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BSOD on Dell Inspiron 6400

Every once in a while, usually with a 2second warning of a frozen screen and a muted clicking noise, my Dell shows me the BSOD. There's no obvious pattern in what causes it - it happens while I'm using Mozilla, Skype or Windows Media Player (individually or all at once - doesn't matter), and it doesn't happen at regular intervals, but nothing I do makes any difference - operating it on a flat surface, defragmenting the hard drive, cleaning up, updating all drivers... nothing makes any difference. I'm relatively computer literate, and would welcome any helpful advice!!!

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  • jclarke8582 Dec 13, 2008

    The computer slows down, but in the 2-3 seconds before the BSOD, it hangs, then game over. I'll let you know next time it happens. Thanks for the quick answer!

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    everytime i start up my computer, after about 10 seconds, a blue screen comes up, every time ! how do i repair this without having to send it in?

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Hi there
There could be bad sectors on the hard drive, try to locate where the clicking sound is coming from and get back to me for a more definate answer an what to do about the problem.
Does the PC slow down or hang when the clicking starts?

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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