Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:08 PM
So, just today when I booted my computer, something strange happened. Everything seemed to be fine, it went through BIOS, the windows XP loading screen, and then went black for a seccond or two(like it aways does). Everything seemed to be fine, until I got to the windows XP login screen. The tower began to beep, like it does when it encounters a bad error, but it was beeping rythmnlicly (pardon my spelling). It would beep a seccond, then stop a seccond, then repeat. I panicked, held down the power buttin for six secconds, and reported to another computer to write this.
Some other things that may be useful to know are that I DID download a thing or two yesterday, from a website that I'm not quite sure was secure. I downloaded anyway, and things seemed to be fine. I continued using it for several hours after that. I also turned it on about 6 hours later, and it was still fine. The next day now, 12 hours later, it has started doing this.
Also, though I know that I really need one, I don't have any type of antivirus software on my computer, save for a copy of eTrust from 2004 that I'm pretty sure is just taking up space on my hard drive and not doing anything.
I did not login at all, for fear of anything getting worse than it already is, though I don't think it would prabobly do much anyway. Still, though. If it is a hardware problem, that may have helped.
If anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it!