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According to everything I can find for AMI BIOS, 5 short beeps indicates a processor failure. If the PSU is crackling (a very bad thing, BTW), it is possible that the added power drain by the graphics card is preventing the CPU from getting full power, thereby causing the BIOS beep code.
Well, we can likely say for certain that the hard disk is effectively dead. Good thing that you took the warning seriously and backed up your files; lots of people don't take the warning signs seriously, and consequently we get numerous questions about how to recover data from damaged media, to which the best answer is often "restore your most recent backup ...
I don't think there's a proper answer for this. 2008 R2 had its latest service pack four years ago. Windows Update is notoriously inefficient.. Cleaning up your updates folder might make it slightly faster: ...
This happened to me because my motherboard has a graphical splashscreen on boot. I had just gotten an r9 380x that displayed blue vertical lines whenever the splashscreen is supposed to display. I had to go into the bios/setup (hit f2 or delete when starting up your pc) Look for anything that mentions along the lines of "disabling logo" and make sure its ...
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