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Postby Lex_Hedley » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:01 pm

Heard great things about Avast

http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

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Postby Meph » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:06 pm

It's not even that old so i hope it's not the motherboard.
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Postby frogandhat » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:48 pm

Beeps on boot up are your BIOS's way of telling you there could be a problem, you would need to check with your motherboard / BIOS manufacturer to find out what the meanings may be, as it may not be as serious as you think - for example, I used one BIOS (and I think this was pretty standard at the time, and may even still be) where it would throw a hissy fit if it couldn't see a keyboard.
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Postby Grandad » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:54 am

If you're not a geek, then you might try this as a start:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/nonworkingcomponent/ht/beepcodestb.htm

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Postby delta » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:56 pm

Adz.M wrote:I'll still need to find a new monitor, new keyboard and new speakers. I lost them since I moved last year.


how on earth can you lose a monitor? :v2_dizzy_confused2:
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Postby Meph » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:06 pm

One of the things it did do today was randomly load up a couple of dozen web browsers and then ran of of virtual memory. This is the second time it has done this, the first time started all this beeping nonsense.


Cheers for the link Grandad
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Postby Adz.M » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:14 pm

delta wrote:how on earth can you lose a monitor? :v2_dizzy_confused2:


It's a long story really. I shouldn't really say lost as I have a clue where It's kept.

For my whole life, I used to live in a mobile home in the corner of a residential park.
Last christmas, I ended up moving to a council house with my dad, and almost all the furniture and personal belongings are stored in a small caravan on my grandparents' farm.
Since I recently moved into my grandparents due to personal issues I can't go into on here, I don't have the key to that caravan, and I doubt I ever will.

It's kinda difficult to understand the way my family handle their lives really.

Plus, the monitor I had was an old fashioned one where the screen wasn't to bright, I don't recommend playing DizzyAGE games on it that's for sure, Jamie knows what I'm on about. ;)

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Postby Meph » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:30 pm

Locksmith. :v2_dizzy_confused3:
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Postby Adz.M » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:52 pm

That could help if I knew one locally. :p

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Postby Meph » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:06 pm

I noticed once i've connected to the internet eveything works fine... but if i click on a folder first it loads up a couple of dozen. :rolleyes:
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