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Is it damage to hard drive or just fan going out??


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#1 shyredone

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:48 PM

I am running Windows XP and have a Compaq nc6000 laptop. I have recently had some problems with virus and have Malware and Avast on it. It is now making a noise like the fan is running loud. When I go to a different page like here from "my topics" to "forums" it is making a clanking noise. Does anyone have any idea what that could be??

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:59 PM

Unless a pro said your computer is malware free, be very suspicious.
I would go here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ and follow directions.

Edited by rosiesdad, 24 February 2010 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:18 PM

Your description of a clanking noise and the fan makes me believe you might have a piece of the ducting loose for the CPU fan
The only way to tell would be to take the unit apart
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:35 PM

Is it a metallic clanking?




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