Laptop question - is it dead? Answered
Roger-X's (Windows) laptop is playing up.
When he powers it up, nothing happens on the screen at all - no messages,blinking cursors etc. You can hear the hard drive spinning up, and the computer makes a repetitive <em>beeeeep, beep-beep, beeeeep, beep-beep</em>, which continues until you kill the laptop by pressing and holding the power button.
I did try hitting F1 as it powered up, and beeping stopped, but nothing else happened.