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#1 Hal06

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 11:30 AM

So I set my laptop on my desk today, while it was running and suddenly a loud whirring noise began. I don't think I set it down hard at all; rather normally in fact. I rebooted and the noise was gone. Just now I set the laptop on my bed and the whirring started again. The laptop isn't that old.

 

What should I do?

 

Thanks.



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Posted 23 May 2015 - 12:04 PM

I think I would check the temperature first. A convenient tool for doing that: SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

 

If it is not overheating causing the problem then the next thing I would suspect is the hdd. In that case you're next step would be to backup whatever you want to save.

 

If you need to clean or check to see if a fan is damaged/ out of balanced  is causing the problem then I suggest you attempt to find a video showing you how to dismantle

your particular make and model of your laptop. Lots of those on Youtube.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 12:19 PM

Thanks. I rebooted and the noise is gone. I'll run the Speedfan.



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Posted 23 May 2015 - 12:28 PM

The whirring noise is still gone. If I read the Speedfan report correctly the temperature is 43C. Is that normal or high? Also when I installed SpeedFan, a program called TweakBit installed. I removed it. Was that the right thing to do?


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 01:39 PM

That is a cool temp. Yes, TweakBit is an undesirable program to have.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 01:47 PM

So, it's running fine since the last reboot. I backed up essentials just in case. No worries unless the noise returns?



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Posted 23 May 2015 - 03:06 PM

I think it best to assume it was the drive. If it were mine, I would want to be sure that I had a complete image of the drive stored externally or a clone on another drive.

Having that I would continue using the comp until the drive failed or started making more noise.

 

Windows 7 and 8 have the necessary software for imaging or cloning. If you don't have another 3rd party program for doing that.


Edited by buddy215, 23 May 2015 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 03:43 PM

I use widow 7.

 

By complete image of the drive do you mean just copying Drive C and pasting on an external harddrive? I'd have to do that once a day or week?



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Posted 23 May 2015 - 03:55 PM

See the info at How to Create a System Image in Windows 7 or 8.x.

 

An image can be used to reinstall on old drive or install on a new drive.

 

A clone is an exact duplicate of the old drive. A clone can be created on a HDD the same size or larger....not smaller.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 04:27 PM

Be sure to create a System Repair Disc as suggested in the link I provided in my last post. You will need it in order to restore/ install the image on a new drive or the old drive.


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Posted 23 May 2015 - 05:11 PM

Thanks!



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Posted 23 May 2015 - 05:41 PM

You're welcome...


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