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Toshiba laptop making whistling/screeching sound


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#1 liss1

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

Hello,

   My computer is making loud whistling/screeching sounds when it runs. It started yesterday when I turned it on. The Microsoft logo screen stayed on and the computer was making this sound:

 

http://mfi.re/watch/nw9n613sh9xh34q/DSCF4843.MP4

 

Eventually I turned it off because it was hot and not loading. I ended up reinstalling windows. Sounds are still there. It did load in safe mode and I ran a recovery disk that told me the boot manager was corrupt. My brother gave me command prompts to fix it and it loaded in normal mode, but slowly.
The screeching is loud but comes and goes. I am not very tech savvy so won't be able to fix a hardware problem myself. I would just like to know what the problem is and would appreciate any help.

Thank you.


Computer is a Toshiba Satellite Laptop A505-S6980 running windows xp.

 

 

EDIT: Found seatools for windows on this site. Got this result: http://i57.tinypic.com/208k0oh.jpg


Edited by hamluis, 24 March 2014 - 04:53 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:27 PM

First guess is the fan is dying.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:05 PM

Hello and welcome BC :welcome:

could you take another video that have better quality? but never mind about it :wink:

could you read this How To Publish a Snapshot using Speccy and paste your speecy snapshot link on your next post.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:06 AM

LOL, I know it's not a great quality recording, but it was the best I had. :P

 

Does speccy not work in safe mode? I got an error message. "CPU dll init failed (error 2)! Some information will not be displayed."



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:48 PM

Ignore that message...it happens but doesn't mean much.  Please post the link to the snapshot.

 

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

I think speecy could work in safe mode with networking mode :wink:


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:58 PM

My computer shut down on me after my last post and refused to load again. I had the hard drive replaced and it seems fine now. Thank you for your time. :)



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

It may be possible to pull your data off the old drive, you could slave it or do an enclosure.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:52 PM

I have no idea how to do that. :P



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:50 PM

you can purchase an inexpensive hard reive enclosure, one you have loaded teh new drive with a system then you can plug the enclosure into your USB jack and pull your data off.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:27 PM

 

I have no idea how to do that. :P

 

nice answer :wink:
whistling sound usually between your Hardrive or your heatsink fan but its hard to tell without see some reading and that why I ask for speecy snapshot link.
do you still have that hardrive and need some data on it? if you need that you could attach it to another Desktop Computer that still have free SATA slot on their mainboard (make it your secondary / slave) or you could buy a 2.5" Hardrive Enclosure or converter cable, but the cheapest way is by attach it on desktop computer :wink:


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Edited by abauw, 27 March 2014 - 04:28 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:15 AM

you can purchase an inexpensive hard reive enclosure, one you have loaded teh new drive with a system then you can plug the enclosure into your USB jack and pull your data off.

 

I'd do the same.  I recently bought an inexpensive Enclosure that I use for cloning and Imaging.  I leave the Enclosure cover removed since I'm using it as a SATA/USB interface tool.  It works for 2.5 & 3.5 HDD's since the Sata edge connector is the same size for my Desktop and Laptop HDD's.

 

I also have a Toshiba Latop,  L655.  Best advice I can offer is, if budget allows, purchase a spare HDD for any PC.  It's a good investment for several reasons, maintaining full-HDD backup plans, spare HDD ready to plug in if the original drive fails, recovery from almost all malicious infections.


Edited by Scoop8, 28 March 2014 - 08:19 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

I do not need the old hard drive, but I will copy down this information for future use. Thank you guys again.






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