Weird Noise on Start Up!

  [DELETED] 17:41 26 Nov 2003

Hi. Don't know if anyone can help. My pc has started making a strange sound when ever I start it up. It basically sounds like a washing machine on spin/plane taking off.

It sounds like a fan but could also be the hdd. Not sure, but once windows is all fully loaded it quietens down, and is then fine.

Any ideas?

  [DELETED] 17:42 26 Nov 2003

You'll need to open the case and then see if you can identify the source.

  [DELETED] 17:53 26 Nov 2003

How old is the system? Does anyone smoke nearby? (Nicotene causes dust to become very sticky) Check all fans, clean them anyway as a good measure, then tell us if the problem still exists?

  [DELETED] 18:00 26 Nov 2003

ok, will do. The system is year and a half old - it has a brand new graphics card in it, which I thought might be the cause of the problem, but don't think so. Will give it a good clean and see what happens!

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