|this is what happened with my webplayer also. i thought i shorted something on the motherboard after taking the webplayer apart so many times (i have the reprogrammed DOC as drive C: and have a 2.5 gigabyte ibm harddrive as drive D: in my webplayer; instead of having the webplayer set up the harddrive as a primary or slave harddrive, win98 recognizes the harddrive as a "floppy" so the webplayer boots off the DOC; i had to do it this way because my webplayer had problems recognizing the ibm harddrive's partition). anyways, the crazy repetitive beeping started right in the middle of my using windows. i was doing something in windows and then the mad beeping began and i had problems typing where i could type something and then nothing. i would then turn off the webplayer and then got the beeping after turning it on. the webplayer would beep like crazy and crash during the windows startup. it would also beep like crazy and crash during the webplayer's self-test where it tells you the memory, etc. then after letting it sit and putting new batteries, everything is working again without any of that crazy beeping (knock on wood). well, i guess you may want to change your batteries every few months or so to avoid this problem. and if you get the crazy beeping, in addition to checking your antivirus program, change your keyboard's batteries.|
oh, regarding my thought about shorting the motherboard: be sure to insulate your harddrive if your harddrive fits snuggly under the motherboard. i cut up an insulation plastic sheet that i took from inside an old HP desktop computer. i placed the plastic on each side of the harddrive and particularly made sure there was no metal contact with the bottom of the motherboard.