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    Strange sound on shutdown

    I am running Windows 98SE and recently a strange sound has been occurring on shutdown. As soon as the monitor goes black, the PC emits beep-beep-beep-beep, pause, beep-beep-beep-beep, just the two phrases. This is a sound and tone I have never heard from the PC before. It is more like that of a small battery-operated alarm clock. This morning, for the first time, the same sound occurred when I switched the PC on for the day. Otherwise my computer seems to be behaving normally. Any clues as to what this might mean?

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    Re: Strange sound on shutdown

    What is the make and model of the computer? What you're describing sounds very much like the system mainboard/BIOS giving you an alarm, but the beep codes vary by manufacturer and BIOS revision.

    Have you had any other symptoms that would give a clue as to what is going on?
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    Re: Strange sound on shutdown

    The PC was manufactured by TLSystems in New Zealand in February 1998. It has an ASUS LX PentiumII motherboard. There are no other symptoms. As I said in my earlier posting, "Otherwise my computer seems to be behaving normally."

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    Re: Strange sound on shutdown

    I would then start researching here.
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    Re: Strange sound on shutdown

    What's the model number & revision on the board? Asus made lots of different LX boards.

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    Re: Strange sound on shutdown

    All I can find printed printed on the motherboard is P2L97 and Rev. 1.05.

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    Re: Strange sound on shutdown

    I had this problem on an old P3 machine, it began when i altered the graphics card aperture, perhaps it is a DRAM error? it has never really effected the performance though so i just forget about it

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