A day or so after cleaning inside of my PC's case which i do on regular basis with compressed air. Does not happen ever time and it seems only on restarting the PC, which it sounds to me like a horn blowing, not very loud but noticeable, then as PC reaches log in screen it stops and never returns using PC.
What is strange is when i open the case and try it several times i did not get this noise. Tried checking for any loose connection or not properly seated PCI cards.
First step was i have (2) Case fans so i tried disconnecting one at a time, noise eventually came back. Did not think was from CPU Cooler fan, but hard for me to disconnect unless it's running because i receive an error when booting from BIOS then. Possible i thought was the PSU also, but so hard to detect where this noise is coming from since it is intermittent.
Next step was i disconnected my Graphics card, this card has dual fans, used my integrated card for test. Doing this i restarted several times, no noise. Could it be this for sure, not even a year old ?
Seems also with other fans would do it pretty consistantly ,had this with a CPU fan once.
What happens with this graphics card it's fans rev up during boot whic heard this is normal and assuming when that happens, usually when i hear that noise. Might have figured this is the issue.
Try dust more, no success.