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    beep, and crash

    An interesting thing. It was not last night, but the night before. I was at my parents house doing the normal routine every night, checking e-mail and what not. I got off and I'd say about 11 or soe my dad got on. Anyway about midnight he went in and the computer had a black screen that said.

    Hit an F key or enter to continue.

    He hit enter and then this came up

    Enter System Disk....(don't remember all of it)

    During this whole period it was making a weird beeping noise. It wasn't coming from the speakers like a sound but from the system itself. However, last night when I got home from work and turned the system back on it worked just like it normally does. No idea. I read through the post on beeping. I am thinking it might be a corupt hard drive and I either need to replace that or fix it somehow. Any idea's on what it might be?

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    Re: beep, and crash

    First thing I would do is a thorough Scandisk/Chkdsk
    What OS?

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    Re: beep, and crash

    Windows 95 I'm pretty sure. Possibly 98. I'll try the different scans to see what they find.

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    Re: beep, and crash

    well I went to my parents over my lunch break, and ran every scan that Norton System works has on it. It found a few minor problems but nothing that would cause the comp to do what it did. It even rated the problems as low priority. Nothing that would have made it crash like it did. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: beep, and crash

    Possible power interrupt? I had a similar occurance when there was a power flicker which was enough to cause the computer to attempt to reboot and there was a non system disk in the drive. I happened to be watching when it happened or I would have been really stymied.

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    Re: beep, and crash

    thats a very good possibility. We have things like that happen every not and then. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: beep, and crash

    The power-dip theory is probably it, but I would still run Scandisk. You do run it on a regular basis anyway, don't you....?

    Command-Line Parameters for the Scandisk Tool (Q199557)

    You can run it from Programs > Accessories > System Tools, but it will run faster in DOS mode. Make sure you let it do the full surface scan and allow yourself plent of time.

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    Re: beep, and crash

    Yeah I have it set to run every day. Just like I have norton anti-virus run every day. To many things can go wrong in a given day to not run it anually. Thanks for the help.

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