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When using my computer it just makes a clicking noise and then freezes, the driver just stops

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Fix this problem by:

-- cleaning system junk
-- optimizing computer services
-- optimizing internet
-- repairing registry
-- defraging registry
-- clearing browsers junk

do these things with some secure tool such as Intel Software Partner Reginout.

Also keep your device drivers and antivirus program updated. Thanks

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That clicking noise is your hard drive. That means it is bad and needs to be replaced.

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