ckicking noise coming from my desk top!

October 20, 2012 at 11:35:15
Specs: Windows XP
for the last couple of weeks! no matter what i do. i hear this clicking in the back round! some times 2 clicks? some times 6 ! what can i do about it! it sounds like some thing in my desk top pc is running down! then it does it again!

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October 20, 2012 at 12:05:06
Where does it sound like it comes from? Can be loose wire inside hitting on a fan or it could be a hard drive failure. How is the computer running overall any issues other than the noise? I would take the the cover off the unit and try and determine where the noise is coming from. If it is the hard drive, I would stop using the system and focus on getting the stuff onto a new hard drive.

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October 20, 2012 at 15:42:46
I had a Click Beetle in my desktop once, the pc case made it sound real loud. Just a thought.

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October 22, 2012 at 03:29:18

The fan could be clicking/popping. This is one of the few moving parts of the computer (along with the hard disk drive and the CD or DVD drive). A failing fan could make noise. Put your ear to the output of the fan and try and determine if the sound comes from there.

And now the hard disks drive. Find the hard disk drive and put your ear to it to try and determine if it is the source. Now if you think the sound is in fact coming from the hard disk drive, kindly run the Hardware Diagnostics. Ensure backing up your important data as clicking noise from Hard Drive may lead to failure very soon.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B

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October 22, 2012 at 10:11:18
Useful tips/advice for sure above.

Most definitely make copies of all those important files and "stuff" on the hard drive "now". Copy to optical media and verify the discs can read properly on both your system as is, and if possible another. This in-case the hard drive is starting to fail; and clicking noises often often come from a drive starting to fail - mechanically at least.

Always wise to have files duplicated off the system in-case of system failures at any time.

Note I suggest copy not backup... A true backup is not the same as copy. The former is routine that is in "code" and not easily viewable as data on any system - without it is "installed" (restored) there. A copy is just that and can be read etc. on any system that can the read file format etc. - straight from media it's on.

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