HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop Makes Clicking Sound After Manual Shutdown
Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:29 AM
Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:35 AM
First, I have changed your Discussion title to give a clearer indication of your question. For future reference, please be as descriptive as possible in both the heading of your Discussion as well as the post itself.
Now, we have a similar issue related to "sounds" coming from a computer within another Discussion. We need more information before we can begin to assist you:
- From where is the sound originated?
- I know you reference that there is no set interval, but is there some type of noticable pattern or something that you can describe to us in more detail?
- Does it only occur during start up?
- What troubleshooting steps have you tried prior to reaching out for assistance?
- What exactly gave you the unresponsive screen? (an application or Windows itself)
To answer your question: "Should I be worried about this?" Well, let me put it this way. If you are of driving age and your car started to make a clicking noise after you forced it to shut off, would you feel a need to worry? A computer is no exception. That manual (hard) restart is one of the main ways people inadvertently turn their computers into expensive paperweights.
Going forward, the safest way to evaluate a frozen system is to try and get into the Task Manager by holding the ctrlaltdelete keys at the same time. Once within the Task Manager, see what application or process is not responding and close that process manually. Now, if there is no hard drive activity, no cursor response when the mouse is moved, and no response when you attempt to access Task Manager, there is no other choice but to do a manual restart. However, I think we need to get to the route of the issue as to what caused the unresponsive screen in the first place.
Posted 21 June 2008 - 04:11 AM
While it might be other things, when people starting talking about a clicking sound, they are usually talking about a clicking sound from the hard drive. If that is true in your case as well, then that is usually a sign that the hard drive is about to go bad/is in the process of going bad.
In any case, clicking generally ain't good. My definite recommendation, do NOT use the computer too much UNLESS you have made a recent back. In otherwords, stop everything (why are you still reading this post? ;) ) and backup your data files NOW. And then we will go from there.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:10 AM
It sure does sound like a failing Hard Drive .
Have you done a Check Disk on your hard drive?
This will tell you if you have a bad sector and if it can,
the utility (ChkDsk) will fix errors found.
Here is a link where you can read about how to enable
this utility within Safe Mode :
ChkDsk Utility .
If you haven't done it yet , I would heed smax's advice and
back-up all of your files or at least the important ones
before the inevitable happens.
Meaning , your hard drive crashes and will not recover
So PLZ, back-up as soon as you can.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 07:14 AM