Multiple Computer Issues, Working On Safe Mode & Even Then! :(
Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:37 AM
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:34 AM
I don't know how to describe the noises. But it wasn't beeping or anything electronic. It sounded strange. I decided that since the computer is slow and taking hours and even days to do things and making strange noises I'm gonna let the computer rest for a day or two and then try to do the msconfig process again. It's so discouraging. :'( My work schedule also makes it hard to work on it too. But we'll keep trying Ron. I hope a system restore or something that will make me lose the files on the computer isn't needed.
Ron just a question. If we remove the drive (in order to not lose the files) before we try a system restore is that possible? A friend said also to do a wipe, whatever that is, might help but that's the unclear option. We want to save the files and browser bookmarks etc. What are the options if I'm unable to get the computer going again to connect to the Internet?
Thanks so much Ron!
Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:44 AM
Power Supply Fan
Some units have a fan on the video card and others may have a second chassis cooling fan
Best to open it up and see if you can determine the source of the noise. If it's the hard drive then your data is probably not long for this world. IF it's the CPU fan your CPU can be getting too hot and is likely to fail but it will slow down first to try to protect itself. If the power supply fan is failing the power supply will usually just shut down when it gets too hot. While you have it open, clean out the dust.
A Windows System Restore does not lose data. A restore to factory does (done from before windows boots). If the PC fails but the drive is good, the drive can be removed and put on a USB - SATA adapter. Something like this one:
Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:58 AM
I'm going out of town for a week for work. I'm going to borrow some tools to open the computer up and see what's causing the noise. Sorry for the lag in updates. Work got pretty hectic this week in preparation for this upcoming week out of town. Please don't close this. You might not hear from me until I come back. I can't really do anything until I get back because the computer's at home. Next weekend I'll need your help in identifying what is making the noise. Also how I might clean out the dust. I'm pretty sure it's dusty in there coz I can see it from outside.
Anyways Ron I want to thank you again! I can't wait until we both resolve this.
Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:02 PM
I was able to open the computer and it's dusty and dirty as heck in there. Perhaps that's a contributing factor to the computer's problems. How do I clean and remove all that so as to not damage anything? Also, how do I know what's causing the strange noises?
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:56 PM
Just got home from my Christmas vacation. I'm back home for tonight and then I'll leave in the morning for my New Year's vacation. I won't be back until the 10th of January. I will work on the computer that weekend. Just checking in to make sure this isn't closed. Again please keep this open until we have this resolved.
I want to wish the GeeksToGo community Happy Holidays & A Very Happy New Year, most especially those volunteers who help us all out for free, and most especially RKinner for helping me out. May all your wishes come true and may you all be happy and loved.
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