I have an Acer Aspire 5334-2598 Laptop that beeps incessantly when powered on and is stuck on the initial boot screen where you can see the BIOS splash screen and the option to press F2 to change BIOS settings. It just beeps on and on and on extremely loudly. I figured it could be a stuck key on the keyboard, but I can press all the keys on the keyboard and they all press down and then come right back the way they should. So it doesn't seem that it is a stuck key. Pressing F2 to try to go into BIOS settings does not work.
A couple of times it stopped beeping for about 2 or 3 seconds and started to launch Windows 7 but then it starts beeping again nonstop while the OS is trying to load. It's a very loud obnoxious sound that is unbearable so I powered it down again.
Could this be due to a motherboard problem or a short-circuit?