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PC keeps trying to read CD drive - please help

by k8samms / June 15, 2007 6:28 PM PDT

My system is really working very slowly. It starts to get slower from the moment I turn it on. Then, within about a half hour, it crawls to a stop. My PC has been making a lot of noise for quite a while now but I haven't gotten around to doing anything about it. I don't know if that is related but it seems very possible. Does it sound like my system is just dying? If it's a virus, AVG can't detect it. Is there anything I can try to do about this problem or do I need to bring it to a professional? (I have Windows ME and DSL.)

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That noise could be a failing fan.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2007 9:46 PM PDT

The failing fan could be letting the PC overheat. Most PCs will either lockup or slow down as the heat rises. You may have to fix that issue first.

Bob

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failing fan
by k8samms / June 16, 2007 2:03 PM PDT

That's exactly what I'm thinking. I've been wanting to get that taken care of but it's so hard for me to get someone to help me lug this huge processor to get it fixed. Do you know if there are any reputable places that will pick up the computer for you and deliver it when it's fixed? (I should really get a laptop the next time!)

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Computer repair
by El Alquimista / June 16, 2007 5:18 PM PDT
In reply to: failing fan

Most computer repair shops provide either on-site servive or pickup-and-delivery. Look in your phone book yellow pages under Computers - Service and Repair. You might ask aroound or check with the Better Business Bureau to learn about reliability of the shops.

Above all, you should do this right away. Noise in the system, be it fan or drive, is a like3ly sign of impending disaster. Take care of it before you lose expensive components or valuable data.

Frank

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computer fan
by k8samms / June 16, 2007 7:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Computer repair

Thank you. I will take care of it right away (and I've been backing up everything very often). Do you have any idea what this kind of thing should cost? I'm thinking it might be better for me to bite the bullet and buy a new one instead.

Take care.

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