Ever since i ran some adware removal this problem started: internal clinkety clink over and over is heard, options F1 or F2, F1 doesn't work only F2 which I don't understand much of that anyway. located this info where i put on cap, scroll and number locks, then press control E, control M then press and hold control B and then i am able to access windows. I have been reading and researching for hours and hours trying to determine what caused this problem only to become even more confused ( which doesn't take too much ) as to is it my hardrive, motherboard, do i need to install drivers for the BIOS or was it possibly the free malware/ spyware that caused all this? I have been up and running on this Dell Optiplex 270 without any problems for 2 days so far... OS: windows XP Pro
Version: 5.1.2600 SP3
BIOS Version/ date: A07, 06/26/2006
Total Phys Mem: 1.024.00 MB
Avail Phys Mem: 256.76 MB
Total Virtu Mem: 2.00 GB
Avail Virtu Mem: 1.96 GB
Page File Space: 1.65 GB
I would appreciate any comments, advice or suggestions as how to remedy this condition, thank you for your time and help in advance, tim
Edited by hamluis, 18 June 2013 - 11:53 AM.
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