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hi there,hope you can help. i have a dell demension 4600 pent 4 xp sp3.1.5 gig ram 80gig hard drive:).i came home to find my pc was making a clicking sound and wouldn't do anything except tell me to press f1 or f2. f1 did nothing and f2 took me to the bios screen.i search your forum and found out it might be the battery so i changed this went to bios and reset the clock but i haven't a clue what i do next.when i turn on my pc i can only go to bios mode.i do not know what settings if any i am suppose to change.i would be very grateful for any help i might receive.dell were no help at all unless i was willing to cough up loads of money.my warrenty has only just ran out.( typical )

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A clicking sound? Well then I would check out the hard disk.... There are only a few "moving" parts on a computer and if there was a physical clicking then I would start there.

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thank you for the reply.i have taken out the hard drive and checked it i can't see anything wrong,i have also taken out the memory and cleaned them but with little sucess except i now get the error message problem loading operating system.i will keep trying cheers nicko

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thank you for the reply.i have taken out the hard drive and checked it i can't see anything wrong,i have also taken out the memory and cleaned them but with little sucess except i now get the error message problem loading operating system.i will keep trying cheers nicko

thats a hard drive problem, if your getting errors on boot and a clicking sound but you can still go to the bios 99% sure you have an internal hard drive error ie. you cant see it. take it to a best buy geek squad or a friend and get it checked there.

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hey buddy ,how about reading the rules and start you own thread and explain you problems ,thanks

cheers for the reply mate.i will take it to a mate to sort it,bit beyond my capabilities..cheers anyway..nicko

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