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rnakata

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I have a Dell laptop and I've been using this for about a year now.
From the first month I've had this, it has constantly been accessing the hard drive and making that
clicky noise all the time. Sometimes it stops for a few minutes but it always starts again and it is very annoying. So far it hasn't caused any trouble (my computer works fine and the CPU usage stays at around 10%) its just that the sound keeps me awake (it still keeps on going for a while even after I close my laptop) and I don't have any clue as to what is causing the noise. Can anyone help me?
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mpascal

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How much RAM do you have? My suspicion is that you may not have enough so your computer is constantly using the page file.

It is also possible you have a virus on your system, so I suggest you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal forum.

Before you start a new topic, please go through the Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide. This will remove 70% of the problems on your computer alone, and will get your computer ready for the experts to take a look.

If the problem persists once your system has been cleaned by one of our Malware Removal Experts, then repost in this topic and we can start looking at other options.
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