My Alpha Workstation won't boot. This might be somewhat off-topic as it
is hardware related, but I know of no other forum to where I should
address this issue so I would appreciate some assistance.
When I switch it on, there is a long beep and then three short beeps. I
don't think the problem is with the video card as the machine should
default to serial console in the event that a video adapter is not
present (don't know about the case in the event of failure, though). I
don't have spare memory to check, but I had a look inside and four of
the 'A' slots are filled and none of the 'B' slots. I don't remember
whether this configuration is correct as it is a while since I used it last.
Unfortunately, I don't have the manual to check for error codes on
startup and Google couldn't help. I'd really like to get the machine
working again as they are getting rare to find and it is a great machine.