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November 13, 2000 12:13:54 PM

A friend of mine is having a problem with her computer. She says it started making a noise and when Windows loads up everything is very fast. An example: She double clicks an icon to start a program and the program will open 14 or 15 times. A second example: the computer will freeze, she reboots and the scandisk program that runs when she restarts finishes in less than 1 second.

She placed the phone by the computer and to me it sounded like the hard drive was making the noise. But, I never heard of the hard drive causing problems like this. I thought it was the CPU overheating. Has anyone heard of a problem like this caused by the CPU overheating. The noise could also be from the fan malfunctioning.

Thanks.

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Anonymous
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November 13, 2000 12:58:11 PM

Uhmmm, sounds like more THUROUGH trouble-shotting is required... Holding a phone next to a computer and listening to it doesn't sound like old school t-shotting to me :wink:
Anonymous
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November 13, 2000 1:16:03 PM

I know, but I live 4 hours away and I won't be able to go check it out until Thanksgiving. I was just trying to get an idea of what it could be.
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November 13, 2000 1:30:26 PM

I had a similar problem with a computer, it was a conflict between IRQ's from a soundcard and a SCSI card, resulting in a grinding noise and very strange OS behavior, similar to wath you described.

Hope that helps...
March 9, 2006 5:41:20 PM

Here is an example of some old ass wtf
March 9, 2006 5:45:04 PM

caboose you too geez
March 9, 2006 5:46:59 PM

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caboose you too geez
but of course. Im trying to get people away from their AMD is gonna kick the snot out of Intel, or AMD is teh suxorz!!!!!111oneoneoneonne
March 9, 2006 5:53:28 PM

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caboose you too geez
but of course. Im trying to get people away from their AMD is gonna kick the snot out of Intel, or AMD is teh suxorz!!!!!111oneoneoneonne what i hate ppl ho speak haxor its so annoying
March 9, 2006 5:54:35 PM

Quote:
caboose you too geez
but of course. Im trying to get people away from their AMD is gonna kick the snot out of Intel, or AMD is teh suxorz!!!!!111oneoneoneonne what i hate ppl ho speak haxor its so annoyingI agree. It was just an example.
March 9, 2006 6:02:40 PM

ok man good cause i hate ppl who speak haxor its so annoying
March 9, 2006 6:09:02 PM

Sounds like it could be virus related.

Have her boot into Safe Mode with networking and try a free online virus scan (regardless if she has antivirus protection or not) like Trend Micro's Housecall, if possible.

The noise she's hearing could be any number of things. Hearing it on the phone was a nice try, but it won't tell you much. If it is hardware related, she might have to take it in to a local shop if you can't get to it. If it is a virus, the hard drive could be shifting into overdrive due to the virus' wrongdoing.
March 9, 2006 6:16:40 PM

dude dont you see they forgot about this already geez they wont answer you
March 9, 2006 6:29:28 PM

ROFL!!!!

Been so busy trying to ignore the AMD/Intel posts I didn't notice!!!!

As my name says, ANOOBis!!!!
March 9, 2006 6:31:06 PM

read the dates geez their above the post
March 9, 2006 6:35:25 PM

How about not bumping 6 year old threads and creating confusion...geeez
March 9, 2006 6:43:52 PM

cheez what are you doing here? i thought you stayed in the other section babysitting forlorn :lol: 
March 9, 2006 6:51:22 PM

I'm everywhere
March 9, 2006 7:01:56 PM

:lol:  ok cheez just i think you gotta go and babysit forlorn now cause hes being outta control
March 9, 2006 7:51:25 PM

If your thinking its the drive, defrag it and have her download a drive diagnostic utility. Most OEMs and HD manufacturers provide them for download and get her to run it. If it comes up bad have the hard drive shipped to her house in time for you to install it over Thanksgiving.
March 9, 2006 8:10:17 PM

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If your thinking its the drive, defrag it and have her download a drive diagnostic utility. Most OEMs and HD manufacturers provide them for download and get her to run it. If it comes up bad have the hard drive shipped to her house in time for you to install it over Thanksgiving.


That's ok dude, I made the mistake too.

Look at the original post's date!!!!!
March 9, 2006 8:23:40 PM

My bad. I cant believe they are resurrecting these old threads.
March 9, 2006 8:27:07 PM

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My bad. I cant believe they are resurrecting these old threads.
:twisted: I did this to confuse! :twisted:
March 9, 2006 8:31:33 PM

Stop this, I am getting old
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