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my computer keeps beeping and won't start

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jeffm4943, Apr 17, 2001.

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  1. Jeffm4943

    Jeffm4943 Thread Starter

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    when i turn on the computer, it keeps beeping, without stop. The computer won't start, and nothing appears on the screen.
     
  2. onely

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    check your ide cables make sure they are connected properly, do you have memory in there?
     
  3. PostCode

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    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.
     
  4. Whypick1

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    actually, it's not high-lo tone, it's long-short length of beeping.
     
  5. PostCode

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    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.
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    What I have found, if it keeps beeping, usually video card....try removing and re-inserting. Also, make sure keyboard is attached securely.
     
  7. statetrav

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    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
     
  8. max 8

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    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.
     
  9. w_kothlow

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    Did you check to see if the RAM is properly seated?
     
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