|Hi - I have no clue what just happened, but I'm hoping someone might have a clue.|
First off, the computer in question is an IBM Thinkpad R51 Laptop running Windows XP Pro SP3, and I just did Windows Update 2 days ago.
I shut the computer down last night with no issues. This morning, when I turned it on, as soon as it started loading it started beeping. Loudly. The beeps were in sets of three - *beepbeepbeep* *pause* *beepbeepbeep*. They continued as it started up - everything else happened perfectly normally apart from the piercing beep. I determined it was coming from the laptop's speakers - when I muted the computer, the beeping stopped.
I turned the computer off and turned it back on, and the beeping was gone. I've never heard of something like this before. Has anyone else?
It's been acting normally lately for the most part. It did give me a "Please wait..." screen during loadup two days ago, but nothing today. There is nothing in the startup that I can tell that is new, and eventviewer shows nothing out of the ordinary.
ETA: I've been informed by others who heard the beeping that I'm remembering wrong - it was a steady beep, not grouped. I just finished running an Avira antivirus scan and am going to run a Malwarebytes scan, just to check.