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#1 SAJames

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:30 AM

Hello all,

I'm new here and I would appreciate any help I can get.
Recently my computer seems to be working harder in intervals, I hear a bell noise and the fan comes on at full speed.
My only assumption is that something snuck in the back door.
I'm running the full Spyware Doctor but perhaps this isn't enough protection, I'm not too computer savvy so I would appreciate any help I can get.

I ran hijackthis and have the log, should I post it here?

Thank you much in advance!

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:04 AM

I hear a bell noise and the fan comes on at full speed.

I assume the bell noise you hear is the system sound that you hear for different events
With the fan going full speed at the same time , it sounds more like you're running hot
The fan then increases speed to cool things back down
What is the make and model number of the computer?
Do you have a monitoring program such as Speedfan installed?
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#3 SAJames

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:46 AM

It's a Sony Vaio model number PCV-C41L and I'm running XP.
I'm not familiar with Speedfan but I'll certainly look it up.

The bell noise is something new to me, I never heard it before. It only rings when the fan is running at high RPM as if a new program is being installed.
I usually only have a couple of windows open like e-mail and microsoft exchange server, rarely surfing while working.

I should also mention that recently the computer shut down all on it's own, it's happened twice in the last few weeks.

Thanks in advance!

James


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:53 PM

Do you have any monitoring tools installed on the Sony Desktop? The bell could be an alarm that its over heating.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:43 PM

Do you have any monitoring tools installed on the Sony Desktop? The bell could be an alarm that its over heating.


No monitoring tools at all, anything I should look into for security?

I took the PC into my shop, took the cover off and blew forced air to get rid of some of the dust, it was dusty for sure.
Just connected everything back and so far it seems fine, fan isn't kicking in as it was before.

I sure hope that was the problem, if so I appreciate the tips you all offered.
I'll update if all is fine in a day or two.

James

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:03 PM

What kind of forced air?

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:33 AM

What kind of forced air?


Compressed air and carefully blown so as to not damage any parts.
So far the computer has been running great with no hiccups, thanks for all the help!

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:12 PM

What kind of forced air?


Compressed air and carefully blown so as to not damage any parts.
So far the computer has been running great with no hiccups, thanks for all the help!

James



Okay cool, because some people use an air compressor to do that with and with air compressors there is moisture involved.




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