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Constant cycling as tho something trying to start up.

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I keep hearing the computer make a noise like something is trying to start up. Over and over and over and over - with maybe 10-12 seconds between. I know it couldn't be good for the computer!

This is what I have done so far:

1. Right clicked the Dell Support icon in the task bar and ran the maintenance button. No problems there.

2. Checked the CD holder - empty.

3. Updated and Ran everything in my housekeeping folder: Registry Mechanic, AVG, Spybot, Spysweeper, XCleaner, eTrust PestPatrol, Disk Cleanup.

4. Pressed ctrl,alt,delete to check CPU usage. Nothing seems wrong there.

5. Finally, turned off the computer (correctly, I might add), unplugged my DSL and also unplugged the computer from the wall. Waited a couple of minutes and turned it all back on.

Still cycling.

Any suggestions?
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