When I boot up my computer, sometimes, after the mem check it goes to recognize the 1st hd it stops for like 30 seconds and i can hear a clicking sound. Why? I have had no luck finding out why or how to fix. Here is what I have and what I have done. AMD k7 650mhz Gigabyte board 256mb memory 2 IBM 7200 HD 40gb each W98SE AMIbios 3D Propehet 4500 64mb vid card Since xmas i have fdisk 3 times. I am on my 4th vid card. I thought that was the original problem causing my blue screens which is why i originally fdisk. Good news I have no more blue screens. I changed the hard drive from IBM 20gb to 40gb. I have checked and all the fans are running, so I am not overheating. I have swapped the memory sticks to make sure they were reseated and not causing the problem. At this point very frustrated. Going to change the power supply this weekend. I am assuming this is hardware related? Running out of ideas and parts to change. Never heard a drive click before. Once it stops clicking it picks up the master hd and the slave and the cdroms and boots fine. ??????