Computer freezing/system failure boot up
I just posted this but my thread seemed to have vanished so sorry if I've double posted.
As the title suggests I'm struggling to boot up my pc. I get the system boot failure but when I hit the reset button it seemed to boot up okay. After a few days of doing this it's now completely deteriorated to the point where it's taking me 20 attempts to boot the pc up but not with just the system boot failure, but I'm now hearing beeping sounds and my HD making a clicking sound.
When the pc does finally boot up it just locks up or freezes constantly, no matter what I'm doing, like gaming or just surfing the net.
I'm guessing it's the HD as it was making some strange sounds and it's about 4 years old, but I would like some other opinions as I'm no tech.
2gig 800mhz RAM
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @2.66Ghz 2.67Ghz
MAXTOR 250gb SATA2 8mb
ASUS P5N-D nForce 750i SLI socket 775
This is the last error I got -
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini031311-01.dmp C:\Windows\Temp\WER-153005-0.sysdata.xml C:\Windows\Temp\WER5994.tmp.version.txt
Thanks for your help.
Well, I put a new HD in and now the pc has no power to it at all. It wont boot up, no fans come on, nothing. Dead. The MB light is on though. I tried putting the old HD back in and still nothing, no power. Completely dead. I don't think I mentioned, in the above post, that when I went into the BIOS it wasn't reading the HD which is one of the reasons why I thought that was the problem.
Lots of views on the thread but no suggestions. Help please, I'm completeltly at a loss and I don't want to spend another penny on it until I have a better idea of whats going on. I've already spent a small fortune on it in the last 6 months.