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By gskillen ·
my NT server 4.0, with SP6a started beeping. One of the activity lights on a network card,a 3com3c906b was flashing quickly. Within a few minutes, all thirty four wkstns lost their connection to the server. I checked to see if the problem was overheating, but everything seemed ok, all fans were running.
Ideas???

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by Rudolph(UK) In reply to beeping

What server do you have?
Try:
a) Have a look at your hardware manual. The beeps may indicate a problem with the motherboard.
b) Check your NIC by Pinging 127.0.0.1 and/or using the 3Com diagnostic utility. Eventually replace the NIC and check connectivity.

But the whole ting looks like a server's hardware problem.

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by SFO Farmer In reply to beeping

#1 Look at your event logs...(what was happening at the time of the problem) #2 Check your network devices logs (if you have them)
Is the 3Com card ethernet? (It sounds, from your description like a token-ring beaconing condition if they all beeped)...
Run the 3com Diags to see if there is a problem on your servers NIC. If the light was flashing rapidly- it doesn't necessarily mean it was the NIC on the server: Just that it was seeing traffic (and/or collisions if ethernet).

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by vue In reply to beeping

My NT server 4.0 had a similar beep like yours. But mine end up to be my video AGP card going bad. I replace it and took care of my problem. But I never had lost connection among my pc's, may be you had other problem. Good luck.

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by rsimms@striblingequipment In reply to beeping

I would check the last hardware or software change made to the system and focas on that. Sometimes software is installed that has a W** extension and that is read as a wave file causing strange sounds to eminate from your computer.

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by rsimms@striblingequipment In reply to beeping

I would like to know what solution you found to your problem. Thanks.

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