A click?

By BryanAU ยท 6 replies
Sep 13, 2007
  1. When Im on my PC I will e just logging onto my name as windows just started and programs are beginning to load in the task bar etc...then i hear a click from inside my tower and then everything freezes. Could it be over clocked or what. Has anyone had a problem like this before?
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Yes - this could be a thermal cut-out in the PSU which would normally turn the power off completely.
    Suggest you start with downloading everest home from www.majorgeeks.com and have a look at your running temperatures (under sensor).
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    HDD might be going out. When it is trying to read from that specific locaiton on your drive it crashes. I would suggest backing everything up IMMEDIATELY
  4. BryanAU

    BryanAU TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Hmm..I have a 550w power supply, a fan on my gfx card, heatsink on the processor, and two other fans in the tower how can it be getting too hot? I even have the cover off

    ive reformatted this HDD like 5 times in the past 6 months. I wish there was a way i could pin point it. I thought it was my gfx card casue i took it out and cleaned it out but apparently not.

    ps i got all my music and pictures backed up already. from the previous freezing times.
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    You could have a look at the list in event viewer (Control Panel > Admin Tools > Event viewer > system log. Is there anything marked red or yellow at the time you heard the click?
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    A click and a freeze in my expierence has ALWAYS been a hard drive failure. Back up everything immediately like Poertner_1274 says, then download the manufacturer's diagnostic tools and run them. I'd be mildly suprised if it passes SMART testing.
  7. BryanAU

    BryanAU TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    alright i will get a portable/internal HDD and see if anything fails on it
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