How do I solve my computer error message?

Question

Computer started getting multiple error messages when you started up the computer. My daughter would exit out of them. Then the computer quit working. Now I have time I'm trying to fix her computer, but when I turn the computer on it beeps continuously and says to install the startup disc in the "A" drive. When I try this it says the computer doesn't detect a "C" drive. All the software that came with the computer is on CD's and I can't get the "D" drive door to open!

Is this a virus that has taken over her computer or a hard drive gone bad?

Thanks so much

Answer

This question was answered on June 7, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Long continuous beeps generally mean a memory issue, try a single stick of 128 meg memory double sided if possible If you use high density memory then 512MB ram is the maximum

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 7, 2004