Haven't posted on this forum in a while - Not since Andymanchesta had helped me out in the spyware hell section a few months back -
Anyways, back to the problem.
My old Windows98SE computer seems to be dieing. I tried to install a new cdrom drive for that computer but after installing it, the computer won't startup. Even when I take it out, it still won't start up.
It makes 1 long beep, followed by 3 shorter beeps... and then just stops. I can't really see whats happening since my monitor isn't showing anything either.
I did some really limited research in google on my own WindowsXp computer and found out that this is a common bios hat has a pretty descriptive beep pattern. 1 long, 3 short = Conventional/Extended memory failure. There was also a note that said this code can also occur if something is wrong with the motherboard, so the code here is only useful if the motherboard itself is reporting the error properly.
I followed the instructions on some of the websites, and they all say it's because of my DRAM stick. "the most likely problem is either fault RAM, or improperly seated RAM (try reseating the RAM or moving it around to different slots)."
I tried this... but with no success. I only have 1 memory stick
That computer stalls quite often, and the reset button does get pushed quite a bit...
I know I had installed everything correctly.
I really don't want to lose that computer... Can someone help me?