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04-06-2022 12:48 PM - edited 04-06-2022 12:51 PM
@Amber69 -- is there any media in the CD/DVD player that is making a "scratching" noise while it is spinning?
Inside the computer, is there any cable that is now touching a fan-blade, causing the noise?
For a laptop, this will be nearly impossible to determine.
Inside a desktop computer, is the fan inside the power-supply causing the noise?
Could it be a "failed" ball-bearing at the centre-point of a fan, objecting (loudly) at trying to spin the fan-blades?
In the worst case, the noise could be coming from your computer's disk-drive.
You say that you have a laptop.
If it really is a "desktop", then carefully, remove a side-panel, start-up your computer, and see if you can identify the source of the noise, WITHOUT TOUCHING ANYTHING inside your running computer.
04-07-2022 08:47 PM
There's no disk in it to make a scratching noise. Its the hp real tree laptop I've had it for a couple years or so and its the first time its ever made any type of noise it was running slow but I think that was because of all the pictures I got on it that I was about to try and get off. It makes a clicking sound abit after the fax sound
04-08-2022 11:51 AM
@Amber69 -- the worst possibility is that the movable read/write mechanism inside the disk-drive is "scratching" against the recording surface, and the "clicks" are when the movable parts "hit" against the center-post of the spinning disk-drive, or beyond the edge of the disk-drive.
VERY BAD NEWS!
Stop using the laptop, unless you are copying your personal files to an external "backup" device, and get professional help IMMEDIATELY.
04-08-2022 03:12 PM
@Amber69 -- It keeps saying windows disk needs to e inserted or something and boot manager
A mis-quote fFrom the Original Star Trek: it's dead, Jim.
Your only remedy is to replace the disk-drive, and to reinstall Windows.
Note that it might be possible to connect the current disk-drive as a "secondary" disk-drive, to try to copy your Personal Files, even though the files that were necessary for it to load Windows are missing/damaged/unreadable. Maybe.
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