Hard Drive beeping?

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mjtboston2010

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Hello all,
Somewhat computer savy, went to put some ram in desktop, (HP Presario) and went to start up and a beeping sound emits from area of hard drive? It is a beeping sound and it appears if hard drive is spinning & starting, but monitor will not engage, checked all connections, but monitor is not turning on. I think something really wrong occured as computer is a dinosuar (1993) HELP!
 
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is it 3 short beeps?
if so its a BIOS beep alert telling you that you have a RAM issue. Remove the RAM you put ion and replace it with what was originally in it then reboot... does it still beep after this?
 

JohnWill

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Remove the hard disk from the case and power it on the bench. If the hard disk is really "beeping", it's most likely failing to reach full speed. That's another way of saying it's dead. :D
 

mjtboston2010

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thanks for the info, was putting more ram in and me thinks i screwed up, will try both suggestions. thanx
 

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The beeping is doubtless coming from the MB in that case, not the hard disk.
 
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