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Old 03-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Hi,

My HP 2401 Laptop has been making this whirring sound for the past few days. This sound starts from the moment i start the laptop till i shut it down. The sound comes mainly from the left side.

I bought the lap in August 2007. I'm sure it doesnt have any virus.

Please help.

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Old 03-14-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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It could be the hard drive or the fan.

Can you access and remove the hard drive? If you can do that, remove the hard drive and use a bootable CD. Boot from the CD/DVD drive using that CD and observe if you can still hear the whirring sound.

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Old 03-16-2009, 06:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

But honestly, i'm not very good at handling these things. I have no idea where exactly the hard drive is and i'm not sure i understand 'booting from a cd'.

Right now when i turned the lap on, just when i pushed the power on button i heard the whirring really slow (like it has been happening for the past days), i could almost make out 3 rotations. After the lap finished booting there was no whirring for a while (which has happened 4 the first since it started in the first place) then after barely 10 min the whirring started again.

Could u plz tell me what cud be wrong if it is the hard drive? Y would it be making this noise? Cud it be due to lack of space on it or sumthing ? The C drive is 141 GB and around 43 GB is still free. then there's only the recovery disk which i havent touched.

If the problem is the fan, y do u think it is acting like this? Is it going to die or sumthing?

Please help, the whirring's getting to me.
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Hi,

I understand. Given that, I suggest you bring it to a repair shop. They can tell you what's wrong with it or why it's making the whirring sound.
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I Found This Really Wierd.

1.Unplug Your Laptop
2.Remove The Battery
3.Turn Your Laptop Upside Down And Hold The Power Button For 30 Secs.
4.Put The Battery In, It Works!


http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-26984-laptop-will-not-turn-on

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