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T470p SSD making grinding noises like a conventional hard disk

Question: T470p SSD making grinding noises like a conventional hard disk

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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My hard drive has started making a strange noise about every 15 seconds. It only lasts for a second or two and sounds like a rapid clicking noise, as if it's trying to load something.Any ideas please. Thank you

Answer:Hard drive making strange noises

Back it up immediately, if it goes belly up and to be honest it doesn't sound too healthy. You will lose everything.

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Just recently my hard drive has been making a weird noise. It seems to happen when the drive is inactive for a while (e.g. when browsing a single page on Internet Explorer). It will then make a sound like it is accessing the drive but quite quiet and a constant note (if that makes sense?). It stops if you force the computer to access the drive by clicking a menu, closing a window, loading a program ect. Is this a sign that my drive is on the way out or possibly a virus (I have done system scans using Panda, AVG, A-Squared, AVG Anti Spyware and Ad-Aware)?

Answer:Hard drive making weird noises.

Well, we can't know what exactly the sound is.. Some hard drives do a self-test or a reset routine occasionally when they are idle and it is perfectly normal. Some people describe this as a "meow" sound. Also, it could just be Windows doing some housekeeping.

Any hard drive can fail at any moment without warning, so making backups is always a good idea.

Whether your drive is actually trying to warn you.. Download the diagnostics utility from your HD maker's website and ruyn that just to be sure.

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Hi, I have a SATA 200GB hard disk for my PC. It is about half a year old and I noticed that it is making weird noises these days. The noise is pretty quiet but when I press on the disk, the noise becomes louder but sometimes it stops if I press it 'the right way'... The noise is like the sound coming out from a running microwave oven but obviously much much quieter. Weird thing is that if I deliberately position the disk out of place, the noise is completely gone. It comes back only when I snap it back to its proper position and close the case...

Answer:Solved: Hard drive is making noises

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Hello, I just found this forum via google and thought you might be able to help.

My hard drive tipped over today and shut off. When I turned it back on I hear 2 tones of beeping noises. I opened it up and nothing was out of place so I recorded this video so you could hear the sounds.

You might have to turn the volume up a bit:

It does this for about 30 seconds and then stops. My computer fails to recognize the hard drive so I am concerned about retrieving the data on it. The external hard drive is buslink brand but the actual hard drive inside is western digital 160gb.

Does anyone have any ideas of what this is? How to fix it? Or whether or not the data might be salvegable?

Thanks for any advice you might have.

Answer:Hard drive is making beeping noises

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Hello there, can somebody please help?

I think my laptop is in real trouble, the hard drive (or what I think is the hard drive) is making lots of clicking noises and my battery life is running down when the adaptor is plugged in. It only seems to be running down when the Hard drive is making these clicking sounds. When the power mode is in Power saver sometimes the clicking stops and the battery life fills up again, but recently its been doing it even in Power saver mode.

I am moving all of my files on to an external hard drive even though I have a lot of stuff on my lap top.I cannnot afford a new laptop

Can anyone help me please?

Thank you

Answer:Equium - Hard drive making clicking noises

Hi buddy,

How to help you without knowing your exact notebook model?

Generally speaking if the HDD makes clicking noises it?s time to replace it. Backup on an external drive was a very good idea.

And how you can loose battery life if AC adaptor is connected? I don?t understand this.

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for the last few days, one of my hard drives have been making a weird's like this : *click*click*...pause...*click*click*...pause...

it usually goes on for a few minutes and then stops. i haven't been able to connect this problem with something i'm doing while it's happening, it just starts for a few minutes and then stops. it was doing it a few minutes ago, and all i was doing was surfing the web.

the hard drive that is making the noise is a western digital 102AA WD Caviar 10.2gig IDE drive, Model # WDCWD102AA.

it may be noteworthy that i recently formatted the drive because i was getting messages from xp that said it was having a Delayed Write Failure. I googled this and found that some people got rid of this problem by formatting, so i did, and haven't had that message since. i think these two problems might be related.

also, i use this drive for storage only. windows is installed on my OTHER drive.

can anyone help me? i really don't want to lose this drive! i know it's not super big, but it's the best i can do right now, being a broke college student!


Answer:Solved: hard drive making *click* noises

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I was a defragmenting my hard drive while playing a game, suddenly my hard drive starts making weird noises. My windows got stuck and i was still able to play the game. So i restarted my computer with the button, BIOS loading longer then normal, so i taked a look at BIOS post message.

It said:
Auto Detecting SATA1: Samsung <harddrive number in system specs>
Auto Detecting SATA2: ATAPI CD-ROM

And when Auto Detecting SATA2 came up screen the hard drive starts making an weird noise. Then it loads to an black screen with a blinking text cursor.

Here's an video (low quality, sorry!)

If needed, i will record the sound also.




Answer:SATA Hard Drive making weird noises

Is it a kind of clunking sound ? Some times when you hard boot a drive the disk platters get damaged from the heads, sound like this is what has happened to your drive.

I am no expert but there are a few here who might be able to give you more info, but it reads to me like you have damaged your hard drive sorry man.


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Hi! So I bought this laptop, an HP Pavilion 15-au028ca for school and after around 3 weeks or so of using it my hard drive has started to make some kind of crackling noise and since I use it for school, it's a huge problem has it distract me but also people around me. So I went to best buy where I bought it and an IT confirmed that it was infact the Hard Drive making noise but because the 14 days refund had passed they would not refund it or replace it. The offered me to buy an other laptop while they send it to HP for repair since it's still convered and then refund the laptop one mine came back from HP but the problem is that I don't have the money right now to just go and buy an other 1000$ Laptop. Also, it's my everyday laptop for school, I'm studiying in computer science so I use it every day and I really can't afford to go a week (or more) without it. Now, some people proposed that I could swap the HDD for a SSD but I just wanted to know first if there was maybe an easy fix that would require me to go out an buy a 400$ SSD or could I work out with HP diretcly in order to fix my issue? I honestly don't know what to do, any help/anwser is highly appreciated. Thanks Antoine.

Answer:HP Pavilion 15-au028ca Hard drive making crackling noises

Your system will operate much faster, quiter and cooler with a SSD.I found a Mushkin 500G SSD on NewEgg for only $119.99.  If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.        If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks!

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Hi, Notebook details:X220 TabletBought online over U.S ebay on 23/12/2011. I started using on 27/12/2011. It has 3-year depot warranty.Product: 42962YU I encountered a problem a couple of days ago. The hard disk made grinding noises after the notebook was turned off. It now happens every time i turn off the notebook. I am a new Lenovo user/customer. Please provide guidance. 

Answer:hard disk failure (grinding noise)

Welcome to the forum!
You'll have to call the local support number, and they'll ship a replacement hard drive. The defective one will have to be returned to them in most cases.
Good luck.

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Well, my HD has been making some weird noises... i cant tell if its the sound of grinding or if its the platter arm bouncing/getting caught somewhere...

The thing is, my hard drive works perfectly up to that point, and my computer only seems to do it under high stress for a long ammount of time. (as if the computer heating up might make a difference?) Ill be running a system-wide virus scan from Panda Antivirus Platinum, and at some random point it starts. This doesnt happen all the time it could happen at any time, like maybe installing a game after my computer has been on all day.

Its like a "(click, click.....................bwaAaaaaAAAAAAaaAAAAa)"

Not quite grinding its hard to explain

The drive's a Seagate 30gb.

My Hypothesis:
1. My $chitty power supply (a Deer 300w) at some point has trouble powering the drive, like maybe a jump in voltage... the the drive's internal parts would not be where the drive thinks they are, or maybe a lower voltage would cause things that are normally synchronized to get out of wack...

2. My ECS mobo installed in that particular system?
3. Could the drive be heating up too much? How could i test this?

Well anyways, if it starts to happen i have to completely turn the system off, as "restarting" via the button in the front doent acutally restart everything, and the problem would still occour.
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Answer:Odd Drive noises etc, grinding?

Your drive is dead. I've had this happen several times. before you use it again, i would suggest buy another dirve, copy the bad one to the good one and then have fun pulling the old one apart to see how it's broke. if you keep using it you'll lose all your information anywhere from a week to a month after it started making the noise.

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Hi all , Is there any way to find out what is going on within my PC when I login to windows ME . There is a lot of low grinding noises while the little hour glass symbol is keeping company with my cursor.

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My pc keeps making click noises (like that of opening a folder) every minute or so, it clicks four times - during which the pc freezes! The noise is a speaker one and not hardware; I haven't installed anything recently... help!



Answer:Pc Keeps making folder clicking noises (x4) and freezing during noises

Post what processes are running in your task manager. To get there press the Ctrl, Alt and Del keys all at the same time then click on processes.

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Even when it is just sitting there doing nothing. If I open a new window, racing noises, like the fan gearing up and down loudly. When opening programs grinding noises. I am not sure what to do about this, is it something simple?

Answer:Computer makes racing and grinding noises


Is this a laptop or a desktop?

What is the make and model of the system?

How old is the system?

How long has the problem existed?

Also, grinding noises are usually just old worn fans, which is it is a desktop, can easily be replaced. What has me wondering is why it goes to full fan speed everytime you do something.



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I am using a dell 510. After 20-30 min, the hd makes an unusual low grinding noise, and windows get slower and slower to respond, and almost freezes. This happens with certain programs open. Could anyone tell me what these symptoms are. Thank you

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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, 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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My laptop is Satellite A30-614 with 60GB. When I doing my applications it is giving some sound of hard disk and when I am copying documents or installing software it giving message data lost. One big problem is until I press F1 my system doesn?t boot.
Please help me.

Answer:Hard disk on my Sat. A30 make strange noises


sounds like a hardware problem. I think the HDD shoukd be replaced.


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During the past couple of weeks one of my Hard Disks has began making a clicking noise and has been 'disk thrashing' a fair bit more than it used to cause a momentary halt to operations (system will freeze for 5 - 10 seconds). It is not, at the moment, often enough to really bother me but what I am interested in is if my hard drive is about to go tits-up.I've had a Hard Disk fail before and the symptoms were similair, except the noises were much more frequent and the disk would often fail to load. Apart from what I have described about I have had no other problems - do you think my HDD is on the way to complete failure or is it just making harmless noises?I have recently defragged all my drives and done a general clear-up, but that did not seem to improve anything. Windows hasn't asked to scan any of the disks for sector errors or anything like that.I run Windows Vista 64, Amd Athlon 6000+, ATI 1950 GFXPrimary HD: 80GB IDE, approx 4 - 5 years of age, holds Windows Vista. Partitioned in two, one of which is empty.Secondary HD: 200GB Sata, approx 1 - 2 years of age,holds all my data. partitioned in to 4 drives.

Answer:Imminent Hard Disk failure or harmless noises?

Backup your data and scan for errors a see if it quietens down if not then change the drive before you lose everything.

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I am having speed/space issues with my Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop. I'm running Windows XP. The last week or so it has been taking an inordinate amount of time to bring up new windows, change tabs in Firefox, etc., even bringing up the Start Menu takes time and makes a lot of noise. I've also noticed that there is very little space left on my hard drive. I have continued to move photos to a USB key and delete old files, but the space keeps filling up, and I don't know what's causing it. I also had one incident this week where I typed a web address into Firefox (I don't remember exactly which site--something very regular like Facebook or Gmail) and it brought up a completely different site with questionable content (no, it was not a pop-up, and the page I wanted didn't load in a new tab or anything). I am putting a HijackThis log below.

Thank you much for your help!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:46:50 AM, on 5/8/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ash... Read more

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  0 downloadsDear all,
I will enclose here my complaint which I send to motherboard maker Gigabyte, regarding USB external hard disk problem. Please read it and if anybody knows how to solve this, thanks.
My computer has external hard drive connected to USB 2.0 port(s), which is extremely slow. Drive is Transcend StoreJet. No drivers exist for it. It works perfectly for other I/O operations like copy, paste, delete,etc. When I try to make hard disk image with any program, and store it on Transcend Store Jet, speed starts with 50MB/s but drops to nearly zero in few minutes. You can see example on attached picture. It is the same with any program. Disk image would take more than one day to complete, if it completes at all. Actually, I never managed to finish image with any disk imaging software. I tried all usual software for that: Paragon, Aomei, Acronis, EaseusToDo, Drive XML, etc. Are there any USB or other drivers which are responsible for this issue? Can Gigabyte be serious regarding its costumers and provide them solution in order to use USB ports for most important thing (backup)? In this case, making disk image is totally impossible. USB 2.0 ports have speed оf 480 Mbit/s, theoretical. This is far cry from situation here. So, ... Read more

Answer:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
I personally partition my main Drive eg: c:\ and d:\ and so only the operating system is on C;\
Then use the D;\ to store your personal files. , this way your c:\ wont keep growing in size as you are storing everything there.
If you cant actually do anything with the computer because of warranties as you stated "just serviced" , ask them why you cant Image Drive.
1/ Try another hard drive to backup to.{ Usb will always be slower } than directly connected to Mobo.
2/ Use Mini Tool Partition Wizard [ Free } to create another partition -
3/ Remove all Temp Files / Restore Points / etc with Ccleaner { Free ] -
    this will reduce C:\ size to minimal size { defrag drive also }.
4/ Use any program to Image C:\ { I use Acronis }. to the D:\ Backup Folder.
5/ Then copy the image to any portable drive or external if need be.
6/ Use the D:\ for your personal files and folders as a backup also.
Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
If you run a Business then you claim all your costs incurred.
All this will take time but you will have backups and feel at ease.

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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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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..

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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 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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I have a dual boot system with XP Home and 98 SE. I'm trying to do a non destructive over the top reinstall if 98 SE as I want to keep all my settings and programs but I'm getting missing DLL and slugish performance. When I go to do it I get the message stated in the title of this post. How do I free the referred to memory so there's enough to do the reinstall. Thanks in advance.


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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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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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Recently, i found that i do not have sufficient ram to run my computer. Can i make some of my hard disk space into a ram?

Answer:making hard disk into ram

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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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I have a Lenovo N100 0768-fkg and the hard disk is making wierd alian noses. I think it also causes the battery to discharge (goes down from being fully loaded to 3% and the computer shuts down). what can i do ? Thanks...  

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What should i do with my HDD it start noising when i start one or more operation at a time. What you recommend me to replace my HDD or do repair it.?

Answer:Hard disk making noise

What type of noise? And I deleted your advertising signature.

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Today I noticed that my hard disk is making a little bit of noise when I try to open files or it makes noise after some time periodically.

Its noise is not loud. It is like Fusssssss....

Similar noise I heard from HDD when I restore my computer from stand by mode. But Now I am hearing such noice while working.

Is something wrong with my HDD?

Answer:Hard disk is making noise

One never knows with hard drives, just make sure you got everything important backed up.
I had drives making noise for years still going and ones with no noise, just crashing.

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Hi i have a ps2 and its under repair warrenty but if i return it and there isnt a problem i owe 40$ for shipping. so the problem is that when a games loading like the gta:sa loadingand on some other games it starts making a pretty loud buzzing sound.even when its not loading. some times i just tasp my ps2 and it will stop for a while but it comes back also if i put it vertically it stops but comes back. Is it a problem worth worrying about. I think it might be that the cd tray is lose and might be virbrating inside but not sure help would be appreicated.

Answer:Ps2 help its making noises.

It's probably just something vibrating in there.

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Hey guys Although my laptop is about 2 or 3 months old, it constantly makes weird noises when I'm not using it but it is still on. I don't really know how to best put it but I hope you are able to understand-it is something similar to a booting sound or the sound it makes when it's overheated and it repeats every 5 seconds which is reaaaally frustrating. I'd be grateful if you could give me some insight.

Answer:B50-80 making noises when on

If it sounds like the system fan is activating then it may need to be cleaned out.  I would suggest using canned computer quality air (not from mechanical compressor) to blow out any dust from the fan vents.  Also a good time to use the same are to remove debris from under the keyboard and out from the hard drive / cd bays.
Also would suggest checking your "sleep" and "hibernate" settings to see if the computer enters low power mode.  You can also check the event log for reported issues / troubles and system faults.
Good luck.

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Question: HD making noises

One of my HD's (the slave) is randomly making noises, the sound when you have to shut down your computer, it comes from the PSU

OK anyway it randomly makes that sound. and since I can see into my pc the light underneath it showing its activity will randomly blink off and on I think it is dieing but I dunno

if any1 knows wut is wrong plz let me know

Answer:HD making noises


Back up all your data immediately, it is most likely dying. What I suggest is that you download the drive manufacturer's utility and run that against the drive to see what the status of the drive is.

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I am currentlly reformating a 120 gig hard drive and it is clicking and sqeacking. Is that a bad sign?

Answer:hrd drv making noises

Yes, time to buy a new HD.

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Hey all, this is my first post (be patient... please...!) And I only know the very foundations of advanced computing, so I'm not very good! I don't even know if I've put this in the correct area, so sorry if I haven't...

I was using my PC to work on coursework when everything frooze including mouse pointer, and my CPU just started to make a repetative ticking sound. A blue screen then appeared stating:
It also stated something about "dumping physical memory", however I restarted, but my PC frooze while it was booting up and whenever I tried to restart, it kept on freezing on the same place. When I switched it off completly and switched it on again, everything seemed to work fine, except a message came up saying "this system has just recovered from a major error" or something along those lines. This is about the third time this has happened and I'm starting to get worried. I recently downloaded some Anti-virus programs which discovered loads of "infections", so I don't know if this is anything to do with it.
Please help me, I have no idea what to do!

Answer:CPU making odd noises...

A repeated clicking?

Repeated clicking most often occurs in a dying or dead hard drive. How old is this PC? I would suggest immediately backing up all important data to CDs, then running the manufacturers diagnostic utilities on your hard drive. The big 4 for desktops, Maxtor, Hitachi(IBM), Western Digital and Seagate all offer bootable floppies or CDs to test your hard drive with to see if it is damaged. I wouldn't continue using that PC until you backup data though.

Give us a bit more information: How loud are the clicks, what device are they coming from, how old is the PC and have you noticed any other symptoms at all?

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The last few days my PC has been making hissing noises and humming sounds which is coming through the speakers? Even if im not trying to listen to anything via media player etc. It happens all the time. What could this be and is it anything to worry about?It's might be nothing but...

Answer:PC Making noises???

Sorry should be in Helproom!

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For some time now I have been confused by my motherboard main screen (shows motherboard type and a picture) which had started to take sometimes up to 5 minutes to bypass. Sometimes just because it was quicker i'd go through the motherboard BIOS and hit "Discard and exit" simply because it was quicker than waiting. I noticed that my secondary hard drive had something wrong with it. Something about the IDE controller would fail to work (according to the motherboard loading screen after exiting the BIOS).

In the past few hours I was attempting to copy something from my external portable hard drive to my secondary when Windows 7 crashed. After I rebooted I decided to error check the drive (ticking both boxes). I then proceeded to take a nap for an hour and when I came too, the desktop was back to normal with no Error check box. I thought to myself "Oh it must be okay then". I then noticed that the secondary hard drive was not showing up in My Computer.

I rebooted yet again and windows 7 began to crash. Sometimes at the windows 7 loading screen, sometimes upon logging in and other times after a few minutes of logging in. Each time I checked My Computer and although the drive was there, there was no information or little icon showing how much space is left.

After much annoyance I decided to pull the SATA cable out for my second hard drive and boot. Windows 7 loaded sweet as a nut and I have been writing this from the same PC.

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Answer:Hard Disk making Windows 7 Crash?

Try with clean boot
If it works as it should follow instructions

If it does not work try in safe mode and report back.

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I was on my computer when i heard some clicking noises then i found out it was comming from my HD so i restarted to see if that does any good well it never it wasnt reading the hd after a few moments it started working agian, so do i have to worry becuase i cant hear the clicking sound still or should i start thinking about replacing the HD


Answer:Hard Disk Making Clicking Noise

Wierd noises usually indicate that the hard drive is about to fail. Maybe it's time to replace it.

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Hi, I'm sorry if I post this on wrong section. I'm new & this is my 1st post on this forum

Anyway, I'm curious about making file shortcuts between hard disk. Example, real folder is in D: drive. I want to make a shortcut for that particular folder in E: drive. Is this possible? if yes could someone teach me? Thank you

Answer:Making file shortcut between hard disk. Is it possible?

Yes, it's possible. Navigate to the file/folder you want to create a shortcut to. Right click, on the popup look for "Send To". See if your other drive is an option. If so, click it. It it's not, then choose "Create Shortcut". That shortcut will appear. Then right click that shortcut and "Cut". Navigate to where you want the shortcut and then "Paste". You can then (If you want) right click the shortcut and "Rename".

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a few months ago, i picked up a 250GB WD hard disk to i could use it as a extrernal hard drive.
after using it for a while, i decided to put in in my computer, and make it a secondary drive utill i upgrade my comp, so it would become a extrenal drive again.

the problem is that it worked fine as an extrenal drive, but as an internal one, whenever i start up my compter, it makes a loud (compared to any other sound my computer makes) grinding kind of sound... althou this fades by the time i get to the windows login screen.

im just worried if its doing damage to the drive, what could be causing it, and if i could fix it... thx

Answer:Hard Disk making strange sound

What is the RPM on the HD, if you dont know post the specs on it

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CD/DVD making noises when i put disc into and it event cant read disc

Answer:CD/DVD making noises when i put disc into PLS HELP

Hello eddieris99, and welcome to TSG.

If the noises are louder or different than the usual sounds of the disc spinning and the read/write heads moving, the most likely cause is a mechanical failure of the CD/DVD drive.

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Can anyone recommend a program that'll help me keep an eye on the temperature of my CPU? Also, what temp is too high?

My processor/heatsink/fan is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz

Answer:Solved: CPU fan is making odd noises off and on....

Coretemps, speedfan, lavalys evervest which includes lots of things on overclocking such as voltages, CPU speed, fan Speed etc.

Personally, I don't want my temps above 70degrees underload. (stressing with Prime95/OCCT)

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I decided to download [email protected] and help out, it takes around 26 minuts on my processor(3.2ghz P4) to complete one fold seems like alot of time to me. But i noticed evertime it refreshes the picture my computer makes a squeeking noise, and my speakers are powered off. Does anyone else get this? is my computer retarted or something? It also is quieter when i lower its CPU usage (or so it seems). Should I try the console client instead

Answer:[email protected] Making weird noises lol

Snipergod87 said:

I decided to download [email protected] and help out, it takes around 26 minuts on my processor(3.2ghz P4) to complete one fold seems like alot of time to me. But i noticed evertime it refreshes the picture my computer makes a squeeking noise, and my speakers are powered off. Does anyone else get this? is my computer retarted or something? It also is quieter when i lower its CPU usage (or so it seems). Should I try the console client insteadClick to expand...

My pc makes squeaking noises similar to that when I scroll down a webpage using Opera...

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Since about a week ago, my computer has been making a grunting noise lasting about 1 to 2 seconds. happens randomly. I would be doing absolutly nothing and it still makes this noise. Do you think there is something wrong? If you don't understand tell me or ask me, and i will try to make it so you can understand me.

Answer:My computer making noises...

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Hey Guys, I just recived my new T410S and it has a 128GB Toshiba SSD THNS128GG4BAAA-NI know, I know... SSD's have no moving parts and are not suppossed to be able to make any sort of sound, but i'm telling you.... Mine is...It is not the fan, I can distinguish the fan noise whenever it comes on, it is coming from the hard-drive area and sounds very much like a standard hard-drive would sound with spindle and platters. It is a bit quieter than a non-SSD drive, and sounds a bit more on a shrill/whinning sound, but again, quiter than a normal HDD. I notice this much more when the system's power configuration is set to max performance. This sound is only audible when the HDD light on the computer is flashing. Any ideas?

Answer:T410S SSD making noises

Odd. I wonder if there is electrical interference with the onboard audio card. Do you get the noise with the speakers muted?  

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I have a two-year-old system. Today I was cleaning out my basement, and in the process I found 8 hard drives, so I decided to give them a little spin (get it?). 6 of them worked just fine, but two of the newer ones (one 1 1/2 years old and the other 3 years old) wont work.

When I put them in the system or a HDD enclosure, they make clicking noises and wont start spinning. When it's in the PC, it locks up the PC and prevents it from booting even when the HDD is a slave and I have a fully functional master that boots to Windows XP. Can anyone help?

By the way, if it helps, they're both Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM hard drives. They only had a 1-year limited warranty... damn them!!

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:HDD Making Clicking Noises

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my computer is making this like growling noise i think. its been doing this for awhile. its hard to explain the sound, but its making this noise and it gets annoying sometimes. but if i just ignore the noise for awhile, it will stop and the computer will run quietly again.

Answer:computer making noises

Take the side off and locate where it coming from. But place your hand on metel before you touch anything inside so you dont short anything out. Static will fry parts. So ground yourself first. It could be your hard drive or CPU fan. That would be bad.

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no its not music. Every single music player is off. When i scroll down usin the mouse on anything its starts making those noises again.

Answer:Speakers making noises

I assume that this is a reply to a previous thread. If so you really ought to carry on in that thread and not start another. If not, please accept my apologies.

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my desktop pc has recently been making clicking noises & sounds like it is trying to switch off or this a hard disc problem or worse???can anyone help??

Answer:pc making clicking noises

can you take off ur side panel and determine if this noise is from the HDD?I had this a while ago and it was the HDD in my particular case, which had to be replaced. I'd get stalling, lock-ups, and eventually regular clicking like a metronome, or indicators on a car.If it's only just started, I suggest u make a back up *asap*.

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I bought a new game (Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion) and I put it in my comuter but all it does is constantly click. All of the other CDs and DVDs I have work fine exept this one, but the weird thing is that the DVD works in other computers but not this one. I am runing a 16x DVD-ROM. If anyone has a clue to what my problem is I could really use the help.

Answer:DvD-ROM making clicking noises??


I've just bought the same game and it made exactly the same clicking noises. I left it in my DVD drive for about 10 minutes (all the time making the clicking noises) and then it suddently started working and is installing right now.

I'll let you know if the games works properley.

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Hi, I have recently started getting some strange noises coming from inside my computer, the sounds are a bit like the dial up tone when connecting to the Internet, no I don't have dial up so I know its not that , at first I thought nothing of it but then it started to get louder and also wouldn't boot up, so I decided to have a look inside and see what it could be, first I thought it might of been the fan, so I removed it, cleaned it, put it back in again but still the sound was there, next was the DVD tray the reason I thought of that is because it would check for a CD/DVD at boot up then restart itself, so I did the same to that. After 20minutes of messing around with every other component I could find I finally came to the conclusion that it was my CPU causing the strange noises.

The strange thing about this is that when the CPU temperature is below 45c it makes the noise but as it starts to heat up over 45c the noise becomes quieter and quieter until you cant hear it anymore, also when the temperature just gets over 45c it will boot up with no problems at all.

I'm thinking its one of 3 things, either the CPU is dying... which I hope it isn't, or there isn't enough of that stuff... that you put on the CPU between the fan and the CPU(I don't know what its called...), or its something completely different I've never heard of before.

So I guess my question would be how would I fix this problem without having to buy a new CPU (thats my las... Read more

Answer:CPU making strange noises.

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


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

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Ok this will probably get you baffled as it as weird as can be, even computer profressionals at my local computer repair shop are baffled too and it seems no one can figure out what this is.

It all starts with my computer being very dirty and my fan is making alot of clicking noises and when I watched videos it went very loud, so I take it up to the repair shop, they clean it out and replace the fan, which turned out very good, they got rid of the part where the fan goes really loud when I was watching videos.

But still some reason my computer still makes clicking noises so I take it up again ask the guy if he can put the comp on a while so he can hear it, but he doesnt and he has the thing on for a whole day, so nothing can be done cause obviously he needs to hear the clicking noises to find out where the root of the problem is

So I take it home start it up works fine for a while but then the clicking comes back once again and here I am, confused as hell and dunno what on earth is causing this and it seems the pros dont know either. I need some help guys, anyone know what this could be, is it the fans or is it just something else that could be causing this as it is extremely annoying, thanks alot!

Answer:Fan Making Clicking Noises

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I was trying to check my settings on my anitvirus and started messing with the sounds/alerts. I turned up my speakers and they were making a "whoomp, whoomp..." type varied noises. what is that?! it wasnt my anti virus because I cut all sound off on those settings. im not hearing things, my son asked if it was a monster! I have a dell pc, xp. should i be alarmed? more importantly how do I stop it? thanks

Answer:My speakers making UFO noises! ;)

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My laptop continues to make these odd noises. They are sort of like a beeping and/or grinding noise.

I thought it was the hard drive, but after getting it checked under warranty I was told that the hard drive was fine. My friend recommended I turn off the internal PC speaker. Well, apart from not knowing how to do that, it doesn't really solve the problem it only stops me from noticing it it.

It occurs more often the longer my laptop is on, and it usually happens when I ask the laptop to do something like change between open windows or scroll up or down pages.

Is there software around that I can use to find out where any problems lie? I should probably test the RAM as I installed additional memory AFTER I bought the laptop. Any ideas/tips?

Answer:Laptop making odd noises

Does your laptop have a fan of somesort like on the processor or back....if so then it may need to be replaced or cleaned....

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My Spectre is constantly making a crackling type of noise and constantly freezes. Everytime the laptop freezes I have to restart causing me to stop what I am doing and waste time.

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My computer is making a lot of noises, kind of like a piece of wire is hitting a fan, and another noise that it is making is a "loading" kind of noise (can't really describe that one). It is really bothering me. Sorry for the bad descriptions, but is there any way for me to stop this "noise" from occurring? I already tried stopping all of the fans (including the CPU fan), but the noise still happened.

Answer:Why is my computer making these noises?

When you say stop the fans, you mean physically unplug them from the motherboard?
You say it sounds like a piece of wire is hitting the fan, you can try removing any wires and obstructions in your case. Also, the fan casing may be touching the blade so check for any such things. You might also want to clean the blades in case some thing got stuck in between, but be cautious of esd discharges when removing the cover case and cpu fans, etc.
As for the loading sound, I am understanding a hard drive loading sound; is this what you mean? If so, then this might mean that your hard drive is going bad, or that there is something wrong with the driver controller/mechanisms/head etc or that soemthing managed to get in the drive. If this is the case, I am not aware of how to fix this, so maybe someone else may help here.

Anyway i hope you get through with what you want

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Hey this is my first time posting and i am not that well up on Pc's. I was just wondering if you colud help me. I play world of warcraft and the majority of the time when i play my pc makes a noise as if it is the noise when i turn it off. It only seems to be when i move my character on world of warcraft. It can also happen when i open up the Internet I don't know what is happeneing here.

I have scanned with Norton 2006, used O & O defrag and it is still doing the same i would br grateful of this help if anyone knows what to do thankyou.

Answer:My Pc is making strange noises...please help

wich pc configuration u have? hardware???

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Hi my Pc has been making strange noises over the past few weeks the noise is a beep and a click and when this happens everything freezes up for a few seconds, this doesnt happen all the time but when it does it can be very annoying.
Also my mouse will pause for like half a second for the majority of the time i use it i dont know what this is and have ordered a new hard drive, as i suspect it is this and other people beleive it is but i just wanted to get it checked out again. Thanks

Answer:Pc Making Strange

Go with a new hard drive. Backup your important data while you still can

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I will be working merrily along on my PC, but after about an hour of use, the PC will freeze with a high pitched tone. I'm on Win ME (try not to laugh).There doesn't seem to be any particular application that causes this....can anyone suggest why this might be happening?Any help appreciated!

Answer:PC making strange noises

Could be a fan not working properly and overheating is happening. How old the PC and when was it cleaned inside of dust?

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My external Maxtor hard disk had become a FAT 32 format & I need it to be NTFS. I've got this far:1/Copied all my data to another source.2/Deleted the existing partitions3/Found the drive in Disk Management.4/Right clicked on it & proceeded with the New Partition option then bottled out when it started on about primary, logical, unallocated etc.!Any advice most welcome please.Regards,J


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Hi,My Pc is about 3 yrs old, built by CCL. Athlon 2200, Windows XP, good graphics card as it was sold as a gaming machine, used now for games/internet.It has suddenly started making a horrible noise intermittently (from the tower). Sounds like a motor trying to start up, whining noise that rises and falls then eventually stops after maybe 5 to ten minutes.It has also started making this noise when it boots up.It has only been used for the internet the past few days and this is when the noise has started.I am thinking its a fan that is "going"??I took the side off, all the fans (3 as far as I can see) were working fine at the time.Is it safe to run it for a while with the side off and wait for the noise to start so I can pinpoint where it is coming from?Also, how do i check what temperature its running at?Thanks in advance.

Answer:PC started making strange noises

take the side off and used a a rolled piece of paper as an earpice to try to detect the noise my prime suspect would be the hard drive activity given that you have beem using the internet run a spyware adware scan and a virus scantempurature you should have a monitor in the bios you can also try theses for the desktop click here speed fanclick heremotherboard monitor

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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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When I start my computer up in the morning, the tower makes a rather loud buzzing noise. I turn the computer off when the Windows screen comes up, and after that it usually takes two attempts for the computer to start up without making this unsettling noise. What could be behind the noise and how can I stop it from happening? A slight tapping of the tower while it is making the noise can quieten it down a little, but it usually just gets louder again.


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Nothing serious like a disk failing, more like a usb device being pulled in and out.
Happens every 5 mins or so, started today.

Answer:Win7 Desktop making odd noises.

does the usb icon appear and disappear on the task bar?
could be a loose connection problem or a lack of power especially if its a HDD worth using a powered hub if that's the case.

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I was wondering if anyone can help. I have a Compaq Presario 1600 which has just started to make funny noises. It sounds like the hard drive is interfering with the speakers as they are making a growling, rumbling noise at start up and while the machine is running. It really sounds like a small two sroke engine running inside.

Anyone have any ideas why this is happening?

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My computer seems to be running a little slower, and at times some noise comes from my speakers. I ran Adaware and then got this Hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:50:45 PM, on 07/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jarrett\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 5 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {206E52E0-D52E-11D4-AD54-0000E86C26F6} - C:\PROGRA~1\FRESHD~1\FRESHD~1\fdcatch.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: No... Read more

Answer:Computer speakers making noises!

I don't see any true "security" issues there. The slowness might well be due to "findfast" a Microsoft file indexer which is a known cpu hog at times. The same goes for osa9.exe which loads similar type files. Neither is needed or recommended as a startup.

You can use HijackThis to remove the startup entries or you can run msconfig and uncheck them under the Startup tab. If you are not confident you want them removed, that is the best choice as the option to restore will always be there:

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE

Other than that you really don't have a lot in startups that you would probably want to disable, but you can use this site to review what some are:

I don't know what would cause the speaker issue, but if you have a microphone attached, make sure it is muted.

Also it is possible that nearby devices such as cordless phones, light dimmers, fans, motors, etc... can cause interference.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 with the Ac adapter that it came with. When the laptop is on it is fine and quiet. It also does its job and powers my laptop.

When the power is on and the laptop is not, it makes a quiet highish pitch noise. Its hard to explain, kinda like your sound your fridge may make but a bit higher.

I only noticed it the other night when i was bed and it was going. Is this a hazard or a known issue? I can live with the noise but if it is going to burst into flames when i am out then i would be concerned.

Has anyone come across this? Is this normal?

Answer:Laptop AC adapter making noises

It's a switching P/S, and it's probably the small transformer singing. That can happen if caps are going bad, or the transformer is defective. I'd contact Dell and see if you can get a replacement.

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Q6600 OC 3.0Ghz
Dark Night CPU cooler
8Gb G Skill 1066Mhz
GTX 280
OCZ Stealth X Stream 700W
all in the NZXT Tempest

When I'm just runing eveday computing (nothing system stresfull) everyting is just fine. But when I try to play a game and all my components are geting all their maximum watts, my power supply starts making a very ear piercing squeal. I have conluded that the it is not a fan in my case that is making that noise, it seems that one of the transistors is making the odd noise. Can I fix that problem or do I have to RMA it and get a new one. Any thoughts?? Please and Thank you.

Answer:Power supply making odd noises

You should definately RMA the psu, before it takes parts of your pc with it when/if it goes.

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My aspire v 17 started making a buzzing sound with no prior problems, the noise starts when it is connected to wifi the sound seems to be coming from the bottom. The noise is not related to any heavy load.I have to mentione that i have not updated (windows uptdates) in a very long while. I also had aconnection issue  taht resolved on its own when i restated the laptop. Other than that i had no connection problems.I donot know if this might help but i use a hotspot connection ( have not tried a different connection since the problem started) Thanks in advance.  

Answer:My aspire v 17 is making noises when connected to ...

I donot know if this might help but i use a hotspot connection ( have not tried a different connection since the problem started)

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I've had my Sony Vaio(PCG-71311L) for one year now and it started yesterday, making this beeping sound, that sounds like moris code..Its like its trying to send me a message. I restared the laptop and closed everything that was open and it is still making the noise...When I put the laptop on mute though I don't hear a thing.If anyone knows what it is or what to do could you help me please.

Answer:HELP!!Vaio Making Beeping Noises. a look at this page and see if the code is listed.

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My CPU fan is making noises at regular intervals. I checked with Speedfan and when the fan was making noise, it was spinning at 6000 rpm instead of normal 3400 rpm.
Even while using Internet Explorer, it is making noises and the temperatures from speedfan are in this image.

My PC configuration:-
AMD Phenom X2 550
Mobo - Asus M4N68T-M
XFX Nvidia 9600GT

Help me guys! This noise is forcing me to jump out of the window coz I can't throw my PC! Mom would kill me for that
Thanks in advance

Answer:My CPU fan is making noises at regular intervals

hi theparanoid04 :
go to bios then go to H\W monitor and enable cpu smart fan target and set it to 50c.

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

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

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

Answer:Printer making loud noises

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

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

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