Funny noise coming from tower

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kj_slid

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I need some help from someone. I need to know what this noise could be that is coming from the tower. It sounds like it's coming from the front. I noticed it yesterday. I was taking a nap when I was woke up by this clicking noise. I saw that it was coming from the inside of my tower. I also saw that my computer was froze. I turned off the computer for a while, then later I got back on it to check e-mail. I left my computer for a few minutes to see that it started making the same noise again. It was once again froze. I turned my computer off. I was gone a while. I came back home and my friend played a game for a while and then I returned to my computer to talk to a friend, while we were chatting, the noise began again. My computer was freezing a bit. It was late, I called it a night. I've barely had my computer on today so it hasn't done it. I was wondering what might be the problem. Thanks to anyone that can help.
 

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Either the hard drive or perhaps the power supply.

You need to open the case and figure out which one.
 
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Don't want to scare you but it might be an idea to make a backup of all your important stuff while you still can.
 
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Ahhhh, the click "O" death. Open the case and put a screwdrivers tip on your hard drive. Put your ear to the handle end of the screwdriver. Is the click inside your head now?

If so, buy a hard drive immediately.;)
 
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What really threw me off gaurd one time, was the little battery for the little clock or whatever it was on the mother board. Froze up the works. I'm not sure if those are still used.

What really sounds nasty is when a fan starts to go, but that should not freeze the computing operation.
 
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