Posted 24 November 2009 - 04:49 PM
I've had some odd things happen with my computer lately. First of all I've had the computer shut down (without me doing so) just randomly. This has happened only twice in the last week or two but it was the most egregious. Most of the time, however, what will happen will be a window will open out of the blue, or like this morning the Calculator opened up while I was away. Sometimes the F11 function will start (which stretches the screen in Firefox) and often the F7 function will toggle (the one where you get the dialog box: "Pressing F7 turns Caret Browsing on or off. This feature places a moveable cursor in web pages, allowing you to select text with the keyboard. Do you want to turn Caret Browsing on?"). What I do get mostly is a system beep (while in XP)...usually one beep but occasionally two beeps.
I ran this through the Malware part of the forum and it was clean so that isn't the issue.
The beeps could indicate a HD problem but I couldn't find one. However, when I ran the Disk Check in Windows (under Properties right-click of the drive) it would NOT finish the check. I ran the same on my other HD (D: drive) and it was fine.
I've also checked the system logs under Event Viewer and nothing seems odd.
I'm not sure what do with this or how to find the problem. Any ideas would be helpful.