Having problems with your Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop ?

My computers hard drive is making rumbling and boiling noise.

\015 I have the Dell dimension desktop E521. I have a rumbling to boiling like sound coming from my computer . I was told that it was not the cooling fans. So could this be a problem with or coming from the hard drive.\015

Answers :

The noises you describe could be the hard drive but could also be any of the cooling fans. The best advice I can offer, unless you are competent inside the computer, is to take it to a repair shop and have them check it out. Make sure to back up your personal files/folders first just in case they have to change the hard drive.
No, the hard drive can not make a boiling sound. If you want to know for sure, open the case and unplug the power from your hard drive before you turn the computer on. If your system goes through the POST and you don't hear the sound, it's your hard drive for sure. If you have to replace the drive, stop using it as soon as possible and back up the drive before it quits for good.
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