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pc clock is making tick

June 9, 2010 at 01:46:09
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8/ 2gb

how do you stop it from ticking

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#1
June 9, 2010 at 02:05:30

Call the bomb squad??? Sorry.

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#2
June 9, 2010 at 02:05:45

that is most likely the hard disk - there is no real way you can stop that unless you buy another hard disk

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#3
June 9, 2010 at 11:47:58

no it the actual clock that has the time on it it just ticks all the time and i cant find a way to stop it

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#4
June 9, 2010 at 12:21:47

Did you do anything prior to this? Read this one and then Google for this"clock ticking sound in windows xp" http://forum.soft32.com/win4/Sound-...


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#5
June 9, 2010 at 13:04:44

clock in systray?

Install any new programs? No sounds associated with clock that I can find.


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#6
June 9, 2010 at 14:31:57

What evidence have you that it is the clock itself ticking?
Seems odd to me because sounds don't come from the monitor.

As asked above, which clock do you mean?


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#7
June 9, 2010 at 20:33:10

well its a refurbished dell if that helps thats all i got it like a week
ago and took all the crap they sent on it off i coudnt find anything
that makes the tick noise ok i know this is going to sound wierd
but can speakers have clocks in them because the computer
has a built in speaker and it doesnt tick but the speakers i got
for the computer tick

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#8
June 9, 2010 at 20:34:47

response to derek the clock in the task bar

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#9
June 10, 2010 at 03:54:52

OK, you say this ticking sound is coming from the speakers.
How have you determined that it is anything to do with the clock?


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#10
June 10, 2010 at 05:58:54

The problem is probably from the speakers or the sound card (or sound on your motherboard), Borrow a pair of speakers and test with those, if no sound, replace the speakers. If you still get the ticking, replace/add a sound card (about $10. or $15. will get you a decent one).
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#11
June 10, 2010 at 12:45:20

well the sound is in perfect 1 second intervals

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#12
June 10, 2010 at 14:39:43

I don't know what is ticking but you can be sure it is nothing whatever to do with the clock.

It has to be a sound fault of some sort - almost certainly hardware. If it is OK on the internal speakers then it's very likely to be the add-on speakers themselves. If a capacitor is open circuit inside their speaker amp it could cause feedback and regular beats. Try your speakers on another machine or borrow someone else's to try on your machine. I've both built and repaired amps and run into this sort of thing before.


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#13
June 10, 2010 at 15:14:15

Do you have Google Tool bar installed? If so you may want to try and uninstall it to see if it is the problem....

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#14
June 11, 2010 at 15:27:57

ok thanks guys but i found out the sound was coming from my
cd player audio control but i dont know why it ticks

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#15
June 11, 2010 at 15:29:51

and should i be worried it has a cd drive like a laptop if it helps

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#16
June 11, 2010 at 17:18:26

Glad to hear that you are onto it but I don't understand the following:

"cd player audio control".
What control and where? I can't imagine any control that makes a ticking sound.

"it has a cd drive like a laptop".
What exactly do you mean?

How does this remark you made in #7 fit in with the above?:
"has a built in speaker and it doesnt tick but the speakers i got for the computer tick"

I'm wondering if this problems always happens or whether it is only on April 1st LOL.


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#17
July 16, 2010 at 23:36:50

well its in the audio control panel and it said cd audio and when i muted to it stoped ticking and i listened to the built in speaker it ticks but very quietly but no more

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#18
July 17, 2010 at 04:24:10

OK, I understand what you are saying.

Presumably there is no CD in the drive so I've no idea why it picks up noises. Somehow this seems like a hardware issue, most likely the CD drive but possibly even the main power supply unit. Maybe if you un-mute the CD audio but set the level down it would be a compromise.


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