Lately, my PC suffers random, and (luckily) rare freezes. I'm just doin' my job, minding my own business, when suddenly, EVERYTHING halts, even the mouse pointer. After this, the computer emits a short "beep" sound - NOT from the digital speakers, but the small PC speaker (it's a low sound, short beep). If I am lucky, the computer regains its senses, and continues to work, and if I'm not lucky, the computer totally freezes, and I have to restart with reset. After reset, everything works fine again. The Event Log doesn't show sh*t.
It happened 10 minutes ago once again, when I opened my Music folder, and selected an MP3 file,which I desired to drag unto the Winamp playlist window. The only application that was running in the background was the Chat.hu (Java applet).
Here comes my configuration. Apart from the 3D card and the power supply, everything is around 4 years old.
- AMD Athlon ×2 3000
- M-TECH 600W power supply
- GeForce GT 220 Gainward
- Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
It also worths mentioning that the PC emits strange beeps sometimes at startup as well, when the "Windows XP" logo appears. Sometimes it's high-pitched short beeps, some other cases, it's a low, humming, long beep. Before the 3D card and power supply change, the computer never did these. I fear this may be another critical error in the computer, and I wish to know what is wrong wit' it. Anyone has clues?