Ticking sound from computer

By ksimmonds
Apr 26, 2009
  1. I came down this morning to find my computer had switched itself off. When I tried to start it, the little green light came on, but nothing happened. There is a very quiet ticking sound for about 15 seconds ............ then silence. No whirring or usual noises. The scanner (which is plugged into the pc) starts up though. If it was the power pack, would the scanner still start up ?

    If it is the hard drive ..... why would that stop the PC starting up?

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    A faulty hard drive can stop the PC from starting up
    Due to the Bios continuously trying to auto detect the faulty hard drive itself

    Depending upon your hardware knowledge and abilities, you are best to detach the hard drive internally, to confirm that the PC will still POST

    It sounds like a faulty hard drive ;), but not confirmed yet
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