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Old 12-29-2004, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer has been a complete pain lately. It is a brand new PC that I built and the specs are below.

Basically what occurs is, whenever I am doing virtually any task (whether it be web browsing, watching a video, etc) the computer does the following:

(1) Makes a beeping noise
(2) A second later, a clicking noise occurs
(3) Meanwhile, for one to five seconds, the computer is extremely slow (or even freezes).

Also, I have noticed the following:
+ it takes a lot longer for the computer to boot up (approximately two minutes)

+ when burning a DVD, my buffer is only at around 35% (it was previously around 97%).


This has been occuring ever since I had installed .NET Visual Studio (an extremely large programming studio).

Any suggestions are DEEPLY appreciated.
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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am i right in saying that it might be the hdd?
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I really have no idea.

Its a brand new 120 GB Seagate Serial ATA harddrive.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...148-030&depa=0
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1 Remove all malware.
2 Clean clutter.
3 Defragment your harddrive.

For malware removal us spybot s&d, adaware, avg antivirus or avast on administrator.

For cleaning clutter use this:
http://www.glocksoft.com/temp_cleaner/
on administrator so it can remove all junk files

For defraging your harddrive, use the windows defrag tool.
start->all programs->accessaries->system tools->disk defragmenter
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The beeping noise could be just some malware using your pc speaker and the slowing down and freezing could be it too. The clicking though, is usually the harddrive.
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avg antivirus? is that a brand of anti-virus or do you mean "an average antivirus" (probably a stupid question).

Also, for defragmentation, I am probably going to use the defragger by Fix-It Utilities (by V-Com).

http://www.v-com.com/product/Fix-It_Utilities_Home.html

I haven't defragged my harddrive in two months.

However, do you really think that is the reason why my computer is freezing (while making beeping and clicking noises)?
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The beeping noise is occuring from within my computer. I do not have any speakers hooked up to my computer at this time.

I'll try to explain to you the sounds as best as i can:

computer starts to freeze for a few seconds...

- single beeping noise coming from within my PC. It is not extremely loud, but very audible

- two seconds after the beeping noise, a single click occurs. This noise is quiet
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AVG Antivirus is the brand
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I understand that disk defragmentation speeds up one's disk reads since all of the related data would be together, but are you positive that there is any chance that a defragmenation will actually stop the PC from freezing for instances of two seconds?
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Make sure you check your RAM to see if it isn't defective.
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