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Well last night my desktop was working just fine, I went to bed, and when I woke up the next morning my pc restarted (the reason why I knew it restarted is because it gave me an error from old partition I had and it booted from that partition) so I turned the pc off and back on. When it was booting up it took 10 minutes to get to the windows Login, and it took another 10 minutes to see desktop after logging in. I did notice this though, while I was waiting to login and waiting after I logged in the screen was black and I was only able to see my mouse, and I was able to move it around just fine. My pc was making weird noise too. Hard to explain but it kind of sounded like a small grinding/growl noise(kind of like fan grinding?). It sounded similar when I think I got BSOD.


after I was able to see my desktop it took another 10 minutes for the start menu to show up after I clicked on it and when it did show up it appeared in the top left of my screen, not the bottom left.

Hopefully this is enough info to help me diagnose this.
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Could very well be that it is dying :S
Have you tried looking through the windows log to see if any software is doing some crazy stuff?
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Could very well be that it is dying :S
Have you tried looking through the windows log to see if any software is doing some crazy stuff?

I am not able to navigate on my pc its sooo slow, and even I try the pc will shut down randomly.
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Hard drives tend to click if they're dying whereas a processor wouldn't, unless the noise actually is a fan I'm guessing it's a hard drive.
That would also explain why it's slow. I don't know for sure if it would explain the crashes though.
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Hard drives tend to click if they're dying whereas a processor wouldn't, unless the noise actually is a fan I'm guessing it's a hard drive.
That would also explain why it's slow. I don't know for sure if it would explain the crashes though.

Yea, now that I think about it, the harddrive sounds like a more possible cause. Unless of course the Processor is tearing it self up from within Oo
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Hard drives tend to click if they're dying whereas a processor wouldn't, unless the noise actually is a fan I'm guessing it's a hard drive.
That would also explain why it's slow. I don't know for sure if it would explain the crashes though.

I have heard of couple of dying hard drives noises but the one my computer makes doesnt sound like failing hard drive so IDK for sure. Could be a graphics card?
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I have heard of couple of dying hard drives noises but the one my computer makes doesnt sound like failing hard drive so IDK for sure. Could be a graphics card?

Maybe, if the fan was catching something. What sort of clicking is it?
There's also a small chance it could be your DVD drive, that's pretty slim though.
Take a piece of paper, roll it up and use it to try and find the source of the noise.
If the noise is part of the problem then finding what's making it would be a start.
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Could be anything. I would start by double checking if the memory is seated fully. Then check your sata cables to your hard drives.
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Important: Backup important stuff on suspect HDD now (if you haven't done so already) redface.gif

I've only heard one drive fail with sound which was an ancient IBM drive. It made some click click click *grind* click click click *grind* pattern and in general was really wonky afterwards. So long as you didn't touch the damaged sectors it was fine.

Seagate has some testing software that you can use to verify if your drive is going down. This is most likely what you're looking for -click me-
A full test can run several hours but a quick SMART test takes only some seconds.

Otherwise, maybe watch your temps to see if anything is going out of whack.
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Well, I switch out the graphics card and I think the noise is gone (I noticed on the graphics card had small "siren" (black circle with hole in middle and piece of metal underneath)) Could've been making that noise I heard.
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