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  1. #1


    Thomas Guest

    Noisy Vista

    I have a new Gateway system that I bought a few months ago and lately it
    seems that the hard drive is very noisy. When you go from one web page to
    another it sounds like a car revving up it's engine. I have some files to
    encode and when I do that, it just sounds like it's full speed ahead. Maybe
    its nothing but it scares me a little. Is this normal? And im assuming
    it's the hard drive, I guess im not really sure. Like a car revving up it's
    engine is the best way I can describe it. Thanks.

    Tom


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  3. #2


    Engel Guest

    RE: Noisy Vista

    Hello Thomas,

    Restart the computer in safe mode,
    A. Press F8 before Windows Vista starts.
    B. Press ENTER to start Windows Vista in safe mode.

    Suggest cleaning up the system (clearing out all the Temp/Tmp folders, and
    included all offline content, clearing the browser TIF, Delete Cookies , do a
    Disk CleanUp.

    Click the Start button . In the Search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in
    the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.

    Empty user and system "temp" folders.
    Go to Start > Run > copy and paste the below into the Open: line

    %systemdrive%\temp

    %systemdrive%\%windir%\temp

    %systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Temp

    Perhaps some HD maintenance, try running the "chkdsk /r" command at the
    command prompt

    Go to Start > Run > copy and paste the below into the Open: line
    chkdsk /r

    Exit Safe Mode (Rebººt)

    I hope this post is helpful.
    Let us know how it works ºut
    - -- ---


    Run the CHKDSK utility to determine whether a hard disk error occurred. To
    run CHKDSK, follow these steps:
    A. Click Start , click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command
    Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation,
    type the password, or click Allow.
    B. At a command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
    C. When CHKDSK is finished, restart the computer.
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...isk.html?ltr=C

    Restart the computer in normal mode.

    Good luck
    - -- ----





    "Thomas" wrote:

    > I have a new Gateway system that I bought a few months ago and lately it
    > seems that the hard drive is very noisy. When you go from one web page to
    > another it sounds like a car revving up it's engine. I have some files to
    > encode and when I do that, it just sounds like it's full speed ahead. Maybe
    > its nothing but it scares me a little. Is this normal? And im assuming
    > it's the hard drive, I guess im not really sure. Like a car revving up it's
    > engine is the best way I can describe it. Thanks.
    >
    > Tom
    >
    >

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  4. #3



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    Re: Noisy Vista

    Generally that sound is associated with a disc in the optical drive. If you have one in a drive pull it out and see how it sounds then.
    Another noise maker is the power supply fan which is located around back of your computer.

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  5. #4


    Not Me Guest

    Re: Noisy Vista

    MIGHT BE A hdd ISSUE, BUT IT COULD ALSO BE THE FAN.
    Some newer systems have the fan speed controlled by a thermostat.
    The more you use the CPU (loading a new page), the warmer it gets and the
    fan kicks in.
    I would blow out the interior of the case, power supply and heat sinks with
    compressed air.
    If the noise persists, call the manufacturer, if the HDD is going bad, it
    should be replaced.

    "Thomas" <forgetit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2iNUj.2938$J16.1042@xxxxxx

    > I have a new Gateway system that I bought a few months ago and lately it
    > seems that the hard drive is very noisy. When you go from one web page to
    > another it sounds like a car revving up it's engine. I have some files to
    > encode and when I do that, it just sounds like it's full speed ahead.
    > Maybe its nothing but it scares me a little. Is this normal? And im
    > assuming it's the hard drive, I guess im not really sure. Like a car
    > revving up it's engine is the best way I can describe it. Thanks.
    >
    > Tom

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  6. #5


    V&S Guest

    Re: Noisy Vista

    CPU fan maybe? They can change speed.



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  7. #6


    HeyBub Guest

    Re: Noisy Vista

    Thomas wrote:

    > I have a new Gateway system that I bought a few months ago and lately
    > it seems that the hard drive is very noisy. When you go from one web
    > page to another it sounds like a car revving up it's engine. I have
    > some files to encode and when I do that, it just sounds like it's
    > full speed ahead. Maybe its nothing but it scares me a little. Is
    > this normal? And im assuming it's the hard drive, I guess im not
    > really sure. Like a car revving up it's engine is the best way I can
    > describe it. Thanks.
    Does it sound like the hinges on the gates of Hell?

    It could be the floppy drive doing a seek...



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  8. #7


    Thomas Guest

    Re: Noisy Vista


    "Engel" <Engel@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:ECD39615-06A2-4DC2-9A74-19FBB75F4968@xxxxxx

    > Hello Thomas,
    >
    > Restart the computer in safe mode,
    > A. Press F8 before Windows Vista starts.
    > B. Press ENTER to start Windows Vista in safe mode.
    >
    > Suggest cleaning up the system (clearing out all the Temp/Tmp folders, and
    > included all offline content, clearing the browser TIF, Delete Cookies ,
    > do a
    > Disk CleanUp.
    >
    > Click the Start button . In the Search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then,
    > in
    > the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.
    >
    > Empty user and system "temp" folders.
    > Go to Start > Run > copy and paste the below into the Open: line
    >
    > %systemdrive%\temp
    >
    > %systemdrive%\%windir%\temp
    >
    > %systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Temp
    >
    > Perhaps some HD maintenance, try running the "chkdsk /r" command at the
    > command prompt
    >
    > Go to Start > Run > copy and paste the below into the Open: line
    > chkdsk /r
    >
    > Exit Safe Mode (Rebººt)
    >
    > I hope this post is helpful.
    > Let us know how it works ºut
    > - -- ---
    >
    >
    > Run the CHKDSK utility to determine whether a hard disk error occurred. To
    > run CHKDSK, follow these steps:
    > A. Click Start , click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click
    > Command
    > Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
    > If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation,
    > type the password, or click Allow.
    > B. At a command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
    > C. When CHKDSK is finished, restart the computer.
    > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...isk.html?ltr=C
    >
    > Restart the computer in normal mode.
    >
    > Good luck
    > - -- ----
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Thomas" wrote:
    >

    >> I have a new Gateway system that I bought a few months ago and lately it
    >> seems that the hard drive is very noisy. When you go from one web page
    >> to
    >> another it sounds like a car revving up it's engine. I have some files
    >> to
    >> encode and when I do that, it just sounds like it's full speed ahead.
    >> Maybe
    >> its nothing but it scares me a little. Is this normal? And im assuming
    >> it's the hard drive, I guess im not really sure. Like a car revving up
    >> it's
    >> engine is the best way I can describe it. Thanks.
    >>
    >> Tom
    >>
    >>
    Thanks for all the replies. Im going to try everything this weekend.


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  9. #8


    Thomas Guest

    Re: Noisy Vista


    "Thomas" <forgetit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2iNUj.2938$J16.1042@xxxxxx

    >I have a new Gateway system that I bought a few months ago and lately it
    >seems that the hard drive is very noisy. When you go from one web page to
    >another it sounds like a car revving up it's engine. I have some files to
    >encode and when I do that, it just sounds like it's full speed ahead.
    >Maybe its nothing but it scares me a little. Is this normal? And im
    >assuming it's the hard drive, I guess im not really sure. Like a car
    >revving up it's engine is the best way I can describe it. Thanks.
    >
    > Tom
    It's taken me a while to get back to everyone and I appreciate the help. I
    opened up task manager and I noticed that realplay.exe was using up a lot of
    memory and 50 perecent of the cpu. I ended that process and the noise
    stopped. I use real player a lot because it makes it easy to download some
    videos off websites. When Im through with the downloading or close
    realplayer though, the realplay.exe seems to stay running. Close that down
    and the noise stops.

    Thanks again.

    Thomas


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