My computer suddenly died. It didn't turn on one morning...here are the symptoms: 1) Turn it on: It accesses the floppy drive for second, beeps once, then accesses the floppy drive for a second. Repeat. 2) Put in an MS-DOS floppy disk: It accesses the floppy drive for second, beeps twice, then accesses the floppy drive for a second. Repeat. 3) Remove floppy drive completely: It beeps eight times. The monitor never turns on - it works though. I have reassembled the computer and am back on step 1. Here's what I found on the internet: Award and Phoenix BIOS: 1 short beep: Normal 2 short beeps: CMOS error 1 long and 1 short beep: DRAM error 1 long and 2 short beeps: Video card error 1 long and 3 short beeps: Keyboard error 1 long and 9 short beeps: ROM error Long continuous beeps: DRAM not installed correctly Short continuous beeps: Bad power supply AMI BIOS: 1 short beep: DRAM flash error 2 short beeps: DRAM ECC check error 3 short beeps: DRAM detect error 5 short beeps: CPU error 6 short beeps: Keyboard error 8 short beeps: Video card error 9 short beeps: ROM error 1 long and 3 short beeps: Bad DRAM 1 long and 8 short beeps: Video card error I'm guessing that I have an AMI bios because of the eight beeps. I removed the video card and reseated it and it still doesn't work. (I did that on a friend's computer once to fix it). I removed the single stick of memory and cleaned it off (a bit of dust) and reseated it, still doesn't work. My sister's boyfriend is a comp-sci student and he thinks that the hard drive has died. What does it mean when it tries to access the floppy drive over and over again? Anyone encounter this? I want to try to fix it myself first because nothing traumatic happened to the computer. It just stopped. (Plus computer tech's cost $90 per hour here).