Anyone know what the beeping sound signifies? I'm running Win 98. On shutdown I got a frantic beeping noise from the computer, accompanied by a series of wierd black lines across the (frozen) "Windows is shutting down" screen. The beeping stopped when I did ctrl-alt-del, but I had to then hit the 'off' button.
I would suggest you follow my previous link to shutdown problems. A series of rapid beeps as you suggest could indicate that something is trying to run during shutdown a similar state can be recreated when the system hangs if you press keys repeatedly eg ctrl/alt/del. Try using ctrl alt del and close all programs that may be running. If it works then you will at least have a clue.
Thanks greenlamp - an unexpected suggestion. Maybe my keyboard is acting up, and if so there isn't much to worry about. (I'm not sure how to check this though.) Valco - I can hear the fan churning away, so I presume it's OK. Thanks anyway.
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