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Fans spin, but no beeps

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Maho, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. Maho

    Maho Thread Starter

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    Okay so I have a Gigabyte S-series mobo w/ a dual core intel processor, BFG 650 watt power supply, Nvida 256 mb Gforce fx 5500 graphics card.

    (This may go in hardware forum actually, but it confused me. Mods are free to move it there if they wish..)

    At first, nothing would spin, but I'm genuis like that. A flip of the switch on the back to set it at 115 fixed that and I thought I was good to go again. But now, I get no beeps only fans. It is supposed to beep right? I've made sure the power is mounted to the board.
     
  2. mongo_nc

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    Your power supply is probably bad. There's just enough juice to power the fans, but nothing else. Try testing with a known good power supply.
     
  3. Maho

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    Sorry, forgot to mention that. It is NOT the power supply. I have had it tested already, and confirmed what I was told (that it is fine) on a tester that I own as well. So I know it's not that. I do get display and can go into bios, but not load safe mode or normally. It just restarts every time I try.
     
  4. The Hound

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    One beep, or a series of beeps?

    Do you see any messages after post beeps?

    EDIT>>>Whoops--no beeps. Still-do you see anything on the display? Just BIOS messages?
     
  5. mongo_nc

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    Might be a processor problem; either physically or a CPU driver. We had one in here that we did a core change on that was doing the same thing and it turned out to be the CPU driver (AMD Athlon 64 X2) and since Windows wasn't seeing the correct one, it was stuck in a reboot loop after the POST and system screens.
     
  6. Maho

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    Besides the lack of beeps, it boots like it should till it gets past the bios screen that you can see in any comp. I can get in bios itself no problem, but if I try to countine with the boot instead it says the usual genetic message:

    "we apologize for the inconvince, but windows did not start sucessfully. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this. etc etc."

    And when I try to start windows normally, I get a split second of the windows load screen, but it's barely noticeable due to not even having time to get brighter before a blue screen with some sort of message comes up and the system restarts. I wish I could read the blue screen, but it happens to fast.

    If I try to load safe mode, it starts loading the long list of files you normally see before entering safe mode, but it restarts. No blue screen or anything, just a restart.

    This can happen all day if I let it.
     
  7. Maho

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    How do I fix it if that's the problem Mongo?
     
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