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Loud noise at system startup

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December 9, 2013 3:01:02 AM

Hi guys,

I just built my new pc about 2-3 weeks ago and its been working like a charm. Great graphics and speeds etc. However recently after doing a cold start up the computer may sometimes make a short but quick grinding type noise. This is definitely coming from the front of the PC. There is no disk in the diskdrive but im wondering if it is possible the tray may be trying to read a disk even there is not one in therE? Im really confused. Maybe i should just buy a new disk drive? Thanks in advance guys.
December 9, 2013 3:23:58 AM

Yes id bet you anything its trying to read a disk, some do that on all boots some only do it if a dive is present. A new one might help, but it may be a mobo issue anyway
December 9, 2013 4:04:11 AM

Supahos said:
Yes id bet you anything its trying to read a disk, some do that on all boots some only do it if a dive is present. A new one might help, but it may be a mobo issue anyway


How may it be a mobo issue? Could it be something in the BIOS maybe. Like the order of boot up could be near the top? Oh and it doesnt do it if i reboot it straight away
December 9, 2013 7:29:18 AM

Issue as in that's what the bios tells it to do. You can't put your optical drive to boot after the HD, or if you ever needed to install something pre OS, it wouldn't be an option. Some boards don't play well with some optical drives. If you have a spare around, or borrow one, you can try a different drive and see if it behaves the same way. If so its just the way your board wants it and maybe a bios update will fix it maybe not.
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