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by Daviddude / March 19, 2006 10:40 PM PST

Hi everyone. I have my computer on during the night, and this morning I woke up before my alarm clock went off and I was listening to my computer make these clicking noises through the speakers. I was wondering what it is doing that it is clicking and I looked in the sound part of Control Panel and it was making the noises for "Begin Navigation" in the Windows Explorer part. Does anybody know why or have any ideas as to what my computer was navigating that it was making the clicking noises? There were no programs running I didn't even have my outlook turned on. It is even clicking while I am typing this posting and I am seeing nothing running or changing status in my system tray. I just run my anti virus program last night (no infected files found) and I had also run Windows Defender, and CC Cleaner, and Ad-Aware, and Spybot Search & Destroy last night too and removed anything that these programs said to remove.
Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks Much. Happy

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Begin Navigation Update
by Daviddude / March 19, 2006 11:22 PM PST

I just ran my spyware scans again - removed what it found (not much considering I just ran it last night) and my computer is still clicking.

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If you are sure
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 20, 2006 4:26 AM PST

it is not a hardware problem, (eg a hard drive beginning to go south), start a process of elimination.

Does the sound increase/decrease with the volume control?

Sound card - Not sure how you check that. Perhaps others here can say.

System Tray - The tray near your clock. Are there any programs running minimised? If so, stop/exit them one by one and see if that stops the clicking.

System Configuration Utiltiy - Goto Start > Run and type in msconfig and click OK. Check the Startup tab. Any programs there you don't recognise?

Task Manager - Right click the Taskbar and select Task Manager. Under the Applications tab, are any programs showing that you don't expect? Under the Processes tab, are there any processes running that you don't recognise?

For Processes, try the site below to help you check them;


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Re If you are sure
by Daviddude / March 20, 2006 10:23 PM PST
In reply to: If you are sure

Hi Mark, thanks for your reply and the detailed instructions! I looked them over last night and checked some things out, and didn't find anything that shouldn't be. This morning the clicking noise isn't happening. I have a sneaking feeling that my cd/dvd burner is going south. I have had it give me problems in the past and lately the closing of a burned audio cd takes longer.

Thanks Again!

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Could be
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 21, 2006 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: Re If you are sure

although I wouldn't have expected it to tick on you when it was not in use, (ie no disk inside).

If I were you I would start making backups of all your important files, just in case this is an early warning of more troubles to come.

Good luck.


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