Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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..

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Annoying Clicking Noise

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Clicking noise every 10-15 min
This sounds like a weird question, but which device is responsible for that clicking noise just before the computer shuts down? (just before the light of the computer goes out you hear a click), I guess the HDD or the motherboard? I ask this because I hear this click like every 10-15 minutes,...
Hardware & Devices
How do I stop the clicking noise
Hi everyone.I recently started to hear random clicking noises but not from the hardware from the speakears.It sounds like when you open a folder or open a link in internetexplorer.I had this problem for 7 hours and still didnt stoped.I have runned one malwarebyte quick scan and several avira...
General Discussion
Help with clicking noise every key I push
Hello, I hope someone can guide me to an answer as I am about to explode from frustration. My cat loves to stand on my laptop keyboard and this time he went too far. Whatever he pushed, every key I press makes a clicking sound. I have gone through the "Change system sounds" menu and tested every...
Sound & Audio
Strange clicking noise coming out of speaker
Hello I have strange clicking or cracking sound intermittently. It look like a static interference noise (but it is not a static interference) This is worst when I'm listening to a video on Youtube. Clicking or static could be hear, even when the video as stopped. Look like the system...
Sound & Audio
PC won't boot, making a clicking noise
Hey guys, Recently came home from work and found my computer turned off (it was on when I left) I figured a simple Windows update...but to my dismay when I came to turn on my computer I heard this weird clicking noise (see video) I need to specify that the sound IS NOT emanating from the hard...
Hardware & Devices
Hard drive makes clicking noise
Recently my Toshiba Portable hard drive has been making a clicking noise when I plug it in in intervals of 1 seconds. Does that mean its failing (PS: Its only 2 months old)
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:48.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App