Cannot access bios/continious beep
Posted on 2004-10-18
I have a machine with Win XP Pro (recent upgrade from Win98). Asus Mobo, Maxtor HD, AMD, etc. (Can give more exact specs tomorrow from office if need be). Today upon boot it went in to a continious loop and windows would not open. Finally I shut down and went into Bios to look at the settings. I noticed that in PC Health the CPU temp monitor was disabled, I enabled it not thinking it was a big deal. Got out of Bios and so began the continious beeping, for approx 10-15 Seconds and then machine shuts down. Will not allow me to get into Bios, but shuts itself off. This machine has always had intermitant and bizarre issues/conflicts that I hoped upgrading to XP would resolve. Recently the power supply died and I replaced that. I'm wondering about a possible short or other hardware issue. Any suggestions/direction would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance