The title says it all: usually there's one short beep (1/2 sec) and pc is fine, but today I heard a long beep (2 secs), the pc went to work normally but the monitor remained black.
I hard turned it off a couple of times but the result was the same, so I turned the power button off and waited a couple of minutes, then switched it on a it started normally with a short beep.
I've been googling like crazy (more than 2 hours now) but I cannot find ONE post somewhere about a single long beep, a continuous long beep yes, but not a single long one.
What am I facing here? what should I do if it happens again and more pertinently if I fail to start it by using any method?
The site of my motherboard fails to mention, in their "beep sign list" one long beep so I am at lost here :-( ...
Windows 7, Home Edition
BIOS: Gigabyte, Award Software F9
I don't know whether this is of relevance, but I've been having some mouse and keyboard freezes while playing games (and only then) as I'm using a cordless keyboard, mouse hardware from Logitech.
I want to solve this before it gets worse, so any help will be appreciated.
PS: It just struck me that it has happened a couple of days ago but the "hard turn off" solved the problem so IT IS getting worse...