pc making clicking noises

  billy the fish 15:25 15 Aug 08

my desktop pc has recently been making clicking noises & sounds like it is trying to switch off or restart.is this a hard disc problem or worse???can anyone help??

  Marko797 15:28 15 Aug 08

can you take off ur side panel and determine if this noise is from the HDD?

I had this a while ago and it was the HDD in my particular case, which had to be replaced. I'd get stalling, lock-ups, and eventually regular clicking like a metronome, or indicators on a car.

If it's only just started, I suggest u make a back up *asap*.

  woodchip 15:29 15 Aug 08

It could be Hard Drive. Try this, double click on "My Computer" right click on C:\properties\tools\check disc. Put a tick in box to auto fix faults then shut down after pressing OK and restart for it to run

  billy the fish 15:30 15 Aug 08

ok thanks....will back up as soon as pos.time to buy a new HDD

  Marko797 15:32 15 Aug 08

not sure how old ur system is, but my HDD was replaced by the supplier - Mesh, under the pc warranty.

  woodchip 15:33 15 Aug 08

try the check disc as that is all it may need

  billy the fish 15:35 15 Aug 08

will try check disc as pc is about 4 years old now...thanks anyway everyone

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