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Wit's end, BSoD & beep codes

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  1. Huntin'4Twinkies

    Huntin'4Twinkies Thread Starter

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    My chemistry teacher has a computer in her room that is driving me crazy. I started out trying to fix it. I thought it was going to be an easy BSoD fix so I tried restarting it and it started beep coding.


    I know close to nothing about beep codes so I need a little help. Truthfully I am not too sure if it is a beep code, It is more like a buzzer.

    Computer - Dell
    Processor - not sure, guessing intel pentium 4 (the kids at my school like to rip off stickers, and I can't get into bios)
    Beep code - _ _ . . pause _ .
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Need more detail about the beeps. What does this represent?

    long, long, pause, long?

    long, long, short, short, pause, long?

    short, short, pause, short?

    Not trying to be an ***; it's just the exact meaning of a beep code is directly tied to the exact code being emitted.
     
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  4. Huntin'4Twinkies

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    It won't boot into bios, but all the ones I have seen here in my building are pheonix so I'll have to go on that

    And the code is - long, long, short, short *pause for a sec* long, short

    And for an XP system to do beep codes the problem really has to be related to the video right?
     
  5. Alex Ethridge

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    No.

    Everything I can find for Phoenix that begins with two beeps is as follows. It looks like bad memory or bad contacts. Remove the memory. Clean the contacts lightly with a standard pencil eraser. Wipe the contacts with denatured alcohol and reinsert. Rubbing alcohol will do if you don't have denatured. If that doesn't fix it, you will probably have to get replacement memory. If you have more than one memory stick, try one at a time. If neither works, it may be a bad board. If you have only one memory stick, you might try that stick in another system that uses the same memory type.
    2 - 1 - 1 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 1 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 1 - 3 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 1 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 2 - 1 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 2 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 2 - 3 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 2 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 3 - 1 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 3 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 3 - 3 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 3 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 4 - 1 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 4 - 2 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 4 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory
    2 - 4 - 4 64K memory failure Bad memory
     
  6. jazz3000

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    When you say you can't get into Bios do you mean your locked out due to a password or do you mean the system just won't boot into the Bios? Let us know...Jazz
    Maybe I should ask how you "started out trying to fix it" - You mean you just booted it up and the BSOD just appeared or was there another problem that occurred previous to the BSOD its self?
     
  7. Huntin'4Twinkies

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    The system doesn't pass post, so I have no chance to get into bios.
     
  8. jazz3000

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    Was that the initial problem with the system? You haven't changed anything?
    You've tried F12 which is standard for Dell Bios and or Control Alt Enter to see if you can get somewhere?
    Does the system have more than one stick of memory? Jazz
     
  9. Huntin'4Twinkies

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    She wouldn't let me crack it open, and called a tekkie, and it was a bad memory stick, tnx
     
  10. jazz3000

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    Insurance issues with school. She would have to. It's all good though. You've learned something about "easy fix". Just kidding. You have a great day. Jazz
     
  11. Alex Ethridge

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    I want a refund.
     
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