My desktop froze, did not respond to CNTR+ALT+DEL so I had to switch it off. Now all it it does is make a pathetic beep when I switch it on, nothing appears on screen. Any tips on what to do next, apart from cry? Should I try rebooting with Windows discs?
And graphics. If you get your make of computer and look it up on the net you'll find an explanation of what a slow beep means. I usually find that it's the ram or graphics that have dislodged slightly.
1 short beep
Normal POST - system is ok
2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen
No beep Power supply or system board problem
Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card
This may be blindingly obvious But - if I switch off my computer at the socket, then back on again shortly afterwards, I still have to switch the screen back "on" again, even if I did not switch it "off".