computer just snoring and makes a sound when the power button is pressed

I have an older Dell which has been upgraded to Windows 8. All of a sudden when I turned it on today, it sounds like a fan is running as well as a series of 4 beeps. Someone has an idea of what's going on? Thanks for any help.

Hello

These beeps are a code telling you there is a hardware problem. Check with
Dell support or a real computer store (the one that made its own in-store service
on Dell).

Reference Dell Beep Codes and Diagnostic PSA Chart
http://en.community.Dell.com/support-forums/desktop/w/desktop/3624.beep-codes-and-PSA-diagnostic-chart

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Sound beeps are error codes that describe a problem with your machine.
A continuous beep may mean keyboard (loose or bad cable), of coward, power Board, one
short or another question according to the system/BIOS manufacturer. Other beep models have
other meanings depending on the manufacturer of the BIOS.

Startup and select the CONFIGURATION SETTINGS (BIOS/CMOS) - usually F2 that start you.
look to see creator BIOS then see here:

Computer MESSAGE / beep codes
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

If my computer beeps and won't start, what do the beeps mean?
http://KB.IU.edu/data/afzy.html how to troubleshoot Beep Codes
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/nonworkingcomponent/HT/beepcodestb.htm

POSTAL Codes beep
http://www.technick.NET/public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=guide_beep_codes

Power on Beep Codes post
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

It may have other check so with system Maker or motherboard for manufacturer
custom systems.

I hope this helps.

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