Having problems with your HP Pavilion ze2000 Notebook ?

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The PXE is a network booting system. Apparently your PC is trying to boot from something else than its internal hard disk.

This may indicate that the setup got corrupted, and you need to enter the BIOS Setup screen (usually by pressing F2, F8 or Del at boot), search for 'boot devices' and instruct the PC to boot from the hard disk. Save changes and reboot. If the problem vanishes, but re-presents after some time, you probably have a flat CMOS battery and need replacing it to prevent the setup corrupting again.

Unfortunately, the same symptoms may also indicate that the hard disk is damaged/unreadable, and the PC tries to boot off PXE after it failed booting off the hard disk. If this is the case, you might have to take the PC to a repair shop to see whether the hard disk content is salvageable.
Sounds like you have lost the partition containing your boot.ini file. The clicking sound you are hearing could be a mechanical clue that the read/write head is slapping back and forth and not reading the drive. This type of failure is unrecoverable and is a total loss except for a data recovery company, they would remove the platters and manually retrieve the data.
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