posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 10:46 AM
reply to post by TH3ON3
Its nice to see you find my post patronizing. If you were to call any form of Tech Support and explain that problem, you will be asked if the speakers
are on. Its called trouble shooting, and some of the initial questions may seem dumb to you, but it helps to ensure its not a case of PEBKAC.
By stating the speakers are on, and the noise is coming from the speakers, we can ignore any mechanical failures within the PC case. The next question
I would ask you is what kind of internet connection you have. I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess you have broadband/always on instead of
dial up. You've already stated you have Norton and in my experience that causes more problems than it solves.
As the clicking continues when you are not using your web browser, I suggest you look at your firewall settings. As I've already stated, firewalls
can be set to give an audible notification when it blocks an incoming connection. If that isnt the case, then we have to start looking at possible
The best way to scan a PC is to restart it in Safe Mode, which prevents some viruses/trojans loading in and hiding during start up. To enable safe
mode, hit F8 repeatedly before the Windows XP splash appears. A menu will pop up, select Safe Mode, then once its loaded, another pop up will ask if
you wish to stay in safe mode, or use system restore. Once in safe mode, scan away. If the problem still persists, you can attempt a system restore,
just select a point a month back.
If you want any links to some very useful programs (including the ones I keep on my USB tool kit) to keep your PC running smoothly, drop me a U2U.
Alternatively, go for a Linux Distro, and be windows free.