Depending what BIOS you have this indicates a problem.
For example, if you have a Standard Original IBM BIOS the 1, 3 beep POST, (Power On, Self Test), indicates a problem with the Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA).
This site gives more details;
See if you can boot into Safe Mode. After the POST start hitting the F8 key gently once a second until you get to the Safe Mode list of options.
I have a FZ130 series Sony vaio laptop. This morning the cursor froze and the laptop was turned off. When turned on again, the laptop gives 1 beep followed by 3 beeps in sequence and does not boot up. Will try to boot up again when I return home. Any idea's? Thanks....