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Clicking noise from floppy drive


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theman123

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Hello. I am new here. I am currently using a friend's computer. My own has a serious issue: whenever I start it up, it makes a loud clicking sound, from what I think is the floppy drive. It proceeds to do this until the Windows XP logo is supposed to show, and then shows me a screen with the sentence "Press A Key To Reboot". So I have to press a key, and then it repeats the process all over again. I am unable to use my own computer now, so help as soon as possible would be appreciated.
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Hi theman123
The clicking sound means that you're hard drive is dead/dying.
The floppy drive only makes noise if there is a floppy inside. If there is one then take it out.
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nope I just unplugged the floppy drive from the motherboard and now the computer works perfectly.
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There is something stuck in floppy cause the computer is trying to boot from the floppy.
enter the bios and change the boot order so that the hard drive is before the floppy.
Once you boot try to open the floppy. If it is stuck then try and c if there is anything in side the floppy drive. [U can use a small screw driver and tweezers don't forget to turn of the computer first.]
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