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Windows 7: How to troubleshoot hardware?

20 Jun 2013   #1
kenny1999

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
How to troubleshoot hardware?

My computer sometimes (yes only sometimes) give strange noise, the noise is not constant and only lasts for a few seconds, but the noise doesn't sound usual. It doesn't happen very often, on average one time for a day, lasting for about 10 seconds. No particular operation is being done to the computer when such noise happens. I listen carefully to the computer but can't figure out where the noise is coming from.

The computer works fine now. Superficially everything is fine.

Is it a problem?


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20 Jun 2013   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

There is no way to tell from that information. Could it be your hard drive making that noise?
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21 Jun 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Take off the side panel and listen to different parts inside through a paper towel roll tube. Empty one of course.
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21 Jun 2013   #4
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Take off the side panel and listen to different parts inside through a paper towel roll tube. Empty one of course.
I used to do that when I worked on cars.....paper towel roll, or something similar. Worked well!
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21 Jun 2013   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Sigh.....
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21 Jun 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
You found answer kenny1999 and you re-ask it here? As was asked, what is the make/model of your case?
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21 Jun 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't understand.
Kenny please let us know what you have tried and what you have found. Please don't start another thread with the same questions or problems.
Remember we can not see or hear your computer; we need your input.
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