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Alright this one is a bit of a brain teaser. I have a HP Pavillion a1319h PC (Specs: Pentium4 @ 2.93 GHz - 1GB Ram - ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset)

This computer was brought to me and as i took a book inside, i couldnt see anything but dust. So i removed removed and game the case a nice cleaning. once i connect everything back, i'm stuck on the "HP Invent" Spalsh blue startup screen and nothing would move, so i changed the jumper to reset my cmos and took out the battery for a few minutes and when i put everything back i got another scren on startup that wasn't they blue "HP Invent" Spalsh screen, instead i got the screen below

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Ive been on it for several minutes and it doesnt move or anything. I made sure everything is connected. i even replace the SATA hdd just to make sure it wasn't that. what can it be?

Also, when i first start of the computer, i hear the hard drive spin like normal, i hear one click and then it continues to spin. it's not a constant clicking noise, because im sure that could signal your hard drive is dead, but its just one little small click and the hard drive continues to spin regulary. the hard drive was perfect before and had windows xp media center edition installed on it i believe. i just cant lose any of the data on there!

Thanks in advance
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Unplug everything Hard Drives, CD/DVD-rom any add on cards and leave only one ram module in place, reboot your computer. If you can boot and go in and out of your BIOS without a problem then shut it down.

Put one piece of hardware back at a time until you get to the part that your pc freezes at Auto detecting, this way you will know which of the hard drives, cd/dvd-rom or other hardware is causing the freeze ( I suspect your hard drive).

Let us know your report.
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