Nice one for Christmas Eve.My friend just called me with his problem: His PC refuses to boot up after being idle for some months. Win98. It emits regularly a long "beep" which presumably is an indication of some sort,but what? Nothing appears on the monitor but the Hard Drive neon shows activity for a short time.Is anyone able to help,just by pointing in the right direction perhaps.Maybe a quick note to Father Christmas may be the answer! Thanks and Merry Christmas to everyone.
repeating long beeps are nearly always memory problems, try removing the memory, and restarting, if the same beeps are there then its either faulty or badly seated memory. This can happen to machines that are left in rooms where temperatures alternate from extremes of hot and cold (chip creep) or, more obviously in transit.
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