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New desktop is noisy. Normal, or Problem???

Hi!

I just took a brand new HP desktop out of the box, plugged it in, and turned it on.

There is a clicking/buzzing noise coming out of it. It's on and off. When I opened the computer, it sounds like it's coming from the hard drive area.

How can I tell if this is normal computer noise, or if there's a real problem?
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dbruntonCommented:
Use the warranty.

If it is coming from the hard disk area, this could well be a faulty hard disk.

But use the warranty.  Let the dealer or his agent find the problem.
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etech0Author Commented:
Chkdsk came back clean. Could it still be the hard drive?
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dbruntonCommented:
>>  Could it still be the hard drive?

Yes.  Chkdsk checks the file system and the disk surface (if you use the /r switch).  Still could be faults in the hard disk or something else.

If you can demonstrate the problem every time you turn the computer on then use the warranty.  It isn't your job if the problem is noticeable and warranty applies to diagnose and find the fault.
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Nancy McCulloughCommented:
Any buzzing, clicking, dragging or other noises coming from the hard disk would generally point to a failing hard drive. Take it from me: I've had THREE hard disks fail (and be replaced under warranty) in 1.5 yrs. Go ahead - tell the dealer that you're hearing constant or intermittent noises (click-click-click or buzzzzz-bzzz-bzzzzz) coming from the Hard Drive and it will be replaced toot sweet!
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etech0Author Commented:
Thanks for your advice!

I'll call the company tomorrow.
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