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Help: Laptop Clicking


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#1 Vosie

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

Hello, I have a HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC, running Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit). Lately, I’ve noticed a very intermittent clicking sound. It only seems to happen while I’m in the middle of something, like using Lightroom, watching a video, or surfing the internet. When it’s idling, it doesn’t seem to making the sound. It can go hours without making the sound, sometimes days, then will make it every 2-15 minutes, repeatedly, for a few hours. It’s always a single click. I’ve done a little bit of research on this, and it doesn’t seem to conform to any of the reasons I’ve read for clicking. So I’d appreciate some help on this, if anyone has ideas or suggestions?

Edited by hamluis, 21 March 2012 - 08:59 PM.
Moved from Vista to Internal Hardware.


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#2 Ken-B

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

Hi and welcome to B-C

Clicking can be associated with a failing hard drive - but it is rarely intermittent as you describe.

As a precaution backup any files / data from the drive that you do not wish to lose.

It could be malware related.

Download MBAM from here: [ click on Products and scroll down .....you want the free version ]
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
You may get redirected to a mirror site - this is OK.
[make sure you only d/l MBAM from the mirror site]

Install > Update > Run
It will produce a log in Notepad.

It will be obvious if it finds anything.
If it does I suggest that you post the log [ and an explanation ] in the Malware Removal Forum for the experts there to advise further.




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