What makes my computer sound like it has shifted into high gear for a few seconds?

by on March 4, 2009

Q: What makes the tower on my PC sound like it shifted into high gear for a few seconds and then back to normal so you hardly hear it? Is it something in Windows Live OneCare?


5 Responses to “What makes my computer sound like it has shifted into high gear for a few seconds?”
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    I’m going to guess it’s because a CD or DVD is in the drive and it’s spinning the disk up for a few seconds to read it. Some CD/DVD drives can be loud. Try removing any CDs/DVDs in your drives and see if that takes care of the problem.

     
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    If the sound is a rumble, it is almost certainly a disc in one or more of your computer’s CD/DVD drives. If you hear a rumble but there are no discs in the CD/DVD drives, there is something seriously wrong with your computer and you should immediately take it to a hardware expert in your area.

    If the sound is more “airy”, it is probably one or more of the fans inside your computer. If the airy sound happens either when you first turn on your computer and/or when you start programs which require a lot of processing power (games, etc) then the sound is normal. But if the airy sound happens at random, you should consult with a hardware expert in your area.

    Does this help?

     
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    It would be more of an airy sound, no cd/dvd in drive.
    no games running that I know of.
    thanks for the great help

     
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    Hi 4dragoon2,

    I’m pleased to have been of help!

    Based on your descriptions, your issue is either a hardware malfunction or a problem with the fan-related settings in your computer’s BIOS. To prevent possible permanent damage to your computer, the safest action is for you to consult as soon as possible with a computer hardware expert in your area.

    PS: Feel free to keep me up-to-date on the progress of this issue. I would be happy to double-check your local hardware expert’s diagnosis. 😉

     
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    fan-related settings in your computer’s BIOS
    this sounds like a poss. and Im loking at a repair right away
    wil ck back soon
    thanks so much