Please could some kind person give me some advice? Today my machine has completely frozen several times and at the same time makes a noise like a semi-automatic or soemthing very stuck and very unhappy. I can't do anything - not even ctrl alt del. I have run several spyware progams and Reg Mech. to repair the registry after it has done this. The repairs have been done to the cachepath/ temp internet files/cache1, 2, 3 and 4. My pc had been freezing a lot yesterday so last night I did a restore, now I'm not only getting the freezing but the awful noise too. I use W98se.
It just did it again and there was no light on on the disk drives but I was playing some music (mp3 files strored on my pc) through jetaudio at the time and I think the noise is the music getting stuck. Sorry if I misled you in my earlier threads. I do play my music a lot during the day but I didn't think it was every time it got stuck - but maybe it was.
But has this got anything to do with the temp internet files/cache1,2 etc repair messages?
teasle,My pc sounded like a jumbo jet taking off and software slowed up. I discovered the tower was heavy with dust. After killing the mains supply, open case and gently vacuum out case and fans (dont disturb hardware) . It made a big
As grw, - my PC sounds like a machine gun sometimes on start up, so I inspected the fans at the back of the tower. Covered in dust! Have arranged with my supplier to take it in and have new ones fitted, at a small charge.
Also notice on start up that CPU heat is 90C/195F at times but not consistent with the awful noise being present. Bit worrying though!