I'll try to keep this brief.
The problem is I have my computer bleeping 1 long 2 short at boot which indicates a display adapter problem.
I went away for 10 days so didn't use my workstation during that time (I usually work on this computer 7 days in a row all year long).
I started it monday morning. It worked fine for 5 minutes.
With Spybot SD and ZoneAlarm running I was browsing internet with Chrome. I switched on my external LaCie HD and at that same moment Windows Automatic Update pops up to tell me there's an update ready to be downloaded. And then the computer freezed. No access to task manager and no response to alt+ctrl+del.
I waited several minutes and then did a reset (pushed system switch for 8 secs). Since then I have a bleeping computer.
What should I do to fix this?
win xp sp3
2 Xeon DP 3.2 Ghz 1MB cache
Ram 3 GB ddr2-400
LaCie electron22 monitor + samtron 17 monitor
wacom tablet through usb
LaCie ext HD through firewire400
nvidia quadro fx 1400 with dual output (I use 2 monitors)
intel xeon motherboard nct-d
System used to work well and stable although I had a Gumblar virus issue 2 months ago.
How can a video card (nvidia quadro FX 1400) crash so suddenly after having worked fine for 4 years? And why?
I usually get this type of problems after being away for some time... chance or coincidence?
Any help would be very welcome,
Edited by arnaud, 30 June 2009 - 04:42 PM.