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Windows xp desktop boot problem

I have to boot several times to get pc on. makes a clicking noise some times. black and white screen appears with disk and all kinds of disc information. after i finally get it on works fine for a while, but gives trouble coming out of hiberation.

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You have a hard drive that is coming to the end of it's life. The clicking noise is an indication of impending mechanical failure. The reason your pc must be rebooted several times is that it is now taking longer and longer for the hard drive to get up to speed so that the pc will recognize and attempt to read from it. BACK UP YOUR IMPORTANT FILES NOW. The black and white screen you are seeing is the boot up information that every pc goes through at start up. Manufacturers have taken to hiding this information with graphics but it is still there. If you built your machine from scratch then the infomration is not hidden from view and stays on the screen while the pc waits for the hard disk. It eventually gives up. Please take action TODAY to replace the hard drive before you lose the ability to access your files.

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Hi utility,

Try this, it may work for you. What I’m going to suggest is entering the DOS environment and making necessary changes to get your pc up and running.

- Reboot> At reboot watch for DOS screen option “enter setup” via a F button option. You have to watch closely because on some pc’s this option goes by quick, so be ready to act. Once in the DOS environment navigate to “boot options” choose safe mode . Save changes and exit. When your os is up go immediately to system restore: Click Start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore. Choose a date before your issue arose.>click next/continue and wait for system to restore. Reboot, and enter DOS environment once more and go to boot options and choose “Normal boot”>save changes and exit and you should be done. I hope this helped or at least gave you some ideas for further investigation.


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