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Dell Won't Boot

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Roadie, Dec 6, 2010.

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  1. Roadie

    Roadie Thread Starter

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    I'm writing this for a friend in another State, so I'm getting this second hand. His computer is down and of course he has no internet, so I'm posting this for him:

    My friend has a Dell Dimension running Vista Home Basic. He said a few days ago he got a "Blue Screen" with a crash dump message. After the blue screen he said the screen went blank.

    Next he turned the computer off by holding down the power button as he didn't have any graphics. After this he restarted the computer normally by turning on the monitor and pressing the computer power button. He says it booted normally and ran normally for a couple of days.

    Now the computer will not boot up. There are no graphics after powering up the monitor and computer. The computer is emitting a "Beeping" sound; two beeps in two seconds, followed by a two second pause then another two beeps in two seconds continuously.

    The only idea I had was to suggest that he try to boot to safe mode and select "restore to last known good configuration", but this did nothing since he has no graphics.

    Ideas? What do the beeps mean?
    Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. Roadie

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    Thanks for the links, Terry! I'll have my friend listen more closely to exactly how many beeps the computer is emitting. He said it was a constant 2-2-2-2 etc. but I didn't notice any code that was a constant 2 beeps on the web pages you sent along. Perhaps he's missing the first beep and it's a number other than two. It very well may be that his video card has become loose. He said he's in the process of moving from one house to another, maybe he bumped or jarred the computer in some way.

    At any rate that gives us a starting point. Thanks again!
     
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    You're welcome. :) Let us know how your friend makes out.
     
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