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Windows 7: Strange clicking problem

01 Dec 2010   #21
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

could be. try it out, and if it doesnt work, change it back. or maybe you can adjust the settings so you dont receive a notification instead of blocking the program completely, in case its something you might need, like microsoft update.


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02 Dec 2010   #22
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

I'd check every connection to see if anything is loose. You could also try picking up the PC from one end a letting it drop. If the noise happens or it stops working completely you now know there is something loose inside.
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02 Dec 2010   #23
DavidG1991

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
could be. try it out, and if it doesnt work, change it back. or maybe you can adjust the settings so you dont receive a notification instead of blocking the program completely, in case its something you might need, like microsoft update.
I'd love to try it out but I can't seem to find the place in Windows Firewall where you can change the level of security for programs accessing the internet.
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02 Dec 2010   #24
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

This might help, just follow the prompts...

1...Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall

2...Then advanced settings.

3...Scroll down a bit to View and create firewall rules.


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02 Dec 2010   #25
DavidG1991

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yeah I got that far, but I can't see where I make sure all programs alert me when they're trying to access the internet
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02 Dec 2010   #26
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

That should be back on the main Firewall page. Look to the left menu, click on "Change Notification Settings"

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\Customize Settings
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02 Dec 2010   #27
DavidG1991

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Odd, apparently it's set to notify me when it blocks a program. So when this clicking nonsense happens it should surely be telling me a program is trying to access the internet..
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02 Dec 2010   #28
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Now you have me wondering..........

I do have my printer blocked in "Inbound Rules", but I've never received a warning hmmm...

Will look into this some more and get back to you.
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02 Dec 2010   #29
DavidG1991

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yep, tis a strange one. It hasn't actually happened yet today so touch wood, the driver I downloaded for the touchpad may have done something (although that would make very little sense).
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03 Dec 2010   #30
DavidG1991

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Guess I was wrong, it was fine yesterday but upon starting up today it's done it straight off.
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