Hello. this is my first post here, but I'm trying to salvage my computer without having to spend any money. So here is my problem... About a week ago my computer started making a loud (repeating) popping noise through the speakers (along with the lights on my audio interface blinking on and off with the popping noises) when I would shut it down. That mixed with my computer running pretty badly, I figured I would just do a clean install of winXP and see what that would do. So once the computer started rebooting during the setup of windows, it would freeze up for very long amounts of time (15+ minutes). I tried starting over again and that didn't fix it. Now that I have windows up and running, if I restart windows...it literally takes close to 20 minutes to get back into windows. It goes like this. The first screen that comes up with the processor information freezes up for about 2 minutes, and then it runs through everything till right before going to the login screen. The screen then goes black and sits like that for 15+ minutes before finally going into windows. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to fix this or what might be wrong?