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Computer is Not Booting & Making Noise

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Hello all - I am feeling like I am a killer of machinery. I have broken 2 computers and a car in a 6 hour period. I know i am not the real cause, but when it rains......

Anyway, my computer is making a humming/buzzing noise (sounds like a wire hitting the fan). I have not fully investigated since I noticed this at 4am. I know there are no wires hitting any of the fans. When I try to reboot, the system is looping... I goes to the Windows load screen and reboots itself....

I figure it can be any of the following:
1. Fan over the cpu is gone/going
2. The hard drive is going
3. I have a fan on my video card - maybe thats going/gone

Is there anything else I need to check? I will be investigating further this evening but would appreciate any suggestions as to additional items I may need to check. I did not download any new software and my system was working fine earlier in the evening. Your help is appreciated in advance.
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The sound is most likely either the drive is going or the fan bearings are wearing out.

I would suggest running DFT on the drive first. http://www.hitachigs...32_v411_b00.iso

Burn the .iso image to a CD and boot to it.

Edited by Cilix, 06 February 2008 - 02:17 PM.

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