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17-Apr-2001, 09:52 PM #1
when i turn on the computer, it keeps beeping, without stop. The computer won't start, and nothing appears on the screen.
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17-Apr-2001, 09:56 PM #2
check your ide cables make sure they are connected properly, do you have memory in there?
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17-Apr-2001, 10:07 PM #3
Count the beeps, to include hi/lo tone. Then, check my web site for possible resolutions. Make sure you note the maker of the BIOS, Phoenix, AMI, Award, etc.. Hope this helps.
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17-Apr-2001, 11:50 PM #4
actually, it's not high-lo tone, it's long-short length of beeping.
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18-Apr-2001, 08:11 AM #5
Depending on the BIOS, yes, that is correct. With Award BIOS's, a hi/lo beeping is indicative of a improperly seated CPU. Phoenix, which probably has the most extensive set of beep codes, uses a number order in terms of length. Hope this helps.
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18-Apr-2001, 12:44 PM #6
What I have found, if it keeps beeping, usually video card....try removing and re-inserting. Also, make sure keyboard is attached securely.
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25-Apr-2003, 10:07 AM #7
I recently had a similiar problem. Beeped when started from a cold start, during beeping I hit the reset button and it fired. After trying to replace the modem card, a new video card, and added memory, ended up being a bad motherboard. Put a new one in (First Computer International would NOT stand behind their mobo) and the system runs fine now. Keep in mind might be a bad mobo......good luck
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25-Apr-2003, 04:19 PM #8
My system also starting beeping at boot-up a few weeks ago and it was my memory. I replaced it w/ another stick and system worked.

Good thing Mushkin had excellent customer service. They tested it the same day they received it and shipped a replacement stick that same day too.
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30-Apr-2003, 12:38 PM #9
Did you check to see if the RAM is properly seated?
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