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Windows 7: Annoying Clicking Noise

12 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Hope Premium x64
Annoying Clicking Noise

I'm getting the same random "Windows Explorer" clicking noise described below on my new Windows 7 HP laptop.

Sounds like a quiet, Windows Explorer clicking noise in the background with no discernible pattern.

I tried all the Control Panel tweaks suggested in prior thread but (like the prior poster) nothing has worked.

I also have listened to libraries of problem hard drive noises online but the noise sounds nothing like a mechanical problem. It sounds exactly like a very quiet Windows Explorer click.

Any advice is appreciated, but all things considered I'd prefer good advice.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by admirer View Post
i recently got this sony vaio with windows 7 home premium. i have noticed a annoying problem from yesterday. i keep getting the clicking sound that comes when you open a windows explorer folder even if i am not opening any folder. yesterday it was there, today morning it was nt there, now again i am getting it from last half an hour. it keeps coming like every 20 sec. why so? what to do? please help..

i know i can shut the sound off by going to control panel, but that way the problem which causing this wont go away..

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12 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Well I consider this very good advice. You cant go by the sounds on the internet to diagnose.
First back up all your stuff
Test the hard drive to be sure
Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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