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#1 Skeeterman

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:43 PM

Ok, here is something I'm concerned about. The PC works just fine, but, when I log on to Outlook Express 6, I get a "click" sound in the computer, and it's rather loud. I don't get this clicking sound when I log on to Microsoft Internet Explorer. It's coming at the bottom area...I think! There's seems to be no problem with the workings of the computer, just the fact this clicking sound started about three weeks ago.

Any ideas where, why, and how it can be cured?

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:36 PM

Do you have a sound scheme applied to OE when you have e-mail or e-mail notification?
Could be a corrupted sound file.
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:53 PM

I do have a sound (bell sound)when I received email, but, it comes from the speakers( which are behind the monitor), which are some three feet distance from the computer.

My computer is HP Pavilion 775E. I did a complete reinstall (recovery) two weeks ago, and about a week ago the clicking sound returned.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:02 PM

You might take the side of your case off and see if you can pinpoint the noise any better.
A clicking sound could be a hard drive
A grinding sound could be a fan
A wire could be touching a fan blade, but that would be consistent
a beep could be your motherboard BIOS beep code signal
A "pop" could be an arching, shorted capacitor
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:56 PM

Mark, if you take your thumb and middle finger and snap the two, this would be the sound(click)type I'm hearing from the PC. It's strange on what it's doing, but, it doesn't seem to effect the PC performance.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:50 PM

I would look at your hard drive for the mfg's name, then go to their support site and download their diagnostic tool and run it to check the condition of the hard drive
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