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Computer Noise when Running Picasa
September 19, 2011
3:46 pm
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Kathryn Bywaters
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When I turn on Picasa, my computer begins making a loud roaring noise.  My internal computer fan is o.k., but I always turn on a smaller fan so the computer won't get too hot.  As soon as I exit Picasa, the computer noice stops. Another Picasa user said she had had the same problem and felt that it might have been a virus.  She uninstalled Picasa, then installed it again, and the problem was gone. She hated to lose all her edited pictures, though.  Help!

September 22, 2011
5:30 pm
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Woh … that's pretty weird.

All I can think of is that there may be a bad spot in your Hard drive right where your pictures are.

I would run some disk error checking utilities like Windows chkdsk.  If you have Window 7 or Vista, you can just click on Start and type chkdsk, then run chkdsk.exe.

I've never heard of a virus that makes a noise with Picasa, but if you think uninstalling and reinstalling might fix it, you won't lose your edits because of it.  Here's the official Picasa instructions for re-installing

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