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PC churning over. Why?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Meltdown, Jan 8, 2003.

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  1. Meltdown

    Meltdown Thread Starter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Hi, I'm using WIN 98 SE and whenever i leave my PC for a few minutes it starts "churning" over. It sounds like its trying to open a program or access the hard-drive. Its stops churning when the screensaver comes on after 10 minutes. This has only started recently and I don't remember changing any settings.

    Can anyone tell me whats going on and how to stop this noise

  2. Rache

    Rache Banned

    Sep 30, 2002
    Could it be an av? What progs are on in b/g? Type in (RUN) 'msconfig' and see what's running. It's not a fan is it?
  3. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Write down everything in the left column of the MSCONFIG startup tab, along with which ones are checked.

    How much RAM is installed?

    Too many programs running in the background, along with too little RAM, will cause your hard drive to access virtual memory, which is the thrashing sound that you hear.

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips:)
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