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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by abaxter, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. abaxter

    abaxter Thread Starter

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    I have a system that my co-workers assembled for me, I've had it about 4 months now and every time I turn it on there is a loud noise coming from the back of it. Any suggestions as to what it could be or how to fix it???
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi abaxter, welcome to TSG.

    My guess is probably the power supply.......try to listen to it while the computer is starting up.....
     
  3. abaxter

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    it makes a lot of noise when starting up!! then it won't stop. i have to shut the computer down and re-boot. thanks for the quick response.
     
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    And when you reboot, does the noise go away?

    Pretty much the sources of noise are going to be interior fans, the power supply or the hard drive......you are pretty much going to have to figure out where it's coming from......
     
  5. abaxter

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    yes the noise goes away after i reboot, it's not the fan, if it is the hard drive how do I make it stop??
     
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    IF it's the hard drive, it'll eventually stop when it dies completely :(

    You might want to start to back up anything important ASAP.
     
  7. abaxter

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    ok thank you very much for the help i have a 4gb and a 20gb in there so I'm thinking it's probably the 4 - it's really old. I'll back up everything on there on to the 20 and take it out. thanks again.
     
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    Before you start, you may want to pull the one that isn't the C: boot drive and see if the noise goes away....just because the small one is the oldest doesn't mean it's going to die before the newer one......I've still got one running from 1994, but one I bought in 2000 died...... :(
     
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