[mswindowsxp] Re: Buzzing at boot-up.

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 01:38:47 -0400

Well whether you believe it or not there are at least 20 different 
viruses that do this.

Joe Parker wrote:

> At 05:42 PM 4/18/2004, you wrote:
>>Could be one of the recent bagle virus's or some other, they drop an
>>audio file in your run key of the registry that plays at startup...
> I hadn't heard that. And the link you posted doesn't say anything about it. 
> Awfully nice of a virus to play a sound on startup but very difficult to 
> believe. Do you have another link?
> Anyway, the first thing I'd want to know to diagnose a sound is: Where is 
> it coming from? Assuming you can still hear it with the internal and 
> external speakers off, then I'd want to unplug the fans one by one. 
> Assuming it wasn't a fan, then I'd stick a hose in my ear if necessary and 
> try to figure out what part of the system is responsible. Other moving 
> parts include the drives.
> You said you replaced all the fans, but does that include the one inside 
> the power supply and the ones on the CPU and video card? Again, your ear 
> could pinpoint these, and a spray of lube should shut em up for a while.

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