|I'll put it this way...|
It takes about a second to say:
one thousand and one.
A normal beep would be finished before you finished saying one.
A half second beep would be finished at about one thousand.
"...(bought in UK in 2002). The model is I Media 5094...."
Apparently Packard Bell has zero info about I Media models older than 2004.
There used to be Packard Bell computers here in Canada / USA up until 2001 or so and they did the same thing back then, near the end - no info about older models.
I did a lot of searching.
I found there was a I Media 5094, 5095, 5096, 5097, and other 5000 series models.
I found a post on the web for an I Media 5095 that said it had a Columbia 2 motherboard.
I searched using: Packard Bell Columbia 2 - eventually I found the 5094 uses the same mboard.
Apparently this is your motherboard:
Packard Bell calls it Columbia 2 a.k.a Columbia II .
It's an OEM only mboard made by Gigabyte - GA-8SIMLNF - made only for brand name system builders, in this case it appears only for Packard Bell - there is no retail model.
In the post on the web for the I Media 5095 that had the same Columbia 2 mboard, he said capacitors had failed on the motherboard.
If your mboard has this problem, it's probably not fixable.
If it does have failing capacitors, you could buy a used Socket 478 motherboard off the web if you want to get the system working again.
If you have data on the hard drive(s) you don't want to lose, you can connect the drive to another computer (don't boot from it) and access the data.
Some mboards develop this problem - electrolytic capacitors were installed on them that were not properly made, and they fail eventually - the mboard manufacturer didn't know they were improperly made at the time the mboard was made.
Open up your case and examine the mboard to see if you have bad capacitors, and/or other findable signs of mboard damage .
This was the original bad capacitor problem - has some example pictures.
History of why the exploding capacitors and which mboard makers were affected:
What to look for, mboard symptoms, example pictures:
Home page that site
- what the problem is caused by
- he says there are STILL bad capacitors on more recent mboards.
Pictures of blown capacitors, other components, power supplies, Athlon cpu's, etc.:
I found some info about your 5094 model when I searched for: Packard Bell Columbia 2.
Model: I Media 5094
Microprocessor: Intel Pentium 4 2.53 GHz Processor
RAM: 512 MB Ram
Video Memory: nVidea GeForce 4 64MB
Hard Disk: 80 GB
Motherboard: Columbia 2
Sound Chip: Stereo
Modem: 56 kbps V.92
Packard Bell NEC P660403401
System Serial Number: 024519920538
Chassis Serial Number: 50424E
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
2.53 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL SiS651 1.x
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 2.0H 08/22/2002
512 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DDR1 ' has 256 MB
Slot 'DDR0 ' has 256 MB
80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
73.62 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8240B [CD-ROM drive]
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
Packard Bell SlimView517 [Monitor] (14.6"vis, s/n 260058163021, October 2002)
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
I believe from the past when i was originally searching for the sound drivers, that it as a Columbia Motherboard as below:-
Columbia 2 Motherboard Specification
• Audio: SigmaTel Technologies STAC9750T - audio codec
• Bios: AMI
• Chipset : SiS 651 IGUI HMAC 3D Graphic SDR/DDR, SiS 962 MuTIOL Media I/O
• CPU Support : Socket MPGA 478B.
o Supports Intel P4 FC-PGA2 (Flip-Chip Pin Grid Array), 1400 MHz to 2.533 GHz.
o 100 MHz (x4 = 400 MHz) data bus support (Quad-Bumped technology).
o 133 MHz (x4 = 533 MHz) data bus support (Quad-Bumped technology).
• Ethernet : Realtek RTL8100(BL) 10/100
• Form Factor : ATX 24.4 x 22.9 cm Form Factor.
• RAM :
o Supports 2 memory slots.
o Serial Presence Detect (SPD) support.
o Supports a maximum memory size of 1 GB (using 2×512 MB memory modules).
o Support only 2.5 V DIMM DDRAM configurations.
o Unbuffered type support.
o 66 MHz DDR interface.
A thread about the USB header on the Columbia 2
There is link to 5094 specs in a thread I found - that was quoted 3 years ago
It doesn't work now, but if it did then, Packard Bell had the info back then: