System is W98SE, with AMD K6 450, 196mb Ram After doing a re-format on my lads pc everything was going fine and I had just finished installing the sound card. After doing a restart as instructed the pc just hung and locked out. Could not do a restart so had to switch off. Now it will not boot up. There is power to hd, cd, screen etc but no startup beeps. Any ideas, though I dread what the answer may be.
I have recently experienced a similar problem with a computer of unknown parentage. If you have not opend the case and possibly disturbed any connections, can I suggest you clear the BIOS by using the appropriate jumpers on the mother board and then trying a restart this worked last night for a previously non-cooperative computer.
Decided to swap the graphics card with this one, just in case, as the monitor light is just flashing green and yellow. So swapped the card, booted up and at least got some beeps. There was 1 short beep, space, then 2 short beeps together, then space, then 8 short beeps. But still nothing on screen. Put the original card back in and the same thing happened with the beeps. But after those beeps on the next resart nothing at all. It just seems strange that it beeps one time but not the next. Would anyone know off that desciption if at least the m/b is ok ?