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Noise computer is 10yrs has a grinding sound. also sometimes will when i click it won"t go site. is slow and i have dsl. freezes, crashed./

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  • szy387 May 24, 2008

    is it time to get new computer

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Responding to the grinding sound...my desktop starting having a grinding sound after 3 years and it turned out to be the fans used for cooling the unit. If the fans are going bad, replace them immediately. If they should fail, the system can overheat and the system can act oddly or crash permanently. Fans don't cost much usually, labor does. It's not hard to replace a fan.
Please note that this response does not address the other symptoms mentioned by szy387.

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Check your power supply a bad power supply can make your computer noisy and also slow it down

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Check your HDD it might got some bad sectors/tracks, mostly noise comes for that only

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My pc keeps either freezing or crashing altogether,this only seems to happen when i am surfing facebook ,or pictures on the web,I can watch youtube,or movies with no crashes at all,I've scanned for viruses...


Im guessing XP and if you have the CD do whats called a repair install. Choose the upgrade option then install it, this will not harm any of your programs at all you will just have to do all the windows updates when its finished. Cheers and please vote

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My computer too slow always get the not responding reply.


Eliminate Viruses and Spyware
Step 1

Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week.
Step 2

Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month.
Step 3

Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.


Dispose of the Extras

Step 1

Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.

Step 2

Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.

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Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.

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Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.

Run Maintenance

Step 1

Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.

Step 2

Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.

Step 3

Check for disk errors. Sometimes corrupted files slow down your computer. To find and fix these files, Go to My Computer and right-click on C drive. Choose Properties, then Tools.

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My pc.. desktop is very slow.. its a windows vista


You may want to look into upgrading your RAM if there is less than 2GB installed. This is a recommendation that I have found in working with several PC's running this Operating System. Also, you would want to run disk clean up and remove any temporary files that Windows finds. Deleting any other temporary or unused files from your PC on a regular basis should increase system performance. In addition, if these steps do not solve your problem, you may want to consider upgrading to a faster performance hard drive (preferably a SATA II with a 32MB cache). As a last resort, you may look at your CPU to see if there is an upgrade for it, as well. Keep in mind that Vista is a resource hog and can slow down a PC within just a short period of time.

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Every time i turn on the computer it seems to crash. Sometimes it takes an hour before it crashes and sometimes i don't even get to login before it crashes. My definition of crash would be where the...


There are usually many possible problems.
Sounds like you have low resources.
Not enough RAM
Or your processor is having problems.
Depending on your OS, and or programs you are using.
Freezing is a sign of a need to upgrade.
Your pc is likely slow.

If this is not the issue, then you should provide more info.

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Hp computer too slow.connect to att,


Empty all the cookies and temp folders, by going to the internet options, Also run you pc for spyware/virus

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Computer hangup


Temporary freezing like you described can be caused by the site you are trying to get to, having too much traffic, or the site having allot of commercials or ads or media that slows you down until your browser can digest it.

If it happens on the same site all the time, its the site.
If it happens all the time on numerous sites it probably indicates that you need more RAM to surf efficiently.

Thank you and Good luck.

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System defragmentation will rectify your problem. For Defrag mentation, You should do
1.Right click on My Computer
2.Click on Manage
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4.Select a drive(eg-C:), Right click on it,and click Degragmenter

It will take many hours.similarly do it for all drives.

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