I have considered Geeksquad but they are quite expensive and I do not want to go to such lengths just yet. My computer was custom built so I'm not sure if any specific settings were added in or something. As far as my Computer specs go these are what they are:

8800GT Nvidia Graphics Card
Intel Desktop Board DQ35J0
X-Fi Sound Card
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive {Seagate}

If there is anything else needed to be known about this problem please do let me know. Also I had a keyboard malfunction where it had been typing the wrong keys if you can also help me with this please do post. I do have reason to believe its mainly a power failure but I do not know how to replace/fix it.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Computer makes sound and shuts off after seconds of turning it on

You left out a couple pieces of information... the power supply specs and what the actual noise sounds like

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I just build my new pc, I tried to turn it on but... nothing just a high pitch sound coming from case.I know that it's not video card or power supply.
Anyone has the same problem or know how to fix it?Thanks.

Answer:computer won't turn on and makes high pitch sound

Shorting motherboard? Remove the mounting screws and check for shorts to the case

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hi ,
my computer makes clicking sounds (on its own) like the sound when you open a folder or click on a link in internet explorer.heres is my hijack this log.Hopefully someone can explain whats wrong.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:29:19 PM, on 12/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
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Answer:computer makes clicking sound when no browser open

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Hey guys we recently had power outage and when I went to turn on my computer it made this loud whirring sound 5 minutes after I started it up. Now it does it whenever I turn it on.

So I shut down the PC and I'm checking around on what to do.

Oh and if it is important I don't really turn off my PC unless I have to install some software or drivers or something. I hope that isn't the cause.

I got the computer about 3 or 4 months ago. I don't know exactly what brand it is but I know that the processor is an Intel core duo(the guy who gave it to me told me it was a Quad core) There are no labels on this computer. It has a clear window with blue lights inside it. I know that it is water cooled and has a Geoforce Gt 8500. I was told to replace the coolant inside the PC once every year but I haven't had it for that long so I don't think it is that. I'm sorry I can't exactly identify what type of computer it is.

To sum it up, after power outage computer makes loud whirring sounds when being turned on and I would really like to know what is going on.

Here I took a few pictures of it plus I checked my bios to get more info.

Intel Core 2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Intel EM64T capable

Vista 64bit

Also the front mounted audio input wires are unplugged for whatever reason. Anyone know where/how I can plug these in?

Answer:Computer makes loud whirring sound like jet engine?

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Computer Freezes whilst gaming and makes buzzing sound this has happened for the past few weeks, i have tested the ram using mem test and replaced each chip but its still happening and im un sure why

This might be solved already but im insure where to go from now, i have also tried underclocking the ram and underclocking the cpu but im still having the freezing issue.

Answer:Computer Freezes whilst gaming and makes buzzing sound

A buzzing sound may mean a capacitor going bad. Open the case and get a flashlight and check them visually until better advice is given.

Search Google images for "bad capacitor" to see how they would look like.

Another thing that comes to my mind is the buzzing is a faulty fan? Get HWInfo and check CPU and GPU temps.

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I'm running XP Home at the moment and have twice installed it within the past week, the first time brand new out of the package. After installation on a freshly formatted drive, doing the updates and finally installing my most used programs (all but cell phone one that refuses to work) it started making the sound you hear upon new hardware detection despite NOTHING being added or connected. I let it go for a few days while systematically checking the installed programs though I've been using all of them for years with no problem. When it still persisted I caved, did a fresh format and install this past Saturday and it's still doing it. It's more regular than any alarm. I'm not totally computer illiterate, mostly self taught though my best friend who works for one of the largest computer businesses has taught me a lot as well. (And no, he hasn't had time to help or even talk to due to the incredible amount of hours he puts in)

What, other than having a Bermuda Triangle built computer, could be making it continue to make these sounds despite nothing being hooked up or unhooked?? The only thing I've used on it since the second install is my digital camera, no webcam installed nor cell phone, haven't even plugged in my USB drive.

Any thoughts, suggestions, help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer continuously makes the 'detected new hardware' sound for no reason

Hello nitemistress, Welcome to TSF!

These noises that you are hearing, are they 'beeps'?...If so, could you please describe them in the sequence that you are hearing them.

Do these noises start only when you are at the Desktop after booting up, or do they start during the boot up process?

Let us know the answers, and we will be in a better position to assist you.

Kind Regards,

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this is not an BSOD error, i just don't know where to post it.
my laptop a toshiba e305, will freeze completely mouse included and force me to restart. this happens often and i am looking for a fix, it usually happens when i torrent something, (i no there are no viruses) and have tried changing torrent clients. it also happens when i watch videos on occasion, usually youtube, putlocker, ect. or when loading webpages. please help. when i am watching a videos get a loud ERR sound. i am willing to try anything really. i am okay with computers no the best, but please explain how to do the steps.

I do not know what files to post so so if you need me to post something just let me know
and this is not a BSOD. i am sorry if i posted in the wrong place.

Answer:Computer freezes randomly and makes an err sound toshiba e305

upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.

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When my computer comes back from sleep mode, it intermitently makes a whooshing sound. Is this the drive spinning up? It only happens after coming back from sleep mode. If the computer never goes into sleep mode, the problem doesn't occur. Is this something serious or should I just live with it?
Michael Doherty

Answer:Computer makes whoosing sound after coming back from sleep mode

It will probably be both the drives and the cooling fans combined, in which case that's normal unless it's only recently started making that noise even though you've been using sleep mode previously and the noise did not occur on wake-up.

Provided everything is working okay and you are getting no BSODs or other crashes, all will be normal.

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Hey guys,
I reinstalled me windows xp (sp2) the other day and now i have no sound on my computer which is annoying.The error that comes up when i try to install SoundMAX on my ASUS motherborad is i have no HDA audio bus driver installed...can anyone help me with this problem?Any help would be greatly appreciated.
PS:If you need anymore information to help me just post me and message stating what information you need.
Thanks a lot

Answer:Help!I have no sound on my computer and it is very annoying!!

What motherboard is in it? You could probably get the HD driver right off their site, then go ahead and install the soundmax driver from your ASUS CD.

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My computer, as the title says is making an extremely annoying sound. I captured it using my mic and can be heard here:, so please listen to it and tell me which part is making this noise.

I was thinking it's my power supply as the 500W power supply is about 2-3 years old where my hard drives are about a year old. I have the knowledge to open up my computer and replace parts so if someone can tell me which part I should replace then I would very highly appreciate it.

As well, if you cannot tell what is making the sound through the clip, would you be able to help me use the order of elimination to find out what is causing this noise?


Answer:My computer is making an annoying sound

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Hi, for the past 2 weeks whenever I try to watch a video or listen to music, this random annoying buzzing sound keeps interfering with the video or music. I am not sure of the problem and not sure what to do. I have an ideapad z400 touch. Thanks 

Answer:Z400 - speaker makes annoying buzz noise

hi sas-95,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Try disabling the Mic
Right click on the speaker icon on the Lower right taskbar near the time and select Recording Devices.
then follow this

then turn off the Mic here or put the slider to the very right side.

Solid Cruver

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everytime i plug my laptop charger in it makes a very loud and annoying beeping noise unless i have the volume on mute. I have a Packard bell 68 which is about a year old...i've had this problem since day 1. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Laptop charger makes an annoying beeping when i plug it in...HELP!!!

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I bought my T440p one month ago and after two days I had to send them back to the support. I've noticed two problems:Not working correctly power adapterHigh-pitched tone in addition to the normal air stream sound. Exactly the same sound you can hear here: fixed the problem with power adapter but the problem with noisy fan still exists. I send the laptop back again but support refused to exchange the fan.  They told me that for them the fan is working fine and they do not see any problem.I event pointed them to information about new fans announced by Mark_Lenovo here:'m a developer and this was to be my laptop for work. The high-pitched tone is very distracting and do not allow me to focus on my work. I'm very, very disappointed :/ If I knew this before I would never buy this laptop!Could you please tell me, do you hear similar high-pitched tone in your laptops too?

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The one of the speaker (right front) makes annoying buzz noise (like interference but no high-pitch sound) when no sound is playing.  Mute doesn't help it.But if I plug in the headphone to headphone jack, this noise goes away.  ( I think because the power of speaker is shut off). I tried to update the driver or BIOS but I have the up-to-dated versionDoes anyone has same or similar problem or even solution? Thanks. Tedd


Go to Solution.

Answer:U460 - speaker makes annoying buzz noise

try to turn the bass little lower, and please post the version of sound drivers that you are using.

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I have a X220 with a SSD making the laptop VERY silent when running. However that changes when I dock it into my stripped docking station (stripped as in no additional bays in dock - only meant for power supply and link to external monitor and wired internet). Then when docked the laptop suddently starts to make low frequent beeping sounds that accelerate / decelerate depending on CPU work load. We have tried to replace the docking station without success. The new docking station also pulls the annoyance from the X220. Does anyone have any idea as to solution? Regards, Pernille

Answer:Docked X220 makes annoying low frequent beeping sounds

hey tveden-nyborg,welcome to the forums.with regards to this, i would recommend updating your system, especially the the same time, would it be possible for you to use a normal HDD and see if it occurs as well.

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Whenever I try to boot this computer up(Win XP Home SP1(should I have put 2 on? It just came out )) it gets past the Windows XP splash screen and either displays a blank screen and crashes or shows the login screen and crashes. When it crashes, I hear a "click-click" sound coming from my case, somewhat reminiscent of a clock.
I run AVG on it, so it shouldn't be a virus, but I don't trust AVG; it seems very unreliable. I knew Norton should be on it
Previously the computer generally booted up(maybe an 80% chance of booting successfully) and only crashed when I ran a selection of applications. For instance, Kazaa Lite seemed to aggravate the crashing, then a week later Direct Connect started to aggravate it as well. That leads me to believe it may be a problem with my alternate drive, since both of those programs access that drive(mostly downloaded files), because sometimes removing it and booting up will solve the problem.
Anyways, what the heck do I do?

Answer:Windows XP computer refuses to boot up; makes "click" sound.

Were you able to restart your system to Safe Mode??

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I bought my T440S just 3 days ago. It is my first PC for several years - I have been using Mac mostly. Now, this brand new T440S makes an incredibly annoying buzzing noise when the fan starts. I have captured two videos of it happening. Please listen for yourself. I find it unbearable,especially considering it is a new computer.   I do not know that the problem is. I have already contacted the support team and am waiting to hear back from them. But what I can say is that I am very disappointed. I should not have to waste my time dealing with this issue. I never had to deal with any issues with my new Macbooks. And now this is happening.  Anyway, the videos are here. If anyone has any insights, please let me know: T440S Buzzing Noise 1T440S Buzzing Noise 2 

Answer:Brand New T440S makes annoying buzzing noise (apparently when fan starts)

Mine was doing the same thing. It stopped after I let the machine "burn in" for a few hours.

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I am having an annoying problem when I turn up the volume on my speakers, there is a loud feedback sound from the internal microphone that I don't know how to get rid of. When I turn down my speakers it goes away, but what's the point of having great speakers if you can't turn them up?

Please help!

Answer:Re: Feedback from internal microphone makes annoying noise when speakers loud

When you are listening music or watch some action movie it is OK to have higher volume level but ?what's the point? to turn them up by normal conversation on Skype or elswere?

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It's a new Dell and it has been making crackling sound since I got it.
I spent an hour on the phone with a technician who restored the laptop with Windows 8.1 to an earlier point in time and it stopped crackling for the rest of the day, but the next day, the noise was back.
The worst are "ding" sounds, they have more crackle than ding. Video playback is bad but at least we can understand what is said. Youtube is bad. mp3 audio is bad. Crackle is there with earphones too.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 11 (3147, Mid 2014) makes crackling sound whenever sound is played

lelouIt's a new Dell and it has been making crackling sound since I got it.
Hello. If it made the noise right out of the box you probably should have returned it as defective during the brief return period. 
Does it make the noise only when running on battery power or also when plugged into house current?

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Whenever, I lean on the Lenovo Fle 2 15 to type, on the right where the dvd burner/reader makes a whirring and then a click sound. This is so annoying when I am typing or just leaning on the keyboard.

Answer:When leaning on laptop, dvd reader/burner makes a whirring sound and a click sound!

Dear Apad121
Are you sure that this sounds are comming from the optical driver ( DVD rom ) ?
Let me know

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Did my searching and couldn't find this one...

When I modify the speaker volume using the "Volume Mixer" icon, it generates a sound. When I adjust using the "Speakers/Headphones" icon, it does not make a sound.
I would like to mute the Windows 7 sound that happens when I adjust the sound, preferably without effecting the other system sounds? I can't find out which system 'event' it is that causes a sound to be generated when I modify the speaker volume. I'd like to mute it, i.e. no sound when I change the volume.

Answer:System Event - Changing sound makes a sound, how to mute it?

Maybe the solution is in this tutorial
Sounds - Change

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I recently got the pop up to download windows 10 I did I turned my sound up and it started making this constant sound like a crashing sound although my computer isnt crashing its perfectly fine I can't turn the volume past 18 or I get that sound .. but with the volume being at 18 I find it really hard to watch videos or listen to music its impossible.
my audio is Realtak high definition audio
and my computer is HP Pavilion
any help would be very much appreciated

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I've NEVER heard this out of my computer before. While World of Warcraft is running the box itself suddenly makes what sounds like an "alarm" from im guessing the internal speaker. The moment I close the game or minimize it the sound stops.

Can anyone help with this?

Answer:Internal Speaker makes what sound like an alarm sound

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Hi everyone,

I recently got the fantastic A500-1GL which has been great ....all apart from this really irritating sound that happens when the battery gets below 10%.
I have already turned off the warning sounds in:

Hardware and Sound - Change System Sounds - Sounds - Critical battery alarm and Low Battery alarm.

Both of these sounds are different from the one that is drivin me crazy. Its a very basic system beep and it plays every 10 seconds or so. I NEED to know how to turn this off as it drives me crazy!!! I can turn the sound down but that has ovious disavatages!

Can some one help me please?


Answer:Satellite A500 - Low battery sound- How can I turn this annoying sound off?

Please enter advanced power settings and check battery options there.
Change settings for low and critical battery level (set lower level) and check also option low battery level notification. There you can disable it.

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first time posting..

just recently re built my system with Home Prem 64BIT, system specs:
intel core duo 6850
evga 680i mobo
onboard sound
8gigs ocz ram
evga 8800gtx
wd raptor 150 gig 10k

my issue is while playing ET:QW my sound cuts in and out? only when gaming on a server...

i have installed all the latest drivers for everything-- all 64BIT drivers.. so i am at a loss why my sound cuts out..

any thoughts???

thanks in advance...

Answer:ET:QW makes my sound cut in & out

Do you have any lag on the server?

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Dell Vostro 100 laptop computer
Windows xp professional
service pack 2
Just formatted the hard drive
Used all of the drivers on the resource cd
Device driver has no cautions of any kind
Even so, I cannot get on the internet
I am new to this. So what else do you need to know?

Answer:modem makes no sound


Welcome to Tech Support Guy

The first thing is to download and install SP3 as soon as possible
Support for XP with SP2 has finished and did so on July 13 2010
That means that no security updates etc have been offered to you since then

You may well find that SP3 will solve the issue for you

As you cannot of course connect you have two choices - one sort out the connection
1. If it is the wireless that will not connect - connect it hard wired from the ethernet port on the laptop
Also ensure that wireless is stwiched on on the Dell - usually Fn plus an F key

OR if you cannot

2. Download SP3 to another computer and then install to the Dell

I know it says do not use on one computer but it will still work and t MAY solve the connection problem for you

3. If you are on broadband and you refer to the modem, as the modem/router provided by the ISP eg BT etc then it does not make a sound
If you refer to the modem in the computer that WAS used for a dial up connection and is not used on broadband
The computer has a modem port where a telephone line was connected for dialup and a ethernet connection I would think, where the line is connected for broadband from the modem/router provided by your ISP BT etc

YOU MUST not connect to the wrong port on the laptop

Additionally I cannot find a Dell Vostra 100 laptop where are you please as some models are only available in some areas
If by chance it is the Vostra 100... Read more

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Why does CPU make small sounds, especially when scrolling. Also the CPU sometimes makes a light grinding noise(high frequency sounds)

Answer:CPU makes sound when scrolling?

hey Stealthsz,there shouldn't be a grinding sound at all. I suggest heading to >> , do an update of your system; especially the bios.

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Hi my PC keeps making an alarm sound which is consistent, what does this mean?How do i stop it? Will it blow up?

Answer:What does it mean if my PC makes an alarm sound?

That's overheating triggered by the BIOS. And may be a fan Failing. Take the left side cover of the computer case, See if that stops it. Also check for Muck round the CPU fan

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hello , while listenning to an audio file or whacting a video , my sound makes a vibration for 1 sec , i feel like the laptop stops for 1 second with a vibration audio and come back  , is my sound driver is okay ?? is it something with the sofware  or the hardware !!

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Hi i just noticed my monitor sometimes makes a high pitch whistling soound, should i be worried?

Is it like (this might sound stupid) leaking radiation waves or something which could be dangerous to me?

Answer:My monitor makes a sound!?!!?!

This is very common on all TVs and also large-screen monitors. The integrated high-voltage transformer (IHVT) has windings that are laminated in place under the black surface skin. Through age, heat, and vibration, the laminations deteriorate. What you get are 15KH noises that a lot of people…can't even hear. The reason you hear it coming and going is that different brightness [settings] require different currents through the transformer, [which] causes the laminates to start singing. You need a new IHVT.

This sound usually indicates that the monitor is on its way to equipment failure. I believe that a new or refurbished monitor is your best option, unless by chance, your monitor is still under warranty.

For your safety i would like to note......Do not open the monitor!
Computer monitors are a prime example of hardware that should be serviced only by qualified technicians. The electricity that builds up inside these units can kill you, plain and simple. Furthermore, even unplugged, monitors pose a serious threat; it can take days for the electric charge to dissipate from within one.

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I suspect this is a hard drive idling. I have Win8.1 installed on one HD and opensuse on another HD. When I am using the Win8.1, sometimes I get a hissing sound from the case. The sound that the hardware makes when I shutdown the system, except there is no shutdown, no error, no flickering of the screen.

I see a lot of threads on other forums suggesting that this is a PSU issue. I hope that my brand new Corsair is not to blame. The last reply on this page suggests that it is the secondary drive shutting down to conserve energy. I would be perfectly fine with that but is there any case that going on-off it damages the drive? Should I cut the power to the drive completely?

Answer:PC makes shutdown sound

HI Sailor, long time not chat.

I would check in the power options and set the HDDs to always on (especially if a desktop PC) and location is Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings

Then scroll down the list to Hard Drives and set to always on > apply and reboot and test.

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my motherboard is a Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 (Socket AM3) ATX Motherboard

it didnt use to make this noise but i used privazer with all advanced settings enabled and i deleted my pagefile and disabled hibernation, i dunno if my pc i s messed up or what now its not even a week old, starting to think these cleaners do more harm than good it also deleted all my restore points and even when i do system restore it never works only gives me an error

Answer:pc starts up it makes a buzz sound

dragonx1983 said:

my motherboard is a Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 (Socket AM3) ATX Motherboard

it didnt use to make this noise but i used privazer with all advanced settings enabled and i deleted my pagefile and disabled hibernation, i dunno if my pc i s messed up or what now its not even a week old, starting to think these cleaners do more harm than good it also deleted all my restore points and even when i do system restore it never works only gives me an errorClick to expand...

First time when i used Privazer I experienced the Hell Side of my pc, Luckilly i had creaded a Privazer restorepoint and registry backup before the cleanup action was initiated. U can re-enable hibernation in the Advanced option >>Memory Indexing, followed by unchecking pagefiles.sys , this woul help regain some strength of ur pc. It will regain its speed after a few start ups as the cache memore is to be refilled.

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Got home after two months (Things were fine before) turned it on like i always do and the pc starts making clicking noises and does anything else. Thanks, guys.

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i got my x300 in September, today I am getting that weird clicking sound every few seconds from SSD area, could it be SSD fan get stuck?

Answer:X300 SSD makes clicking sound

there isn't a fan in the SSD.   the noise is either coming from the system fan (which is in the left rear corner) or something else.

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I've barely worked on my new B750. After upgrading to Windows 10 I've noticed a terrible sound accompanied with any notification. It shoulds terrible, like the speakers are busted, but they are not.  Any idea why this is happening?  Thanks!Heather

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Hey guys.

Recently purchased a Gainward GTX 570 Phantom. When I start the computer up it makes a strange "clicking" noise. There are no loose cables or anything...+the gainward phantom fans are covered anyway!. I tried replacing its slot from pcie_1 to pcie_2 and same thing occured.

When I first bought it made the sound for about 30 mins. After I installed drivers and unistalled old AMD drivers and the let the computer run for a bit, the noise stopped.

However when I start the computer up now, for about the first minute I hear the same clicking noise>

I want to ask if is this something to be concerned about? Do some fans just sometimes make weird noises while "warming up"? I used GPU-Z and fan speeds+temp. seem perfect.

(P.S I have warranty, but I already had to RMA my last KFA2 GTX 570 and replace it with this last week, so unless its a potentially bad thing I dont really want to RMA it.)

Answer:GPU makes Clicking Sound On Startup

Well its not a normal sound so you definitely need to be concerned. There may be something in one of the fans or one of the fans may be faulty. Or it may be a power issue.

What is the brand, model, and wattage of your power supply?

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Ok, so I know what I've done is kinda stupid, but I'm a noob at hardwares so it just happened lol. Here is my problem: I opened up my pc today to clean it a bit. I'm 100% sure i haven't moved anything and haven't touched any important parts of the chips and stuff when doing it. Except for one of the fans, I removed it to be able to remove the dust. There's been some panel under it that i got curious about (I didn't know it's the CPU), and just removed the cover and took out the processor lol. After taking a look at it I put everything (including the CPU) back the EXACT same way it has been before, plugged in the power cable and tried to boot the system. But now all it does is making a steady beeping sound (short beeps, it ends when i switch off the computer), screens are black. The fans are working though.

So I suppose this problem is related to the fact that I messed with the CPU, but I swear I've put everything back the way it was before. Please, if anyone knows a solution for this problem, help me.

My CPU is an Intel Core 2 duo E4500.

Answer:PC makes beeping sound after I messed with CPU

remove the memory stick and clean it using a rubber eraser , then put it back in , hope this help

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IT sounds like a new web page is openedIT only makes this noise when i am connected to the internetMy OS is windows 7, HP 620, internal ram is 2gb. Using SuperAntiSpyware and Norton internet security also spybot search and destroy.

Answer:My laptop makes a clicking sound on its own

SAS and Spybot are both antispyware and you should not use them both. Secondly, Spybot is outdated so you should keep SAS and add another anti malware software Make sure to uninstall Spybot then try making a full scan on SAS and Mbam alternately after updating both security softwares.

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Hello everybody, first of all my apologizes for my approximative English, i haven't studied it for long and i don't use any translator. So why i post here ? Simple i searched since last week first on French forums and now here because i have no more options to solve my problem, i'm about to reinstall xp, this is the last chance i accord to this windows 7 ultimate "issue".

My laptop is a lenovo y510 with a sound chipset using the "realtek high definition audio drivers", on xp sp3 the quality was perfect, on w7 it's a mess. First there is a delay, for example i open a folder, i test the audio on the task bar, etc the sound takes approximatively +0.5 second to active himself, except when i play a continuous sound (music/video) here the sound appears in the normal delay, very strange...

Second problem, static, crackling, i can't listen music or any kind of sounds while i'm working (maximize a window, scroll a word/excel document, etc...).

Third problem, the worst, my onboard speakers (5.1) ALWAYS create crackling at the begging and at the end of any sounds, even when i plug the external speakers, and if i up the volume of my external at nearly maximum i can here the sound from my onboard too (weak but present) !

I tried everything people advised me, all drivers from 1.84 to 2.47 (include different compatibility) and windows updates ones, disable power management, powermizer, tried everything on the control panel in sounds settings, flash the bios, update ... Read more

Answer:Sound problem makes me crazy...

Some news, end the process audiodg.exe completely fix the whole problem...

I guess now this will be easier to answer, is this process vital for security or something like that ? How can i disable him from the start ? I don't want at any boot go to the task manager and end him manuely...


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I am having this weird issue with sound card lately. It only happens on WinXP. Never happened on Win98, but i need to be using WinXP, cause of most applications.

When i run some applications, the sound gets rusty, cannot explain what the **** it means, or what is the source of the problem, cause driver is the same as on Win98, and on Win98 this has never caused problems like that.

The BSOD it caused resets my PC automaticlly.

Answer:Sound Card makes BSOD

Hi again,

There could be several things. Let's start by making sure that your PnP is set to "Disabled" in the BIOS setup menu. Also, many sound card drivers do not work on both the 98 platform and the XP platform. I would suggest that you search google and download the latest drivers that are XP compatible.

Also, might be good to list your motherboard type and general setup including the brand and model of sound card.

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As of a day ago my pc won't start. I hit the power button, lights turn on on the tower, the monitor shows nothing, and there is a very quiet repetitive buzzing sound coming from the speaker on the motherboard. I think it buzzes six times and then nothing. I can then hit the power button again and all the lights instantly turn off.
Yesterday I opened it up and blew it out (it was VERY dusty) but that didn't help.
Any ideas?

Answer:PC won't start and makes buzzing sound

Try another power supply.

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Anyone know if its normal for a cpu to make a quiet ticking sound when ac power is plugged in. This happens even with the bare motherboard/cpu on the bench with nothing else attached. It's a laptop, the machine died with no warning. Before disasembly there were no lights or any other activity when plugged in; could
hear this ticking sound, and took apart to find out what was making it.
I've never noticed a cpu by itself to make noise before.
Thanks in advance for any info.

I removed the cpu and "YES" its still making the sound without it.
Anyway, I removed the cmos battery and left it overnight. After reassembling the laptop now the disk drive light comes on steady as soon as its plugged in. Still wont start. Light goes out a couple seconds after power disconnected. Now I dont hear the ticking sound anymore as well. Maybe its a bios problem.

Answer:CPU makes a quiet ticking sound

no the CPU isnt supposed to make any noises at all. Seeing as there are no moving parts in a CPU, the only reason it would be making a 'ticking' noise, is if you are actually hearing an electrical spark, which of course is bad news.

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The title explains the problem. I can't find anything that would set this off. Everything else seems normal. It's been doing this all morning. Probably, if I reboot, it'll stop - but I want to find the source of the 'bing.' How can I trace it down?

Answer:My PC makes a sound (bing) every five minutes

Not the typical tick, but may be the HD. Go to the website of your HD mfg and give the hd a test.

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I have installed Windows XP because i had to get rid of Windows 7 beta(Because it keeps shutting down every few hour!) Now most things works pretty well, except for sound. I know that this have some thing to do with driver, does not show the volume speaker icon at corner.
I tried Google and i could not find anything useful to problem. Then now i have found this helpful community. I know most simple computer stuff but not drivers

If you can help, that would be great!

Thanks A lot.

Answer:Sound does not work, makes me maad

Go to the PC manufacturer's website for the onboard sound driver. If you have a separate sound card, go to the sound card manufacturer's website for their latest driver. If you have onboard sound for a custom built or self-built PC, go to the motherboard manufacturer's website for drivers. Without knowing which you have, I can't be more specific.

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Hello Geeks!

Recently my 2 year old CD/DVD burner (NEC) has started making a clicking sound when spinning a CD (it's especially noisy with burned CDs) as well as accessing newly loaded CDs and DVDs rather slowly. Any idea what this might be a sign of?

Not sure what other info you might need on this, but let me know if there this.


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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?


Answer: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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Hello Team,
I just recently purchased a brand new dell XPS 15" corei7 I am pretty happy with my system but it is making a silent but annoying buzzing sound while browsing the web, scrolling over the toolbar or opening a web page with moving graphics on it and even opening a new folder or file makes a buzzing sound.
I tried to search for a solution over the net but wasn't helpful. If anyone can help me hear please.
Kind Regards

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Ive got this 60GB Maxtor external USB hard drive and sometimes when I shut down the PC this drive makes a strange chirping sound and the light on the front flickers.
The drive still seems okay, but is this sound anything to be concerned about and how would I stop it, as currently I restart the PC and shut it down again.


Answer:Maxtor makes strange sound

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My PS/2 keyboard makes a ticking sound with each keystroke. There is a different sort of click for alphabet keys, numbers and arrows. The same ticking sound is heard also when logging in or shutting down. The ticking sounds play for all users. I have tested a wireless USB-keyboard and there was no sound. I have not tested with another PS/2 keyboard yet.
Systems sounds are all off, but ticking continues. The clicking sound responds to volume control, e.g. volume off=no ticking.
The Filter Keys function in the Ease of Access center are un-ticked.

What could be causing the sound? Please help!

Answer:PS/2 keyboard makes ticking sound

It was the Asus Xonar DGX soundcard that was picking up interference from the PS/2 keyboard port. I don't know why it started doing it, but this appears to be a hardware problem instead of a Windows 7 problem. I switched to the mobos soundchip, and everything is nice and quiet when I type my important documents (or actually, play Skyrim).

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I have windows 7 32 bit and I having a problem with my sound themes . Its set to windows default and l the orginal sounds are factory but when the computer turns off or on it makes a loud zoom noise . So I tried to look for the file on the computer to remove it couldn't find it. I changed the theme to no sounds and none of the sounds worked but when I turned the computer off it still did it ant suggestions

Answer:Windows makes weird sound

Could this be the speakers are actually doing this and not the PC? Plug a headset in and see if you get the same thing.

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I looked through a few threads here on this forum that have a similar title but most of what I read isn't helping me. So I started a new thread.

My laptop makes a clapping sound every now and then. It is definitely not a hardware problem, it's coming from the speakers. I can mute it, increase/decrease volume etc.

It isn't a regular interval at which it happens. Sometimes the sounds are as closely spaced as 5 or so seconds, sometimes half an hour but mostly they happen every 2-3 minutes. There is no visual cue as to which software is causing this sound to come.

I tried looking through the processes that are running but that doesn't seem to be helping too since everything seems quite legit. This problem has started happening only since the past couple of days and is extremely frustrating when I am trying to work.

Can someone here help me as to how I should go about figuring which software is causing these sounds to come?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Laptop makes a clapping? sound every so often

Open Task Manager and write down or take a screenshot of what processes are running after you hear the sound.

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I think it's my harddisk (Samsung HD501LJ), thought I am not sure. The sound is high pitched and comes only sometimes. But it certainly sounds like something is spinning. The sound goes in the interval of a sound per 1,4 second, or so. Sometimes it's a single sound, other times its double or even tripple. It continues sometimes for several minutes and then it can be quiet for some time. I have scanned it with checkdisk, and no probs.

Do you think it's the harddisk? Can this be a serious problem?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Something makes creaking/squeaking sound

It's probably your hard drive or a fan. When you're hearing the sound, carefully stick your finger in the fans to momentarily slow them down. If the sound goes away, then it's the fan.

You should also run Samsung's utility to test the hard drive. I've never used it before, so read the instructions carefully:

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Hi there,

I have a problem with my Satellite M40X
Sometimes the fan makes odd sound, something like it had problem with moving
something like 'wrrrrr' and then it stops making the noise and works normally
What can be wrong ?

I also noticed that if I close the windows abnormally and restart it the fan is working full speed all the time
no matter how busy CPU is,
What can be the reason ?

Many Thanks

Answer:Fan of Satellite M40X makes sometimes odd sound

Hi mate,

doesn?t sound very healthy. I assume that your FAN has a serious problem and I think before starting a long discussion about it would be the best that you contact a authorized service partner in your country and send your machine to them since your problem is really hardware-related.

To find the nearest service center in your country follow this link:


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When ever i play music my sound will crackle every once in a while. When i try to play some games the crackle will be constant. I put in a new sound card think that it was my onboard sound card causing the problem but it was not. I have all the volume controls set to 50% and it still does it. It does not matter what volume they are set at it still does it. If anyone knows what this could be please help me.

Answer:Sound Makes Funny Noises

So tell us something about the new sound card you put in and what speakers your are using.

Disconnect your current speakers and use headphones (as a test) does the crackle continue?

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I have a Western Digital 80GB/ 8MB cache hard drive and it makes a sound on boot. I just formatted the drive to zeroes with Dianostics Lifeguard Tools from WD and installed win xp pro with sp1. It sounds like the arm or what you call it is grinding or something. It happens when POST is done and the MBUltra133 BOIS tries to detect and when the screen goes to windows xp screen it sounds like the arm is at one side then rushes to the other side. It only make this sound at this point and never anywhere else. I have 90% free space and I just defraged it and still makes this sound. Is the drive needing to be replaced or do hard drives make this sound at this point normally.

Answer:[SOLVED] 3 mth old HDD makes sound on boot

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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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For a while my computer have been making a electric leak like sound whenever the CPU usage gets high. However, lately it started to make it more often. For example with anti-virus searches and malware search softwares, the CPU usage goes up to 80 percent and this weird noise comes from the CPU.

This sound sample i have recorded for you to picture the sound. This was recorded with microphone very near to CPU. The background humming noise comes from the fan, but I am very certain that this leak-like sound does not come from fan because it does not have a specific pattern and only occur with high CPU uges. The CPU usage was around 80% in this recording.

For information, my configurations are:

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
Motherboard MSI 915P/G Neo2 Platinium ed.

so not that bad.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:CPU makes an electric leak like sound

P4 has always been a power hungry CPU, that said, I'd say you better check your PSU first, is it providing correct voltage on all the rails?

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I've tried changing the drive letter, but that doesn't help. The usb appears in the storage management window but states no media. Also, the computer recognizes the flash drive in printer and devices. But from that window all i can do it dismount the flash-drive.

The problem started Friday afternoon. That morning I loaded a document. When I went to print it at Office max that afternoon, the file wasn't in the folder and the other documents appeared to be in a unreadable programs. When the employee tried another computer, the same thing. When I got home, the thing won't even load.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Laptop recognize USB (makes sound), but won't load!!! HELP!!

There's nothing you can do except buy another Usb stick.

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Hi. Working as an editor I have to scroll along checking every line of text in a book, using the horizontal forward arrow through the text. I've just moved from Vista to a new pc running Windows 10. Every 100 characters or so (or about 8 seconds), the cursor stops and makes a sound and I have to take my finger off and press it again to carry on. This is driving me mad.
I'm using Word in Office 2010, which I've tried reinstalling, but this happens in OneNote etc as well. It even does it if I scroll through this post...
Please help. Microsoft and Dell can't work it out.

Answer:Text scrolling stops, makes sound

This doesn't happen for me. I can hold down the right arrow key as long as I want and the cursor keeps moving thriugh the text from left to right. No beep, no stop.

What are your keyboard repeat settings? Mine are as follows:

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I cannot get any sound out of my speakers and they are not the problem. Tried them on my net book and they work fine. In doing a sound check I got "front connector failed; surround connector failed and MicIn Connector failed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Susan

Answer:no sound, makes for fairly boring movies..

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[Solved] New build won't turn on, makes a zap sound; using a multimeter?

Hi, I am building my first computer - it actually started out an upgrade of an old Compaq, but I had to get a new motherboard (got the ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard) when I found the new CPU (Phenom II) was not compatible. Basically the problem that I have is similar to what is described in [removed cause I'm a noob] ("New PC Build - PSU makes noise similar to a short 'zap'"). However, I'm not sure the zap sound is coming from the PSU. I have a 600W CoolMax PSU. Like the user in that thread (maXimus4444), I only get a zap once. The motherboard's LED light comes on when I plug in the computer, but when I press the power button there's just the zap and no other signs of power whatsoever.

I have an old case, motherboard, and CPU that I can test some of the components on, and when I switch these components (PSU, hard-drive, dvd-drive, video card) back to the old motherboard and CPU, the computer boots up OK with no problems that I can see. I cannot test my new CPU on the old motherboard as it can't handle a Phenom II. I also can't test my old CPU on the new motherboard as it doesn't fit the AM3 socket.

In that other thread, the person eventually said he resolved the problem and this is what he said caused the problem:

I had one of the jumpers on the front panel switch connector installed correctly.... Read more

Answer:New build won't turn on, makes a zap sound; using a multimeter?

First, could you confirm the following please:

1. You have tried switching the power switch pins around? In case its on incorrectly, and I will assume you've connected them as per the instructions in the motherboards manual.
2. You have connected the 12v ATX (4pin) power connector to the motherboard
3. You have connected the big (20/4) pin power connector to the motherboard
4. You have connected the CPU cooler fan lead to the CPU FAN connector on the motherboard.

It's possible you have recieved a dead PSU, but I would say its more likely the power header is incorrectly fitted.

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So i just got my pc back from a workshop who did some changing of hardware. I dont think they changed the speakers, cause they worked just fine. Now i only get sound from my subwoofer, and my headphones works just as good as they did. I dont think its a hardware related problem, because the headphone jack works. But i dont know.I have tried deleting and re-installing chipset drivers and audio drivers. But feel free to come with reccomendations.Windows sounds still sounds the same as they did too. It has been like this for a day now, and its getting really annoying.Thanks!-hnnngjnsn

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Hi, when I scroll using my mouse ( Logitech Optical ) the music I'm playing starts making wierd noises and doesnt play properly. Also the web page starts glitching too like skipping frames. Anyone know whats wrong?

Answer:Scroll on mouse makes sound screw up

Check the cable my mouse started doing that when my dog chewed part of the insulation off my cable, and also check for lose connection especially if it's USB.

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Hi there, I bought a Lenovo T400s about a couple of weeks ago. Model Number is 2801 CTO It contains a standard 250 Gb hard disk. I am running Vista Business 64 Bit edition The disk seems to be making strange hissing sounds continuously. I didn't notice the sound for a few days but it has become quite annoying in the last couple of days. If I do stuff that requires heavy disk I/O, the sound seems to go up. Does that mean that my disk is faulty and I need to get it replaced? or is there a known cause of this. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:T400s Disk makes hissing sound

Most higher capacity hard disk with enhanced rotation speeds do nowadays make some sort of hissing sounds. Since the hard drive in your T400s is a small form factor 1.8" drive which rotates with faster 5400rpm, it's usually normal if it does some more acoustics when in seek mode versus idle mode. The acoustics specs for those 1.8" 250gb hard drives are commonly 18 dBA (1.8 Bels) when in idle mode and 23 dBA (2.3 Bels) when in seek mode. So on heavy disk I/O (seek mode)  the sound/noice level will always increase. As far as the noise level produced by the hard drive is just a slightly hissing sound, you don't have to worry!

ThinkPad T60/X32/600/770 · IBM IntelliStation · 3x IBM SpaceSaver II

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