Problem booting computer; strange BIOS beeps
Posted on 2003-10-22
Yesterday, I was applying some patches to software on my computer, and then was told I would have to reboot in order to apply the changes in the registry.
Upon rebooting, my computer failed to load up. Immediately, it beeped twice, than paused, then it continued to beep (short millisecond beeps) continuously and will not stop beeping until I turn the computer off. Upon hitting the reboot button again, the computer immediately loads the CMOS settings screen and a message appears on the side bar saying something along the lines that my computer failed to boot due to incorrect settings in the frequency timing. I checked this setting and it is at the default of 133.
I tried turning my computer off for several hours to see if it that would help (I leave my computer on for several days at a time without rebooting and therefore felt it could have just overheated, but unlikely)
I checked a page on BIOS error codes and can't find anything for repeated short beeps.
Does anyone else know about this type of error?