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    Strange Noise(s) coming from Server!

    Hello,

    We have a server. When it is turned on we hear strange noses.

    It is like a clip clopping sound.

    We are anxious to work it out.

    Thank you.

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    Have you installed a horse recently?


    Are you able to pop the casing off while it's running to see if any cables are rubbing against fans? Or could be a dodgy hard disk.

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    Common noises coming from a server are either an engine type noise, which is typically a dead fan trying to spin or a ping pong ball noise which is usually a dead hard drive.

    Never heard of a clip clopping noise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Have you installed a horse recently?


    Are you able to pop the casing off while it's running to see if any cables are rubbing against fans? Or could be a dodgy hard disk.
    "Hello,

    We have not installed horse. Which program is this please?"

    (Sorry folks, couldn't resist saying that!)

    If it's metallic sounding then probably the HDD is failing.

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    OT, but i've just noticed that OP's name is Sir W*nkalot backwards. How very droll

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    lol @ Ryan, you're right

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    Maybe the name was intentional...frustration and all..........so i've heard.

    But yes check cables on fans...dying fans (don't forget the PSU!) hardrives are a big issue. Any tapes stuck in drives maybe causing an issue? I've heard floppy drives (God...dead technology) make a similar noise in the past too.........

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    A cable in contact with the fan is the most likely, closely followed by a faulty fan (that is typically more of a grating, grinding noise than the clicking you describe though). Remember servers have lots of fans, so don't just check the obvious one over the CPU - I spent ages trying to even find one of the case fans recently let alone move the cable I'd just knocked onto it!

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    noses not noises

    The original OP post says he hears strange noses.

    This is serious and not something to be sniffed at.

    Alex

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    Start ---> Run ---> NoSe and see what results.

    Then cmd and

    \\servername /wipe/nose

    should clear it.

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