Windows 7 strange click then "not responding"

By yarn_to_be_spun
Jan 6, 2010
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  1. Hey, I have a HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop with windows7 installed. For the last little while there has been a small click and then there is no sound in media player, any high-power program (like adobe premiere) goes "not responding" and I have to wait until I hear the click again to restart those programs. Or I can restart the whole laptop to fix it. So it's ridiculous...I hope it's not a hardware problem. Let me know if you have any ideas. thanx
  2. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 Newcomer, in training Posts: 156

    wat ur specs ?
  3. yarn_to_be_spun

    yarn_to_be_spun Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    it's got windows7 Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7250 @2GHz, 3GB RAM, 32-bit OS, 250GB HD... anything else you think is relavent let me know
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    Is this "click" from the speakers? Have you tried restoring the laptop using the HP restore feature? It could be a failing hard drive
  5. yarn_to_be_spun

    yarn_to_be_spun Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    yes it is from the speakers, and no i haven't tried that. Is it different from the windows restore?
    How would you do it?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    When the first boot up screen appears, look at the bottom of the display for something like "press F10 to Restore"...
  7. yarn_to_be_spun

    yarn_to_be_spun Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I tried restarting, it says to press f11 for system recovery, but when i press it, it starts beeping. Then it continues booting up like usual.
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    Hard drive, check it for errors
  9. yarn_to_be_spun

    yarn_to_be_spun Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Yeah Tmagic you're right. I scanned it and its Error #10009 - Replace Hard Disk. Thanx for the advice
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,689   +153

    No problem yarn_to_be_spun,
    Glad we could help. Good luck!
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