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    Question Ticking sound of clock

    Hi there. Just wanted to know how to disable ticking clock sound on computer. ticking seconds....This never happen before. Wonder why it occurs.
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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    Ticking? The only thing that is likely to be is imminent hard drive failure.
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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    Your not listen to Radio Live on a Saturday afternoon are you on your PC.?? They have this god damn clock ticking all the time..
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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    Sure there's not a bomb in there? Computer clocks are fully solid state and don't tick..
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Ticking? The only thing that is likely to be is imminent hard drive failure.
    or the PC is over heating and the ticking is the PC speaker sending a warning, although with mine it was more like a beep than a tick.
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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    Does it sound like this?,
    http://www.entertonement.com/collections/4123/24-clock
    time to worry!
    Seriously though, see if you can identify/isolate the source (internal/external speaker/s, inside case (hard drives/optical drive/fans/power supply unit/motherboard etc)). I would suspect hard drive personally.
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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    Quote Originally Posted by mikebartnz View Post
    or the PC is over heating and the ticking is the PC speaker sending a warning, although with mine it was more like a beep than a tick.
    The BIOS beeps from a overheating CPU is a siren noise, not ticking. Tick tick, like a wind up clock, is a hard drive.
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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    Sounds like a third-party program giving out the clicks

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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    As PCTek mentioned, its either a hard Drive OR one other thing it may be is if something has moved and maybe a wire / crap or something is touching a fan, but it would be a really fast "tick".

    Take the side off the case, start the PC, listen, then locate the Tick -- it will soon be very evident where its coming from. IF it is a HDD, replace it NOW and clone it, as later when it fails it may very well be to late to save any data.
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    Default Re: Ticking sound of clock

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    The BIOS beeps from a overheating CPU is a siren noise, not ticking. Tick tick, like a wind up clock, is a hard drive.
    Not going to argue with that but I don't take anything for granted when people say it is doing something
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