computer clicking

Sony Tx
May 30, 2006 at 19:42:21
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB

My computer is driving me crazy with the clicking noise. I've done everything imaginable to fix it. I've run spy sweeper, Norton antivirus, advanced system optimizer, adawarese, but it is still clicking. The cursor doesn't seem to be jumping around anymore though. I've even removed my optical mouse to see if that would make a difference. What else can I try?

Betty-Jean


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#1
May 30, 2006 at 19:56:08

Intermittent clicking could be a hard drive that is slowly dying.
If it's continuous clicking, it could be something interfering with a fan.

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!
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#2
May 30, 2006 at 20:00:34

Do you know where that clicking sound is coming from? If it is from your hard drive , it might indicate that you might have a failing hard drive. or you should open your computer case to find out which part of of your computer is making that clicking sound so we can give more suggestion

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#3
May 30, 2006 at 20:04:00

Is the clicking sound coming from the speakers or does it sound like a physical sound of a device? If you monitor the activity LED for the hard drive, is the clicking sound only heard when the LED is flashing, meaning when the hard drive is accessing data or is it continuous?

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#4
May 30, 2006 at 20:19:29

It seems to click every 1.5 minutes with the LED flashing and I've also notice the hour glass (thinking)thing shows where the cursor is during this time

Betty-Jean


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#5
May 30, 2006 at 20:41:53

It appears that ham30 and torrentlink assessment may be correct with regards to the hard drive. If your laptop is not in warranty, you may have to have a professional look at it. I could not begin to tell you how to R&R a hard drive on a Laptop.



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#6
May 30, 2006 at 22:04:20

I hope it isn't the hard drive. The computer is only 6 months old. But it has three distinctive noises and they all happen together and when this happens the cursor disappears. The clicks are happening more frequently.

Betty-Jean


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#7
May 30, 2006 at 22:51:29

have you checked for a virus? I had a virus recently and my PC beeped. I got rid of the virus and the noise went too.

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#8
May 31, 2006 at 12:33:36

I have been scanning with Norton Anti virus and nothing comes up. Could it be that the memory is getting filled up. Someone else mentioned this to me??

Betty-Jean


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#9
May 31, 2006 at 21:32:23

try going here and listen to the wav files of
Noises that indicate a defective drive.

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#10
June 1, 2006 at 11:52:21

Personally I don't think this is a HD problem.

Try this:

Press Alt+Ctrl+Del to bring up Task Manager.

Click on the Applications tab and end all running programmes (don't worry about the messages threatening dire consequences)

If your noises persist click on the Processes tab then click twice on the CPU column. This will promote the processes using the most CPU time to the top of the list.

Now watch carefully to see if any process coincides with your noise.

If it does try and identify what that process belongs to, it may be glaringly obvious by it's name, or it may not...!



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