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PC is starting to Die i think

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Hello I think my PC needs help.

I left my PC on over night, and the next day the monitor was froze i couldn't move mouse arrow, open up Start, or ctrl+alt+delete, so i hold down the button and hard reset, it took almost 10 min to start back up was stuck on loading windows.

After start up, screen was flickering and the the mouse arrow was stuttering/lagging as i moved it around, when i try to open any program or left click screen for options there is a clicking sound inside my tower and then the lag follows while this is happening, my sound on music sound like its playing in slow motion in a low Demonic sounding pitch. watching movie too sound either crackle with lag or demonic sounding like everything is running quarter speed.

I did all the mal-ware, spy-ware, antivirus, and found nothing, then i Defragged a billion times and did Chkdisk and no errors or anything was found, reinstalled all drivers, reinstalled BIOS (if that was wrong was because i dunno what im doin), still takes about 5-10 min just to shut down and double amount of time to restart.

So any ideas on what it could be we have no PC repair shop around here and i ordered a new hard drive coming today hoping its that cause i think that where sound click is coming from

Dell Dimension 4600
Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHz
80 GB Hard Drive
Sound card - Integrated
GeForce FX 4600 Graphics Card
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Hi PCRtard, and welcome to Geeks to Go!

That's a real unfortunate situation that you're in. The "clicking sound" followed by "lag" sounds a lot like a dying hard drive. I'd backup all important information off this computer as soon as possible, because the hard drive might not hang around much longer.

The new hard drive you're getting should fix your problems. Let us know how the computer is working after you've put in the new hard drive.
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