Ok....we're on the computer...just doin our thing....when all of a sudden we hear this loud noise coming from the tower.....and it makes a sound much like a drive is running in high gear....and the only way to get it to stop is to shut down the computer completely.....we have an emachine and are running windows vista.....it just started doing this and i have had it for a year and a month.....now i don't know if it's the e drive or not....(and i am assuming that the e drive is where you put in cd's when you want to burn one)....but it sounds like that's what it might be....please help....email@example.com
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The monitor is going into power-save mode because it's not receiving a video signal from your computer. Are you turning on the computer at the monitor or on the tower? If you're turning the tower on are you hearing any noise (i.e. fans running, beeps, drives spinning, etc.)? Does the power light on the tower come on and stay on? If not you may have a bad power supply or other hardware issue.
One bad/faulty lead can cause a computer with lots of problems replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATAthe ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ? hope this helps
Hi! For dell machines when u unplug the video cable/VGA from the tower while the system is on it will show monitor self test.If you are seeing a black box moving around the screen it means that monitor is ok.Check connection between monitor and tower.Make sure cables are securely plugged in.Check if the tower is ok. There is a possibility that your monitor is ok but the tower is not.check the power button (whats the color) if amber/orange, this means there is something wrong the the tower. If its blue or white it means its ok.Also check if you are going to hear one beep, it means system is booting up properly. If tower is ok and you are using a expansion video card then try to use internal one, normally its the vga port above the usbs.If you are going to use onboard video card make sure you enable it first in bios.If all things fail, contact your manufacturer, if the system is under warranty then they will send a tech to check the machine.hope this helps...
Ok it still sounds like an fan. look for fans, one in power supply, one on cpu, one in case(frount or back), one on video card. before you start from cold unplug the fans that you can. and stop the one in power supply. then if there is no nosie you have to start pluging them back in till you hear the noise. **NOTE!!** don't run it long without fans!!( 40 secs) is long enough..
Here is a test for it. Go to the start button > programs > accessories > system tools > disc defragmenter. Run a defragmentation on "C" drive and see if you can hear a lot of clicking, Normal hard drive activity will sound like rapid fires clicks but should not be incredibly louder than you are used to. If there has been an increase in the volume of the clicking sound that is out of the ordinary, then I would guess that the read/write head on the hard drive is starting to fail. and that sound you hear may be it slamming itsefl back oand forth as it is reading the discs. I would venture to say that having a bootable backup may be in order or at least an external or flash drive to save your documents, pictures, music...etc.
Ideally there will be some amount of noise emanating from any system, so its normal. The noise factor can be attributed to various components within your tower. Typical components that generate noise are:
CPU Fan - It usually runs at a speed of 1500 rpm
Hard Drive - There are circular metallic discs in the hard drive which run at a speed of about 7200 rpm for normal hard drives
Video Card Fan (if there is one)
SMPS/Power Supply fan
However, if the noise is very audible then you can try the following:
- Ensure that your tower is kept on a flat surface
- There are no obstructions around the power supply fan (found at the back of your tower)
- Power supply provided is proper and coming through a spike buster
If you feel that the noise level is high, then I would recommend contacting Acer support as it may be a problem with one of the fans or the way your motherboard has been fixed within the tower.
there are a limited number of things that could be making noises. take off the cover of your computer and listen close when you start it. A fan would be the first thing i'de suspect. check them all- cpu fan- motherboard fan-videocard fan- powersupply fan.
I would also listen to the powersupply (rear top of computer)
only things left to check that could be making noise are the cd/dvd rom, floppy drive (both wont run without a disk in them) and your hard drive which would be the last one to make noise. the hard drive runs everytime your computer moves data, if it is getting loud, i would suggest backing up important files and shopping for a new one. Post again here if I can be of further assistance.
Typical problem in most computers, the fan is experiencing a "burn out." This means there is either something caught in the fan causing it to create noise, or the motor is going bad. there are two fixes for this problem.
1) open you computer's case according to its manual and remove the system cooling fan and give it a thorough cleaning.
2) you may need to replace the cooling fan with its recommended replacement model.