Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Why is my pc clicking on startup?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 GoodFortitude

GoodFortitude

  • Members
  • 62 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States
  • Local time:11:28 AM

Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:17 PM

My Pc has started "clicking" recently on startup. I have no idea why it has started that, but it sounds a bit like an automatic lighter trying to start up. It runs fine once it starts and it does not start up any slower. It clicks maybe 10 to 15 times and then starts up normally. It usually does it before and during the post screen, but not afterward. Anyone have any clues or any idea what I should do? That is the only symptom, so far.

thanks in advance. :-?

'Good'

A man isn't measured by how many men he can bring down but, rather, by how many he brings up.

 

Change your circumstances; change your mind.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:11:28 AM

Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:46 PM

Sound like any of these?
Hard drive noises
http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

Edited by garmanma, 23 January 2010 - 10:47 PM.

Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#3 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,763 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:09:28 AM

Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:57 PM

I would have to say listen to the noises garman posted, and also pull the side panel off and try to figure out where its coming from. Clicking noises have to come from moving parts-in a computer, the only moving parts are the hard drive and the fans. (well, CD drive if theres one in it) its possible a fans catching on something or going out, but definetly check on the hard drive. because its the most expensive fix, and if its going out right nows the time to start backing up all your files.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#4 GoodFortitude

GoodFortitude
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 62 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States
  • Local time:11:28 AM

Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:31 PM

Well, I'm wondering if it might have been a fan now. I have three of them, one on the PSU, Vid card, and case. It made no noise at all today and I started it up twice. None of the sounds were a match. I did listen to all of them. This is definitely a more "rhythmic" and "clean" clicking sound than any of those. Not to mention that it is a brand new hard drive (not that it couldn't be defective). It only does it on start-up. I would think if it were a fan... it would always make that sound. Could it be my CD drive or DVD drive starting up?

Edited by GoodFortitude, 24 January 2010 - 03:34 PM.

A man isn't measured by how many men he can bring down but, rather, by how many he brings up.

 

Change your circumstances; change your mind.


#5 maximianusherculius

maximianusherculius

  • Members
  • 32 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lexington, KY
  • Local time:10:28 AM

Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:51 PM

My pc is clicking at the exact same time yours is and for about the same number of clicks just after my desktop appears. I pulled a music cd out of the drive and rebooted and it does not click anymore.

Even if that is not exactly your problem (music cd in there), I would assume, yet not guarantee, that your dvd/cd drive is to blame. That would be a relief considering the thought of replacing a hard drive, or worse, the hard drive crashes.

Hope this helps.
Windows XP Professional 2002 sp3 32bit (ACPI Multiprocessor PC); Google Chrome and Mozilla w/Keyscramble
Processors: Twin Dual Core E5200's @ 2.5 GHz & 2 GB of RAM;..... MOTHERBOARD: INTEL
Hard Drive: Seagate 240GB ST3250310AS;..... SECURITY: Realtime is Avira (free) and Online Armor (free)
DVD/CD Drive: ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P;..... MALWARE Scanners: MBAM, SAS
WIRELESS: Linksys Wireless-N USB Network Adapter;..... DISPLAY Adaptors: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS

#6 GoodFortitude

GoodFortitude
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 62 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States
  • Local time:11:28 AM

Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:35 AM

Well, thanks for all the responses... It's been doing fine lately. Maybe it was one of my peripheral drives... But, thanks for all the suggestions. I'll post if any more trouble.

A man isn't measured by how many men he can bring down but, rather, by how many he brings up.

 

Change your circumstances; change your mind.


#7 grtitus

grtitus

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:28 AM

Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:44 AM

I had this clicking noise sometimes when I booted up. Drove me nuts until I realized that when I closed the keyboard tray, the space bar was being held down.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users