Re: need help fixing....
Majority of the time when it starts beeping at start up, then it usually means theres an certain hardware thats failing.
But sometimes it beeps to tell you how many USB and or PS/2 you have plugged in, but thats only on certain motherboards, if your computer never did this before, then this is not it.
the clicking noise would either be the HDD or the optical drive (IE CD/DVD drive).
Disconnect one, and start the computer to see if the clicks go away.
Try getting an legit XP disc, and install it.
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