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#1 minpeach

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:22 AM

Is there a way to find out what is running in the background in my computer? It is always making noises and I don't know what it is doing?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:48 AM

Hi Minpeach, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

You can look in the Task Manager to see what processes are running. Right click in the toolbar, click on Task Manager, click on the Process tab.

Edit: At the bottom left of this page there is a box for Show Processes from all users, place a check mark in this box. If you double click on CPU it will display a highlight of which process are active.

If you want to see everything that is running you can use a program like Process Explorer.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:31 PM

If you have Superantispyware you can just right click the icon and see what is running.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 08:50 PM

What kind of noises?

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:36 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?

What kind of a noise is this?

A clicking noise?

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:09 PM

I have seen this to be the problem in the past.
Ctrl panel>sounds and audio devices>and under explanation see if
"Windows navagation start"is selected as the sound

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

minpeach,

When you here this noise is the status light blinking slowly or really fast? The status light is somewhere on the front of the computer.

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