Why do I hear rumbling on my PC computer tower?

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bobkatbf

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Why do I hear rumbling on my PC computer tower? It goes on about 85% of time.
I have windows 7 pro.

Could their be programs running in background?
 

lochlomonder

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It could be the bearings going out on one of your fans.
 

bobkatbf

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It slows my computer down . Plus I am getting more of unending blue circle .

Would defragging help?
 

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Have you opened up your computer to see which fan is making noise or if its the hard drive?

If the computer is overheating then you must address that, either by cleaning out a dirty fan or replacing it. If the noise is coming from a hard drive then it needs it to be replaced. If the noise is comign from your CD\DVD drive then you need to remove the disc in the drive.

Defraging doesn't fix anything.
 

bobkatbf

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When my computer gets hung up = I go to restart. It takes a while & says : waiting for background programs to close.
How do I find out what those programs are that are running in background?
 

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Did you read the previous posts? You may want to address the source of the noise first. If you have an overheating computer or a failing drive then those could account for all your problems and if you don't address it then you may end up losing all your data or even having your computer die on you.
 

flavallee

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Rob:

I'm wondering if the "rumbling" he hears is the hard drive accessing or doing something.

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bobkatbf:

Click Start, then type MSCONFIG in the search or run box, then press the Enter key.
When the small "System Configuration" window appears, click the "Startup" tab.
Write down ONLY the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.
If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.
Submit those names here in a vertical list.
Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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