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By gemailhiot ·
I have a client with the following computer problem.

Computer is Pentium 166MMX machine with 32 MB RAM, 4GB hard drive, AWE64 sound card, 56K modem.

The motherboard si a DFI 586ITBD motherboard which has had to be replaced once because if thecomputer is left running for a couple of days waiting for phone messages, it will hang and start playing music.

The computer vendor replaced the board once under warranty one year into the life of the system. Now 1.5 years later, tthe replacementboard also started playing music.

Does anyone know of a corrective to this problem, besides replacing the board? Needless to say, Pentium boards are getting scarce.

Thanks for your help

Gilles Mailhiot

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by richard_barsby In reply to The Musical Motherboard

Hi it could be either the cpu overtemperature alarm or the boot sector virus alarm for the first check the cpu fan is operating and the second use uptodate virus scanner.

Hope this helps

Rich

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by gemailhiot In reply to The Musical Motherboard

I have contacted the motherboard manufacturers. They advise me that there is no solution but to repair or replace the board.

Thanks for your reply,

gilles mailhiot

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by Tech/Admin In reply to The Musical Motherboard

I have seen a virus cause a machine to play the pc speaker. If you replaced the MB and loaded new os last time, you proabably cleaned any virus infection. If you have floppys that were contaminated and reinfected the machine with the same virus-- you would end up with the same problem.

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