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Sound from the hard drives when booting

It slows down the computer

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You Need To Defrag The Hard Drive. Go To Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Defragmenter Then Click Defragment This Should Be Ran On All The Available Hard Drives.

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Toshiba laptop wont boot correctly. Upon start up it flashes blue screen. Does not recognize optical drive to try to fix windows 8 or reinstall windows 8.1.


Sounds like the hard drive has an issue. Do you hear a very faint clicking sound when it tries to boot up? put your ear near the front of the laptop, bottom of keyboard area and listen for a clicking sound. if you hear a click click click click sound repeating continuously, its a failing hard drive. If you hear ths sound, you will need to buy a replacement hard drive. Replacing it is easy. Turn your laptop upside down and look for the small door that houses your hd. Unscrew the door and take hard drive out. Now you take this hard drive to Staples and ask them for a replacement. Once you know what you need, whether Sata or IDE hard drive, you can buy a replacement cheaply on eBay or buy it from any computer store. pop the hard drive back in and then you should be able to install a new operating system on the laptop. If you do not hear a clicking sound, then you may have a corrupted windows boot. Have you tried booting in safe mode? as you turn the power on, hold down the f8 button. You will get a screen asking if you want to boot in safe mode. Select, safe mode with networking. If it boots normally in safe mode, you can then put in your windows cd and do a repair. If you cannot boot into safe mode, and you have tried replacing hard drive, but cd/dvd is still not working, then you may need o take it in or diagnostics. You can buy very cheaply on eBay, a connector that will allow you to connect your hard drive to another computer via USB. This will allow you to test the hard drive and also possibly get data of of it, provided the hard drive is not too badly damaged. I hope this helps.. Please ask any questions you might have.

Oct 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How to restore system


im assuming you have the recovery disk

Restart the computer and press the pause/break key on the keyboard.


This key will slow down the boot process and allow you to see the motherboard BIOS access key that you'll need to press in order to access the motherboard BIOS.


Press the respective motherboard access key and check the motherboard BIOS for a boot sequence.

Change the settings in the boot sequence so the primary boot device or the first boot drive is the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.


Insert the system recovery disc into the disc drive.

Restart the computer and allow it to boot up before doing anything.


A black screen should show up with the words Press any key to boot from disc CD/DVD.
Press a key to have the system boot from the recovery disc.


Allow the system to load.

Follow the on-screen instructions on how to install the rest of the operating system.


There are many different settings for you to choose.
If the operating system is just a little out of whack, you can choose to repair it.


The system recovery disc will contain important drivers and software for all the components connected to the computer system.


If you do not have a system restore disc you can search the Internet for drivers and software that are packaged for your specific eMachines model.


Restore the BIOS to their default settings so the hard drive is primary boot sequence.

This is an optional step.


You can leave the CD-ROM drive as the primary boot drive, but it will slow down the startup process by a few seconds.

hope this helps




Sep 30, 2012 | E-Machines W3503 PC Desktop

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Beep sound occurs at the time of booting in my HP G360 laptop & my system is very slow. Please guide me for recovering my problems-Thanks. I expect the reply as early as possible in this regard &...


system slow down is caused for different reason. Your registry may have many broken links in it. You may need to de-frag your hard drive. It may be time to purchase a new computer. The software companies keep applying fixes to the operating system which causes all machine to slow down after a while. good luck.

Feb 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Gateway gm5442 very slow to boot, 20 to 30 minutes.


You said you tried different CPU, but it was the same motherboard, right? Maybe the motherboard speed (data bus, etc.) is just slow. Otherwise, there's not much left to try if the hard drive works OK in another computer and you've tried upgrading the memory, CPU, and power supply.

May 29, 2010 | Gateway GM5442 Refurbished Intel Desktop...

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My dell 610 laptop has started running slow


if you are experiencing these and unsure on what to do, better take your laptop a laptop tech, if you feel that you needed a hard drive change, then take it to a tech, have them replace your old hard drive

Nov 26, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Vista desktop very slow to load


if you have any external drives eh flash , floppy, hard drive, sd card just try disconnecting them before you boot.

Also if you have installed any toolbars recently these can slow computers down quite a bit on occasion

Aug 26, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

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Computer crashed. Computer specialist restored drive. now cannot boot windows. Used restore disk. Did not work. computer boots dos screen then shuts down. boots again then shuts down.


Sounds like a Windows issue. Depending on how valuable it is to you to get your data off the drive, I would suggest buying a new hard drive (they are fairly cheap these days), installing Windows on that. Word of advice: Remove your old drive when doing the Windows install, so as not to accidentally select the hard drive your data is on. Once you have Windows installed, shut down your computer, remove the power cord, and install your old drive on a separate IDE channel or SATA connection. If your PC still tries to boot to the old drive, change the boot order in your PC's BIOS.

Aug 10, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Sometimes it boots to my SATA hard drive, sometimes it doesnt


Dear friend you i think you have to operating system in to hard drive.. Please... format the IDE hard drive... if IDE hard drive is Primary hard drive then go to the BIOS, In BIOS go Boot Sequence you may see there Hard disk Priority option.. Let set Sata hard drive as first one.. Then your computer Boot from sata Harddrive... thanks...

Please do this first.. Set sata as first hard Drive from BIOS Hard disk Priority Option.. then Format IDE Hard drive..

Thanks Sumon.. i think it will solve your problem..

Mar 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My computers hard drive makes a Buzzing noise


I would suggest you back up all your data as the hard drive appears to be failing. i presume you are certain it is coming from the hard drive and not a fan ?

Feb 21, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

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Still... Slow in Booting and reading startup programs


Have you tried defragging you hard drive lately. Go into my computer, Move the mouse to your hard drive. Select properties. Select tools. Select defragmentation. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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