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When I boot up my computer it has been making a "whirring" sound and vibrates - even my desk vibrates. Any ideas as to cause and solution?

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  • Marjorie G. Morgan Apr 27, 2010

    Thank you so much. I did find a disc in the tower that I had forgotten about. Boot up is smooth as silk now that I removed it.



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  • Marjorie G. Morgan May 01, 2010

    Thanks for helping me fix the problem. Your solution worked like a charm!

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Sounds like you have a cd in the cd-rom drive that the pc is looking at as a potential boot device. remove all cd's from the drives before you boot up the pc and you should get rid of the problem. If you really want to you can open the cover and make sure the screws to the cd-rom drive have not come loose.

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Sounds like your hard drive is running really rough it is normally the cause of any noise or vibration as its the only moving piece on the computer however if you have a cd in the drive it could be causing the problem as well but my first guess would be the hard drive or heat sync no way to know with out opening it up and giving it a nice compressed air shower I find once every other month works wonders for noise and heat issues it may be your hard drive needs to be replaced hopefully before losing any valuable data


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