Problem switching on my computer

  neg 20:40 05 Oct 03

I am having intermmitent problems swithcing on my computer. When I press the 'on' button I get a high pitch buzzing/ringing tone (alarm?). The only way to stop it is to turn the machine off at the plug socket. If I leave it for an hour or so and try again the problem seems to dissappear! Any clues?

  Lozzy 20:54 05 Oct 03

System spec Please!!! Need some info

  neg 22:59 05 Oct 03


Computer: Altas Meridian Lite
Processor: AMD-K6(tm) 3D+ Processor 451 MHz
Math Support: Award Software 05/25/99
Memory: 128 MB (85% Utilized)
Hard Disk: 14.32 GB
Video: 1024x786 in 32-bit colour, Hercules 3D Prophet 7500 series (version 4.00)
Windows: 98 SE (Build 2222A)
DOS: 7.10

Is this enough info?

  woodchip 23:21 05 Oct 03

Sounds like a faulty switch, try getting some switch cleaner in to it

  Dr Lecter 02:29 06 Oct 03

The noise you are getting is it a beep sound?
If so does windows actually load or does the beep sound happen before windows loads.
It could be anything really. A key stuck on the keyboard, poss CPU fan working intermittantly,
Or it could be a problem with the bios.
Another thing might cause it is a defective speaker in your machine.

  neg 19:52 06 Oct 03

Dr Lecter
The noise is a continuous'beep' and Windows does not load. The only thing that will stop the noise is 'pulling the plug'.

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