I setup an old computer with Win2K to run some basic apps and now can't boot up the computer at all. I just get one long beep, followed by three short beeps. So I think there is an issue with the video driver. Since, I formatted the hard drive upon the install, I don't mind doing it again, if necessary.
After loading the OS, I took a look in the device manager to see if I needed any additional drivers. I noticed that there was a question mark beside the PCI controller. Even though the video card & network card were working fine, I decided to fix this. So, I used Aida to identify the motherboard (BCM QS440BX) and downloaded their drivers (http://www.bcmcom.com/tech/QS440bx/QS440BX.htm
). Everything seemed to work fine. Then I decided to add another stick of RAM that was just sitting around. It was also PC100, 128MB, so I thought it would work fine with the two existing PC100, 128 sticks. After shutting down & installing, I tried the reboot, only to get the beeping and nothing on the screen. So, I removed the RAM, and still got the beeping. I then tried to use just one stick of RAM in both the slot 1 & then slot 3, but still beeping.
I tried removing the motherboard battery for an hour, but still beeping.
Now I'm beeping frustrated.
Don't know what to do. Is it the video card?