The PC that sounds like a mobile phone
Posted on 2003-11-18
Last week my Hewlett Packard Vectra PIII 800mhz PC, that I have just bought 2nd hand did a weird thing: it froze up, shut down, then refused to start (about 5 consecutive restart attempts) emitting a series of tones like a mobile phone ring. The local PC shop people reckoned it was overheating. The fans appear ok, and it hasn't done it since in about the last 30 times I have used it.
What do you think it is/was?