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Mar 18th 2001#53 Report
Member since: Mar 16th 2001
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Once in the while over the last 2 days I notice a really high pitched sound coming from what I think is my tower unit. It's not all the time and when I re-boot it seems to stop. Should I be scared? Sound like a hard drive thing? My computer is only a year and half old so I hope it's nothing like that, and since it seems to stop if I re-boot I don't know. Any ideas... I moved my tablet because I had it plugged into a usb slot and had it sitting on top of my tower. Maybe it was causing feedback or something. We'll see. Just wanted to know if any of you knew what that high pitched noise could be a symptom of...
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Mar 18th 2001#62 Report
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I don't know,
but I deffinantly would go to the store where you bought your PC.
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Mar 18th 2001#65 Report
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Hmmm...that sounds like what happened to my dad's HP computer a few days ago.There was some high-pitched screeching sound that wouldn't stop.I found out that it was the microphone in the Volume Controls that had become unmute.

About ur case,it could be a problem with some part of the hardware.

My suggestion would be to backup everything before asking HP to come over to fix it.

Huijun
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Mar 18th 2001#70 Report
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I have an HP too Never had a single problem with it and maybe this is something goofy, or maybe it just was my tablet. So far today all seems fine and everything runs fine. I'll probably go grab an extra hard drive soon and clone this one. So if it does go bad I'll have a spare backup. Not to mention to start from scratch again would kill me. I have two operating systems on two partitions and one backup partition. Just a pain to have to reset up. Thank god for Drive Image and Drive Copy
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Mar 18th 2001#75 Report
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I don't know though...

Usually signs like this means something is wrong and it is usually random,and could come in other signs,like O/S going crazy,etc.

Whether the problem is software or hardware,I have no idea.
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Mar 18th 2001#109 Report
Member since: Mar 17th 2001
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generally, sounds coming from your computer are not OS related. It could be coming from a few things. A fan might be about to go out, the harddrive might be on the verge of wearing out ( i doubt this is it though). Just check your cooling fans and make sure no wires are lying on moving parts.

If its a western digital harddrive, it will whine a little before it has a headcrash. But the most noticeable sign of eminent harddrive failure is a soft clicking noise. I would find the diagnostic disks from the manufacturer of the harddisk and run them completly. It will tell you of any errors on the disk and give you a code. If the drive is still under warranty, you send your claim with this code on it, and they send you a new drive.
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Mar 20th 2001#228 Report
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yah, its probably your fan. Open your comp up and listen where it is coming from next time. Your fan might just need to be cleaned.
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Mar 20th 2001#277 Report
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I found out it's coming from my monitor. So probably have to buy a new one soon...
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Mar 20th 2001#285 Report
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lol, great. I recommend a 21 inch trinitron=). While your at it, I will email you my address so you can send mine too.
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Mar 20th 2001#301 Report
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well... i working part-time in my local HP production line and i find that the way they are assembled are an absolute mess.once in a while someone would drop the PCs there... i wouldn't recommend anyone who's livin in SG to buy comps from hp..... i wonder if its the same case in other countries


i think the noise could be coing from the cdrom (it spins non stop) or from the fans..
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