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

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

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.

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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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This morning I removed my main HDD to plug it into another PC and transfer some files. I have now installed it back in the original PC, but it will no longer boot. There is only a loud, high-pitched sound coming from the PC. I have cleaned the inside thoroughly with compressed air. If I remove the graphics card, the sound is no longer emitted. I have had a lot of trouble recently with my computer, most notably with my monitor remaining completely white upon startup. Turning the monitor on/off about ten times tends to fix the problem and the monitor will then display normally until the next shutdown/startup. I tried the monitor on the second computer and the same thing happened with a white screen that would fix itself after being turned on/off repeatedly. My main concern at the moment is the loud whining from my first computer on startup. I am not sure where to begin troubleshooting any further: does this sound like I need to replace my graphics card, PSU, or something else?

Graphics: GeForce 8800GT

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:No boot on power up w/ loud continuous high-pitched noise.

First, the hard drive. Sounds as if you have messed up the Master Boot Record by connecting it to another PC. This can be fixed by I need to know the OS.

Secondly it also sounds as if your graphics card has failed or the fan on it is making the noise which will need to be replaced.

Finally as your monitor is producing the same fault on another PC then it needs to be replaced.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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.

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

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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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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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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

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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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When I start my M90z from hibernate or off the fan is making a loud noise like it is malfunctioning. It always stops after 1-2 minutes. This not the loud noise a fan makes when most computers start.  This is noise like something is wrong with the fan. It is a grinding noise. It actually doesn't bother me that much.  It gives my computer a certain charm.  I just want to know if this is something I should address while I have it under warranty. Does anyone else have this noise?

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Answer:M90z: When starting computer, fan makes loud noise like it is malfunctioning

Hello mate, You should call for warranty, may be the bearing...

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Hi Folks, when I turn on my PC i believe the fan is making some strange noises as it is is over ravving, after a couple of minutes this sound stops and there no problem with how the system works. What do you think this may be? Cold whether? Dust? Shall I do anything about it?

Many thanks for your advice.


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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 a Dell Dimension 8300 computer that is running Windows XP. The computer has 2 GB of Virtual Memory; I have ADSL High Speed through the phone company with a direct connection to the router. I have defragged, cleared out the Internet temporary files, cookies etc and use McAfee each week as well AntiSpyware and Registry Boster weekly. HAve cleaned the disc as well.

I have an intermitment problem the last few months where some days it takes forever to load a web page and often some of it it and then forever for the rest. I usually hear the hard drive spinning loudly like a whirling noise as well. It's virtually impossible to work with when it is this slow. I must add that on some days it works fine so I'm puzzled as to how to fix .....hoping someone can help me here.I have included the HiJack this Notepad file below. Thnaks for your help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114400 MB, Free - 37394 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0W2562
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

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Answer:Slow Loading Internet Pages - Whirling Hard Drive Noise

You can test the HDD using the drive manufacturers disk tools (available from the drive manufacturers website). Run the short and long test. That will verify the drive is good (or bad). Any errors on either test and the drive is likely faulty.

With that said, drive usage/access in and or itself does not indicate a problem.

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I have a ~2 year old PC, that upon starting has a very loud fan noise, which gradually dies down after ~2 minutes, approx. when entering windows.
I attach a zip file with recording.
Occasionally the PC has become unresponsize as CPU working flat-out.

My PC spec can be viewed in my sig, it did come with a larger fan than required inside for cooling, and I have since doublede the RAM to 8Gb (after which I did experinece some other issues here).

Any ideas, or suggestion of further diagnostics I can do would be appreciated?

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Hi all,
This morning our dell desktop had sounded off a grinding noise and immediately shut down. The user at the computer had Outlook open and attempted to open a web browser when the issue occurred.. This is a refurb, possible hardware failure?

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8009CB7170
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Answer:Sudden BSOD+loud noise from system

Upon further investigation this system had Bios A01 installed - its now upgraded to A15.. This may have been a factor. The loud noise I heard first hand is really just the system revving to full power at startup -_-

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

Here's my problem:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated



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

Hi mate.

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

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

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

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I have a Lenovo IdeaPad P580 bought in August 2012. Best Buy sent it back to serivce center to replace hard drive. When I got it back I had to call Lenovo to get new disks to reinstall windows. Tonight as I was reinstalling I began to get the loud beeping noise all the way through the installing of windows. The installation is complete but now when I reboot the computer I get another loud contiuous beeping noise after the Lenovo screen. The screen comes up starting windows but Windows does not load. Is this again another hard drive failure? My serial # **********and I just rebooted it again and got the screen to start in safe mode or start normally which I just did and got to the Windows 7 Home Premium screen. I am beginning to be real sorry I purchased Lenovo as I am back to using my old Dell laptop. Will I have to get another hard drive?
Moderator note: serial number removed for member's protection.

Answer:Loud Beeping Noise during Reinstall of Operating System

Welcome To Lenovo Community
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Based from what i read in your post, seems like  some key on the keyboard is stuck which is causing  the issue . Please try loading bios defaults . Also try wiping all the keys to check if any key is stuck.
If issue is not fixed please contact local Lenovo support and have system verified
Do give this a try and let us know  
Hope This Helps

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

Answer:Laptop makes loud clicking noise when trying to boot

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

Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message

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My computer is making a loud "grinding" noise when right when it is turned on until Windows done loading. It is like clockwork that it will stop once Windows is done loading each time. I had read that it may have to do with the fan on the power supply and that it takes a minute for it to warm up. Does anyone know what is causing this and how I can get it to stop? Or if it will harm my computer if I continue to let it run this way. As I said, once windows loads it is quiet as ever and runs perfect.

I am running
Windows XP Home
1 Gig Ram
P4 3.00GHz


Answer:Loud noise during boot - stops when windows loads

my fans always speed up when i turn the computer on so it probably is a fan. open your case and see if you can pinpoint the noise, the fan that is making the noise should be replaced soon or it could die and an expensive component could burn up ,like your cpu.

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I am using a u500-1dr..i have recently encountered this problem

The system hangs and the speaker emitted a screeching noise...i have to restart the system..after i restart I get a message in system tray area saying " intel rapidsahre technology service is not running" ...

Answer:Satellite U500- System Hangs and Loud Sreeching Noise

Have you noticed this behaviour from the first day?
Have you tried to reinstall OS using HDD recovery option to see if these issues persist with ?factory settings??

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My system is making an occasional clicking noise... But I currently have no problems with it. Could the less than 2 month old hdd be going bad? I'm going to run "CheckDisk" to see if it comes up with any errors...

Lenovo Ideapad Y560 - 06462AU (Black)

Answer:My system is making a clicking noise...

please, take a look at this thread

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I booted my pc today and it makes 1 long sound,not a beep more a long tone for about 3/4 seconds then stops,during this time the pc continues to boot,but the monitor doesnt come on,at first i thought the graffix card was iffy but i checked both the card and the monitor on my sons pc and they both work ok,can anyone shed any light on what my problem may be.

Answer:PC making 1 long noise on boot

Where is the noise coming from?i.e.mobohard driveetc etc.

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

You have what is known as the click of death.

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

Click of death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I have to keep my laptop on "mute" because it lets out this ear piercing sound (almost like a smoke alarm). This started a few days ago. I had just turned the laptop (Vaio) on for like a half hour when it started. I took the battery out and waited a good half hour before reinstalling it and it did it again. Everything else is running smoothly.

I am a novice when it comes to computers so I called the Vaio 1-800 number and they said to reinstall the sound card. Does this sound right? (no pun intended). I haven't done anything yet. Just can't listen to music, etc. anymore till I get this all worked out. The laptop is about 18 mos old.

Thank you for anybody's help.

Answer:loud continuous beep

Hi bjelliott51 and welcome to TSF !

Sounds like some overheating warning signal to me... I'll ask someone to move this thread to the laptop support section where you'll have better advices.

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we have a Toshiba satellite computer with vista. when we start the computer, before it gets to the microsoft startup we get a loud continuous beep. if we use the F8 key we get by this problem and the computer starts and runs but we get a chatter where the "3" key keeps repeating and/or the cursor drops to the last item on any drop-down? Any idea what this is?

Answer:Loud continuous beep at start up

This could be a BIOS Beep Code that is pointing to your hardware issue. Find the BIOS your system runs and check out this link:

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Hey everyone,

I'm not sure if this has been posted already...I looked and couldn't find anything.

So basically, my friend wakes up and turns on their computer (a Dell, running Windows XP Home Edition) and it only gets to the first loading screen (not even the Windows logo loading screen) before it automatically goes to the Windows Advanced Options Menu. We select to run windows normally, and right after, the dreaded BSOD. We restart, and same deal with the options menu automatically coming up. So we try to run it in safe mode, same thing. Then again, but we try "last good configuration" - basically, we try every single option given, all of which lead to the BSOD.

We figure there isn't much else to do but try to boot the entire system with the original system boot disk, but that doesn't work either...because it goes directly to the same Windows Advanced Options Menu automatically where all the options just lead up to BSOD, never even loading the disk.

How in God's name do you fix a computer that won't even allow you to fix it?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated...

Answer:Continuous BSOD - When even the system boot disk fails...

The particular error message/code that you get on the BSOD is often a good clue as to the cause of the problem. Search the MS KB at for the error message and hex code (a string of the form 0x00000000) for possible causes.

In order to boot to a CD to troubleshoot/repair a system the BIOS of the system must be configured to boot to a CD if one is found. Go into the BIOS of the system and look for Boot Options/Order and make sure that the CD option is set to boot before the hard drive.

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My computer seems to be stuck in a loop. I cannot figure out how to get windows to boot. Every time I turn my computer on, whether I try to boot normally, to safe mode, etc. all I get is the System Recovery partition. It will attempt to do an automatic startup repair, and then display a window that says "Startup Repair could not detect a problem."

"If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer. If you continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance."

The only USB device that is plugged into my computer is the bluetooth adapter for my Logitech keyboard/mouse combo. I even tried taking that out and starting my computer, but I get the same thing happening.

I can't get windows to boot at all and I am very frustrated. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows will not load, Continuous boot to System Recovery partition.

Try removing all external devices, and then running a startup repair from the Windows DVD or repair disc.

See this tutorial: Startup Repair

You can also try a system restore from the disc as well, if the repair doesn't work. You may have to run the repair a few times.

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Hello, my pc (specs below) often freezes, after which turning it off is the only option, or it shuts down without warning, after which it will try to reboot. Upon rebooting there is often a loud continuous beep and the pc won't start up. This problem occurs almost exclusively within 15 minutes of booting up, and once it happens it will occur several times. Sometimes it works for hours straight, and if I keep it in sleep mode instead of turning it off it can work for days straight.

I've tried resetting the computers to the manufacturers settings three times, after which it worked fine for a month or two. But then the problem starts again. I hope someone can help me here.

The pc is an acer x3990, running windows 7 home premium 64 bit,
intel core i5 2320
NVIDIA GeForce GT520 up to 4095MB

Answer:Computer freezes/shuts down, loud continuous beep when rebooting

Quote: Originally Posted by Coolbest

Hello, my pc (specs below) often freezes, after which turning it off is the only option, or it shuts down without warning, after which it will try to reboot. Upon rebooting there is often a loud continuous beep and the pc won't start up. This problem occurs almost exclusively within 15 minutes of booting up, and once it happens it will occur several times. Sometimes it works for hours straight, and if I keep it in sleep mode instead of turning it off it can work for days straight.

I've tried resetting the computers to the manufacturers settings three times, after which it worked fine for a month or two. But then the problem starts again. I hope someone can help me here.

The pc is an acer x3990, running windows 7 home premium 64 bit,
intel core i5 2320
NVIDIA GeForce GT520 up to 4095MB

According to this:

Beep Codes - Acer Aspire X3990 Service Manual [Page 79]

it's a memory error. Try running Memtest86+ on the laptop overnight (if you can get it to run that long) and see if it finds any errors.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Well, decided to upgrade my graphics card due to low fps etc... used to run a Geforce 5700VE and managed to pick up a Ganward 6800GT Golden Touch from ebay. Hooked it all up, turned on the computer and got a loud continuous beep from the graphics card and no signal to my monitor. My only hunch is a lack of power although the fan did start spinning.

The rest of my system spec is:

S755Max Jetway Motherboard
AMD Athlon64 3000+
1.5 GB Ram (3200)
and my power supply is 'KY-450 ATX) 350watt.

Hopefully someone can help!

oh, also i put my old card back in and that works fine.

ALso, the card has got an Accelero X-1 cooling system now.

Answer:Help! Gainward 6800GT upgrade continuous loud beep on startup

Yes, this is likely power. The card uses 150W even before you OC it, and minimum requirements according to Gainward is 300W PSU. If you have the additional power connected, your PSU's 12V+ rail may not have enough amps to run it. The original cooling solution concentrates on the memory, which is good, since OC'g hits the memory hardest. BTW, if you have a "golden touch" you may have gotten touched by the eBayer. Check out the Golden Sample GLH here:

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Often when I either swipe through the first picture or put my phone to sleep it will make some kind of clicking noise I don't know what it is but if I turn ringer and notification sound off then it stops happening

Answer:Why is my phone making a clicking noise or cracking noise?

Go to settings > ringtones+sounds > under "play a sound" you can enable/disable sounds for various events.

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Hi everybody, I would like some help!

I recently bought a new fan to help with cooling as the summer approaches. My new fan replaces my old chassis fan but is plugged in slightly differently as it is plugged into the 3 pin mother board connector (the old one was plugged into the molex and is now positioned as an intake fan at the front).

My problem is that since I've installed the new fan my computer is actually louder than before, Everest tells me that the revs for the new fan are 5114 rpm as I type this so it's clearly working too hard. I think it's working too hard because my processor fan is only idling by comparison at 1705 rpm. Which temperature does the chassis fan use to control it's speed and why has my CPU fan suddenly become lazy since I installed the new fan? Is there anything I can do to make the CPU fan work harder and take some of the burden off of the chassis fan?

Many thanks for any help!


Answer:New fan but loud loud noise

Try speedfan, that should work.

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Very old pc used only for word processing emits loud continuous screech short time (5-30 seconds) after boot. Fans working OK. Have disconnected HDD and DVD. Checked RAM seated. Noise coming from middle/rear. No PCI cards fitted.Is this likely to be PSU?Thanks in advance for any replies.:)

Answer:Continuous screeching noise

Thanks MidgetninjaFan is turning OK - would that happen with fan bearing. Also it takes some seconds to begin.I have sprayed air through fan to clean.

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My computer just started making a continuous buzzing noise through the speakers (when turned on obviously). It starts during boot up. I have had some problems with virues/worms etc lately so not sure if its related or not. Any suggestions on what to check or do?

Answer:Continuous Buzzing Noise

I'd check the connection from the speaker to the PC and make sure it is secure. Next make sure the cale attached to the speaker are not faulty or loose. If so take apart and try to re-solder the connections. If this is too much work or continues to happen try a different set of speakers. Hope this helps.

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My laptop's fan is continously making noises for weeks now. It also keeps making a clicking noise quite often. The issue starts from the moment I turn on the PC, so i don't think it is an OS issue. I don't find any over heating issues however. When I try games for too long it starts lagging.  Here are the actions I have taken yet:I have opened the laptop and cleaned the fans and exausts throughlyI have updated my bios, graphics and every other driver i couldI have checked the task manager from time to time and processor, ram and disc usage... all seem normal below 50%Disabled the graphics cardEnabled HP coolsense I have had this PC for a year and I have not faced this issue before. Could this be an issue with the fan? Would replacing the fan help with this? If so where can I get a fan for this model? HP's support doesn't seem to be able to help much on this issue.  

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I have a Yoga 910 FHD and it has a continuous fan noise and heats even after unistaling Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and on Quiet Mode at BIOS. When I uninstall it the problem stopped, but it's back again and I don't have a clue to solve it. Have anyone passed through the same problem?

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Using a Packard Bell EasyNote TK37 with Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1.
This laptop makes a continuous alarm type noise from the time I turn it on until Windows starts loading - then it stops.
Not sure what this means and any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Continuous alarm noise on start-up

What have you done in the way of investigating the noise? Reviewed the settings? Run and av scans? Maybe one for malware? What is your security program? Is it current?
The more detail you can provide the better chance we have of providing useful suggestions
Keep us posted

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Need your help again to solve my friend's mistake. Don't know what he did but he gave me this laptop that has the following problem:
My laptop makes a continuous noise when starting and after pressing the ESC key repeatedly, the noise stops and the following shows up:
Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Copyright 1985-2005 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All rights Reserved

BIOS version F.43
CPU stepping-unknown 1600MHZ --BSP Info, 2 CPU’s detected.
512MB L2 cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video Bios shadowed
Fixed disk0: ST 980811AS

Press F10 to enter setup

Then after about 3 seconds it goes to a screen that asks where to boot from: hard disk or network adapter or to enter setup. If I press ESC again it automatically goes to the window screen and loads normally; then i can use it.
Can you help me please?

Thank you.

Product #: dv6000 OS: Windows Vista Basic.

Answer:Continuous noise from laptop dv600

Is there a CD in the CD/DVD drive.
It may be trying to boot to it and hanging.

If it hasn't been plugged in for a while,it may be a weak
cmos battery.
Leave it plugged in overnight,then try it.

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I got a dell dimension c521 and I notice at random times it has a really loud fan noise. Sounds like an airplane is about to take off or something? It usually happens if im playen video games and what not. I was wondering if this a bad thing or if its normal, and if theres anything I can do to prevent it from getting so loud? Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Answer:Really loud fan noise?

The fan runs at full to extract the heat when playing. About the only thing that you can do is to open it up and clean out any dust that you can see.

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Question: A Very Loud Noise

I was working in the computer area one night. Of four computers, I was using two, one had been shut down for the night, and the last had been left on, but was unused.Suddenly the room was filled with a very loud noise. We are talking quite loud, almost like a fire alarm - uncomfortably loud to the ears. My first thought was an alarm on the UPS. I checked it, and it was fine. Then I thought maybe a fan bearing gone bad on one of the computers. I shut down the one not being used. Nothing. So then in spite of losing work, I felt it urgent enough to immediately shut down the two computers I was using. Nothing. So my next thought was fans in the room. Shut them down - nothing. Then I thought maybe the lights. Nothing. So my final thing was to unplug the computer that was already shut off - Bingo!What a surprise. I wasn't sure if the noise was from the computer or from the surge protector it was plugged into, so I ran an extension cord across the room. It ran fine about 3 days and then the noise came again, not quite as loud this time, but still loud.So I am thinking power supply or motherboard. The frequency and texture of the sound is the same as the squeal you get from the computer when you disconnect the power and the electricity drains from the system, except that that sound is mildly soft, but it gives you an idea of the nature of the sound. So I'm thinking maybe the motherboard is alarming me about something, but why so loud? And why continuous and won't go of... Read more

Answer:A Very Loud Noise

No one had experience like this?

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Question: Loud Fan Noise

. When i start playing games , theres a loud fan noise which is bothering me so much. Please help me

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Question: loud noise

I have a loud noise on PC or speakers after its been on a while and it comes on for short time every few minutes.. Its a noise that is hard to describe. Grand daughter says its a space sound, what ever that is.Its odd as when playing music its fine just comes on after pc has been on a bit. Also can't tell if its pc or speakers. Just got new monitor as mine worn out and was hoping it would go but hasn't, it started 3 weeks ago. I turn speakers right down to get away from it.

Answer:loud noise

Is it a beeping sound? If so, can you count the beeps and does the sound repeat itself or is it just now and then.

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I recently upgraded the ram in my pc from 1.5gb to 2.5gb as it seemed to be getting pretty slow. I was expecting a pretty big jump in performance but it doesn't seem to have happened.

The pc can sometimes be faster than it was and sometimes it really drags. There is also an intermittent loud noise which i believe is coming from the fan and when this happens the pc is slow.

I took out the fan and cleaned all the dust from it but this noise still starts every couple of minutes and the pc becomes slow.

Any ideas?

Answer:Loud Noise from PC. Don't think it is the HDD

Two things to consider...
The amount of memory doesn't have much to do with speed unless some process can specifically use that extra memory. You can to more things well, but not necessarily more rapidly.

You system will utilize all memory at the speed of the slowest module. If you have some memory that is value ram or other inexpensive ram, the timings could be significantly different than the best brands and models.

Your system only uses what memory it needs, not what you want it to use. As long as the RAM meets the requirements of the motherboard, it will not protest.

If you want some programs to run at optimum performance levels, all memory must be identical. It is wise to buy matched sets of RAM from the same manufacturer at the same time to get the ultimate performance. Top memory is already sold in matched sets in the same plastic wrap. Otherwise, you have to look at the timings and other information posted on the package or the label.

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Hey falous, so i bought my y50-70 like 4 months ago, and recently everytime i turned it on, open chrome or something - the fan gets wild ! its very loud like it works on 100% and it doesnt go down!i tried to look up for solutions but i couldnt find any.I tried updating my BIOS - didnt help.the temps looks very standard to me, 45-50c idel.  REALLY hope you guys will help me find a solution,Thanks !

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Question: Fan Noise too loud

Hello. Any suggestions on how I can easily cut down on my fan noise? It sounds like there is a lawn mower in here. Please tell me I can just buy a new fan for my processor... or maybe it's the PSU that's so loud. Thanks!

Answer:Fan Noise too loud

Google SpeedFan.

It allows you to vary the speed of your internal fans. Mess around with it til you get a stable, low temperature and desired noise output.

Or, you could just buy new fans.

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I recently started getting hearing a loud "buzzing" noise when I started my computer or it had to load certain larger programs. I opened up the computer to find which fan the noise was coming from and found no noise. The noise had stopped until just yesterday. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions.

Answer:Loud noise from fan

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Hi is someone able to help me because i have a sony vaio laptop which has started making a continuous beeping noise. The laptop won't turn on unless it is charging, but when it does turn on, the screen is blank (black) and all i can hear are short repetitions of some sort of beep.

What does this mean and what am i supposed 2 to do to fix it?

Answer:Laptop makes continuous beeping noise.. HELP!

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my windows explorer keeps starting an d stopping continuously and as a result i think it is effecting my sound capabilities can someone help me?

Answer:continuous stopping add starting

tell about your computer, cpu, ram, harddrive size and free space available.

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whenever I power up my Lenovo S10-2, It produces a loud continous beeping noise for 15-20 seconds. then the noise will stop. it will remain stuck on the boot screen until i press any key to proceed. thereafter my windows7 will be in a very unstable, unresponsive state. i can use my mouse left click but not right click at all.  i can't do anything much inside windows. can someone help me? thanks.  


Go to Solution.

Answer:S10-2 loud beeping noise

hi sunstreaker,
Thank You for using Lenovo Community Forums!
I'm Thinking about stuck key or button on your system.
Can you try running Passmark Keyboard Test a key or button will show red on the image if it is being pressed or held down.
Try doing a BIOS Reset as well
    Keep on hitting F2 when you turn it on,
       Once inside BIOS, hit f9 to load default and f10 to save and exit
Best Regards
Solid Cruver

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Sitting there as usual, looking at email, nothing out of the ordinary,

all of a sudden, from nowhere, LOUD whirring noise coming from CPU.

Never heard this before.

Rebooted---it's gone. Maybe this SSs help, I've never really been one to understand performance data. I've left the PC on for a week- usually shut it down nightly. Could it be the temp?

By thinkbrinke at 2010-05-08

By thinkbrinke at 2010-05-08

Answer:Loud whirring noise

Helllo Eknirb,

From looking at your top image from Task Manager, it looks like you had a spike in CPU usage there for a bit. That spike may have cause your built-in motherboard fan controllers to rev up the CPU fan to keep it cooler with the quick increase (spike) usage.

Monitor your CPU temps to make sure that they are not high or spiking on you as well to be safe. 45C as your showing in the last screenshot is ok. If they are high all the time, the CPU fan or heatsink may be loose, or you may need to clean and replace the thermal past on the CPU heatsink.

If the usage is spiking on you randomly, then you can look under the CPU bar in Resource Monitor to help see what is using so much of the CPU.

Hope this helps,

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Question: loud static noise!

My computer is constantly making a loud static/rushing/electronic interference noise, all the time apart from when I play a CD using the Windows CD player - but if I try and play a CD using Windows Media Player I still get the noise, and the CD volume is so quiet you cannot hear it over the interference!

Any suggestions? I have a USB broadband modem and the problem started shortly after I installed this. I only have integral sound that came with the motherboard, I don't have a soundcard.

Any help welcome!

Answer:loud static noise!

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PC started up fine.

Loaded fine.

All programs loaded exactly as normal.


and I mean loud.

I shut it down, and rebooted. Nothing again.

Whadya say?

Answer:LOUD whirring noise

Sounds like it might be the fan
Download speed fan and check for overheating

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Hey everyone! I just got a new u310 a few days ago. It has Windows 8 installed. I started working on the notebook, hoping the fan noise would eventually stop but it is really really noisy. I installed a software, which would indicate a temperature of 36°C, so usually the fan shouldn't be working on such a high level in the first place. I have read a couple of posts about this, but no one seems to have found a solution for tge U310 specifically. Does anyone have the same problem? I thought maybe there is a BIOS update which would help...? Thanks a lot, Sonni 

Answer:U310 loud fan noise

hi Sonni_87,
The loud fan noise that you're hearing, is it a:1. A wind noise?
     - If it is, this is normal as faster fan speed causes wind noise on the vents (this usually happens if you're getting unusual heat and the fan spins at a higher rate to cool down the CPU/GPU.
2. A grinding / rattling noise?
     - this indicates that the fan is struggling - It's possible that it's hitting something, is dirty or is starting to wear out and needs to be replaced. 
Also, the BIOS can configure on how the fan spins. It's possible that the configuration is set to make the fan spin at a higher rate even on less load on the CPU/GPU (like in this article). In this case, you may need to contact lenovo report this issue

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My new PC build is running smooth. The only problem is that my fans are too loud.

Here is my build.

MOBO:ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Ram:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model


Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

GPU: Geforce nVidia GTX 670

Power Supply: 650 watts

Answer:Fans noise really loud

Which fan?

You need to open the case and find out which one.

What case do you have?

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Once in a while, my XP loads up without sound.
Most often, I do have sound.
But, when it loads with sound I get a loud banging noise - sometimes one sometimes two, then everytjhing is OK.
Would I ever be able to get it loading without the banging noise(s)?
Much obliged!

Answer:Loud noise, once or twice at start-up.

Obviously, there is a problem. I have no idea what the "banging noise" could be. "Banging" would seem to indicate something is loose and bouncing around in the case.

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When the laptop is put into the sleep mode and while closing the lid, a loud noise comes from the place near the touchpad. The sound goes off when the lid is opened. It is happening since a month.
The sound is not coming from the speakers. It is coming from inside the laptop.

Answer:Loud Noise while closing lid

Hi Arun,Thanks for the response.I would suggest you to enable the audio device and uninstall the audio driver. Then restart the system and Windows would automatically try to install the sound driver. Run the Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below mentioned MS FIX-IT You may also run the hardware diagnostics to check if there is a hardware failure. To run the diagnostics you can get the instructions from the online videos available on the following link: Once you open the above page, under the option, “All Videos” select Dell Tools & Services >> Then select Dell Support Center–PC Checkup/Offline Diagnostics Please find the screenshot below:1. Click Start, All Programs, Dell, Dell Support Center and Launch PC Checkup. 2. Click the PC Checkup button and then click Run Custom Scan. Note: If the hardware is detected but the driver is not installed, instead of Run Test, the field will read Disabled. In the given list, click to select the script or component test desired and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the diagnostic. Please reply with the findings.Thanks & Regards Vishal S #iworkfordell

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I reqcently acquired a second generation X1 Carbon (well, the one with the i7 4600U anyway), however it seems to have a very loud fan noise. Is there any known fix for this issue?  Thanks in advance (and sorry if I've double posted this).

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Hello, So this started happening when I was moving the laptop one day (when it was on) the fan suddenly got very loud and the whole laptop was vibrating, it sounded like the fan was touching something while it spins which made the vibrating and loud noise, it sounds exactly like this I fixed it by restarting the laptop (sleep works too, seems like whatever makes the fan stop) but now it randomly happens, the normal noise of the fan has changed and it sometimes gets that loud again as showed in the video and then I have to restart to fix it. I've tried to open the laptop but some screws were too hard and stuck lol so I gave up. and I've cleaned the vents from dust.

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I get this loud fan Noise when playing GtaIV is it safe for my pc ?

Answer:Loud Fan Noise While Gaming

Hello MoeX,

When was the last time you cleaned your machine with canned air?
Good luck and keep us posted,

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Hi guys, I just bought this Lenovo Ideapad 510s 13IKB 80V0.The fan is terribly noisy. It's very noisy at low speed, terribly noisy at high speeds and it is running loudly all the time even when the computer is idle just after start-up!I can't even make a skype call because of the fan noise. This is very fustrating. I have updated the driveres but it didn't improve. Is there a specific drive update which solves this?Some people suggest using a fan control software. I'm afraid this will damage or reduce the lifetime of some components. Can it affect the warranty? Please help me, thank you very much! 

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Hi! I purchased Yoga 900 (part number 90UE002VUS) - 16GB Memory with 512 GB SSD. I hear the fan running loud and continuously even after closing all the applications. Is this normal? I thought SSD's are supposed to be ultra quiet, but this unit has an i7 processor, so maybe it's the processor that's forcing the fan to stay on. However the only application that I've set to run in the background is Sophos Anti-Virus. But even with that app turned off, I hear the fan come on very frequently and stay on with a loud noise for extended periods of time.I wonder whether I have a defective unit and need to get it replaced. If others have experienced this problem and found a solution, I'd appreciate your advice. Thanks

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Question: Loud Revving Noise

I am running Windows XP on a Dell computer that is about 3 years old. Lately, and more frequently, the computer will all of a sudden make noises like a car engine revving up. Sometimes it just lasts a few minutes and sometimes it just gets louder and louder and lasts a long time. I have DSL and thus my computer is always on. I have virus protection and nothing comes up on the scan. When this happens, I normally have nothing going on, except perhaps one Internet Explorer Window open.

Is this a sound of doom and gloom to come? What could be causing this? Should I be concerned?


Answer:Loud Revving Noise

#1. Isolate the cause.
- Open the case and look at the fans particularily. Many systems today can control the speed of the fan and as the system heats up the fans spin faster. Older fans may complain and you'll hear a noise not unlike airplanes flying overhead.

If it's a regular 80 cm or 120 cm fan then a replacement is quick and easy. If it's a chipset or CPU fan, then replacement will require first determining what you need and then where you can find it. Most computer specialists will carry a variety of fans and parts, but make sure to double check your requirements before purchasing. Make sure if you replace your CPU fan/cooler that it will FIT.

Good luck,

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C440 all-in-one. Just faced with loud annoying fan noise when CP is high-loaded. The main reason of the high-load is seems to be - the preinstalled antivirus software!  

Answer:Loud fan noise C440

hi dim2314,
Thanks fro Posting!
Have you checked if in safemode it will do the same fan noise?
    Antivirus software will be disabled in safemode and if that's what causing it it should stop in safemode.
Let me know what happeneds 

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I hear this off and on. I did not think it came from within my computer at first so thought little of it. But one day my neighbour came over and whilst we were talking we both heard this noise it was like a door banging shut furiously. I thought somebody upstairs or wherever didnt care for the rest of us but my visitor said it was from my computer. But how come, where from, I couldnt for the life of me think what was causing it. Has anyone else experienced such a thing? Liza

Answer:Loud noise from ? computer

Computers normally whine or clatter, sometimes alarms sound for overheat.Load bangs are usually terminal straight away. CD breaking in drive, PSU dying or motherboard blowing.The only thing I can think of is possibly hard drive heads catching on platters.SO I suggest you back up anything important immeditely.

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The fan of my less-than-half-a-year-old T470 suddenly began to emit strange noise (video). I tried to apply a vacuum cleaner to the fan output to remove possible external pieces that might cause it (didn?t work) and also looked on the fan with the back panel removed (cannot see anything unusual). Is there a chance to fix this without going to the service?Thanks

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I bought the laptop a week ago and im loving it but the fan is really loud.So as soon as i start ANY type of game, the fan starts immediately and the noise level is intense so i downloaded db measurer on my phone, made my room complete quiet, started up lol client, turn on db measurer on my phone, place it on the left of the laptop and i read numbers flashing bw 55~65. This was the same for every other gamesi read a bunch of reviews on 510p beforr buying it but I never read anything about fan noise being loud. My measurement probably isnt accurate as it cud be because it was measured on a phone, but i think its still too loud. Is something wrong with my machine?

Answer:y510p fan noise too loud

The laptop gets very hot so the fans have to run fast. I can't hear your laptop but I have a feeling you are hearing the standard noise form these fans.

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I was just taking apart my desktop and cleaning it up/blowing off the dust using a pressurized air gun (not too pressurized), and now that I have the nuts and screws back on, I plugged it in and the loudest noise began to come from the cooling fan.

It sounds as if theres something hitting the fan as it turns, this only happens on start-up for about 5 seconds as the fan blows at full speed. I did a visual inspection and there was nothing close to the fan, all wires were tucked away. What should I do?

Answer:Loud noise coming from fan

It's possible that when you blew compressed air through the cooling fan, some grit/debris inadvertently got into the fan motor pinion. It should eventually work itself out, but if it's stubborn then try blowing more compressed air. You might also want to check if there's a lubrication port somewhere on it (some of these fans are completely maintenance free, but some can be lubricated).

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Hi,I have lenovo 3000 y410 laptop.The fan of the laptop makes loud noise due to sudden increase and decrease of its speed.The noise suddenly crescendoes... as if my laptop sings an opera everyday.Only thing being this opera concerns me about my laptop's health.I have recorded the sound. If anyone wants I can send it.There is no way I can attach it here. Someone please tell me the solution of it. Btw, is there anybody else who is facing the same problem with the laptop's fan? 

Answer:Fan makes loud noise.

try to clean your air vent by blowing it with compressed air, and see whether you dislodge any dusts, it is probably dirty now and needs to be cleaned........... also install HWmonitor (a free download off the net) and check your CPU temp....... if got warranty, let the Lenovo service people fix it up for you, if not then it is fairly easy DIY job. 

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This is really troubling to me. I've had this computer for only 2 months and just yesterday, it started to suddenly make loud noises. I was trying to install VOBSUB yesterday and it installed... but the screen was frozen. I couldn't exit out of the window. SO I used task manager and got myself out of it then tried again - but happened again of course. Then all of a sudden there was this deep, loud motorlike noise coming from my computer. My old computer's fans were always loud whenever it was on but this was different.

I turned it on this morning and got the usual loud fan sound... then that deep low noise for maybe 2 minute. I'm really scared about this. What should I do?

Answer:Loud Computer Noise

First, a word of caution...
Any work that you or someone else does to the system may void your warranty- unless you bought it used. You should check with the manufacturer to see what is covered and for how long. Second, we'll need more information about the computer. Edited for spelling

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There's this loud noise coming from my CPU. I opened it up and cleaned removed most of the dust, and it still sounds the same. In the start up screen there was the message "diskette drive 0 seek failure", I disabled the floppy drive, the message doesn't appear anymore, and its still sounds the same. The sound mostly comes from the Floppy Drive area. I'm really worried, anything I can do to solve this?


Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Intel Celeron CPU 2.00 GHz

Answer:[SOLVED] Loud Noise from CPU

Is there a floppy disk in the drive? It sounds like the floppy drive is dead (or dying) which is not all that unusual. Open the case cover and disconnect the power cable from the back of the floppy drive. Test. If the noise persists then it could be a fan failing or some other problem. Try the above first and get back to us.

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