Crazy beeps on boot
A cold boot (not a reboot) of my computer produces a cacophony of beeps, hi and low, in no identifiable pattern that goes on for 5 to 10 minutes, even after Windows XP opens and is usable. Then it stops and everything works normally. There are no error messages.
The processor is Athlon AMD-K7, speed 548 MHz, 320 MB of RAM.
Bios is "Licensed AWARD BIOS, 2M bit FLASH RAM." Their web site
says that only video problems are reported (none here) and and any other beeps mean a memory problem. However, Windows Memory Diagnostic program reports "No errors found."
I have two hard drives: C: with Windows XP and D: which I use for backup and partitions for Linux. Linux is booted from a floppy disk.
I'm not sure when this problem first appeared. It was long after I installed the second hard drive. It might have been after I upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated.