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Old 11-23-2004, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My pc is always making that incredibly annoying thinking sound, even as I sit here typing this the stpuid thing is thinking. I want to avoid a major system reformat so I have done all of the usuall spy-ware and ad-ware stuff, virus' programs running etc, but nothing seems to work.
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Thinking sound, you mean the hard drive is working???
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Old 11-23-2004, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check your task manager and check the CPU usage. And download Filemon and check for active processes.
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CTRL+ALT+TAB into the task manager then go to process's and close all the **** you dont need. it will reduce cpu utilisation thus reducing the 'thinking' sound.
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*ctrl + alt + del = tasks

Maybe last few breaths of the HD?
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That will only be a temporary fix.
Disable the program wich causes the sound from start/run services.msc
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Well thanks for the input, but like I said I already tried those things. Ah well I will keep an eye on it.
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hehe sorry im tired. that was my typo yer i ment ctrl alt del
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if that didnt work go Start > Run > msconfig
and disable all the services u dont need
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thats a good idea, I havent done that in a while.
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