TY for the response.
I talked with my brother who is more knowledgeable with PC's than me and I'm going to try his suggestion of creating a boot disk and booting my system through that.
After spending so much time trying to change that darn startup noise, during that process I did create a restore point which I hope to access once my computer is functioning again.
SP1 is short for Service Pack 1? I'm not sure if I have it, I have been fairly good at staying on top of updates for my drivers so I'm assuming I would of gotten SP1 at some point. But there is a decent chance that I didn't so I'll check that once things are up and running again.