Ok, i was given an hp presario desktop that had a freezing problem. They told me that one day it just froze on them and they got it boot up once into windows (vista 32 bit) but couldn't do anything. So they bought a new pc and kept this one on the shelf. They gave it to me and with my custom rig, i could use the 400 more gigd of memory seeing as i only have 250gigs. My board is a MSI with XP professional SP3 and a western digital 250gb caviar and the older HD (about 2 years old) is a samsung HD400LJ/C 400gb with windows vista 32 bit installed. I want to wipe it and utilize it but it......get this........it beeps at me! 3 consecutive beeps (not long but not short either) then a few clicks then the beeps come back. It spins like its supposed to but in bios my board doesn't detect it. It picks up my 250gb but not this one. I checked it on the older tower and it says that HD failure is immenent, back up files and replace hard drive. How do i back up the files for my buddy that gave it to me? I know its dead but the least i can do is hook them back up for basically giving me a 2.6 dual core ADM cpu, a litescribe dvd sata drive and memory card reader....the basic makings of a lil rig for my son. Any ideas?