Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Computer constantly sounds like it's loading something


  • Please log in to reply

#1
afranz

afranz

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
hi,
i have a sony vaio. it's a few years old and i'm having issues with it lagging when i do anything from open documents to loading web pages. i'm not sure how to go about getting the lagging and noise to stop. it's not the fan as it's been replaced recently and i'm fairly certain its not the hard drive. i think it may have to do w/ programs running/starting up in the background/when i log on. any help would be appreciated.
thanks, amber.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
dbreeze

dbreeze

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 2,216 posts
Hello afranz, and welcome to the forum.

Can you give some background on this system? Did you ever have a BSOD or restart of the system while you were working on it? Are there any disks left in the CD/DVD drives while this 'background noise' is happening? Why do you think it is not the hard drive?
  • 0

#3
afranz

afranz

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
thank you. i've never had a BSOD or it randomly restart while working on it. and there are no disks in the CD/DVD drive. when i went to get my fan replaced they told me it was not the hard drive. although, now that the noise that my fan was making is gone i'm thinking it might be a hard drive issue as there is this constant 'loading' noise.
  • 0

#4
Naathim

Naathim

    GeekU Minion

  • Expert
  • 4,568 posts
Hi.

Backup your important data to some external place in the case that your HDD is going to die.

Let's check for the errors and other stuff.


Please download MiniToolBox by Farbar and save it to your desktop.

Close any open browsers!

Run MiniToolBox by double-clicking the Posted Image icon
(Users of Windows Vista and above please right-click and choose Run as Administrator).

You will be presented with this window:

Posted Image


Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • List Minidump Files
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Post it's content into your next reply.
  • 0

#5
afranz

afranz

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
thank you for the reply. i have my 'documents' folder, music, pictures and everything on my desktop saved to an external hard drive. should i add anything else on it? ill let you know what the outcome is in regards to your suggestion.
thanks.
  • 0

#6
afranz

afranz

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
see txt file below.
amber.Attached File  Result.txt   14.2KB   145 downloads
  • 0

#7
Naathim

Naathim

    GeekU Minion

  • Expert
  • 4,568 posts
Hi,

Please follow the steps linked below and perform a clean boot.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
How is your PC's behavior in it?

Unroll clean boot and reboot normally.

Click Start and type command in the search box. Right click on Command Prompt at the top and select Run as Administrator.
Type in
sfc /scannow
and press Enter.
Let it run to completion.

If it says it couldn't fix everything, then copy the next two lines:
findstr /c:"[SR]" \windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log > \windows\logs\cbs\junk.txt
notepad \windows\logs\cbs\junk.txt
then lick Start and type command in the search box. Right click on Command Prompt at the top and select Run as Administrator, then right click and Paste or Edit then Paste and the copied line should appear -> hit Enter.
Copy and paste the text from notepad or if it is too big, just attach the file.
  • 0

#8
afranz

afranz

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
thank you. you should see my text file below. what do you mean when you said, "How is your PC's behavior in it?"
thanks.Attached File  junk.txt   48.48KB   81 downloads
  • 0

#9
Naathim

Naathim

    GeekU Minion

  • Expert
  • 4,568 posts
I mean:
Does it also sound like still loading something during the clean boot?

Edited by Naathim, 20 November 2013 - 08:37 AM.

  • 0

#10
afranz

afranz

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
yes. as well as after. but, it's not as bad. now, i just hear the fan 'revving' occasionally.
  • 0

#11
Naathim

Naathim

    GeekU Minion

  • Expert
  • 4,568 posts
SFC repaired some corrupted files.

Any better?

If not, we will dig deeper.
  • 0

#12
afranz

afranz

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
it's better. although, the 'loading noise' is still happening even w/ a lot of programs not starting automatically.
thanks.
  • 0

#13
Naathim

Naathim

    GeekU Minion

  • Expert
  • 4,568 posts
Happy to hear that.

If you encounter any other issues - please let me know.

Glad we could help :)
  • 0

#14
afranz

afranz

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
thank you for your help.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP