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Noisey PC - Possible HD Problem


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#1 shar987

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:44 AM

Hi,

 

I am using windows XP on a Dell Dimention PC and my pc makes a kind of whirring noise - has been like this for the last couple of weeks.  It was also running slow and seemed to take a while to load pages while using the internet.

 

I posted in the malware forum and have that end of things sorted out, I had hidden programs running on start up etc.   The pc is running faster than it was but i still have the whirring noise.  It does seem to get lounder with the more windows I open up, kind of seems like it is working overtime to give me the info I want.

 

Is this something you guys can help with or have you any suggestions or checks I could do?  Thanks in advance,

 

 

 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:26 AM

Unplug the hard drive.  Boot it up.  Noise gone=wonky hard drive.  Noise still there, likely a fan.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:19 PM

Hi dpunisher,

 

how would i unplug the hd ?

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:35 AM

You will need to open up the case and locate the hard drive...it will be a black rectangular cube with a silver top and a circuit board on the bottom of it...and will be about 3" wide and a 1/2" or so tall and about 4" long. It will have two cables connected to it...a data cable and power cable. Disconnect (pull out) both cables. The drive is disconnected.

When you are ready to reconnect it, just plug those cables back in.

If you provide a specific Dell Dimension model, I can likely find you the manual on Dell's site and it will likely have specific instructions (potentially with images/graphics) to help you.

Edited by smax013, 01 June 2013 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

Cheers smax013, I will give it a go, should be ok as you've made it clear - will post when I've done it, hope to get the chance later today, :)



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

Looks like it is the hd but I just found out my friend is having someone over to look at an issue they are having and think I will get him to have a look at mine.  Thanks very much for your help. :)






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