Quote: Originally Posted by polorsport
It literally makes a loud bloop noise from the speaker. I opened my case to clean and check for loose wires and everything looked good.
I did a fresh install after that uninstaller issue I had last time. Have been good about not installing questionable software.
If the noise is from a speaker, it may just be the way that the sound driver
is handling its sudden reanimation. Noises from within the case itself (with no active speaker) are usually far more sinister
Assuming the cause is software, the most likely type of culprit is a driver. Something new and not-of-the-OS that wasn't there under your previous RC installation: new anti-virus, or new firewall, or sound, or video... A driver with a bug has the ability to pause or completely suspend virtually all OS operations, making it look like the box is hung.