A couple of months ago my hard drive crashed and I replaced it with a new one. I formatted the drive and placed WinXP on it. It worked fine, except that the Bios kept beeping. It would beep once sometimes and twice other times.
I checked the bios codes here:
Those are memory seating problems. I reseated the memory. I bought new memory and put it in. But, the beeping persisted.
Unable to diagnose the problem, I just left it and ignored the beeps. Now the computer crashes on occassion. I then have to wait an hour or more to get it to start up again. It's hard to believe it's over heating, but who knows. The computer will run days at a time, even for over a week, and then crash.
If I reboot the computer right after the crash, it will only get as far as the accounts screen and then the mouse freezes and the screen goes black, but if I wait an hour or longer, it may reboot.
The computer had no such beeps and prior to replacing the hard drive.
I dunno, this is very odd. Any help would be appreciated!