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Cpu making grinding sound and vibrating

Question: Cpu making grinding sound and vibrating

Here's how the problem started..
My 17" crt display went kaput, and the monitor started emitting smoke. I closed the power immediately and that was it.
Forward 2 days later...
called in LG service and the guy fixed my monitor! bingo.
But now when I start my computer, it makes a REAL LOUD noise and everything vibrates wildly. the noise and the vibration 'stay' for 2-3 minutes before stopping.
Now I have searched a bit and come across several probable causes - and eliminated quite a few , like hard-disk, dvd-drive , wires touching fan..

What I really want to know is that could there be any relation between my monitor going dead an smoking, and the cpu vibration?

The system is functioning just fine right now and a soft reboot does not cause any sound or vibration. Also the problem does not happen everytime..

Specs -
17 inch crt LG
amd x2 4000
asus m2a-mx
1gb ram
no pci cards , pci-e cards..

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Answer: Cpu making grinding sound and vibrating

Hmm, the only moving parts on a computer are the fans and the hard disk itself. This might sound crazy but have tried to to remove the side panels and listen/see what is vibrating?

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The topic explains it..

I've restarted twice and this problem stops,

im 1, worried and 2, the sounds annoying.. what do i do?

Answer:Video card making a vibrating sound?

Tighten the screw?

If it was a cheap card, then it may have a lousy fan on it. Try putting the computer upright or flat.

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This is the first laptop I've owned, and of course it's a used one. Anyway today while using it, it just froze up on me, and then it would not respond to anything, even cntrl,alt,del. So I had to unplug the battery to get it to turn off. Then when I tried to turn it back on, the HD started to make a sound like if the needle in the HD was actually grinding into the disk. It sounded painfull!. Then it would attempt to post, and then gives me a "disk error". I am going to take a wild guess and say that my hard drive crashed in the truest sense? LOL ... Since my first inclination was to immediately try to find a replacement, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to how to go about selecting a suitable replacement. It is a IBM thinkpad 600 series. I was thinking maybe I should remove the old one and get a part number first? What would you do? Thanks for the input.:blackeye:

Answer:My thinkpad HD is making an awful grinding sound!

Sounds like a head crash. This is when the head and the platters actually make contact. It can make a screaching or grinding sound. Only thing I can suggest about a replacement is to make sure it is the right size drive. Most of the time laptop HDDs are listed separately from the rest so it shouldn't be a problem finding one. If you wish to get an exact replacement then yes, you'd probably want the numbers off of it.

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Hi there

I am new and I have a laptop Satellite series C660-1LD.

Sometimes when I watch videos, there is a short blast of a noise and the best way to describe it a vibrating grinding noise. The noises are not constant, they just come in short blasts.

Sorry for the poor description.

Please can someone help?

I will be happy to give you any information you may need.

Answer:Satellite C660-1LTD Strange grinding/vibrating noises when I watch videos

I would first install the current sound driver. Here you can download the driver.

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hi,my familys pc is making this "griniding" sound, could it be a fan?

Answer:pc making "grinding" sound

Yes or something hitting. Best way to find out is to take the cover off and look and listen. (If there aren't any warranty issues).

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Starting a few days ago and getting progressively more common and extreme my new laptop(assuming Hard Drive), will sometimes go out of control, spinning extremely quickly causing the laptop to vibrate. The noise gets so bad that people in Skype calls have called it the sound of a lawn mower, or a remote control plane. I am not sure what is causing it, but here is what I have checked:-Virus Scan (AVG), 0 viruses.-Computer says there "are no hardware issues"-The computer is not overheating, the fan is exposed, and I can put my hand anywhere and not feel too much heat.-The computer is overall new, got it about a month ago, and haven't done anything that should cause any issues, I have kept Virus Protection on it, don't download untrusted stuff, all that jazz.If anyone has any ideas on this that would be great, do remember this is a laptop, not desktop. Specs as well as a recording of it below (I apologize in advance for the poor sound quality in the recording)Specs:2.6 GHz i7 CPU12 GB Ram64 bit OS (win 10)1 TB hard drive

Answer:Laptop making noises, and vibrating.

Is there a disc in the DVD drive of laptop?I have had this issue with a DVD Drive spinning up a disc in the drive that is off balance causing the vibration. If you have a disc in the DVD drive remove it and see if the noise goes away.Cooling fans are the other likely cause. A fan that is off balance will vibrate. ***If its a new laptop return it for another under warranty vs opening it up and voiding your warranty.Its very unlikely that the hard drive is the cause. The drive is sealed and platters are balanced as well as if it was a hard drive is dying the sound would usually be a whine vs vibration. Vibration means something is off balance ( unbalanced DVD is in DVD Drive - or- Fan Failure )

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Starting a few days ago and getting progressively more common and extreme my new laptop(assuming Hard Drive), will sometimes go out of control, spinning extremely quickly causing the laptop to vibrate. The noise gets so bad that people in Skype calls have called it the sound of a lawn mower, or a remote control plane. I am not sure what is causing it, but here is what I have checked:-Virus Scan (AVG), 0 viruses.-Computer says there "are no hardware issues"-The computer is not overheating, the fan is exposed, and I can put my hand anywhere and not feel too much heat.-The computer is overall new, got it about a month ago, and haven't done anything that should cause any issues, I have kept Virus Protection on it, don't download untrusted stuff, all that jazz.If anyone has any ideas on this that would be great, do remember this is a laptop, not desktop. Specs as well as a recording of it below (I apologize in advance for the poor sound quality in the recording)Specs:2.6 GHz i7 CPU12 GB Ram64 bit OS (win 10)1 TB hard drive

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playing audio. audio of any kind. its coming through the detached speakers. do you know what this could be?

the noise is sort of a fast, digital "do do do do do do" & it sort of has a vibrating sound to it.

Answer:my computer is making this occasional disruptive vibrating noise when

It's interference, do you have a phone nearby your speakers? If so, just move it away a meter or two, happens to everyone.

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i had my sony viao for almost 2-yrs and i'm starting to hear a grinding noise from my hd. i initially noticed it when i turned it on. it made this loud grinding noise for over 10-mins then it disappear (pc still made typical very noise) and after 3 days the hd made the same noise (again for ~10-mins), but not as loud when i turned it on, still loud enough to notice and the grinding noise wasn't consistent either, a few time it was like grinding down then speeding up again
should i start looking at new hd, will i be able to rescue my files if my hd just decides to stop working or decides to boot up
i normally keep my pc on for 5-days and i know i'm not the only one so i don't think that's the reason
also most night, i keep my pc busy all night long encoding movies for over 10-hrs, can that be the cause

Answer:hd making grinding noise

Any information of value should be backed up. Hd can die at the drop of a hat.

But are you sure its the hd and not a fan.

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Ok, I'm not sure if I came to the right place for this problem but I'm looking for as much help as I can.

This has been happening for awhile now but everyday when I first startup the computer it makes this grinding noise that lasts for about two minutes then it goes away and is fine for the rest of the day when I use it. At first I thought it was dust so I took it out and cleaned it up a bit with a can of compressed air. After trying that, the noise is still there. I don't think it's my hard drive since I use a SSD. I haven't gotten a chance to open the case and carefully listen where the noise is coming from but one thing I do know is when the noise is happening and I thump the case with my hand a few times it seems like one of the fans inside makes this lower power noise thing and then you can hear it slowly coming back up to normal speed. Keep in mind this only happens if I thump or hit the case with my hand. I'm planning on opening the case soon and see what is causing the noise but I'd like an idea if you guys know if what could be causing the noise so I know what to pay attention to. And what can I use so I can hear better where the noise is coming from?

Answer:PC making grinding noise on startup, need help!

use a straw to your hear and move it around the components to try and isolate the cause

probably a fan

the last thing you want to do is thump the case with your hand if want the computer to keep running

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I posted a message here a couple of weeks ago that the fan was making a loud noise when the system boots. Now it is making the same noise at other times, but not quite as loud. It seems to be getting worse. Someone suggested it is a fan bearing. I would rather not make a warranty claim for this if it is simple to fix.   Would this be a simple fix for someone not experience working with hardware? Do I risk my working on the machine myself.  

______________________________________________________________Machine Type: M90z AIO ; Product: 3091CTO (Custom), CPU: i5-650, Video Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, Memory: 4.00 GB,Network Card: Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN, OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Answer:M90z: Fan making grinding noise

Hello mate, It's quite easy to do. Have a look in the hmm there : Just be aware that changing this part by yourself might void the warranty.

__________________________________________________________________________________Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.ThinkPad T510 4313-CTO Windows 8 x64 - Intel Core i7-620M - NVIDIA NVS 3100M - 8GB RAM - 240GB SSD- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 - Gobi 2000.ThinkPad Helix 3697-CTO Windows 8.1 x64 - Intel Core i7-3667U - Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 8GB RAM- 256GB SSD - Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 - Ericsson C5621gw

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Hi guys (and gals). I posted here a while back and tried to get help with my computer, which kept freezing. The guys who helped me tried every single thing they could think of to try and fix my problem, but to no avail. The only thing the problem could be was a hardware problem, and paying for a new motherboard for a four year old system would have been a waste of money. Nevertheless, I appreciated the help and kindness the forums gave while I troubleshooted my computer. That's why I'm coming here again asking for help. Hopefully this time there will be a happy ending.

In June, with my own saved money, I purchased a new computer. The specs are here:

-ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Socket 939 VIA K8T890 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
-CHAINTECH SE6600G Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
-AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ClawHammer 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500ASBOX - Retail
-CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS1GB400C3 - Retail
-Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
-Windows XP with Service Pack 2

I put everything together and initially it all worked, however recently the fan which is attached to the heatsink has begun making a very distinct grinding noise upon booting my computer. Waiting until Windows boots seems to sometimes fix the problem, and taking off the case to press against the heatsink seemed to stop it for a small period, however as of two... Read more

Answer:Heatsink fan making grinding noise, help!

Is this post in another thread of any use to you? It may be that the fan is not working correctly in terms of cooling the part (CPU or chipset - not sure which?) and the part is overheating causing the problems. Perhaps you need to reseat or replace the fan and/or heatsink?

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HI, i just recently got a COMPAQ Presario CQ56 Laptop this past christmas brand new, i use this laptop quite frequently on my lap when laying in bed. one night i was watching youtube videos, when all of a sudden i heard this god awful grinding noise coming from under my laptop right by the fan. i stuck my ear right next to the fan and thats where the sound seemed to be coming from. if i turn it off and let it set over night, and then turn it on in the morning, there's no noise. but only when i use this laptop for like 1-2 hours does the noise come back. somebody please help me cause this noise sounds bad, and i just got this laptop not even 3 months ago. thank you!

Answer:Somebody please help! laptop making grinding noise!!

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A hard drive on one of our office computers in making unpleasant sounds--kinda sounds like a car in desperate need of a tuneup

To what culprit, generally, would a loud hard drive be attributable? Does it mean it might be overheating? Or getting ready to die? Haven't had any failures on it thus far. It's behaving fine, just loud--sorta sounds like it's hitting small rocks or something as it spins. What can/should I do to diagnose?

Thanks for everyone's help!

Answer:Hard drive making grinding sounds

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My heat sink makes a grinding noise in the morning? After I hit the side of the case it quiets down and returns to it's normal sound? (Low blowing, but still keeping my CPU temp low).

Also, at random times it makes a whirling noise then goes?

I have opened my case in the past, and cleaned out the heat sink with a brush and it still doesn't make a real difference.

This is odd?

My CPU/ZIF is a E6600 Intel @ 2.4Ghz processor.

Secondly, the heatsink is a 775 intel default.

Answer:Heat sink making a Grinding noise?

I would change it before it goes out

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So recently my laptop seems to be making a low grinding noise, more like the old grinding noise computers use to make when they we loading back in the day, but the thing is it only happens when I scroll up or down on any program, be it chrome, word you name it. It isn't always consistent, sometimes it will be constant as I scroll, or only in short bursts and strange enough, for one instance I was over at ESPN and wasn't even moving the page, but there was a element that kept swiping from one article headline to another and my laptop with grind for the 1 second it took to slide headlines.

There hasn't been any performance issues or negative effects as far as I can tell, but I thought I'd ask around as see if it's perhaps a perquisite to an upcoming one. Anyone experience anything similar?

Answer:Laptop making low grinding noise while scrolling

Sounds like coil whine does it happen if you bring up nothing but a black screen on the browser and move your mouse around over it quickly? How old is the laptop?

EDIT: sorry if its grinding might be hard drive not power related at all. Though you have an SSD correct?

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Whenever I open or close a .txt file my floppy drive makes grinding noises, even though there is no disk in the drive, and the file I'm acessing is on the C: Drive.

Any Ideas?

Answer:Floppy drive making grinding noises

well you need to make sure this isnt your hard drive making this noise.
unplug the floppy [ remove the side ] after you turn it off.
if it happens to be your hard drive, back up all your info a.s.a.p.
post back

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Hi all,

I just recently built a new PC (back in December) and today it made a weird loud grinding/spinning noise. I immediately powered it down, and now it is running OK. There was no burning smell or anything like that. I'm concerned though. It has never done this before, and I'm not sure what component caused it. It kind of sounded like the DVD rom drive, but there was nothing in the drive. The DVD drive does make weird noises when a disc is put in or when it's reading, but I don't know why it would have this time before no disc was inserted. The case (coolmaster centurion) does have two fans built in, one in the front and one in the back. But they are usually quiet.

Specs are:

Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600

Video card: Radeon HD 6950 2GB

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA3

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Please help.

EDIT: Actually, IIRC I have heard this sound before under a previous configuration. Could it be one of the case fans? I'm surprised because of how loud it was.

Answer:Computer making fast grinding noise

Check Event Viewer for any errors.

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not that long ago, my graphics card stated to make grinding sounds on startup... this sound did go away by the time the computer had fully started up, but i was just wondering if this was harming my graphics card in any way.

I found it was comming from the fan, as while it was making the sound, i could just touch the fan, and slow it down, and the noise would go away for a while.

any ideas that dont result in u telling me to get another brand, or new graphics?

ive got a sparkle 6600GT 128MB


Answer:Graphics Card making grinding sounds

One option is to get an aftermarket cooler for your vid card. Unfortunately, this voids any warranty you might have.

Something like this would do:

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A few months ago my PS2 Slim broke and I thought the laser burnt out so I just let it sit in my closet cause I did not want to buy a new one. I decided to spend the entire day today researching stuff about it and eventually took apart my ps2.

The problem was that when I turn it on and close the lid the laser arm will move to drive to read a disc but then make this horrible grinding noise. After I opened it up I noticed that the grinding noised was caused by that plastic thing that sits on top of the worm gear (golden screw on the right side that guides the laser arm up and down). What is happening is it moves down towards the spindle and the worm gear or w/e its called would spin super fast and the teeth of the plastic from the laser would grind against the grooves of the worm gear.

Normally, what I think is supposed to happen is the laser arm moves toward and backward from the spindle and for what ever reason it is getting stuck once it moves to the spindle and it cannot go backwards.
Do you know anyway to fix this?

Answer:PS2 Making grinding noises from the worm gear


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Hi, i have a 400GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive. I got it recently and the problem is it is making constant loud grinding noises. I got the thing of trademe. What can i do please help

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My HP Envy 13 is three days old and is already making strange noises that are not coming from the fan.  Its a grinding/whirring/clicking noise that goes krrrkrrrkrrrkrrr 10 times then stops then starts again 4 seconds later and repeats.  THis can't be normal and its making me crazy.  Should I just return it or is there something I can do that doesnt involve taking it apart?

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All of a sudden, my main desktop freezes today while on a webpage, then I can't do anything but power off. When I try to reboot, I get a Disk Boot Error message and the BIOS doesn't recognize the hard disk. To make matters worse, my external backup usb drive won't install on either of my two other systems (just to check it's integrity), as I get a "Device not installed properly" message and it can't be viewed in My Computer.

If I try to reinstall Windows XP, during the install, it doesn't see any hard drive. If I leave my USB external drive attached while trying to install XP on the main internal drive, it does see that external drive and the correct capacity and free space, but can't access it otherwise.

Should I try the freezer trick on the hard drive? If recommended, how long do I leave in the freezer and do I just put it back in the system and try to reboot while it's still cold or do I let it warm back to room temperature first? If that fails, any other suggestions before I head to a store for two new drives?


Answer:Hard drive clicking, making grinding noises

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

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

Hello wwob,


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


Let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you

I worked on behalf of HP.

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Hi, I am getting HDD like noises from the front right of my thinkpad near where the logo is on the palmrest. It sounds like a spinning disk but a bit quiter. I am assuming it is either hte SSD, RAM or CPU. It is definately not the fan as the issue does not come up in the BIOS. Issue comes about with low CPU load <5%. This is really bugging me, the noise is nearly as bad as a spinning disk and super annoying. Any advise would be appreciated.

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Hey, everyone. I'm a first time poster but I feel that posting here will bring me far more useful answers than calling tech support.

My computer is a Compaq Windows Vista, Basic Home Edition. It's got 2.50 GHz of RAM and is fairly new in my opinion, purchased in the spring of 07. It has only one PS fan from the looks of it, the one facing the back to suck air out.

Shortly (guessing 3 months) after the purchase of my new computer, the Power Supply failed, and I had it sent off to the manufacturer for two weeks to be replaced. Since then it has been running very smoothly.

About a week prior to this occurrence, my computer made a similar noise (to the beginning of the video, link provided below) and more central in the computer. This was due to a dust build-up, which I cleaned out thoroughly. It was fine after that.

The matter at hand: This morning I turned on my computer to find it making ungodly grinding noises, coming from specifically the back of it. I turned it off and opened it up, cleaned out any remaining dust from the last time and turned it on with the side panel off to watch the fans. After listening and turning it off the second time, I decided it was coming from the power supply, since I'd realized that this was the only location I hadn't cleaned the last time.

I cleaned it with compressed air as carefully as I could, but there wasn't that much dust inside of it, nor on the fan. I turned it on a third time and the noises had quieted dow... Read more

Answer:Solved: Power Supply Fan Making Grinding Noises (video included)

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I put all the machines in the in the topic because they are all have similar platforms. The fan on my M90z makes an intermittent grinding noise for 10-20 mintues  most often when my machine is booted or comes out of hibernation.  It sounds like it is not connected correctly.  It is actually pretty quiet when it does not make the noise. I really don't want to take send it back for a warrantly repair. Is there a risk of a complete failure in the future?  If there is a will send it back.   When the warranty ends, I could open it up myself. Does anyone else have this problem on their M90z , M71z, M70z, A71z, or A70z?

______________________________________________________________Machine Type: M90z AIO ; Product: 3091CTO (Custom), CPU: i5-650, Video Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, Memory: 4.00 GB,Network Card: Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN, OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Answer:M90z: Fan making a grinding noise (also M71z , M70z , A71z , A70z )

I would suggest you to update the BIOS and then check if the issue gets resolved.
If it continues then I suggest you to take service from Lenovo as system is in warranty period.
Best Regards,

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Hi All Currently the cpu fan on my X61T is vibrating against the chassis, causing an annoying rattlingsound. When taken apart, I notice that the dampening foam is no longer effective as shown on photo. This may be the cause of the problem. Does anyone know when I can get the damping foam for my X61T, or should I just get some generic single side foam? Or maybe another  remedy to fix this problem. Many Thanks 

Answer:Rattling sound, cpu fan vibrating against chassis

rattling shouldn't be caused by the lack of foam, but obviously you can try to add some new foam (normal foams can be used too, you just need to cut them into shape, but don't use too much as it will act as a heat insulator).

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Help, please. I have the above laptop, and the sound is driving me mad, when ever I try to play music the distortion, vibrating and crackling noises that it makes completely ruins the pleasure of trying to listen to the music, it seems worse, when the hard drive green light is flashing quickly.

The sound problem is not only limited to playing music, the windows sounds scheme is just as bad.

Also is there supposed to be this intermitant 'whoosing' sound like waves on a sea shore coming from the cooling fan area?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Vibrating and crackling sound on Satellite L30 PSL33E


I?m an owner of the Satellite L30 with Vista. It?s my second notebook.
I can listen to my mp3 without any problems!! Everything works great.
The notebook is a little bit slower with Vista but this is ok.

One question; Did you notice the same sound problems if you play a audio CD??
It would be very interesting to know if the sound is bad only if you are listening to the mp3 files stored on the HDD.

Did you check the sound options?? In the Vista control panel you should find the Realtek HD audio manager.
It?s also installed on my notebook.
There you can set the different sound effects, speaker configuration and the default format.

I would recommend checking this!

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Phone was not dropped or any other type trauma, it just quit ringing.

Answer:925 quit ringing and vibrating and no sound from alarms. Anyone know why?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Phone was not dropped or any other type trauma, it just quit ringing. Is Quiet Hours active? You should see a "crescent moon" icon near the top left of your screen if Quiet Hours is active. You can activate/deactivate this in Settings > Quiet Hours.
Have you tried restarting or performing a soft reset on your phone?
Restart - power off power on
Soft reset - press the volume down and power button together until the phone reboots

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when i try to burn music from itunes on to a blank cd it makes a loud sound like a chain saw and it vibrates i dont download i stop it cause it scares me that something is going to break what is this ? 

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Question: Grinding Sound

Hello, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Laptop. When I work on the laptop, it suddenly start producing a grinding sound. It is coming form the Top-Left corner of the laptop. It is not coming all the time. It is not coming immediately when I turn it on. But if I use it for like 30 minutes, it will start producing the sound. It will produce this sound for the next 15 to 30 minutes and then gradually stop after that. This happens every day. Is it a heatsink+fan issue? How can I fix this ? Thanks. 

Answer:Grinding Sound

It sounds like your fan is failing. My fan has failed on my old Thinkpad x61 tablet. You can get the instructions here look at page 88, the steps are there. PM me if you need any help. If you replace your fan remember to get new thermal grease.

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hello i just build a i7 cpu this past weekend and i noticed the past 2 days everytime i have the computer on for 3 hours or so i get a grinding sound. can someone please help idk what this is

Answer:grinding sound please help

You'll have to take the cover off your case when you hear it and see for yourself. It could be any of the fans doing it.

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Hi friends,

Last week when I turned on the computer, there was a grinding sound from inside the CPU. Suddenly I turned off
and opened it.I thought it was coz of dust.So cleaned and again turned on,then it worked fine.Yesterday morning when I turned it on,again it made that grinding sound.I don't know whats wrong with my CPU. The hard disk,motherboard,SMPS all are new .Is there any problem with my CPU fan or HD?Today morning also I got the same problem.I turned off and removed the side panel.Then again turned on and now its working fine.I think the sound is probably from the fan.But the SMPS is new one.So I'm confused that is it power supply fan or CPU fan or will it be the HDD. Plz help me...!!

Answer:Grinding Sound From CPU

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Question: Grinding sound

When Windows is closing down I think the hard drive is making a grinding twice before it closes down. It's not a beep but a grinding. On two seperate occassions it has done this.

Running: Windows XP, AMD gigabyte motherboard 1.8, 768 RAM, x800 ATI radeaon card.

What could be causing this?

Answer:Grinding sound


First of all, let me say you need to back up this drive immediately unless you want to risk the chance of losing all your data. This drive might be ready to bite the dust, so get that done.

I would go to the drive manufacturer's website and download the drive utility and run it on this drive to see what might be the problem. You need to get tha done quickly while the drive is still operational.

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Hello, My lenovo P50 is about a year old and has started making this weird grinding noise. I suspect dusts in the fan and the easier option would be to hand it over for lenovo to look at but Im in Abuja, Nigeria. Doubt there are any Lenovo certified centers here. The sound started about 3 days ago and it gets really loud.Does the sound affect performance? I do alot of intensive 3D rendering and compositiing in After Effects, performances seems to have dropped whenever I try rendering. So all I've stopped doing any CPU intensive work to prevent probable damage. I have the 4k |i7 6820HQ | 16gb ram | 256 SSD| 2TB HDD. Thanks   

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I have a Dell DImension Desktop (not a big Dell fan, but it was free, it's my only PC). Anyway, lately at startup I've been hearing a terrible grinding noise from insode the computer, it usually quiets down a bit later after startup, but a grinding/buzzing noise is always there to some degree.

I immediatly figured it was a HD problem, that the HD was grinding. I went to staples and picked up a new 80GB maxtor HD and installed it (removed the old one entirely). I re-installed windows at that point but the grinding noise IS STILL THERE! The noise is basically identical so I am starting to think that it was neve a HD issue, if it wasn't what else could possibly be grinding like that!? Maybe a fan somewhere? I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I obviously have no clue what's going on, please help me!


PS_ if it helps im running off of a GeForce FX 5200 256 MB Vid Card (ya, I know it's not the greatest), I havea GIG of staple's RAM and that's a bout all I think you'll need, plz help me out here!

Answer:GRINDING/BUZZING it the HD or..?(HLP!)

A fan is the only other moving part unless its a floppy or cd in the drives

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Here's a question ..... !The last couple weeks when starting up my computer and for the first 30 seconds or so until the welcome screen appears, I can hear a grinding sound coming from my computer. Everything appears fully functional when this sound stops and no manner of tapping or tilting the computer case makes any difference to the sound.My question(s) is therefore what actually moves in the computer when you initialy switch it on and should I be worried?The comouter is only 2 years old (E-machine - XP).Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Grinding sound on start-up !

Take the side off the case and listen carefully. It`s either a fan sticking until the bearing gets lubricated or it`s the hard disc. The former is easily solved the latter needs urgent, and I mean urgent attention.

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I've only had my laptop for 3 months, and I've had the grinding sound for maybe a month now. It's mostly when I turn it on. But it also resumes grinding at a constant pace every few seconds, it grinds for a part of a second, even as I type this. It's a very low sound, though, unlike when it starts, it's a bit louder.

I've also been having slowdown issues, as I'm sure that's relevant.

It's an HP Pavilion zt3340ea
512 RAM
Centrino 1.6
60 GB

Answer:New laptop grinding sound

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Hi, I just purchased Lenovo L440 last week . I hear some grinding sound under the surface near mousepad when i place my ear closer to the mousepad. Its been just a week and I am worried about this issue but do not know if this is an issue or normal behaviour as i do not hear this sound if i am not hearing from closer to the surfac

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I have a problem with a M58P desktop. now and then I hear a grinding rubber sound from the computer. The computer is working fine and I have also run the diagnostics and no problem/error was reported.Any ideas what couses the sound ?


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Answer:M58P - Grinding rubber sound from the computer

what is a grinding rubber sound? Usually grinding sound would occur of fan/mechanical bearing wearing out, or that the fan vane is touching something when spinning, or that the drive is unbalanced.

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So, after a couple of days of using my brand-new acer aspire e15 (nvidia 840m, intel i3) I started noticing a little "rumble" sound every once a while, a little click that can be heard approximately once every two minutes or sometimes even more often (expecially when putting more acrtion into CPU). No luck getting any help online, it doesn't seem to be a hard-drive failure sound or anything that serious, sound more like the fan hits something while starting up, at least from what I could gather without opening it up. Should I just contact the warranty service right a way or maybe it's supposed to be like this? Any help appreciated.

Answer:Brand new AspireE15 makes a little grinding sound ...

There is no moving parts in the lower left corner.This is a hard one to diagnose without actually having it in your hands.Did you check if you left a CD in the drive? If I heard a rumble and clicking in mine, I would think HDD.I know a few days use isn't enough to get a lot of dust in it, but maybe something got into the cooling in packing, etc. Try blowing out the intake and exaust ports all the way through and see if anything comes out.

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So I'm having this problem for a while now. I keep "fixing" it and it keeps coming back after some time. I would be really grateful if you could point me to the problem's origin.

What's up?

I'm on my PC, minding my own business, when suddenly I hear a quick grinding sound (lasting ~1 second). I can guess it's coming out from my hard drive. After that, around 5 seconds past and the system freezes. I kept it like that for 20mins and nothing happened. It does not respond to anything. Then I proceed to restart the PC. Everything looks fine. But after some random amount of time (some time 5mis, some time 1 hour) the same thing happens: same grind noise followed by a freeze.

What I noticed:

Most of the time, explorer.exe freezez first, causing windows, taskbar and other related stuff to now work. Often other applications (web browser, video/music player, game) keep working for a few more seconds, ot at least keep playing audio.

What I did:
Checked the system for any virses/malware (Avast!, MSI, Mawarbites), cleaned and defragg (Ccleaner/Defragger). Computer is clean: no viruses what so ever. Ccleaner did nothing to solve the problem. Trough when I did a defragg of the OS disk (C), the "grind-freeze" stopped for about 2 weeks.

What I did next:
I found out that if I wipe the system and do a clean reinstall of Win7 Ultimate, the "grind-freeze" stops for several months. Yeah that's right. About 3-4 months.

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Answer:Quick grinding sound coming out of HDD followed by a freeze

Before you do anything else, make sure you have at least one full backup of your HDD (hard drive). If you don't have another HDD to copy your data to, you will need to get an external HDD to use.

You can easily rule out the HDD being the problem by cloning your present HDD to a new HDD, then replacing the old one with the new one. Macrium Reflect Free is an easy to use program that can clone and image HDDs. Copying a HDD to another one is best done by cloning.

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My comp is making a really loud fan spinning grinding noise. I used speedfan program to try to lower the fan speed, I notice the fan slowing down because the fan sound is changing. Except the lond grinding noise is still present, SO IT MAY NOT BE THE FAN but what else can cause a loud grinding noise? Is it the fan or something else? BTW I cant really tell where the sound is coming from, specifically.

Answer:Loud grinding/fan sound, not sure whats causing it

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Recently, two nights ago, my pc began making some rather annoying grinding noises. The sounds vary in pitch and volume, sometimes stopping completely and later, starting again. At first I assumed it was one of the fans, so I made sure there were no wires caught on anything, while I was in the case I did a good vacuum job as well. Needless to say this didn't help, and I'm not really sure what the problem might be.

The sound appears to come from the power supply, but at times it seems the noise starts when I load a new web page, or enter new areas in a game, which makes me wonder if it could be the hard drive. I've also had a few "hangs" in process time, as well as some graphical issues since the noise began (things like ghosted FX not going away when they should and "sticking" on the screen)

Its a god awful whiny grind that I simply cannot "grin and bear" and definitely needs attention asap. I'm just not sure what to troubleshoot next to determine which component it might be. Would like to try as much as I can on my own before I run off buying misc components that "might" be broken.

Answer:PC making "grinding" noises

Id suggest using the harddrive manufacturers testing tool from their website as it could be a sign of imminent drive failure.
This link provides sound files of the most common failures.

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Hey. I need help fixing my external passport hard drive.My hard drive was functioning normally until it was jerked off the table and knocked against something when the laptop was suddenly moved. I noticed a dent on the outside case. Afterwards, the hard drive icon wouldn't appear in My Computer and I get a "device not recognised" message. I have tried plugging it into a desktop computer with no success. I am fairly sure it is a hard ware, not software problem.Upon plug in, the hard drive spins with a sort of grinding/clicking sound whenever I press my ear against it, then stops and falls silent. The light still stays on. I'm guessing that the heads have become jarred. Is their anyway that I can fix it? I don't have warranty on it.

Answer:External Hard Drive Dropped While In Use. Now grinding sound.

There is absolutely no way you can fix this drive. It is dead, and the data on it has gone to heaven.

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heare is a link to my speakers i do not understand this as if i use google crome on the same web page and scroll on g chrome it dose not make the grinding sound

Answer:weird grinding sound coming out of speakers when scrolling on firefox?

That is usually a setting in System Sounds. The panel for System Sounds can be found in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

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First post, hope I'm doing this right.Hi guys, about 3 weeks ago I purchased a Lenovo ideapad 110. It's a great laptop, however, about a couple weeks ago, the laptop started making a loud grinding/buzzing sound when playing audio. The sound only lasts for second, but it's quite jarring, to the point where I have to take out my earphones and take a break from what ever I was watching/listening to. It also happens without earphones, so those aren't the problem. YouTube is when it mainly occurs, however other sites with audio have it too. I've tried playing with the audio settings and updating the drivers, it worked for a few days, but the sound has returned. My previous laptop, a hp did this too, but never this frequently, so what exactly is this? I'm not very tech-savvy, so I have no idea.Here are the spec if it helps.15.6-inch (1366 x 768 pixels) TN displayIntel Pentium N3710 Processor (1.60GHz 1600MHz 2MB) with Intel HD Graphics4GB RAM (up to 8GB), 1TB HDDWindows 10 HomeBuilt-in DVD Recordable DriveStereo Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm Combo Audio JackUSB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45 Ethernet and 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 acDimensions: 378 x 265 x 22.9; Weight: 2.2 kg24WH batteryThanks.

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Hi, I have an Hp Pavilion dv2700 special edition laptop. I used to have Vista, but now I have windows 7 after I got the computer fixed. I downloaded and installed some programs, but I didn't like the effect they had on my computer after running them, and so I did a system restore to a previous date, which changed the settings back to when I didn't have those programs. Ever since, Windows has been installing updates to my computer, and some of those updates were obviously for the audio device installed in/on the system.

My question is for some reason, (and I can't really discern when the problems started arising), every time I try to listen to something on my computer like songs or videos, etc.-- with moderate volume level--and I try to load something else and/or the hard drive is active, the sound coming out of the my speakers starts to crackle and make weird electric-like grinding noises. This never happened to me before with vista, and it's irritating me a great deal now. Is there any way to fix this problem? Or am I just stuck with this?

Oh and I forgot to mention...when I plug in my headphones the sound continues to play on my speakers rather than within my headphones, any explanation for this? And what I could possibly do about it to fix it?

Thanks for the help in advance; truly appreciate it .

Answer:Speaker sound crackle or make weird grinding, electric type noises

I just checked the HP website and they do not support Windows 7 on the Pavilion dv2700, meaning they don't have any drivers for Windows 7.Evidently you didn't check that out before installing Windows 7 on it.Drivers for HP laptops are custom-made for the manufacturer (or at least some of them are) so that they match the custom-made components.Furthermore, although HP do have Windows Vista drivers for your Pavilion dv2700, they are not guaranteed to work properly on Windows 7.I'm guessing that's the cause of your current sound problem. Go back to Vista & you will almost certainly have no such problem.If you want Windows 7 buy it pre-installed on a new laptop which has been designed to run it, or before upgrading the OS in future, check that suitable drivers are available from the laptop maker's website!If you were led to believe that all Windows Vista drivers will work just as well on Windows 7, you've been misinformed.

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So this problem seemed to come out of nowhere, I have no idea why it started. Basically, when I use my internet, eg: opening link, loading video or downloading randomly my speakers make a grinding noise and until the noise stops (can be 1-10 seconds) my internet drops (the internet icon on the bottom right shows it is still connected but nothing loads until the noise stops. Even then, the noise can drop in and out like 10 times in a minute and is constantly messing up the internet.

If someone could help, it would be much appreciated, my speakers are Logitech (doubt that makes much difference as I doubt the problem is linked to them and my LAN card is some Ralink thing, nothing special.

Here is a low volume recording of the noise, turn up your speakers to hear it well.

Answer:Speakers make buzzing/hiss/grinding noise and internet drops until sound stops

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Right, got a brand new pc 2 weeks ago. Been really lovely to me so far, apart from the HDD grinding..
I've looked through the whole interwebs and a bit more but none on the solutions has helped me! I've disabled Super fetch and Windows search which helped a little. But i still hear grinding from my harddrive? is it just my case (ive removed the harddrive screws)?
I've been looking into the Reliabilty and Performance monitor and it looks like Svchost.exe is causing the problems.
Trying to get screenshots of it (in the reli and perfor montior) but for some reason its being quite quiet! Bah!

Light grinding
Semi grinding
Semi grinding 2
My system specs:
OS: Windows Vista 64 Ultimate

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (2400 MHz)
GPU processor: GeForce 8800 GTS 512 512mb
Motherboard: eVGA 780i SLI
RAM: 2 x 2gb OCZ Reaper PC2-6400
Soundcard: Creative X-FI ExtremeMusic
HDD: 750gb WesternDigital CavierSE16

Is there any other information i can give?
Thanks a lot!

Answer:Harddrive grinding and grinding and gri....

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I think the title says it all, when I log into Windows 7, it sitll makes a sound upon login even though sounds are set to none.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Answer:Win 7 making sound on login sound scheme is set to none

Along with the "no sounds" scheme, there is a separate box to uncheck for the startup sound.

See this:

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So i'm trying to work on a video project in Camtasia Studio 6. However the option to record from your speakers (what you hear) is not an option. After searching the net I found one common respond is to go to Control Panel > Sound and then the Recording tab and then make sure that all disabled and hidden objects are shown. However I still can't get Sound Mix or What you hear to show up, which is quite frustrating as I am sure that is why I can't select the Speaker audio option when i'm working in Camtasia Studio, that option is grayed out.
which leads me to question, is this a possible driver issue? I was thinking about installing the Realtek Audio Driver but not sure if that would do anything different or not.
Otherwise i'm lost as every place I have looked online just suggests this as an option (checking to make sure all disabled and disconnected devices are shown in Sound)
So not sure really what to do? anyone have any suggestions or advice?
I've posted some pics that might help explain a bit better.

Answer:Help making sound recording, no sound mix option

Im having the same exact problem and when i tried to install the realtek drivers vista wouldnt let me ! .

Ive tried to record using Audacity , Camstacia and adobe but need to enable this option but how?

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Hi, guys how you doing? My question is, regarding the sound in my computer. when am trying to access a file, it starts sound and continues until i close it. so please guys how can i solve this problem? i need your help. thanksHi, guys how you doing? My question is, regarding the sound in my computer. when am trying to access a file, it starts sound and continues until i close it. so please guys how can i solve this problem? i need your help. thanks

Answer:Why My Computer Is Making Sound? Too Much Sound

Please describe the sound as best as you can. Is it grinding, ticking, etc?

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I have a Soundblaster Live 24-bit sound card and just recently it is beginning to make a thumping sound, even when nothing is playing.  it comes in 5 second intervals, and I've tried restarting my computer, unplugging speakers and re-plugging them in, putting in headphones (still made sound), turning off subwoofer, downloading the drivers from the website, and installing from the disc.  Could my sound-card just need to be replaced?  It looks easy enough to replace, is this a possible fix?  I forgot to mention I have Windows XP, and a Dell Dimension (if that matters)

Answer:Sound Card making "thumping" sound, fuzzy music

When does the 'thumping' sound occur? Are you sure it is not some application that wants your attention? Or Windows sound configuration interfering with what you do?

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Is there any software I can buy to make my mp3's sound better?? I saved my cd's onto MP3 onto my hard drive but when I play them back they sound shallow and flat - not good stereo/hard to pick out certain instruments etc. Is there any software that highers the quality of mp3's. thanks

Answer:Making MP3's sound better

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I downloaded some Music Videos which i'd like to put onto VCD's.

I've tried using Nero and TMPGEnc, followed the instructions, converted them to VCD standard, but most of the Video's end up with either no sound or black & white (and slightly fuzzy)...

I'm scratching my head here ...

If anyone can throw me any ideas i'd be grateful.

I've also had a look at (which is a brilliant site) but i still can't fathom it out...

Answer:No sound when making VCD's

use virtualDub/nanDub. You probably didn't pick process audio.

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Just did it for the first time. A high pitched humming, almost a continuous beeping was being let out.

Happened on restart, and windows XP would not open, only saw a single unscore or hyphen on the dark screen where I think think XP pre-loads/bios opens and it held there on it and wouldn't budge. Powered off the pc and it did it again. Once more, and I'm now using it.

Thought it may be a fan but the high pitch seems to suggest not. Could a fan cause the system to lock/XP not open? Would it have to be the CPU fan to shut it down for safety?

Could of sworn it was coming from the front of the case, where drives are stored. But this didn't seem like a mechanical sound. (unless the platter arm/head wasn't making contact altogether?) Sounded more like an alert.

Answer:pc making humming sound

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I just built a computer and I pluged in my speakers and they don't make any sound. The computer see's them in the Device Manager but I dont know what to do from there . Any Ideas???? Ross

Answer:Speakers Not making any sound

Have you first loaded the Sound Drivers? these are with the Sound Card or if it's onboard sound it will be on the Motherboard CD. Next if you see a Speaker icon near the system clock double click on it and check sound is not Muted

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It sounds like a fan in my computer tower speeds up and than slows down to normal. What causes this?? Please Advise -- I am the type of chick that likes to jump in her car, push the gas pedal and go. Therefore, I am not very computer savvy - LOL!!!


Answer:Fan Making Weird Sound

The fan's RPM's are adjusting to the system's temperature , that is what I think. When was the last time you " cleaned " the fan out with some canned air? Always good to keep that stuff clean

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Hello. I'm curious if anyone else has experienced this. I've been hearing a plink or a bloop, almost like a waterdrop type sound intermittently from my S10. It'll happen a few times a minute, even if I'm not touching the laptop at all and nothing is running. At first I thought it might be the Windows XP Pop-Up Blocked sound, but I had that disabled and everything muted, and I was still hearing it. It seems like a mechanical sound, and the only moving parts are the fan and the hard-drive. So I'm guessing it must be one of those, but that would still be odd seeing as it occurs when the computer is totally idle as well. Is this a regular thing that I just need to get used to? Or is this perhaps a defect that I'll need to send back for repair. It's not a major mechanical problem, but it is a little maddening to have it softly go "puh-plink!" every 30 seconds or so.For reference, here's that Windows sound. It does not sound exactly like this, but it is similar, and softer. Perhaps this might sound familiar to some: plink Any experiences/ideas/suggestions?

Answer:S10 Making a Mechanical Sound

I prefer to check the harddrive on errors with pc doctor or other harddrive software... regards KalvinKlein    

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This pc is less than 6 months old. It just recently started making this noise. Sounds like a timer ticking starts fast and slowly goes away or when I flip upside down it went away. This has me a little worried, I am working on posting a video of it as soon as I get the link I will include it

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My 50G WesternDigigital drive recently took a dump and started making a strange siren sound and I'm hoping (although I should know better) that I can recover from this. At the very least I'd like to get the data if possible. Here's what happened:

I'm running XP and while trying to shut down my PC it would reboot itself. During one of the boot cycles I decided that I would shut it off manually. Now that I think about it, I did this right around the memory check but probably more around the HD check.

When I rebooted the BIOS popped up giving me an error about having the CPU speed mis-configured. I hadn't changed the settings that had been running fine for years so I did a save an exit. During the HD check my PC started making this strange siren sound and the boot failed.

I assumed that the siren had something to do with the CPU being mis-clocked so I wen't back into the BIOS to change some things around with no luck. After a few reboots, trying different things and now both of my HDs failing at boot I was starting to get worried.

The siren sound was starting to drive me nuts so I disconnected the speaker on my tower. When this didn't stop the sound I went hunting for the source. I came to find that it was my HD making the sound.

Removing it from the IDE chain got me past the CPU issue and eliminated the problem so at least I'm up and running. The only problem is that the HD is toast.

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my computer keeps loading, and the CPU jumps up to 40 to 90% constantly accompanied with loud loading noise of the HDD arm attempting to read the hard drive. This loading noise even continues when there is no programs running. For example, when I boot up the pc, I let it load all its programs for 10 to 15 minutes, and even when its done loading all programs, it keeps buzzing/ticking as if its loading something.

At first I thought it had to do with malware, so posted in the malware thread on this forum. Kestrel13! kindly guided me through the procedure and checked my logs, and it turned out my pc is clean of any malware, yet the ticking/loading is not resolved.

Some hardware parts in this pc have been recently replaced with new ones, such as new DVD drives, graphics card, etc, but I am still using my old mother board, HDD and power supply. This HDD has been re-installed with Windows XP, Vista or Linux Ubuntu about 8 to 10 times now, with complete harddrive wipes, but the last 4 reinstalls I kept having a lag problem with my pc within a week of reinstall. I figured out that the person who reinstalled my pc, kept putting a illegal version of windows on here, so I purchased a legal version of windows XP last reinstall. At first the pc ran faster, but kept having the 'bzz' sound every few seconds and it has now gotten worse and is affecting my CPU terribly.

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Answer:HDD Keeps making Ticking sound

1. Backup your documents ASAP on that computer
2. Check the event logs to see if there are disk errors being reported.

It reads like your hard drive is going bad and might want to replace it. $.02

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for the record i didnt know what forum to put this in so i just chose this one, and also this noise is really bugging me so as soon as im done writing this im turning off my pc. im not sure what this sound is but my computer just started making it 3 days ago.

5 mins later it was making this noise (it hasnt made this one since though, but its constantly making the first one)

thanks for any help you can give me.

Answer:why is my computer making this sound?

Sound's like a screwed fan to me

Take the side panel off and you will be able to tell better where the sound is coming from.

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My laptop frequently makes the "Device Disconnect" sound -- that little sound you get when you pull something out of a USB port -- for no apparent reason.

The laptop can be sitting there completely still -- without my doing anything or even touching the keyboard or mouse -- and it'll throw that sound out randomly. It happens several times an hour.

Is there anyway I can find out what's causing this?

Answer:Why does my computer keep making this sound?

Bootcamp does not like Windows running on your MacBook. When you are using a Virtual Machine like Bootcamp, you really need to address your questions over at the Support forums. They are more familiar with Bootcamp.

If I had to make a fair guess, your Macbook is dropping a virtual USB connection while you are using Bootcamp. As long as it does not do it in Mac OS-X. Then your problem lies with the Virtual Machine.

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So like to use a website that plays my shows for free. They don't give me viruses or anything, but there is a ton of advertisements. Now I usually click them off, but in the last week something new has emerged..........I see no ads, but sound is still playing from somewhere. It isn't the player that is on the site as the video I am watching starts and stops playing sound after I click play and stop..........Where else could the sound be coming from? Is there a way for me to block all sound except the sound coming from the main media player?

Answer:Hidden ads making sound?

I also have the same problems, hoping to get help?

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Question: DVD vibrating

I have just received a couple of Yoga DVDs from Amazon.One of them makes a whirring sound as it runs. It plays OK but the whole Laptop vibrates. No problems with Audio or Image.Such a vibration has never occurred to me before. I reloaded it several times and the vibration has always been present. The vibration does not occur on other DVDs or CD's.My first thought was to contact Amazon for a replacement.My second was to ask the panel of wizards here, if that is what I should do and if there are any ways of ensuring a swift and satisfactory conclusion.In passing: No one has ever told me how to get a DVD off a laptop's dolly. At the moment I place my finger in the middle, grab the rim and lift gently. Is there a better way?

Answer:DVD vibrating

Ask for a replacement..Does it vibrate with any other dvd??

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Hello. I was cleaning out my cpu fan about 20 mins ago, and one of the fins had cracked. It was bending too much, so I broke it off to prevent it from damaging anything. Well, now the CPU fan is vibrating, and I'm scared...Will the vibration kill the CPU? Where can I get a new stock CPU fan? I'm running a P4 1.8 gHZ Willamette with stock fan spinning at 3750 RPM.

Answer:CPU Fan Vibrating :(

you definately need a new fan, it should be cheap to get another fan, you could google it and find it easy.

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Question: Vibrating Fan

Hi. I purchased my laptop in May and it was running like a charm.  Now everytime I take it somewhere, shut down and start up again, the fan is noisy - like it is vibrating or hitting something.  It is intermittent, and sometimes either quiet or very noisy.  I am not quite sure what to do, and could use some advice.  The laptop is still under warranty, so I do not want to take the back cover off to see what lies beneath.  Thank you.

Answer:Vibrating Fan

Get some strong compressed air like a can of air or better yet an air compressor. Stick a bent-out paperclip in the grille to hold the fan blades. Blast in the air. Laptop should be off for this obviously. Now turn on. If the fan still makes a noise you have to either risk the warranty by opening it or send it in for service. 

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have recently (January 2003) brought this new computer and it was working fine and then something happened and the technitions restarted my pc. now It is making funny noises, they said it was nothing and that it would go away but it's getting louder. My bro brought the same pc and you can hardley hear it running yet mine you can here all over the house.

opened up my pc and the loud sound/fan is coming from the one attached to the mother board and which seems to be attached to something (could be the processor thing...Not quite sure lol)
anyone know any solutions???

fter listening more carefully they both sound the same ( are making the nose) someone else suggested they might be spinning to fast..does anyone have any ideas.........Plz help because I need the computer to stay alive.

Answer:!!!My Motherboard is making a funny sound!!!

Make sure that when your case closes that no wires are obstructing the fan's rotation. A good way to do this is to bundle the cables together with a plastic tie.


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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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This is totally bizarre. I know. but I walked into my computer room, and there my cat was. Licking the computer fan. After almost peeing my pants, I noticed that now it is making a low buzzing noise occasionally. Does it have to do anything with the cat?

P.S. I realize the typo. I meant to say *Licked*

Answer:Cat liked my computer fan.... Now it is making a weird sound?

fur ? which fan btw ? psu ?

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Hey guys my laptop is making a whining sound it hurts my ears.
I think is my HDD its a one year old laptop dell inspiron im surprise the HDD is going
out this soon . I mean we have not taken complete care of it like we should were just
learning they said not move it around when its runing but we do tha alot i mean is laptop we though it was for tha I guess no tho . Its been like this for about 6 months now are maybe more.
I just wanna to get u all's imput.And no we didn't buy extra warranty im not even sure if factory warranty is still good.

Answer:My laptop is making a whining sound..

That is most likely your fan. Did you clean it out lately? May be because of a dust build up.

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Just a couple of day ago I plugged my microphone in to my computer and it was working fine, now it just seems to make a consistent buzzing noise every time it is plugged in. I know it is not something with the headphones because when I am talking with someone on Skype I can't hear the noise. Is there any simple way to try and fix this problem, or could it be something to do with the sound card all together? Also, is there any mixer program that is better than the one that comes with vista? Preferably one that gives the option to lower certain frequencies, because I originally thought I could use something like that to try and reduce the buzzing noise. Thanks.

Answer:Microphone making buzzing sound

The buzzing noise is usually caused by a faulty cable on the mic, but if the noise can be heard through your headset while not using the mic then it could be just picking up white noise, try reducing the volume of your headset and see if the buzzing is still present, if so then you may need to try a different jack for your headset and/or microphone

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Just bought a brand new CM GX 750W PSU, after 2 days of use, an on and off electrical buzzing occurs, it's not constant. But after i shut down the com a less loud buzzing sound is heard from the psu I'm sure of it.It's non-stop, i have to switch off the main socket to eliminate the noise. What is happening?

Answer:CM PSU making electrical buzzing sound

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Hi, I just bought a brand new HP Probook 430 G3 laptop and I noticed that when the fan is operating (not all the time), it's making a wavy sound and not constant as it should be. I suppose it's not normal? Thanks for your answer in advance. Best regards,Maccepi  

Answer:Fan making a wavy sound / HP ProBook 430 G3

I bought the same laptop today and the fan keeps on making loud buzzing noise all the time though I am hardly checking couple of email website together.  Are you facing similar problem? Is fan noise : Continuous  (Always) when you browse ?/ Sometimes and Sometimes not -  when you browse you hear fan noise ? I am trying to figure out if its dead on arrival problem for my laptop as its continuously making fan noise even on low usage Regards,Chirag 

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Hi, I have windows 98 se on a HP Brio ba410, for about a week and a half now my harddrive is making weird clicking sounds. Like if you ever get the blue screen of death, the clicking sound it makes right before then is the sound it is making now only it does it every few seconds, sort of like every action the computer is processing creates the clicking sound. When I play a game the game actually stops for a second with every clicking sound. Does anybody have any idea what this could be? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Harddrive is making weird sound

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hello everyone i have an hp pavillion dv2401pu yesterday when i tried i switch on it ,then after somtime of opening it started making funny sound and the opening process countinued up to windows starting window,then it shut down.............pls someone help me....sorry to mention it before that my laptop is 3 year old.

Answer:My laptop is making funny sound

As a guess it could be your CPU fan that was making a noise due to malfunction and that caused the CPU to overheat and thus it shut down.

Can you describe what the "funny sound" actually sounded like, was it a click, a squeek or something else, try and put it in words as best you can and compare it with something similar that I can relate to.

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Hey guys, I have noticed my PC lately can randomly make a strange sound. It sounds similar to dragging your finger nail across a wooden desk. It is random and doesn't always happen. First time it happened while I was waking it up from sleep mode 2 nights ago. It was constant and noticed my windows toolbar (where start button is) went back to basic instead of using Aero. Tends to happen when the system slows considerably since it is automatic. I restarted the PC and it stopped.

The second time was last night but it was only for 5 seconds. It stopped on it's own. I was only watching a YouTube video.

As of right now, I am thinking it may be the GPU since I checked temperatures right after it happened the second time (5 seconds) and the GPU temperatures had spiked for a bit and past the screeching duration but the spiking may have started when the screeching started.

I am also assuming it is my GPU since I have been having a lot of crashing issues with BF4 as of lately and it does appear to be my end. I crashed to desktop once recently and battlelog was in the background with artifacting or like an NES game that glitched out and squares of different colors.

So I am under the assumption that it may be the GPU and probably dusty since I haven't put a can of air into it in 2-3 months. I was doing it monthly for a long while. Will open my PC up later on today when I get home, currently in class.

So my question is: Is there anything else I should be checking and how wo... Read more

Answer:PC making a screeching/scratching sound

Sounds like either something's hitting a system fan/gpu fan, or possibly your hard drive is dying. Instead of looking at it like: "Tends to happen when the system slows considerably since it is automatic", it could be the sound of your hard drive grinding (which could severely hamper performance).

Definitely open your case when you get home though.

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hey i just woke up this morning and found out that my speakers were making this horrible repeated bell sound, sounds like when u r playing a music and ur pc just crashed.

Everytime i load up a mp3 it just plays this sound and when i close it it takes about 2 secs after for the sound to go away

i left my comp on thru the night and it was working perfectly last night, i tried restarting it but it just doesnt seem to work properly.

It isnt just the mp3s, it also does it on the window start up and error messages

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I recently bought a newly assembled PC for myself, with a 600VA UPS that I thought would support the load of the PC. Turns out that it far from does that - I haven't had the time to go purchase one that suffices yet. The last time the main power supply to my house got cut, the UPS kept the PC from switching off completely, but the monitor and the CPU remained on, while not really "working", as always. The light indicating power for both the monitor and the CPU remained on, but at the same time, the monitor wasn't displaying anything, neither was the CPU processing anything - sort of in a state of 'limbo'. It sounds weird, and I hope I've put it across as well as possible.

Anyway, so once the main power supply returned this time around, the PC's been working fine, which it normally does in these situations, but my FDD has been making an annoying clunking sound that kicks in only right from when I run Windows XP - the kind you hear when it's running a floppy disk. And I can't seem to get rid of the noise; it's extremely irritating. If I right-click on the 3 1/2 Floppy A: option in My Computer, the sound grates even more. Any ideas how to remedy this? The reason I mentioned the UPS in this is because this difficulty has arisen only after the power last got cut.

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Hello all,I had this thinkpad t60 for 10 months now, lately I noticed there's an noise coming from the fans located on the left side of the laptop when the systems heat up at 92 F.  The noise last about a few seconds during the warming up stage, then its quite like normal, it's repeats a few times during the laptop is ON.I don't know if anyone has the same problem, I'm thinking of something might get stuck blocking the fans or the oil is dried out.Any help would be appreciate.Thanks. 


Answer:Thinkpad T60 fans making sound

We've had a number of T60s have their fans fail.  I think Lenovo got a bad batch.  I'd keep an eye on yours.

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It's coming from one of the two fans on the CPU liquid cooler.
Is this something I need to replace asap? There are two fans blowing air out if it's only one is it a must replace or can it wait for a bit?

Answer:Computer fan(s) making a clicking sound

clicking means something catching on it or a bearing failing - sometimes you can peel back the label and there may be a small hole where you can put a drop of thin oil.

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My computer keeps making the oddest sound. I'll be doing something and it will make a bell sound. It sounds like an actual bell. I first noticed it when playing world of warcraft and thought it might be one of my addons, auctioneer, because it sounds almost exactly like the auction bell that sounds when you enter the auctionhouse, except ringing once instead of twice. But then my brother complained that it kept doing it during the night. I've had it happen several other times as well. I've gone through my sounds on the control panel and there is nothing like it (I'm using the default XP sound scheme). I'm starting to worried, is there something wrong with my PC? I'm running XP SP2.

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Today i noticed my laptop started making weird sounds, to describe it its almost like the sound you hear from a television when there is no signal and you get that static screen.

It only lasts a minute and seems to kick in when i open outlook, windows explorer etc then it goes back to normal after a minute, i'm currently backing up my whole hard drive in case its something bad but any ideas, once i back it up ill open it up and take a look and see if i see anything obvious

Answer:Laptop Making Weird sound

Possibly a dirty fan, have you blown out the vents/fans with compressed air? You can pick up a can at most computer, electronics, or hardware stores.

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I have a Pionex computer with Windows 98... Yeah, I know it should be trashed, but it is all I have at the moment. My computer made this terrible car alarm sound about two months ago and did not do it again until this weekend. Today, it has done it about every 45 minutes to an hour. It seems to only do this when I'm on the internet. However it did it when my son was playing a Jumpstart game this weekend.
What the heck is going on?

Answer:Computer is making an alarm sound!

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Every time I have iTunes open, it will constantly make this honking noise at random times. I don't understand why because it's not alerting me or anything, it's just making the noise, and it's incredibly annoying.

Anyone know how to make it stop?

Answer:Why does my iTunes keep making a honking sound?

Have you updated your sound drivers? Or reinstalling iTunes

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I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction to learn how to make sound bites.

I have music on my system that is mp3 and i want to use it for my pc sound scheme. You know, so when I turn on my system I hear that music piece.

I have a notebook and I tried using sound recorder but I am not sure what I am doing.

I can hear it play but when i try to add it to my sounds, an error comes up it may not be a valid sound file.

What am I doing wrong?

Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Making sound bite

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Hello,Today when I plugged my computer into the wall, I heard a faint fizzing sound coming from my computer charger. Is this normal? I have been reading up on it online, and multiple websites have said that my charger is now a fire hazard, and that I should contact support. Unfortunetly, the person that I got on with had no clue what I should do, so I hung up.Thank you.

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