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Grinding Noise

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by matthews-law, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. matthews-law

    matthews-law Thread Starter

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    Hello, I have recently heard what sounds like a grounding noise coming from my computer. I usually only notice it when the computer is searching for something (say a Google search), and I seem to especially notice it while searching on e-Bay. Once the site or page is found, it then stops making that sound. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is there anything I can do to stop it, or repair it? Does this mean the hard drive is about to crash? I have a Dell Computer, and Windows XP system. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. frankjohn

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    Just to be on the safe side do a back up if you havent done.Open the case and try to isolate the noise.
     
  3. Mr. Newton

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    Sounds like a HDD issue.As in starting to fail,but you do get a sound as the HDD arm moves back and forth across the disk.That being said,see next line
    I would also agree with frankjohn and suggest a backup.
     
  4. matthews-law

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    Thanks for the help!
     
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