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Internal Clicking Sound

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#1 pwal


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:23 PM

Hi I am new here but I had a quick question I hoped someone may have heard of before.
I am getting a random spontaneous "click - click" every few hours or so on my machine. Almost as if the system is trying to read a device but cannot. Note during this timeframe My PC seems to pause or lock up for a few seconds during "click clicks"

The only thing I can think of would be the media card slots... Am I correct on this assumption based on the fact I do NOT have a diskette drive and I have removed both burners while trying to track down this monster.

It is a new PC hp dual processor pc if more info is required please tell me.

thanks alot guys :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:44 PM

Hi pwal, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

The clicking noise is probably your hard drive, and this could mean that it's in trouble. Download SIW and find out what the make of you hdd is. Go to the manufacturer's web site and download their diagnostic tool and run it. You may need go into the BIOS to change the boot order so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order so that the diagnostic CD will boot from it.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:53 PM

It is not uncommon for new hard drives to go bad or be defective in a new PC. Is the PC new enough to return it to where you purchased it and get an exchange ?





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Posted 19 July 2008 - 03:19 PM

My external just died a few days ago, and it's making those clicking sounds. My recommendation is to back up your data as soon as possible.

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