clicking noises, BSOD

By valeskoi
Jan 13, 2007
  1. So I've been having a problem with clicking noises from my computer, a funny "bzzt" sound, and then a BSOD. The following errors are then reported:


    I've done what I can from the sticky about mini-dumps, without success. My computer is a Dell Dimension 8400, with no special add-ons.

    Any ideas?
  2. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470

    Have you checked for overheating? if so, check your fans for dust. 1 may have died. Just a thought....:confused:
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Are the clicks different from the "bzzt" sound? Clicks are most often caused by failing hard drives, so if its clicking from the hard drive you need to get any valuable data off that thing immediately.
  4. valeskoi

    valeskoi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The clicks are different. They are more common, but always precede the humming sounding (which sounds a little like the computer running but isn't).

    I used the temp scanning program mentioned in the sticky (temp was fine), and also cleaned my computer for dust with a can of air. It should be clean now. How do I know if a fan has died?

    Everything is already all backed up. I was having bsod problems before and re-installed my hard drive, and it was fine for a couple of weeks. Now more disasters. It doesn't always crash, but it's become fairly common.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    You can look and listen if a fan is dying.

    Download one of the drive diagnostic tools found in this thread:
    I think if its clicking and BSODing you have a bad hard drive.
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