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I hear a noise like bowling pins being knocked down at random times while on the computer. Is this a virus? If so, how can I remove it?

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  • m_1sanderson Mar 13, 2009

    The computer began slowing down around the same time that I started hearing the bowling pins sound. I tried all the scanning programs, but it persisted. After I posted this I read a fix for another problem and tried My Computer///Performance & Maintenance///System Restore. I restored it to the earliest date I had on the computer and have not heard the noise since. It is running better also. I was glad I created the restore point as soon as I got it up and running back in January. Thanks to those that responded. I love this site!

  • Mr fix.it May 11, 2010

    Can you check where this noise is coming from from which part of the laptop please so that I can help you further.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    this is quite unusual. are you say that the speakers are playing this sound when you are working on the CPU??

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Have you managed to verify if it was the hard drive ?

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Sounds like your Hdd is going bad. unless your saying that sound is coming out of your speakers if not thats your hard drive save all paper work to a flash drive and replace the hard drive(hdd)

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