I have an old Packard Bell which has sat in the corner and been played with from time to time by my grand-children. It has XP Professional loaded and has never given any trouble.
The other day I decided to try a live CD with a small Linux.(DSL)
For a while I was feeling my way around Linux and enjoying myself.
And then it died.
Symptoms are a repeated long beep and no output to the screen. CPY fan is running.
Now did Linux do something? Or was that just a coincidence.
Either way around it would be nice to get the machine back to life.