I have an aging PC with AMD Duron fitted to a PC chips board running Win 98. We only use it for office apps so it is adequate. However the machine is now giving a problem. On start-up, particularly if it is a restart to fix a software bug,the unit hangs right at the start. I get a beep followed by the sound of a disc whirring and then another beep. This sequence keeps repeating. I have checked power connectors, memory and other chips and they are all secure. If I leave the PC for 30 minutes or so it will usually start OK, but I'm concerned that one day it will freeze altogether. The only thing I have done recently is change the pwer supply for one of the same rating after the original packed up.
Does anyone have any sugesstions as to what the problem is?
Tried the fix suggested by Woodchip, but no difference. The computor aappears to be hanging before it even reads the hard disk. The floppy disk light come on and stays on. If I put a disk in the drive, the PC bleeps like mad. I guess tthat it is the floppy drive that is at fault ...unless somebody knows different?