I'm having a problem. Starting from this morning my computer won't start up anymore. It goes into the bios, giving off that common startup bip, shows the screen with the Energy star logo, gives me information about the CPU (2.8 ghz etc), and then the next line is simply "Mem". Afterwards it powers down, and starts the same procedure over again. (But there are no other bios beeps, just that short startup one in the beginning.) So I guess the graphics card is ok, and the cpu is ok, but that the memory fails..? I have two sets of 2 gig, and tried removing one and booting, same issue. Tried putting it in again and removing the other, same issue. (But it wouldn't make sense that both of the memory sets would be broken?) What could be the problem then??
Overnight the computer was in sleep mode, and waking it this morning was no problem. I pressed enter, the screen turned on and everything looked normal. I tried opening the folder with my videos through a key on my keyboard, but nothing happened. So I tried opening my documents through the start menu, but nothing happened. I tried starting firefox, but nothing happened. Tried using the reboot option on the start menu, but nothing happened. So I powered it off, and when I then wanted to boot this problem arised.
I have been hearing noises from it lately, and I guess I've waited too long, not doing anything about it (yes, I know it's stupid...
) When I've been using the computer, (typically while playing games, so I guess it's had to work a bit harder,) it has given off these beeping noises. No steady pattern, just coming and going, "beep beeeeeeep bep beeeeeeeeeeeeep". There could also be hours between them, so I have no idea what was going on, Sometimes one of the beeps could last for minutes, and I'd shut down the game. At times also my games have suddenly stopped working, and quit on me. I don't know if it's related though, because the noises haven't come at the same time.
Any ideas anyone?