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HD making loud rat-a-tat sounds!

Question: HD making loud rat-a-tat sounds!

HD suddenly started making these loud sounds while playing on-line game. I shut down, re-booted but still making sounds and won't boot up...just clacks away. What do you think? Sounds to me like something may have let go inside? Thanks for viewing my thread.

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Answer: HD making loud rat-a-tat sounds!

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For the past...3-4 days my PC has been making clicking sounds. At first i thought this was my radiator. But it sounds a lot closer now. I can only think of a few things..

My Processor Fan
NVidia GeForce 7950GT
One of the 2 hard drives that i have installed on my PC.

If it is the latter...which one do i replace? Should it be my C drive or my D? My OS is installed on the C drive and the D drive is just used as extra storage and is actually quite old. The new C drive is a SATA HDD i bought a little over a year ago. So do you guys think it's an HDD problem?

Answer:PC making loud clicking sounds...

Figure out who is the hard drive manufacturer of your HDDS quick and download their Diagnostic HDD tools through their websites and scan those puppies NOW. Don't hesitate!!!! Usually HDD's make clicking sounds when they're dying. If the scans come up showing bad errors and stuff on them backup all your data and send those HDD's back if you still have a valid warranty for them.


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Not sure where to put this as I'm quite sure it isn't a hard drive issue per se...

I've a weird issue with Windows 8.1 and my mechanical hard drive. I've a 2TB Western Digital hard drive that's partitioned with one of the partitions being a Media partition (H) containing over 107 gig of images, mostly tiff files ranging from 80-700 meg. I'm a photographer who tends to edit it layers.

Anyway for some odd reason when I access a folder containing these files, my hard drive goes into a frenzy and starts making loud vibration noise as though the drive is thrashing rapidly. Additionally I get a green bar going across the address bar as though it's establishing access permission. I've checked the drive and initially it just had "Everyone" listed so I added Administrators, and myself. But it still acts as though it's seeking permissions...

Interestingly enough no other folder or partition goes into this frenzy; just the folders under H partition containing the tiff images.

My initial thought is it's a caching issues as the PC is trying to cache and display the thumbnails for these files but I'm not sure. And if it is, how do I fix?

BTW this is a replacement drive as I thought my other drive was defective since it was doing the same and had it RMA'd.

Also this is basically the same partition/orginization structure that was under my Win 7 machine and I never had this issue.



Answer:Hard Drive making loud sounds when rendering tiff images

Hey Drew,

Not sure what may be causing this, but you might see if defragging the HDD may help any.

In addition, it wouldn't hurt to test the HDD with Data Lifeguard Diagnostic to see if it passes and reports anything.
WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS

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 My sound from  Dvd or music is not loud enough to hear much,, just started doing this a couple of wks  ago,,,can you give me any advice to try and correct, I listen to my cd a lot. please help me to find the problem, it is set on 97,but bearly
hear it.
Your help or advice would be apprechated I have not changed anything, it was loud enough until a few days ago
Betty Kemp     [email protected]

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Hi I am new here.

I am running Win XP Home SP2 and recently my computer has been making random background noises. Its like an IE7 mouse click. Sometimes it plays ads in the background and sometimes for long periods of time. I have had no other programs open that have advertisements built into at the time. I have AVG Free and it has decteted several trojans. So I stumped upto this point.

here is my HJT Log.

Mind you I did not have IE7 running at the time but HJT picked it up. Not sure... Anyways

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:36:16 PM, on 8/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acr... Read more

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Question: Halo Loud Sounds

When ever I'm plaing halo I get this loud staticy like sound, just when every the ships pass by an I have the audio set to high the high settings.

Answer:Halo Loud Sounds

Heres the specs  Pentium 4 Socket 478, Intel SE7210TP1-E Sever Board, DDR RAM 1 GB, SATA Drives 160 GB 320 GB, HDA Digital X Mystique 7.1 Gold, Radeon X1300

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My System Sounds are not loud enough and certainly noy as loud as in any previous Microsoft OS. Can this be "fixed?"

Answer:System sounds are not loud enough

Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko

My System Sounds are not loud enough and certainly noy as loud as in any previous Microsoft OS. Can this be "fixed?"

I think we need a lot more info before we can be of any help

What sound card, how much ram, is there a driver in device manger, etc


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My computer gets very loud and fan runs extremeley fast ONLY when I go to Any suggestions? I have Win XP.

Answer:Very Loud ..... sounds like in a wind tunnel

The thing is probably just a coincidence, clean out your fans and heatsinks but DON'T use a vacuum.

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I also got a gx280 and it also sounds like a jet fighter ready for take off! Its CLEAN inside. I have a excellent vacuum cleaner which can go from suck to blow and I blew out everything in it when I got the thing. Ive changed power supplies and its still loud as F$#@. Its not dirty. I got cooling paste on my processor , so its not over heating. Ive also downloaded a program that lets you set the speed at which the fan runs and it doesn't help at all. Im tired of having to wear ear plugs or headphone with my music up loud to drown out the noise. I know it bothers other people in the home. A real answer on why this happens would be nice but all these second rate techs say is "clean the computer of dust". There is no dust no dirt. I'm a neat freak and its sparkling clean inside. There has got to be a setting or jumper on the M-B to take it out of Jet Fighter Mode. I have researched this and some people with the Optiplex gx280 is quiet and some are incredibly loud. The 280 was recalled for capacitors swelling up and going bad. Ive had to replace my M-B 3 times due to this. Normal running temperature is 37c. I have upgraded the ram and cpu and still the same problem.

Answer:Gx280 LOUD FAN sounds like a jet fighter!

Can you pinpoint exactly where the noise is coming from?You can sometimes manually adjust what speed your system fans run at through BIOS. Check your manual on how to do this, or use the PDF below. Info Page Biography for full specs.

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Hello forums, im crazykilla

I don't know why this is, but when i turn up my speakers and play something loud, they buzz, i can't really explain it, as i have sat here for 3 minutes trying to do so, the sound doesn't have to be too loud, about 50% volume will make my speakers buzz:

as you can see i have this stuff in my speakers, i guess these might be the source of the buzzing, try to put your speakers up very loud and see if yours buzz, i've had this with the previous speakers and i wonder if theres a way to fix it?
by the way i have a sound card built-in my motherboard, maybe it's the sound card? i can get a new one if it would fix this annoying buzzing

Answer:My Speakers Buzz at loud sounds

If you only paid a few dollars for your speakers, that could be the problem. If they are fairly cheap, buy some new ones and see if that fixes the problem. Has it always been this way or did the problem just start?

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when I got my Toshiba satellite it had been a display model and the audio driver had been deleted so when I downloaded one (realtek hd audio) the sound was really quiet even with the volume turned all the way up.
The weird part is that while the sound is quiet for things like videos and music it is loud for system sounds like the startup and pings.
I've gone into the control panel sound setting and checked but they were both up, I turned the system sounds down but I would like the regular audio to be louder if possible.

Answer:System sounds are loud, everything else it too quiet

The preferred audio driver is the one from the PC vendor. Check with Toshiba for a driver for your exact model, as a first step.

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hey guys ive noticed the notification sounds are way too loud. if i go into system sounds and hit the little green 'test' button it plays nicely at a normal level. but when the actual notification comes in i get this boosted version of the same sound that is extremely annoying. I have the sounds disabled for the time being but am wondering if anyone has a clue why this is happening.

it happens even if i change the notification sound to something else. maybe ill have to make a custom version with it -12db or something then it might sound normal

love the new forums look forward to being here in the future

Answer:system notification sounds overly loud

Same issue here, seems to be a bug where a notification resets System Sounds level to 100%.

Be sure to report this in the Windows Feedback app.

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Hello!  I'm having some issues with my U510, and was hoping someone might be able to offer me some insight? Much appreciated! My U510 has been making some noticeable whirring or rotating noises - not fan noises though - which are constant and start shortly after I turn the laptop on, even when idle or with minimum use (usually just internet browsing, word processing). I don't think this started when I first bought the laptop (end of 2012) but I also can't remember not having this problem either - it's been going on for a long time but now it seems to have gotten more severe. Is this a hard drive issue?  Lately, my U510 occasionally starts a really loud, intense whirring/rotation with fan action. My laptop even starts vibrating on my table, and particularly the left side of the keyboard gets uncharacteristically warm. I'm assuming this is the fan at work, but even so it shouldn't be this intense?  I'm quite good at keeping my U510 well-ventilated and it doesn't tend to overheat (even with the first noise problem). I've been so busy that I haven't been able to properly address this annoying noise problem, but I think something definitely needs to be done now!   Can anyone offer any solutions? Thanks!  

Answer:U510 constant loud whirring + new sounds

The noise isn't a ticking noise is it? If so then that's your hard drive on its way out.You say that your machine is heating up quickly as in its doing something quite intense?Try a virus scan just to be sure.Open task manager and see if anything has a high cpu usage.Check your startup programs, disable any that are not needed.Clean your machines registry.

Lenovo y510p - Intel Quad-core 4th gen i7-4700MQ @3.40Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB HDD 8GB SSD - 1080p FHD - Nvidia 755m SLI

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When powering on computer, computer will shutdown within 10 seconds, and also have no display. Noticed that the Fan on Heatsink runs a little high. Removed motherboard from case, only connected graphics card, one stick of RAM, and Power Supply. Continued with the same problem. Below are the specs on Desktop.

Motherboard - XFX NFORCE 680I LT SLI INTEL SOCKET 775 DDR2 (Intel)
Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core
Power Supply - 300W
Video - MSI N210-512D2 GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Hard Drive - 250Gb Sata

Answer:Solved: Computer Powers On; No Display; CPU Fan Sounds Loud

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When I receive a message which is marked with high priority, Outlook plays 3 loud beeps.
How can I disable this?

High priority mail sounds 3 loud beeps |

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Hello! everyone I am a new member. I joined because I having pc problems and need help. i HAVE A CUSTOM MAde PC (Hybred)via a multiboot. When I lose power in the house my pc goes off and do not restart. One day, I lost power 3x consecutively and now when starting my computer into Window XP Pro it makes very loud noises & spinning & humming sounds. Window XP seems to bootup popularly but the noises is very loud to the point I have to turn off the system. I have a 80 gigabyte Hard -drive and 1 gigabyte RAM. I think it is either the power supply or hard drive. Need advise and/or help. Thanks in advance.


Certainly sounds like the harddrive to me,but obviously do not rule out the psu.I suggest you backup if the machine will boot into windows,alternatively,remove the drive a place in another machine as slave and try to reclaim any data.Another way is to use an ide/sata to USB adaptor cable or an external caddy.Looks like you may have to try another drive first,to see if the drive is damaged.also consider the mobo could have been damaged.

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I built my own pc about a year ago. Lately whenever I boot the machine up it makes this weird buzzing, clicking noise. It generally stops after it gets fully booted up. Then it is quiet, but sometimes it will start making a buzzing noise after it has been on for awhile (I leave it on all the time). At first I was worried it might be the hard drive, but I have not had any real trouble with the machine. I figured if it were the hard drive, it probably would have died by now or I'd have some serious issues. So, what do you think? It would have to be the power supply or one of the internal fans right? Should I replace my 400 watt power supply?


Answer:PC making loud noise, could it be the PS or something else??

Its probably a fan. I would take it out and take a look at it and put it back. You first have to find out wich fan it is.

I have had similar problems. I used to hit the fan a few times wih a screwdriver and it fixed the problem. I am not recommending it though. It was my PSU fan. Maybe u should clean it. Be careful.

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Hi, when I bought my PC two years ago, it was silent, it barely made any noise. However, I later made a huge mistake. I opened the case to clean the inside of the computer with an air compressor, but while I was cleaning the fans I wasn't holding them so the air compressor made them spin faster than normal. Following that, every time I boot my PC now, it makes a loud noise and also the PC makes a lot of noise in general. A lot more than when I bought it, to a point where sleeping next to it when it is turned on is a hard thing to do. Now, I'm wondering if that mistake is the cause of the noise. When I look at the fans, they don't seem to be damaged at all. I have 3 fans: The case fan, the graphics card fan and the power supply fan. My PC is cleaned regularly so I know it's not dust or anything that's causing the problem.

Here's some interesting info: It only makes noise when it's booting after the computer has been turned off for more than 30 minutes. If it's less than that, it doesn't make the loud noise. I have no idea why. Also, about 3% of the time, the desktop doesn't get to fully load because the computer freezes. It's a problem that started at the same time the noise started. If it is indeed one or multiple fans that are broken, how can I know which one(s) is?

I made a video of when I'm booting the computer so you can hear and see what is happening.

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Answer:My PC is making a loud noise

You didn't tell us the brand and model of the computer.
Using an air compressor is very bad, because you risk the damage of static electricity that is generated in amazing amounts. Next time, us canned air designed for use in cleaning computers.
Replace the CPU fan, us buy a new CPU cleaning kit, and any fans that blow air to the outside, and replace the power supply with one of decent quality. Clean the dust of fan blades and computer walls with a soft rag soaked in denatured alcohol. Get some nylon or plastic ties to hold the cables together and away from any fans. Tie down SATA and EIDE cables so they cannot block air or rattle. Make sure all air flow passages are free and allow full movement of cooling air. All these will likely return your computer to normal. You could also buy "silent" cooling fans for very little money which would reduce your noise even more..
Use canned air to get

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I turned on the pc and its making a loud noise... i turned it off and checked the inside if anything was caught in the fan... but nothing... can u tell me what it is?

Answer:PC making loud Noise

Can you give an indication of the type of noise/ area it is coming from?

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This problem occurred to me recently, as everytime i boot up my computer, the CPU fan makes a very loud noise and i can see the motherboard having a LED blinking orange. It's gone after a restart of the computer. The problem is starting to concern me, help is needed

Answer:CPU fan making loud noise

Quote: Originally Posted by aspry

This problem occurred to me recently, as everytime i boot up my computer, the CPU fan makes a very loud noise and i can see the motherboard having a LED blinking orange. It's gone after a restart of the computer. The problem is starting to concern me, help is needed

What happened to me one is that the CPU fan's mounting came loose and was not stable. Check to see if everything looks secure on it.

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I recently recorded some songs on video at a concert on both an iPod nano and regular camera, and although the video came out fine, since we were standing so close, the mic must have been overloaded on both devices, and when they are played, they are just so muffled and distorted because the music there was SO LOUD. Is there any way, hopefully easy, to reduce the sound, and possibly recover some of the music so it at least partially listen to-able? Thanks!

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This PC problem has been around since the computer was purchased two years ago.
The computer name is Compaq Presario PC AMD 64 Athlon, the OS being Windows XP Media Center Edition. I've noticed that, whenever a program loads up, taking more than 70% of the CPU (in the task manager), the computer fan spins so quickly that a very loud whirring sound is produced. Not only is this sound annoying to hear, but also I am worried about the long term damages of the computer when the internal server overheats (which is probably why the fan is spinning so loudly).
Terminating the application in the task manager is what i do if the fan-spinning doesn't stop on its own, but there are several problems:
1. If that application is System, then I can't terminate it
2. Sometimes an application (e.g. IE) loads for a second and the CPU usage jumps quickly to 100%, before jumping back to 0%. This could damage the CPU
3. If I'm using a certain program, or visiting a site that has flash media, for example, the fan would spin loudly. I'm stuck between stopping what I'm doing or enduring the loud noise before the computer invariably shuts down on itself

Is there any way to fix this problem?

Answer:Presario PC fan produces loud sounds, shuts down computer if not stopped

It's probably too late now but if it was doing this since it was new, you should have returned it to be fixed free under warranty. It sounds like the heatsink is not connected to the CPU properly or there is something wrong with the thermal compound connection between the heatsink and CPU.

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Just bought this HP notebook.  Seems very good, except for the audio.  When music is playing, it appears to automatically cut the volume when the level gets high, then it slowly increases.  This gives music an annoying loud-soft-loud-soft feel that sounds awful.  I don't want it normalized, just played straight. This occurs both for online music and for local music.   However, it only happens with the internal speakers.  With an external speaker plugged in, no distortion. I am trying to turn this off, if at all possible.  My searching shows that some drivers have "loudness equalization" for audio effects;  However, when I go to Playback Devices > Properties, the Enhancements tab does not have any options at all.  Any ideas?  The laptop will be used for frequent music playing, so this is a deal breaker if it can't be modified.

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Hi there, It's been about a year since I bought my T61 from eBay and I have since found that the warranty has expired so sending it back for a free repair is no longer an option.  I don't remember how this started but I have noticed that the computer is making a very loud whirring sound coming from underneath the keyboard- dirty fan maybe? It's getting very annoying having to put up with the sound, does anyone have any suggestions? And roughly how much would Lenovo charge me to fix this fault? Regards,S

Answer:T61 making loud whirring sound

is the sound like a metal vs metal friction? i've heard to on my t60, it sounds like from hd location. 

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I'm not sure if my speakers are broken... I hope they're not. I just turned them on a couple of hours ago and there is a HUGE amount of static. Also, the light that usually comes on from one of them doesn't turn on. What is going on? Has this happened to anyone before?

Hopefully I don't need new speakers :\


Answer:Speakers Making VERY Loud Noise

mine have the same problem but i got some cheap $50 2 speakers and a mini sub. they pump out some nice music but when im not playing anything i get a buzz. the only advise i can offor you is to check your wiring that it isnt shorting out or anything make sure u dont have any wireless or high electrical demand appliances nearby

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my e machine is making a loud humming noise and it keeps sending erroe reports. PLEASE HELP!! and Thank-You ...

Answer:why is my e machine making a loud noise?

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Couple of days ago i got myself one of those compressed air can sprays and cleaned my computer.........since that the fan for the motherboard and all is very loud...and at the hint of the slightest stress on the computer it goes before opening photo shop or a game the fan didn't go all crazy...but now doing anything the fan sounds like its going on high speed....and a game which played with no problem before the its kinda slow when i play it...especially when the graphics get a little intense (smoke, fat movement, etc)....i don't have a clue if its my video card or motherboard....please help me....and the computer is a Dell Dimension 9150...had no problems with it till now

Answer:The fan making loud noises after cleaning

if you sprayed it without holding the fins down while it was off or worse sprayed it while it was running you could have ruined the bearings. Buy a new fan. muffin fans are cheap.

I would also test your power supply.

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I'm having a strange issue with my PC lately; I have it dual booted for Vista on one partition and XP Pro on another. Previously I was working solely in Vista but for various reasons decided to switch back to XP. I've noticed that when I'm in Vista, my PC will make no noise at all regardless of what I'm doing (unless its something that requires alot of resources then it may make a little noise), while in XP my PC is making loud fan noises constantly (and I'm doing the minimalistic things in XP that I also did in Vista such as IM and browsing the internet for the most part, not to mention I only have msconfig set to startup with basic things related to my graphics drivers and such like I did with Vista, as a matter of fact I'm using the same installed programs on XP that I am on Vista). I can't really narrow down the problem either, the loud noises start as soon as I begin to boot into XP but when I start to boot into Vista they get quieter and quieter until I'm logged in and they stop.
So here's my questions to you, is this a hardware issue or (strangely) a software issue? How could I troubleshoot it to find out which it is and what's causing the fan noise problem? (For further reference I consider myself decent with PCs; I've installed plenty of hardware and done some in-depth Windows stuff before so I don't need a simplified answer; if its new fans I need then feel free to tell me.) I'm guessing you may possib... Read more

Answer:PC Making Loud Fan Noises In XP But Not Vista?

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here you can hear it
Its not because of my headset i changed it 2 times
anyone can help?

Answer:My microphone is making loud noises.

I hear nothing on your youtube post. I turned my volume up loud and still nothing.

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Yesterday my modem suddenly started to make loud, buzzing/humming noises...almost grinding.

I shut it off immediately and contacted a friend that is a computer tech. He heard it and disconnected my ZIP drive thinking that might be the problem. Earlier, while we were talking on the phone, he told me to click on the little on/off switch at the top of the back. I did and then clicked it on again about 30 seconds later. No difference.

This morning it was fine. Later in the day it started the noise again. I waited a couple of hours and started it again and , at the moment, it is fine.

Can you tell me what this is, if it is serious and, since my friend is on vacation for a week, what I might be able to do about it?

Is it all right to use it if it does not make this noise the next time I turn it on?

I am definitely not a technical person myself.


Answer:Modem making loud noises

Are you sure you mean modem? or do you mean the computer itself?

The noise you describe sounds like a cooling fan, these can get noisy when clogged with
with dust, computer shops sell cans of compressed air you can use to clean out the fans
& the inside of the computer.

Your friend might be able to help you with that.

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My printer is a HP Deskjet F4400 series, bought it March of 2010, and lately it has been making noises. It only happens when I turn it on or when I start printing. The best way to describe it is it is like a loud rattling sound. It lasts only 2-3 seconds, and it's not heard of again until I do another printing, or if I turn it off and then it it on again.

It doesn't affect the prints I make, and I checked inside I don't know if anything is wrong inside (I wouldn't know anyways given my lack of knowledge), it's just this loud sound that lasts a couple of seconds.

Any ideas on what it is? Is there a way to check it on my control panel or something?

Answer:Printer making loud noises

Couple of things you can check. Many inkjet printers will align the cartridges at start up and just before a print job. The cartridges will glide along a rail called the carriage path. Make sure there aren't any obstructions such as dust, bits of paper, etc that could impede cartridge movement. You should also check the rollers that feed the paper in and out of the printing area. Make sure they move freely. I found a video for troubleshooting carriage issues on a Deskjet F4280. It may be similar to your F4400 or perhaps offer some other suggestions you can apply. I also found an HP support article that may help.

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HP Deskjet F4400 All-in-One Printer series*-* HP Deskjet F4200 and F4400 All-in-One Series Printers - 'The print cartridge cradle cannot move' Error Message Displays in Microsoft Windows When Printing - c01370198 - HP Business Support Center

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i recently received a laptop as a birthday present a while back in october, it was working fine up until  the start of november. it started off by making small vibrating hums but now its more of a whirring noise, its very annoying and it stops me from going on my laptop now. does any one have any ideas?

Answer:laptop fan making loud noises

Some laptops have noisily fans. You can go into the Dell support site to see if there is a specific problem with your model.It would be unlikely lthat moving a laptop would do it harem...unless it was dropped.Find you model number and service tag and go to

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Hi there, firstly iam not sure if this is in the correct section of the forum. But my pc is making a loud humming noise. I havent a clue wot it is. It has done it for some time now, usually i turn on my pc here the humming noise so i would leave the pc like that for a few minutes until it warms up, turn it off and then back on again and the loud humming would stop. But now it just will not go away.

Does anyone have any ideas what it might be?


Answer:My pc is making a loud huming noise.

Take the side panel off, start it up and listen for what is making the humm. Could be a fan going bad or the computer dust needs cleaning out, etc...

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I have Windows Vista basic. I am running free avg anti virus.
But for some reason my comuter makes this really loud noise and it is slow to do anything open control panel or games or anything at all. SO you know when you are doing a virus scan and it makes that loud noise well mine does that alot. Please help me.
I know the basics about computers so I should not be too hard to teach. Thanks in advance.

Answer:PC making annoying loud noise?

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I just got a beautiful new laptop for Christmas (HP Pavilion g7 1260ca). Every time I start it up, it starts in "Windows Boot Manager" and makes me select Windows 7 as my operating system. That's annoying in it's self (why won't it just start on it's own! It's not like I'm running another operation system as well!) but what's even worse, as the text is appearing on the screen, a loud obnoxious beep sounds with each word that appears!
I checked to make sure no keys are stuck, so it's not that. Once I choose Windows 7, I'm able to sign in with no problem.
How can I turn off the beep? And how can I make Windows 7 start automatically?

Answer:Starts in Windows Boot Manager and LOUD continuous beep sounds!

Hello ChelseyWol Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Brand new and under warranty! Take it right back! Don't attempt to do any repairs yourself! That would likely void the warranty the unit comes with.

The default preinstalled copy of Windows 7 should at least upto the point where you would select the user account during the initial setup. Refer to the user guide as well to make you followed the procedure correctly there too.

The beeping part however does sound a bit odd and the purchaser who gave you the laptop may want to bring it back in to the store or dealer where it was bought for examination or replacement if a problem is found.

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I have an "ANTEC EARTH WATTS 500watt 80 Plus" psu that is starting to make loud noises. It's happening when I turn the pc off for a while... Say 5 minutes or more. It'll start humming loudly until I shut it off, and press the power button 5-10 seconds after shutting it off. It always comes back on without the humming sounds and works perfectly the second time around.

Today it was acting even weirder. I had the pc off for a while so as usual it made the sounds when I powered it on, but than next thing you know it went away on it's own after about 2 minutes.

Does anyone know what could be causing this? I tried vacuuming the back fan vent. It doesn't look SO dirty back there. Just normal dust build up... This thing is about a year old. I also looked back there to see if the fan wasn't spinning at anytime, and that's not the case because it seems to spin fine with and without the loud sounds.

Answer:Power Supply Making Loud Noises

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I have an MSI GE62 2QD Apache Pro laptop. My laptop has recently been making a very loud sound, I'm pretty sure it's coming from the fan. Using the MSI Dragon gaming center, I've been observing the function of the fan. When the loud noise isn't coming, the Fan1 runs at ~4800 RPM, when the noise occurs, Fan 1 drops down to about ~2300 RPM. The sound also occurs when I use the "Cooler Boost" button or tilt the laptop.

I'm not sure what to do to make the noise go away, I'm not sure if buying a compressed air cleaner would help, or if I need to open up my laptop and see what more needs to be done.

Thank you

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My computer recently started buzzing randomly, nothing was running on the computer nor was it running at a high temperature.

This is a Lenovo Y-50-70 and the buzzing appears to be coming from the right side and has persisted through a restart.

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Today I was playing my games, as usual until my laptop starting making very, very loud buzzing noises. I instantly turned off the laptop. Left if for a bit and turned back on. Again, extremely loud noises. I'm scared to turn it back on now. Im thinking it's the fan as that is where the noise is coming from but I can't be sure.

Any advice on what to do? Any one else had this problem?


Answer:My Satellite C855 is making very loud noise

On this virtual way we cannot say for sure what the problem is but I can imagine that cooling fan is responsible for this.
From the first moment when you switch your notebook ON cooling fan is active so I would like to know if you can hear this noise from the first second after start-up.

Is there some other kind of vibration?

Of course it is also interesting to know if your notebook has valid warranty or not. If yes I strongly recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help.
They can order and exchange cooling vent.

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I have a Gateway, not sure what exact model, it's from 2003. Anyways, late last night while I was away from the computer, it suddenly started making a really loud whirring noise. I immediately ran in an cut the power, fearing it was on fire or something. After removing the cover and seeing nothing really out of the ordinary, I turned it back on, but it made the loud noise again.Then, when I turned it on today, the noise was gone.From what I have concluded, the noise appears to be coming from this box. I have almost no knowledge of Computer hardware whatsoever. Most of my knowledge is of software.So can anyone give me any help here?What is that box? What does it do? Can it be fixed?Replaced? Manually? Cost? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:computer making loud noises when powering on

Welcome to the forums.That box looks to be your processor cooler.The noise would be the fan either spinning very fast, or failing.I advise you follow the steps here to clean out your computer, and see if that helps.If not, you will need to replace the fan on your heatsink, or replace the assembly (either way, shouldn't be too expensive or difficult).Hope this helps.

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I have a home built computer, (not built by myself) and the power supply makes loud noise almost like the fan is hitting against something. I have checked the fan, and it is clear of all contact, and this is not constant. There are times where it will be too loud to even sleep with from across the house, and times where it runs quiet as a mouse.

When it was making the loud noise, I was moving the computer to get a good look at it, and when it hit into the corner of my desk, the impact stopped the noise. I know it is coming from the power supply fan, but there is nothing for it to be hitting so I don't know whats causing it.

Answer:Power Supply Making Loud Noise

Are you aware that there is also a fan on the CPU, inside near the power supply?

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My laptop exhaust fan is having this loud whirring/grinding sound which proves to be a nusiance and irritates the hell out of me. Even im doing normal text processing, the fan just keeps on running with the whirring sound. Is there any fix for this? Tried and but no avail.There is not much support on flex14 and im starting to regret buying lenovo. Any solutions would be deeply appreciated. Thanks. 

Answer:FLEX 14 making loud whirring sound

Hi stingray91,thanks for posting and welcome to the community.After reading through your post I was just wondering when did you notice the issue happening? Was right out of the Box or was it after you installed the windows update and some software? Hope to hear back.Regards

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Anyone any ideas with this one?
A brand new Maxtor 250 Gb SATA drive in a new system built by me suddenly started making a really load banging noise (like someone knocking on a door), This was accompanied by a report of a fatal windows error; then it stopped and everything was normal.
I have fitted a replacement drive and ghosted the contents across without a problem - bearing in mind that ghost will not work if there is a fault on the source drive.
The "faulty" drive has been on test in the wksps using seatools and passes everything thrown at it and no more of the noises - not a sausage! There is no question that it was the drive and no other source
Deus ex machina or a ghost in the driveshaft?

Answer:New 250 Gb SATA drive making loud noises

Who knows how many times a hard drive is given excessive impact as it is shipped from Asia to the country where it is sold. The damage can be extensive if not very well protected during packing.
Then of course there is the history of unreliability of the Maxtor line as well.

There are Maxtors made in four different countries, which makes an evaluation even more difficult, because construction and reliability vary quite a bit. Even Seagate drives vary widely depending on whether they come from China, Korea, or the Philippines.

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Hi.I have just started getting a real loud clicking sound when I click my mouse...I am curious at what would be causing that noise;;;;

Answer:Mouse is making a loud clicking sound...

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I never had this problem before until recently I noticed that my fan was making this loud buzzing noise. It was bearable at first. I thought that the fan might be dusty inside because I haven't cleaned it ever since I bought it. Last week, I tried to open the laptop so I can check why it is making that loud noise. I saw that the fan was dirty. I tried cleaning it. When I turned on my laptop, it was still making that loud buzzing noise. So I just ignored it. After a week, It suddenly got louder. It didn't sound normal anymore. I tried restarting the laptop but it still makes that noise. Its annoying. I took a video so you can hear what my fan is making.  It just keeps doing like this even if my laptop is just on stanby, like I'm not doing anything with it. This is what it sounds like when I did the Dust Removal tool on Energy Management.   Since I kept using the Dust Removal tool.. Now its making this weird noise, like the fan is getting stuck on something. I don't know what to do anymore. Its been 2 years since I bought this laptop so I don't have anymore warranty and I never had problems with my laptop except for today. I have never dropped it so I don't know why this is happening to my laptop. Please help me.   

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Answer:Lenovo Y510P fan making really loud noise.

Hi there, Xbelleh -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
This video would leave me to believe that a piece of paper or other debris shifted inside and is now coming in contact with the fan blades.
When you use the dedusting cycle the debris is temporarily being blown out of the way of the blades.  What I would do is use a can of compressed air and blow out the fan assembly from both directions and see what is blown out.  Compress air is available at any office supply store, electronics store or big box discount store.  When using the compressed air use short bursts as an extended burst may damage the fan's bearings from over revving. 
Also, when using the laptop take note of its position.  If the fan is quiet on a flat surface, but is noisy when sitting at an angle like on your lap.  That might be a good indication that the fan bearings are failing. 
Worst case scenario is you need a fan replacement.  The fan is something that the owner can replace if you are comfortable working inside it.
As a do-it-yourself project it can be fixed in an afternoon. At this point I would try the compress air and we'll go from there.  
Update us how it goes.        
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I just bought a IdeaCentre b550 and turned it on - it's making so much noise! It must be the fan, but it sounds like an old appliance, it's very annoying, I can't work like this. Is this a defect, or is there something I can do?


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Answer:ideaCentre B550 making loud noises

I called Lenovo support, it's not just the fan, it's a defect. Will have to return

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Hi All,I just bought lenovo y-50 (model No-59440648) 2 weeks ago. It is now making a loud sound during starting and shut down. Is it normal ? Thanks in advance. Shayok

Answer:Y-50 making a loud sound during start up and shut down

Hi Shayok076,
Welcome to the Forums  
As per the query we understood that you are facing issues with noise in your Lenovo Y50 laptop.
Are you refering to the windows startup tone, if yes this is normal you can also reinstall the audio driver and check for the issue.
Click here for the audio driver for windows 7.
Click here for the audio driver for windows 8.1.
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists.
Best regards,         
Ashwin. S

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The noise started coming about a week ago. It wasn't that loud, but I would sometimes hear a vibrating sound coming from the fan of my Lenovo G555. Sometimes it would stop. But if I ever moved it, the vibrating noise would come back. But today, the noise got really loud and it wouldn't stop this time unless I shut it down or something. Why is this? Is there any solutions to get this fixed, too?

Answer:Lenovo G555 fan making loud noise

As you are experiencing loud noise from the system.
To diagnose, I would suggest you to please update update the Bios of  your system from the below mentioned web link.
After that please check if the issue resolved.

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OK, so for a few months now, my one year old computer's power supply box has been making a very loud noise after I start up my computer. It lasts anywhere from 3 to 10 minutes. And lately the sound comes up even when my computer has been on for any amount of time after I turned it on.I recorded the sound:'s pretty loud if you're there in the same room, or even outside the room.Now, I opened up my computer because I naturally thought that it was dusty, which it was. So with my computer off, switched to 0 and unplugged, I dusted it inside and out. I made sure to hold each fan still (one on the mother board, one on my graphics card and the one in the power supply) while I cleaned the dust using a pressurized can of air. (FALCON Dust-Off Professional)I did open up my power supply and dusted everything in there to, very carefully. I then made sure that nothing was hitting the fan in the power supply while it spun, there were no obstructions, everything seemed that it'd be running smoothly. I then put everything back together and made sure everything was in place. Turned on my computer and it still made that noise. So I'm still not sure why it makes that noise. I checked to see if my computer was overheating, but it wasn't hot at all, and it's definitely in a ventilated place, all sides of it (vents) have nothing in their path. So I'm still not sure why that sound it happening or what is making it. ... Read more

Answer:Power Supply making loud noise.

Sounds like a wire or the fan grille scraping against the fan blades.

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I tried resetting my pc today but it failed and said "There Was A Problem Resetting Your PC. No Changes Were Made." and the pc restarted when it was in the windows loading screen the fans or that is what it sounds like starts making much louder noise..

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ok so i have been having thi sprob for a long time, like ever since i got the card, actually. tried looking thru creative forums, even contacted creative customer support several times. it happens when i am playing a game, or even just playing music, but not as often.

here is what i have done to try and fix: change pci slot of card, change audio settings in creative audio console, change latency settings, change all types of bios settings, uninst/reinst drivers 100's of times/manually delete registry entries/installshield entries/use drivercleaner pro, etc; close ALL background processes except the ones you can't close, probly more but i cant remember off hand.

this doesn't happen during any particular game either. it happens during the elder scrolls 3: morrowind quite frequently though. other games : wizardry 7, wizardry 8, i DO play a lot of "older games" (1999-2002) and there is no compatibility mode built into the sound card or creative software. i have tried running the games under windopws compat mode, no help either. any ideas anyone?

p.s., my specs in my profile are up to date. thanks

Answer:sound blaster x-fi platinum: RANDOM FREEZE/RESTART/LOUD PIERCING SOUNDS

Hi there,
I see you have tried a lot of things.
It sounds weird, I do not think sound cards need any compatibility mode.
With older titles it's direct sound only isn't it so they SHOULD work ....

Is onboard sound disabled in BIOS?
What entries do you have under sound video and game controllers in the device manager?

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So my laptops fan started making this really loud rattling noise. It makes me very self-conscience about me when I'm in public, so I just don't bother bringing it along. But I really need my laptop with me. The sound usually comes out at random. I've searched the HP Part Picker Store and under the fan section it just lists the fan pad, which isn't what I need. I do believe that I need to completely replace the fan at this point (I've tried fixing the problem from cleaning the fan out from dust to checking it for any damage, but can't find what the problem is). Would anyone know where I can find a replacement fan for my laptop and would I need to buy it with the whole heat sink and thermal compound? I'm pretty experience in computer repair so I have some confidence that I can do it, plus my warranty expired in 2014 so I won't be voiding that anyways. If it helps any, the product # is A3E83AV.

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Answer:Fan making loud rattling noise, need replacement part but ca...

The noise is usually caused by a failing fan motor bearing. You were at the wrong item name. What you need is the discrete thermal module, which contains the fan an heat sinks for the CPU and video. The part number for your notebook's product number is 682061-001. It is on the following HP PartSurfer web document. 

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Hi -  Lately, my HP Envy 23 Touch Smart has been making some loud noises while the computer is in use. However, when I physically touch the computer, the noise stops. When I release my hand, it starts all over again.  I'm using Windows 10 64-bit. The computer is almost 3 years old (not quite).  Any help would be much appreciated! 

Answer:Envy 23 Touch Smart Making Loud Noises

Hi there @cbautaWelcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are getting some excessive noise coming from your computer. I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number for your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Can you tell from what part of the computer the noise is coming from? Since the noise stops when you are touching the computer it could be a general sound caused by a vibration. If it were a direct noise from one of the cooling fans, the noise would not go away from a simple touch. Please let me know, and I can proceed from there.

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I have purchased Lenovo Essential G580 on dated 02/03/13.but from next day it is making sound when I am using it. It is hanged out time to time for several minutes. and sometimes blue screen is on with white text on it saying that dumped RAM. And also sometime(many times) ask it to check hard disc(i.e. Hard disc problem contact to Lenovo manufacturer).I am so worried for these problems please help me.

Answer:Lenovo Essential G580 making sound (loud)

Welcome To Lenovo Community
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Please check if the system shows same issue in safe mode as well
Try loading bios defaults by pressing F9 button once in Bios then press F10 to save & exit
Also try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Do give this a try and let us know  
Hope This Helps

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

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

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

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

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy?

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

Quote: Originally Posted by Girom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I recently tried starting up my workstation, the fans are making a very loud noise, there is no display on the monitor and the fans situated above the ram start up and stop after a second.I tried removing all the graphics cards one by one but still have no luck.after pulling out the power fron the unit, i get four red beeps, any idea what this could be or mean ?

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my cd burner worked fine before, its the original drive from when i bought the computer.. but when i try to burn a cd it ussually takes forever for it to load the blank cd and then it might burn the first or second song then it just stops working.. and the whole time its making loud noises that it never happened before... any help?

Answer:cd burner making loud noises and wont burn?

there for a little while mine did the same thing, it would start to burn the files i had to burn, then it would quit. i didn't know what was wrong with it. it eventually got where it would hang up inside of the tower. i had someone come and take a look at it and they said that i had hit it with something, so i had to get a new on. Idk if it's the same thing that happened to urs but it sounds like it. Good luck at getting it fixed

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After sorting out one problem I now seem to have another with my HP G70 notebook.When I start up before it loads into vista the screen stays black and it makes a VERY LOUD beeping noise for about 2 minutes. This noise sounds like a counting beep, and then after this time it loads up and is as normal.Could this be a battery problem? (Am waiting for a new one to arrive).

Answer:on start up laptop is making a loud beeping noise

Can you note the actual sequence of beeps, they probably repeat themselves.Look here

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I bought the HP Pavilion x360 m3 Convertible 2 in 1 laptop online from Amazon September of last year. Everything was fine until around November where it was making this soft, but noticeable mechanical sound when I turned it on. I didn't pay much attention to it because it was not obnoxiously loud at the time, and I make sure that the fans are breathing and not collecting dust. However, now it appears that the fans are like jittering and making this whining noise when I'm on. I don't run a lot of programs at once on there nor do I leave it running for a long time. The noise is really bothering me because I can't even bring it to class with me because of how loud it sounds!  I tried everything, updating the BIOS, doing system checks and diagnosis through the HP support assistance, I always keep it clean and I use compressed gas to blow the dust that I could find in or around the laptop as thoroughly as possible. Still nothing. I have no clue what to do so I hope someone can help me, please. Thanks! 

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Emachines computer speakers making loud beeping sounds. It lasts for a few seconds before it stops. It doesn't happen all the time, just every now and then. It sometimes happens exactly when a cell phone is about to go off in the same room, but I don't know if that has an relation. I recently cleaned out the computer, but its been going on for sometime. I tried ignoring it, but now I thought it was time to look into it. I'd just like some help figuring out what's going on. It seems to happen more often when I try to play games on my computer. Specifically an online game that I noticed so far. WoW or World of Warcraft if the specific name helps. I know that's not the cause, it just seems to happen quite a bit when I'm playing and I'd like to know what the relation is. It's not even a sound I heard from my computer, out of all the sounds it makes, it's just a repeatedly loud beeping noise.

Answer:Emachines computer speakers making loud beep

If the beeps accompany game play I would suspect the sound is an alert that the computer has reached a preset temperature. Boot into the BIOS and look at the setting for those values. May be labeled PC Health or similar.Did the sounds start AFTER you cleaned out the computer case? If so, you may have dis something. Did you remove the heat sink/fan from its mounting?

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Hi All,I have two laptops , a packard bell and a Dell.The packard bell laptop keeps making a loud nose as the fan is always on which is quite loud!The Dell Laptop is a silent as a mouse!Does anyone have any tips to stop the fan from coming on all the time?!Thanks!

Answer:Packard Bell Laptop Making a loud noise

It maybe the fan is breaking down if its noisy, if its on all the time it must be for a reason, your lappy is getting too hot.. housekeeping (dust removal) your lappy may help...

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I need help and to know what to do now.

I keep hearing that the computer fans could be dying and that would then kill the computer as well.

I dont know what happened I had the computer on all the time but the last few days when I started shutting it down and booting it up the next morning it now makes this horrible sound in both fans in the inside of the tower.

It sounds like they are pushing too hard or going into overdrive or even overheating but I dont know what exactly it is precisely.

I need help this computer cost enough money as it is I dont want it to die on me weve had it since 2009.

Please help.

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8450e Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 7934 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 210638 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0F896N
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Answer:Computer fans making loud whirring noises ?

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Hi there

I was hoping someone could help me out. Basically, a week ago my PC started making strange sounds - near the front where the power button is and all the USB inputs/sound inputs. So I took off the side of the tower to have a look (before turning it back on) to see if anything seemed out of the ordinary. After talking it over with my friend, we thought it was most likely the hard drive. At this point i had 2 hard drives;

C drive - 500gb, Western Digital "Green power"
I drive - 1TB WD Cavier green (bought literally a month or two ago)

So I bought another 500gb HDD for my OS (was Vista, reverted back to XP), formatted it etc and I thought that was that.

But now the PC is making strange sounds again!

Like i said, it's at the front of the computer, near the bottom. I've heard dying harddrives before and it doesn't really sound like that. It's a very loud humming..

I really doubt it's the 1TB drive because I only use it for music/videos etc, and since I used my PC for recording music I was mostly using the C drive anyway.

I bought the PC just over a year ago, the basic specs being;
ASUS P5QC motherboard
N9600GT Nvidia graphics
(Quadcore 2.4Ghz, 4gigs of RAM)

I would appreciated any help! Apologies if it's something really obvious - I'm not really a hardcore hardware wizard :-o


Answer:My PC is STILL making odd sounds!

sounds you wanna watch out for are clicking groaning and grinding but unless your getting crashes I wouldn't worrie about it

if the drive is clicking the clock is ticking

this should tell you if the drive is OK

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There is a slight sound in my b50-80 from Today.When i powered on my b50 -80, it is making a slight sound. Is it normal? Also the cpu & RAM usage is around 55% & 80%(on previous it was around 30-40%(RAM) & (1-5%).Is it normal?

Answer:B50-80 making sounds

Dear Bidhan,
Welcome in lenovo community,
Kindly advise, from which side this sound coming from,
Regarding the CPU usage, please make sure that there are no APPs working on the back ground of the windows, and try to clean drive C/

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My PC randomly produces sounds like the ones that the Recycle Bin produces when you empty it. Anyway, I looked online and apparently, it might be some kind of spyware..but I checked with ESET Smart Security 4 and SUPERAntiSpyware but it didnt find anything. If it's a do i get rid of it?

Answer:My PC is making sounds?

Hi UnderJonathan, download malwarebytes Malwarebytes the free version install and let the program update ,then run a scan Report back your findings and we will take it from there

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Well I have a WD HDD, 80 gig 7200rpm. Well The HDD was sounding find for about a week but then I start hearing this Clicking Noise when its loading and when I start a program. Is there any way I can fix this? or Whats the problem? pls email me or reply. thanx

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Im trying to play a video in Windows media player but with any video all i hear is a really loud static noise, ive tried playing the exact same files in Windows movie maker and the sound works just fine so i know the files are ok.
Ive also tried playing them in DivX and i'm getting the exact same ear popping static noise so the only thing that seems to be able to play them with the correct audio is Movie Maker.
The video file is .AVI but ive also tried .MKV with the exact same results, i know my Windows media player used to work fine so i have no clue whats messed up, Any help would be much appreciated!

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Hey, everyone. Last night I passed out with my laptop on my bed while burning a DVD and the laptop must have slipped off. The drop is a little over a foot onto a carpeted floor. I woke up this morning to discover it on the floor, unplugged. I plugged it back in and upon starting it up, I heard a loud fluttering sound. I attempted ejecting the disc and it made the same sound and opened the disc tray. I tried to play other discs in the drive, but none work. The drive is still recognized by the computer, but it just doesn't recognize that any discs are being inserted. Every time the disc drive is being used (ejecting, attempting to read, etc), it makes the loud, fluttering sound. Thanks for any help you guys can give.

Answer:DVD-RW Drive (D:) not reading discs, making loud, fluttering sound

The drive was running when the laptop slid off the bed. The DVD drive was damaged but it can be replaced easily if you are lucky enough for that to be the only problem

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I put my headphones in the jack today and heard a weird background noise. When I removed them, the computer speakers were making a loud buzzing noise as well.  The buzzing noise comes and goes and disappears if I mute the computer's volume.  I cannot hear any audio on my computer now (no music, videos, noise at start up/shut down, etc.). I have tried updating the sound drivers and restarting the computer several times, but to no avail.  I have also tried to get sound with and without external speakers attached, with and without headphones in, etc. and I can only occassionally get the loud buzzing noise which is coming directly from both of the speaker vents on the bottom of the computer.  Thoughts on a solution?

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My computer is making this VERY ANOYING clicking sound.  
Sometimes there's no sound then it will start and wont' let up.  I now turn my computer off every night and when I'm gond all day.  
I think it's the fan and the wires might be rubbing on it.  I have a SATA HD.
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Any input on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

Answer:HP Pavilion HPE Series H8-1040 making loud clicking sound

Hello @doby101, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! The Forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the abnormal noise, and wanted to assist you! The issue may be related to the Hard Drive, or the fan.  You can try opening the tower, to see if there are any cables that may be interfering with the fan.  If everything looks good, then you can try performing the hardware tests, to check the system for failure.  You can use the following document to help: HP Desktop PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8) Please post back with the results.  Let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks!  Have a great weekend!

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Logitech speakers started making loud clicking noise throug sub wolfer, confirmed speakers are ok on other machine.  Tried speakers on front headphone jack and seemed ok.  Possible bad sound board?  Believe sound board is part of mother board? 

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I believe the sound is coming from the heatsink. Its right near the vents and its extremely loud when thecomputer is at loading temperatures. So mainly during boot up and when loading many programs. This has been like this since out of the box. Its should be such a small problem, whats the easiest and fastest way to get this fix? I have dealt with many hardware issues for cameras phones and computers, so if theres like a tuturial on opening this thing, it would be great. Thank you very much.

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Hey all,

First timer here with very little computer experience. I've been browsing the forum via google, and I noticed a bunch of people had the same problems as I do right now. However, I have no idea if I have the same problem as them, and I would be grateful if someone walked me through this. I have a DELL latitude D620 running XP SP3. I use McAfee Total protection 2012.

Basically, in the past month or so, my CPU has been gradually increasing to the point where every couple of seconds it becomes 100%. The computer is still usable, but it overheats signficantly and I want to catch the problem (if there is one) before it becomes worse. The biggest contributers to this problem are services.exe and about 8 different svchost.exe running at once (sometimes ALOT more than that). These typically take up at least 50% of the CPU at any given time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:27:37 PM, on 12/16/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Common\DataServer.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

Answer:Solved: CPU running at very high levels, fan making loud noise

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Just bought this laptop, had this crash 5 times in the last 7 all while playing a little more demanding video games, have had some BSOD's too

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Hello all,

I've been having this problem for a long time now (2 years) and no matter what I do I can't get rid of it.

My PC will freeze and make very loud buzzing noises a few times a day,even when left idle in the middle of the night it will sometimes wake me up with the buzzing sounds coming out of my headphones.

I'm clueless at this point as for what to do,I replaced my Motherboard,my network adatper, I disabled my sound card,played around with the BIOS settings and nothing works.

There is one way which seems to consistently recreate the freeze & buzzing sound and thats only when I run low graphic games and let me explain:

I can play heavy 3D games with demanding graphics and the PC wont freeze (Actually don't think it ever froze while I was playing a 3D game) however It will freeze after less than 10 minutes if I play a low demanding game like Stardew Valley,League of legends or even when the PC is just Idle or while listening to music on youtube.

I ran Memtest86 and Prime95 and didn't find any errors and the event viewer errors seem to just say its Error 41 which is an unexpected shutdown.

I would really be greatful if someone can help me solve this annoying problem for once and for all,I've been living with it for so long,it makes me paranoid when I'm gonna hear it while listening to music (the sound gets you jumped every time..)

My system specs:

Computer type PC/Desktop

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64

CPU Intel i5 2600K

Motherboard Gigabyte H-77 DS3H

Mem... Read more

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Hello. So my computer just randomly freezes at times. It makes a loud crashing sound and the keyboard and mouse doesn't respond at all. It's also does without the sounds sometimes.
I'm on a WinXP Home SP3 Dell Vostro 1500, 2GB Ram.
This usually happens when using an resource heavy applications such as Firefox and my PC Games. It also happens when I use Microsoft word.
I gotten to a point when I uninstalled all my games, bluetooth software, and other applications I haven't used in a while. I ran an AVG scan, Spybot Search & Destroy scan, and a Malwarebytes Scan. None of the scans have found anything. I also have used CCleaner in the past.
So I'm in dire need of help to find what's wrong with my computer.

Answer:Computer randomly freezes and starts making loud noises

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories.If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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I just received my W500 yesterday and installed aftermarket ram I had ordered off newegg everything fit okay and I was ready to run it, but for some reason when I tilt the laptop, it sounds like there are metal pieces moving around.. I opened it back up and I'm 100% sure I didn't drop anything in there while installing... What could it be? The metal sliding sounds are coming somewhere around the areas left of where the RAM was installed and in the upper-right region of the keyboard, does anyone else have this problem, or is something wrong with my laptop?

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has anyone heard of viruses that make the computer randomly play a sound effect? about a year ago my freind had a mac that kept calling him a looser (it actualy said the word "looser" every few minuts) and now my laptop (xp) is making a wind sound every once in a while. it doesnt happen often, im on it alot and i hear it around once or twice a day. it doesnt seem to be slowing my comp down at all and none of my antiviruses can find anything. i also dont do anything risky like browsing pron or illegaly downloading stuff so i cant think of how it got there if it is a virus. any input would be appreaciated. (also it does this when my sound is muted)

Answer:virus making sounds?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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My computer is constantly making sounds: the default sound that is assigned to "device disconnect" &"device failed to connect". It freezes for a few seconds when it does this. It is doing this at least every minute. I have to get this stopped. I don't know who to ask. I can't find my product id to post it to microsoft. I did a virus scan and no virus'. I have Win7 and use Chrome.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8085 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 414891 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-S2PV REV 2.2
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Answer:making sounds, freezes up, HELP

Maybe the Windows is having trouble with a USB device. Unplug all USB devices and see if the sound continues.

Also go to Device Manager and check to see if there are any yellow signs next to any drivers.

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My HD used to make scraping noises when i ran Windows defender. Now its started to make it when i shut down. And just today it started making it while i was talking on msn. Does anyone know whats causing this? Thanks.

Answer:Hd Making Weird Sounds

It is probably the hard drive going bad.

Back-up your data and plan on replacing it soon if not immediately.

If you replace it before it fails it is much easier to deal with. Most new hard drives will come with software to migrate the contents of your old hard drive including the operating system to the new drive (or the capability to download it from the hd manufacturer).

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A few days back, I ran a defrag on my SeaGate external drive and noticed it was clicking. I remember on my old computer the Maxtor drive would make the same sounds on a defrag which I was told by a reputable person was the head moving back in place. I only noticed the sound during defrag and there were no freezing or access errors of any sort. I didnt notice any abnormal temperatures for the amount of time it had been running.

But people are saying that my external may be going. I ran the SeaTools, most of the tests on it, and they all passed.

I posted on the SeaGate support forum a day or two ago with no response yet. I will run this thing and post the results.

what do you guys think?

Answer:I don't like the sounds my external is making.

Greetings, Aimee Wilbury...

Sure don't like that clicking sound - not at all...

Have you tried CHKDSK 'x': /F /R yet, where 'x' is your external drive? Don't know if it'll work, but it's worth a shot...

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I've recently noticed a strange crispy noise, and it seemed to react to my mouse movements. I later found out the noise was coming from my laptop's AC adapter.

Should i be worried about this? Is the adapter gonna turn around someday and burn the house down? I've never had to replace any of these before, and am not sure if the adapter or the entire unit needs replacing. It has always sat on the carpet floor and continues to charge the battery just fine. I've had my laptop for about 3-4 years now.

Even if I were to replace the unit, I'm not sure if mine can be found online? This is the information found on my adapter for the HP Pavilion dv7-3188cl notebook: AC 100-240V~1.6A 50-60Hz, DC 19V 4.7A

Answer:AC adapter is making sounds?

If you can hold it to your ear and it makes these "crispy" sounds then yes, replace it.

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Hello people, this is my first post and I have a problem with fixing my friend's computer.

It is a 7 year old Gateway 500X.

While running any kind of software in Windoze or livecd it starts making these high pitched sounds and than the screen freezes, the system keeps running but keyboard and mouse are not responding.

When I opened the case at first it was full with dust, so I took time to completely clean it with compressed air (even the inside of the PSU), but it still gives the same problem, usually after 20-30 mins.

I've tried running it with all the drives disconnected but same problem comes up.

It seems to be coming from the psu or cpu

Here is a recording of the sounds I'm getting:



Answer:PSU or CPU making strange sounds

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Mum's new laptop (Christmas present) was working yesterday but has no sound today. I haven't looked at it yet as Dad is popping it around later on but any advice, in advance, of what to check would be appreciated- I will obviously start with stuff like- is the mute button on, has the sound been turned down etc!!Thanks in advance!

Answer:What do I chk when Laptop isn't making any sounds?

could be lots of things would suggest he brings the disc to reinstalling sound drivers if needed

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I just purchased a brand new Yoga 3 Pro on 12/29/15 for school. I'd used it probably 2-3 times before I started to noticed that every time I picked it up or closed the lid or basically touched, moved, or tilted the device in anyway that it would make a sort of skipping or buzzing noise. I did not drop it or anything like that. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I've tried to contact Best Buy where I purchased it from but they haven'y been all that helpful. I live in Hawaii and on a different island then where I purchased the computer, so when I tried to return it I got a lot of run a round and transfers to other departments. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks


Go to Solution.

Answer:Yoga 3 Pro making sounds

Does it sound like an electrical buzzing, or more like a rattle?
The only moving part in a Yoga 3 Pro is a small cooling fan on the back-right side of the unit. Can you identify where the sound is coming from?

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My fan sounds like there is something in it, its making noises like it is stalling or something. Its so loud it wakes me up some nights when i'm asleep. Is there anything i can do?

Answer:My PC's fan is making weird sounds.

Which fan is making the noise I.E case fan/cpu fan/psu fan?

Have you tried cleaning it carefully making sure there are no debris in the blades etc?

If all else fails you can always buy another one.

If it`s the psu fan are your temps stable?

Regards Howard

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hello all,how can i make a sound and have it play like for instance if someone turns on my computer,i want to record a my voice saying get off my computer,i have the basic sound record,how would i go about this?

Answer:Solved: making sounds

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Have been having boot up problems, going to safe mode to start, in the process I have to turn the power all the way off to get the computer to start, I was getting the usual outage noise when a computer is improperly turned off, now the noise will not stop and the computer will not boot at all.

Answer:XP making continuous loud whirling noise when starting system, no boot up

Sounds to me that maybe its a bios problem . When booting the default place that windows looks to get its startup info from is the HDD. If that was changed, say to cd drive then it would look there. No info there would mean its stuck in limbo. Try searching the site for bios or boot up problems. This situation is far from new and ,hopefully its not your machine, you will find the right solution for you.

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I got an iPod for X-Mas and I just downloaded iTunes on my work and home laptop computers. Something is wrong because since then both computers make a very loud noise when I load a CD. It still reads it though but the noise and the vibration are definitely not seems to be related to iTunes. I searched on-line and read that it could be related to GEARAspiWDM.sys which is installed automatically with iTunes...? I looked for it on my computer and didn't seem to find it...and anyway I'd rather have someone's advice before removing a system file. Any clue?

Thank you and Happy New Year!!!


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I haven't dropped it, its only 3 months old and cost 1200.. Started a couple of days ago. Noise goes away when CD drive is out but I can't keep it like that :/

Laptop is Msi cx62 6qd

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