What does beeping at startup mean on an IBM?

Question

There is a long continuous beep when i startup my computer...we just reinstalled all the aptiva software so there shouldnt be any problems...but yet..it is very very slow to startup and there is that beep, it goes away when you push enter though....

Answer

This question was answered on June 16, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The IBM Aptiva systems use sequences of beeps at startup to signal system errors After checking the IBM website, the error of a continuous beep indicates a system board error Is your system new enough to still be under warranty, if it is this would be the first way to start

continuous beep, but different sequences of beeps this would indicate other possible problems and

If the beep at startup is not actually a long would help diagnose the situation.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on June 16, 1999