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Kneebiter

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Hello,

Thanks for the help!

I have a build computer around 5 years old with Windows XP. About a year ago, it started making an annoying beeping sound. It even made this sound when sound was mute. It has recently progressed to sounding like an english cop car and occasionally crashes to a blue screen. This usually happens when I am playing WOW, video streaming, or downloading files.

Yesterday I disconnected one of my hard drives and rebooted the computer. It came back missing boot disk. So i reconnected hard drive and for now its not making any noise. My guess is one of my hard drives is going or one of my connections are bad or I may have solved problem by properly reconnecting it. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Sorry to hear about your issue but I will attempt to assist you.
It sounds like you may have a overheating issue. When you were inside checking the hd's and connections did you by chance blow the system out with a can of air?
You want to make sure the fan on the CPU and the PSU vents are cleaned out.
If you have the system running please do the following.
Download Speedfan (The download link is to the right), and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.
The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
To make sure we are getting all the correct information it would help us if you were to attach a screenshot like the one below of your Speedfan results.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard.
  • It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
  • Now go to Start and then to All Programs
  • Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
  • In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
  • Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
  • Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop
  • Attach it to your next reply

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Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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Kneebiter

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Hello,

I am typing this at work and the computer is at home.

Last night, I took your advice and downloaded Speedfan. The computer worked fine doing everything else, but when I ran SPeedfan it came up with an error (did the same thing twice after rebooting) then went to blue screen error before I could write down the error. I am thinking of just putting a box fan with a prefilter next to side of my computer, and see if that helps the problem. Both fans are running. I will clean the fans tonight too.

Any other advice?

Thanks again! :D
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Your description below:

but when I ran SPeedfan it came up with an error (did the same thing twice after rebooting) then went to blue screen error before I could write down the error.

Indicates a heating problem. The BSOD issue you can try to stop it so you can get the info by doing the below steps.
Since it is happening in windows we will try that way first.

BSOD in safe mode:

Right click MY COMPUTER and then PROPERTIES
Click ADVANCED and then click the SETTINGS button In the Startup And RECOVERY section
Uncheck AUTOMATICALLY RESTART. Click APPLY and OK.
Now reboot. This will result in the BSOD error being halted so you can now copy and reply with the STOP ERROR and any parameters.
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