How to fix this?

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  1. ssj4gogita4

    ssj4gogita4 Active Member

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    Did a hardware diagnostic test. Got this. Second time this has happened in the past month. Any ideas what is wrong or what I need to do to fix this without looking up the error code?

    edit: windows 7 rc. I'm pretty sure this has nothing to do with OS because it started less than a month ago and I've had windows 7 for longer than that.

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    ssj4gogita4 Active Member

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    Got this as a problem solution:

    :dunno: :confused:
     
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    seems unlikely, i doubt windows would boot without fpu/mmx/sse instructions.
     
  4. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    Get/run memtest, if only to rule out memory issues. I know they are CPU-specific errors, but you never know. Plus memtest is free.
     
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    Ran it last night to 1010% and 0 errors.
     
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    Are you experiencing any problems? Do they involve a certain program or function? If not, can you uninstall that hardware diagnostic program, reinstall it (with newer version if possible), and run it again? Maybe your HDD is starting to go south. :dunno:
     
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    ssj4gogita4 Active Member

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    No problems with any programs or functions.

    The only thing that happens when I'm on the computer is, at random times, the cpu/case will get loud then quiet down then get loud again. It's not a fan but it's something else in there.
     
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    Most likely that HP software doesn't know how to get the information it needs from Windows 7. If you can even try to run a videogame, your CPU definitely has those functions built-in.
     
  9. seismic

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    Yeah, I think the diagnostic is just wrong.
     
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    So then that loud noise (sounds like a something grinding against the case or something) is fine? I shouldn't worry about it?
     
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    it you push on the metal or whack the case does it stop? just something causing a vibration in the case?
     
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    It does not stop. It'll stop on its own then randomly start up again.
     
  13. seismic

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    Sorry, missed the vibration comment.

    It could be a CD-ROM drive or a bad mount. Make sure everything is screwed in well. Maybe add some rubber washers to the screws that are holding drives in and see if it helps.

    I've got a CD-ROM drive that's noisy and hell and it almost sounds like the disc is crooked when it spins inside.
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    That's probably a worn-out fan. The CPU doesn't have any moving parts, it doesn't make any noise no matter what's going on.
     
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    I've stopped both fans at the same time and the noise was still going on. :\
     
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    Did you stop the power supply fan? Is there a CD in the CD drive? Is there a fan built into the front panel of the case?
     
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    Noise is coming from the power supply. Guess I'll have to get a new one :\
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    It should be possible to open the power supply, remove the fan, clean it, peel the sticker off the bottom of the motor, and re-oil the bronze bushing inside. I do that on pretty much every computer fan that passes through my hands.
     
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    Ok, I need to re-oil the bronze brushing inside. I cleaned off the fan but it's still making noise.
     
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    diagnostics within windows = shit
     

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