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Mr Wetzyl
05-09-2010, 08:02 AM
Hi there. Just wanted to know how to disable ticking clock sound on computer. ticking seconds....This never happen before. Wonder why it occurs.

pctek
05-09-2010, 08:31 AM
Ticking? The only thing that is likely to be is imminent hard drive failure.

paulw
05-09-2010, 10:44 AM
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..

Agent_24
05-09-2010, 11:21 AM
Sure there's not a bomb in there? Computer clocks are fully solid state and don't tick..

mikebartnz
05-09-2010, 11:52 AM
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.

feersumendjinn
05-09-2010, 12:08 PM
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.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/nonworkingcomponent/ht/hdnoisetb.htm
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000302.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoMyeLIMFMI

pctek
05-09-2010, 05:25 PM
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.

Renmoo
05-09-2010, 05:44 PM
Sounds like a third-party program giving out the clicks

wainuitech
05-09-2010, 06:36 PM
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.

mikebartnz
05-09-2010, 08:06 PM
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

Agent_24
06-09-2010, 01:40 AM
What Mr Wetzyl needs to tell us is if the noise is coming from the speakers or the actual computer hardware itself.

B.M.
06-09-2010, 08:21 AM
I recall having a similar problem years ago and it was the floppy disk drive looking for a disk that wasnít there.

Canít remember if it was a faulty drive or the cable not plugged in completely?

Mr Wetzyl
06-09-2010, 12:34 PM
Hi all It ticks in tune with the seconds on computer. Found out that my missus have installed an alarm clock application.