I have a PC I built almost a year ago and recently its been behaving strangely. Today when I turned it on there was a strange churning grinding noise coming from inside.
I thought it was the PSU but just to make sure I unplugged the other fans one by one to make sure it was it. When I got to the graphics card (unplugged it cause it also has its own fan) booting up caused the PC to make a strange LONG BEEEP that did not end till I held power to shut it down. Normally I would expect the standard long short short beep sequence telling me the graphics card is missing.
Any ideas? Is my PSU about to die?
The other problems I've been having:
1. Drag and drop in windows would sometimes stop to work. I could select icons, but could not drag them.
2. My keyboard's numpad area would be miss interpreted as regular numbers, so software that differentiates num1 and 1 would take both buttons as 1.
3. Sometimes when I log onto windows XP wants a passwod. My password is blank. To solve this I have to go into safe mode, assign myself a password then in normal mode I have to enter that password to gain access. Once in I can remove it and go on with my life. Entering the blank password produces an "account restriction" error.
4. On boot up I once got the Long-short-short beep even though the graphics card was hooked up fine. After checking and trying again the problem was solved and has not repeated since.