|Might test memory to start. Download ultimate boot cd and burn it to a disk. Boot to that disk and run some of the diags. Start with memtest. Be sure to see that the correct amount is shown to start. |
Then move on to hard drive diag's. If all shows OK and the live cd seems to be OK then it might be that some problem with xp happened. Might use sfc.exe /scannow to start then maybe restore point.
The click is usually a failing hard drive. Might think about using ntbackup with system state to some usb drive.
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Les Paul (1915-2009)