My Sony PC (windows xp home) is not functioning properly.
I have tried many times to defragment, use clean up, etc.. and my PC starts clicking and freezes up to the point that there is no way to shut it off unless I shut off the power to it. The on/off button doesn't even work when it "clicking". It has done this for some time now.
Yesterday, I go to turn it on and a black screen comes on with a WARNING (flashing) back up files and replace hard drive . It goes on to say something about BIOS and shadowing/caching but I didn't take the time to read it because my PC was making that same clicking sound that it does when it "dumps physical memory"
This screen gives me 2 choices push F1 or F2
I pushed F1 and windows loaded. F2 takes me to set up and there I do not know what I am suppose to do.
There has to be a reason my PC clicks and dumps memory when I try to use disk clean up, defragment, CCleaner.
I have only been to your site once before and appreciated all the help but that PC eventually died and I bought a used Sony. Now, it is dying too (it appears) So, if I fail to get back to you, you know it has died and I do not have access to another computer to answer you.
Does this problem sound familiar? I tried searching and found so many different topics that sounded similiar that I didn't know which one to follow thru on so am starting a new topic on this problem.
Again, thank you.