I am having unusual noises coming from my computer, like I am frying a steak or something. It's not very loud and strong but its continous since about an hour ago. I tried restarting but it came back. Any possible suggestions please?
Hi Baslla321, take the side off your computer, get a sheet of A4 paper, roll it up to make a tube about a foot long and an inch diameter. Hold one end to your ear, and hold the other end near the various possible sources of noise and you will soon know which one it is.
Hi Taw®. The more good natured humor the better ;-). The thing I like about the rolled up paper is that it is cheap, I generate loads of it scrap from my printer, when dry it's a good insulator, and if it hits something fast moving, it collapses before any serious damage is done to my ear.
Best be prepared. Just in case it is your HDD get a backup smartish.
Then, if the HDD is on its last legs and they all fail eventually, you will have a minor rather than a major trauma...:-)
HDD prices per GB these days is almost stupidly cheap compared to one or two years ago; I remember paying £64 for an 8.4GB Samsung model in 1999 or 2000 - recently I bought a Western Digital 60GB with three year warranty for £66. The 80GB version with one year warranty was the same price.
Two weeks later the 80GB three year warranty version dropped to the same price...:-(