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HP/Compaq Post Beep Code

Question: HP/Compaq Post Beep Code

Morning all

I have a HP/Compaq D220 MT computer that is giving an 8 beep code over and over at startup. I have no video no nothing on screen. When i remove the memory it gives the correct memory beep error (3) i have removed all periferals and removed power and data cables from all devices except the MB. HP is SLOOOOOOW at trying to get Tech Support and their "live help" is kinda useless if your not using the computer that has the problem ( if i can use the computer that has the problem then why do i need LIVE HELP LOL) Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Marc
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Preferred Solution: HP/Compaq Post Beep Code

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Answer: HP/Compaq Post Beep Code

I believe it is a video card problem. Try reseating the video card or try a new one.

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Okay I have a compaq presario laptop. When I start up computer, screen is black. Then beep code 1-3-4, which means first 64k RAM odd/even logic error. Question is, what do I do now. Is this something I can attempt to fix myself.....or is my computer completely wrecked?

Answer:compaq beep code 1-3-4

http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/compaqbeep.htm. this usually means your video card has failed. Video adapters are soldered onto the motherboard and cannot be replaced except by factory. You can try running Memtest to see if the RAM fails.

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Question: Post beep code

Can anyone tell me what 3 beeps mean, my board is Intel D945 GCCR. My computer beeps 3 times and then just won't start up and also that this beep thing doesn't always happen, it happens sometimes and other times the system will boot quite normally.
 

Answer:Post beep code

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I recently bought two government surplus M58 desktops (7360-P52).  Core 2 Duo E7500 + 2 x 2GB PC3-8500 + 250GB Seagate drive + Win 7 Pro installed. Both machines work without problems after boot.  Before booting, though, I count 38 short beeps at POST in quick succession on both of them. This isn't a documented code anywhere that I can find. I have tried swapping DIMMs and DIMM locations.  I have dropped in 1GB DIMMs instead.  I have changed the button battery.  Unplugged the DVD drive.  Unplugged the hard drive.  The fans seem to be running fine. I would keep swapping parts if it wasn't 38 beeps on both. I would be very grateful for a clue.

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Hi, I am having an issue with my computer failing POST, but the beep code does not match anything I can find.Current Specs:AMD 6350 Black Edition Unlocked 6-core CPUAsus Sabertooth 990 R2.0 MoboAsus Radeon HD 7850 GPUAsus Blu-ray/DVD/CD BurnerOCZ 90GB SSDWestern Digital 500GB Blue HDDWestern Digital 2TB HDDCorsair Ballistix Sport RAM 2x8GB (16GB total)735 Watt Raidmax 80 Bronze PSU w/ blue ledThermaltek Armor Evo Case w/ hot swap HDD bay, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB2.0, 2 x 200mm fan (one w/ blue led), 1 x 120mm fanIssue:Upon power up, the PC fails POST and gives me the following: 1 long beep, 3 short beeps. A slight pause and then the "normal" beep that usually indicates a good POST, then the 1 long three short pattern repeats one time at a higher frequency.No display on any monitors. Everything else seems to be working (lights, fans, ETC)What I have done (not necessarily in this exact order):Power CycleUnplugged all external drivesUnplugged all external components (mouse, KB, etc)Unplugged everything from the back except the power.Switched RAM locationsRemoved 1 stick of RAM and cycled it through different locationsCycled second stick of RAM through all locationsRemoved all RAM (this was the only thing that resulted in a changed. I then got a short beep repeating without stopping)Unplugged all fansRemoved GPUPut GPU in different PCIe slots (the bottom one was not checked; PSU blocks it)Unplugged all internal drivesRemoved PSU cord for 10 minutesRemoved CMOS battery for 1... Read more

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Hello,
I have a problem with 5 beeps sound, and after replacing the CMOS battery, the beeps are still here...
So I'm not concerned so far why it still beeps, but i would like to know how to disable this sounds, at least temporary... because its annoying when i use headphones?
I can confirm that when i mute all sounds, using the keyboard button the beeps are also muted. How can i do the same thing but only for the 5 beeps?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Disable (post?) beep code sounds

jovan.meshkovhow to disable this sounds, at least temporary
Hello. Try this. It's for turning off system beeps. I think it will turn off the POST beeps.
1. Open the Device Manager. 2. In the View menu at the top, click “Show hidden devices”.3. Scroll down to “Non-Plug and Play Drivers” and  expand (click the + sign).4. Double click “Beep”. 5. Click the “Driver Tab” and change “Startup Type” to “Disabled”.6. Restart.
jovan.meshkovSo I'm not concerned so far why it still beeps
Until the issue with the laptop is resolved, I would be extra careful to keep a separate backup of all data.

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This particular computer is using Pheonix Bios. During POST, I am getting 1 long, 2 short beeps as well as no feedback to the monitor which indicates a graphics card failure presumably, but I am suspicious of a motherboard failure as well.I disconnected everything except mobo, proc,1 stick of ram, and gpu and got the same code. Then, I went through all the ram slots (there are 4 on this mobo), and found 2 slots that give a different code which is infinitely repeating long beep. With the gpu disconnected I get the same 1 long 2 short beeps. Based on this, I'm not sure if I can condemn the gpu or not because of the problems I seem to be having with the motherboard as well. Seems like it may be both the gpu and the mobo. I may be able to borrow a compatible known good gpu, but I don't want to risk frying it if the problem is in the mobo itself.Any further tests or suggestions would be much appreciated.P.S. Powersupply is also a known good.

Answer:No Boot/ POST beep code 1 long:2 short

You may want to look this list over.....http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml#phoenix

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What started as repairing a friends computer eventually turned into a complete overhaul.Here is the story, He was playing eq2 one day, happy as a clam, and suddenly his comp died.  After that, it just would not start up.He broght it to me, and I replaced the psu, same issue, replaced the mobo, and nada.... after he thought about it, he decided that he wants to upgrade anyway, so asked me to get him new parts and build him a new system...So, here is the listAsus M2N32 sli am2 moboAmd Fx-62 cpu2 gigs of ddr2 ram (a-bit, or a-byte or something, it was listed in the mobo manual as being compatable)antec 900 gaming case (which has a mini tornado inside.... I mean wow lol)At first I used his exisiting graphics card... Put it together and BAM same problem.  The fans would twitch, but nothing powered up....  After I recovered from the head trauma of banging it against the wall, I took the graphics card out, and everything, started working... So I deduced that after all that, it turned out to be the graphics card.  So I replaced with:Nvidia 7950NOW everything powers up, but no display, and the beep code gives me the 1 long, and 2 short beeps, which tells me that it can't display.I have checked, rechecked, reseated.  I switched his graphics card with mine, to see if it was a defective card, and his works in my computer, but mine still had the same issue in his.The only thing I didn't replace yet is the Hard drive.Any suggestions?

Answer:No post at start up, Giving display beep code

Some motherboards hold beep codes even after the problem is fixed. One possible solution is to remove the battery, clearing the CMOS, then replacing it.

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The computer does not get past the POST. It gives a long approximately 15 second  tone followed by a 10 second pause and another long tone and this sequence repeats indefinitely.No screen display. I replaced the power supply but same beep POST beep code. I removed the RAM cards and got a different beep code long beep followed by a short beep. I see others have reported this problem. Any successful fix?

Answer:HP a6600f beep POST code error message

Hi there @John2569, May the Forums be with you! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is not starting properly and that you are getting a repeating beep code. I am happy to help with this. I would suggest you follow the following document due to the codes you are getting: HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code This process may also be of use if there is any improvement, after using the above document: HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows Vista). I hope this helps, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.   

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I cannot find a list of POST codes.  This morning my X200s (2 months old) will not boot -- just the loud beeps and a blank screen -- beeps repeated over and over again. What does it mean and what do I do now?  Using an older machine I have failed to find any information on the web 

Answer:POST Beep code Long_2 shorts on X200s

Hi jpff, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Sorry to hear about those beeps.
 
There is a ThinkPad General beep decoder. The X200-specific beep decoder in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.
 

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I have a T400 not on warranty. I just purchased it a week ago so I know very little about the system. Pre problem: Lap top worked fine. I placed it in hibernation for the first time and walked a block. I fell in that time. The fall was more jarring to me than the computer but I do think it could be the cause of the problem. When I got home - it would not come out of hibernation so I rebooted. The z light came on and the beep code of 1-1-1-1 occurred. Things I have tried: 1) confirmed the harddrive was still good - placed it in another T400 I have it booted no problem.2) removed the RAM - beep code changed to 1-3-3-1 longer pause 1-1-1-13) replaced the RAM4) Did the Lenovo Hard reset ( unplug, remove battery, hold down power key for 10 seconds tap 15 times put back the battery and plug lap top in.) still beep code 1-1-1-15) searched Lenovo Beep codes - this is not 4 sets of 4 beeps it is just one set of 4 short beeps with pauses.6) removed the cmoss battery and put it back in.7) Hooking up an external monitor.8) holding down the FN key9) holding down the Fn Key and the F1 key10) holding down the F1 key11) pressing the thinkvantage button.12) Pulling apart lap top and disconnecting the modem and trying to reboot. I looked over the motherboard it does not look cracked in any way. The beep code does not seem to exists and I have NO idea how to find out if the security chip was jarred in any way. Any thoughts would be appreciated Thank you&n... Read more

Answer:T400 Model# 2489 Will not post. Beep code 1-1-1-1 and Z light on.

2489 isn't a valid model.  Do you mean 2789?  In any case, your diagnostic procedure sounds correct.  I assume the main battery was out and the machine was unplugged when the CMOS battery was pulled. (either can supply power to the cmos)  One more thing:  I have found that the cmos battery needs to be out for longer than you would expect on the newer models.  I pull it out for the whole time I go through the "pushing the power button" thing.  The only other thing I would do if I had it here is to hook up a contraption that usually can read the post codes to tell where it failed.

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

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Hi, I have a machine at work which beeps 12 times (3 times, 3 times, 3 times, 3 times) then shuts down. When I checked inside there was no RAM it was discusssed that another technician had changed the RAM and I installed a new DDR 3 (1 Gig RAM module).
I now don't think it's the RAM but what else could it be I'm trying to find a good site for trying to identify the beep code, could it be the motherboard or CMOS?
The PC type is
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Answer:Lenovo Think Centre Intel Q45 Motherboard POST beep code issue.

Beep Codes
click here no memory its going to beep**
beep codes are dependant on type of BIOS the board uses
the only 3-3-3-3 s Pheonix BIOS scan for F2 keystroke
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Answer:Computer wont post and gives me video card beep code error. Please Help!!

3 of 5 rating and lots of DOA's.... Id pull your CPU from it and get a board swap under warranty.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128627

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My Asrock K7S8X, AMD+ 2.1, 512 MB PC has always run fine, but now it starts ok although the fan seems to be racing on, then the post beep, fine, then just as the fan starts to slow and the resultant volume deceases from the aforesaid fan, a second post-style beep occurs. I have a program called MotherBoardMonitor which tells me that the minimum speed for the fan is 2500RPM, my CPU temp is (approx) 47 to 54 , Mobo temp around 31, what could the problem be, i cant find any specific info on the net after hours of looking, thanks for any help, G

Answer:startup-post beep- fan runs hard- 2nd post beep??

Before you do anything else reseat your RAM modules. If this doesn't fix it go back to basics - disconnect everything from your mobo except graphics card, power and RAM does it boot the monitor on start up? If not and you only have 1 ram module fitted beg or borrow another and try that - if you have 2 ram modules try them one at a time on their own. Post back when done and adviseRgds

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Hello

Here is my problem I have a Compaq presario with a frozen bios screen but cpu ok, mem ok, video ok, nothing is conected and power supply ok.
any ideas?

Answer:Compaq bios freeze short beep long beep

Is the beep pattern just one short one long? Check your manual for the POST beep codes to determine what it is telling you. All POST beep codes are different so there's no way to tell unless we know exact model of your PC. The manual usually has the beep code in it, though.

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Hi
I am getting beep sounds when i turn on my dell inspiron n5010.
Nothing is showing up other than beep sounds.
Please help me out
Regards
Ganny

Answer:RE: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi Ganny,
What are the exact # of beeps in a cycle? 
Kindly review this chart and see page# 47 - it will help isolate the source of the issue. 
Based on the exact # of beeps, that part would need to be replaced.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi,
My laptop here is a Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. 
The laptop itself works perfectly fine, I am able to get into windows (which I installed myself, it originally came with Ubuntu). 
Occasionally though, it will do a BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE (repeats).
This happens on boot and sometimes when I am using it. Sometimes it turns off suddenly when I am shifting the computer around. It's extremely loud.

What is causing this? The sound seems to be coming from around the area the Memory banks are under the laptop, but nothing seems to suggest that anything is wrong.
I took a suggestion and used FN+Power to do Hardware Diagnostics which said nothing is wrong.

What else can I try?

Thanks!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

If you still receive 3 Beeps on the system then it indicates System board failure.. You will have to replace it on the laptop.
Please let me know the findings.

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Sys: W2K, SP4; IE6, 512megs SDRAM, 1.2 gig AMD Athlon CPU, ECS K7SEM mobo, Award 6 Bios.

Problem: Upon system startup, power comes on, but nothing else--no beep to indicated the system has entered POST. After several tries, it will finally beep and the harware will come to life.

Once working it will usually keep working as you'd normally expect as power cycle to work. It's mainly after sever hours of being off and now always, over night that the error occurs--no power to the hardware, until several tries.

History: Recently been hit with many Trojans & viruses. They've made it past my NAT router, past my software firewall and have taken apart my McAfee AV program. But they have been contained, before they could do any damage, so I hoped, except I just got a bounced email yesterday, that shows I have been spoofed and my address book copied and is being sent to. So a Trojan got in.

I have SpyBot S&D, Ad-aware, McAfee VS8, two firewalls going. I have cleaned all the viruses/Trojans off the system, out of the registry with S&D, Ad-Aware, VS8, Trendmicros VS and Pandasofts VS programs. As well as using CWShreeder, MRU Blaster, BHO removers, HiJackThis.
The system is clean. no hidden files, every thing ok. It doesn't seem to be an OS problem.

A week ago, my power supply went out.
I replaced it.
It's since replacing it and getting all the viurs/trojan hits that the problem has begun.

I thought it might be the new PS, so I put in another, ... Read more

Answer:pre-POST failure. no beep, sys doesn't go to POST

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Question: Compaq beep codes

my parents old Compaq beeps two short beeps after ram check. i looked it up on their website and it says "general error". how can i find out what this means?
 

Answer:Compaq beep codes

Is there a problem or are you just curious as to what it means. What is the BIOS type? Most have their won codes.
 

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the computer works great except for annoying beep every 120 seconds. how do I stop tha beep ? it just started in the last 16 hours.

Answer:timed beep on HP COMPAQ

Try & find if it is a program doing it, process of elimination.How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929...Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or programhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796Run Selective Startup using System Configurationhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...Using Msconfig to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows Vista and Windows 7http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2292The Benefits of Windows Diagnostic Startup Modehttp://www.ghacks.net/2011/05/04/th...Using System Configurationhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/...

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I have an old Compaq Prosignia 150 laptop. When booting up the monitor no longer works. It gives a series of Beeps 1-2-2-3. Any ideas what this indicates. I imagine given the age of the machine that repair is likely to be uneconomical.

Answer:Compaq Prosignia 150 Beep Codes

Phoenix BIOS 1223 means BIOS RAM checksumclick hereTry a new CMOS battery

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Question: No post, no beep

Hi all,

My first post....great place!

I got a friends comp coz he wanted me to format and do a fresh install. He had a bunch of programs that was conflicting with each other. Anyway when I got it I thought I would just try to uninstall some programs. Long story short it gave me a blue screen "stop error". When I tried to re-boot it doesn't post and it doesn't give me a beep. It just turns on for a few seconds and shuts off. Could the power supply be failing?

Any input is appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:No post, no beep

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Hey guys, good forum you have here, i'm learning a lot.

Normally i can fix a broken pc but this one im puzzled with.

I have a Pentium 3, slot 1 Xblade computer with an Intel M/B which will not display a bios screen or beep. Sorry I can't give more detail, the pc is not mine.

I've rejigged the memory, took out all pci cards, tried another agp card, tried another monitor, removed all IDE's, tried another PSU, renewed the cmos, and then the final step was I replaced the whole motherboard using paper washers just in case it was shorting.

Still the same result, as soon as I plug in the PC, it starts on its own accord and alls I get is the red HD activity light on permanent. All the fans and PSU spin as normal, just no Display whatsoever.

The only thing I can think of is dead processor (rare) or faulty case.

Any ideas or suggestions please?
 

Answer:Help, No post, no beep

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Question: No beep after POST

There is no beep after successful POST. Everything is OK, just no beep.
The mobo is Gigabyte GA-7VT600-1394 with Award bios. I cannot see a speaker on the mobo but it is plugged in to the case speaker anyway.

Is this normal for this board?
 

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Question: No Post Beep

My computer turns on, but I get no Post Beeps nor does it display anything on the screens, plz help.

Answer:No Post Beep

I had the same problem with my first build. After reading the owners manual for the motherboard i figured out the mobo was shorting out to the case. I took the mobo with the vid card, cpu and fan installed out of the case, and set it on a wooden desk and powered it up. After getting a new case and reinstalling all the hardware everything worked fine.

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Question: No Post No Beep

I had a problem weeks ago where my video card would stop responding. ATI Driver tool can recover from this error. A week later after the initial problem occured, my motherboard wont post anymore it wont sound a beep neither. I tried swapping PSUs but didnt help either.

My question is, wont the motherboard post without a video card or with a broken video card? I dont want to buy a video card when my motherboard could be the actual problem
 

Answer:No Post No Beep

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Question: One Beep on POST

My Dell Dimension 4100 emits a single beep during the POST on every boot-up. Dell Tech support site says it's a memory refresh failure, and to re-seat the memory modules. I've done this, as well as test each of the two modules separately, and have also inserted a third memory module. In all cases I still get the single beep on boot-up. (The PC hangs up regularly, doesn't always shut down properly, and sometimes hangs on startup.)

What else could be the cause of the beep, and how to fix it?

Mark
 

Answer:One Beep on POST

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Question: help! no post beep

i've assembled a pc which will not start. it came as a case/mobo/cpu/fan/memory fully assembled. i've added a hdd and 2 optical drives and a floppy drive. when i power up the fan spins and the power light is on and the hdd light flashes. on the screen the memory count is shown and the drives are detected. there is no post beep and when i press del to enter setup nothing happens. it is a good keyboard. i have tried clearing cmos by resetting the clear cmos jumper and tried swapping memory sticks with known good memory to no avail i just cannot get into cmos or any further than the screen which shows that the drives have been detected. can anyone help, please.

Answer:help! no post beep

No post beep!case speaker connected?However if it gets to POST screen where drives are detected then motherboard cpu psu memory are ok.Next it should access operating system from either CD floppy or HDD, depending on how set up in BIOS.There will be an message to tell you which keys to press to enter "setup" something like del esc F10 etc.If your HDD is from an old system has it got an op system installed?If so then the drivers for the old boards will conflict with the new.Either:no op system then boot from CD or floppy and install windowsold op system boot from CD or floppy and format drive and install new op system.

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Question: no beep on post

i get no beep when i boot my computer.it has a syntax sv400 motherboard. everything works fine so why do i not get a beep. i have tried two different speakers.

Answer:no beep on post

Signal to case speaker disabled in BIOS?

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Question: No Post Or Beep!!!

I recently upgraded my comp. More or less I just rebuilt it. The only thing that is the same is a 20 gig hardrive cd drive and floppy drive. I bought a brand new ati 9200 128 mb graphics card. I have a brand new atx case with 500 what pw supply. I have a amd athlon k7vta3 elitegroup mb that's brand new. A 1.6 gig processor also amd that came with the mb also brand new. I know for a fact that the card works cause I used it in my old sys for a couple days. My ram is ddr pc 2700 pin and i have 512 of it I've checked all the leds and everything is connect right I've gone over them a ton. Could it be the bios problem. Anyone have any solutions
 

Answer:No Post Or Beep!!!

Check the clear CMOS jumper isn't set to clear CMOS some motherboard manufacters set the jumper that way to save on battery life.
 

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Question: No Post beep

  Well I reinstalled Win XP and it froze on installing your network. After fifteen minutes I did a hard boot. No post beep and the monitor states Monitor G, Check your signal cable or cpu. I switched the following to parts that I know work, all new, (video card, and mother board). Checked the monitor on another system. It is fine. Still the same thing. The system will turn on and I hear it counting, the hard drives are working and the CPU fan is working.  But, still no post beep and the monitor says the same thing. Now we are down to either the RAM or CPU and maybe power supply?  Or maybe a short in the case. Anyone have any ideas? This is baffeling. As I said, I hear it counting and hard drives spin and the CPU fan spins. But, it turns on just that to turn it off, you have to unplug it. CPU maybe or case or other ideas?Thanks,Don

Answer:No Post beep

is your video card well seated? i dont see how you can short the mobo from just a re-install... im not shure... "calls for raptor or merlin"

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Question: NO POST Beep!!!

I just put together a Pentium 4 3.0ghz on an Intel D865PERL MoBo. But after I hook everything up, and push the power, the Mobo LED comes on, and all the fans are turning, but I don't get a POST. No beep, no error beeps, just complete silence. I barely know enough to get myself into trouble. If anyone has any suggestions, I will gladly try anything. Thanks.
 

Answer:NO POST Beep!!!

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Question: post beep

system specs syntax sv 400 motherboard g force 4 64 meg graphics , amd athlon 2200 chip 512 mb pc 2700 ddr ram ,80 gig ibm hard drive, just built this system , all is working fine but does not beep on startup , tried speaker connection both ways still no beep, although this is not a problem in itself i just wondered if any of you had came across this problem before and if so what is the cure

Answer:post beep

If the PC is starting normally apart from no POST beep then the POST has not been enabled in the BIOS.

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Question: No Post Beep

No Post, No Beep. Bad MoBo?

after reading many threads about this subject i feel i should describe the problem i'm having, to know what my course of action should be.

i don't know for sure what was the cause of the malfunction but it started as system lock-ups and now the computer won't even power up. it seemed like video-card problems at first, because everything would freeze when i tryed to watch movies, and video problems could be noticed. yesterday after trying to deal with this video problem in lots of ways, i tryed to turn the computer on and nothing happened, no beeps and no post. when i push the power button the cpu fan and the psu fan rotate for half a second and then stop. i have to cut the power to the psu and reconnect it in order to try again. sometimes the power does go through but still no beep or post.

i tryed removing the cmos battery (all the removing done with power off in case you were wondering) and replacing it later, changing the jumpers to reset the bios (after doing those things i started getting more power ons than before), taking all out except what is absolutelly necessary, leaving only the cpu. tryed adding the ram, then tryed adding the video card... nothing works. i wonder if the video-card is needed for the POST BEEP to be heard. anyway, the main reason why i'm posting this is because i wanted to find out what is the defective piece here, as i suspect the mobo, the PSU, video-card or CPU (or RAM?).

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Answer:No Post Beep

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Could we get the details of these componants?
A shot in the dark---it might be the MoBo.
Yes vid card is needed, unless you have onboard vid.
 

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My T61 will not post or beep.  Please help. I recently update T61 - 7659-12U with Middleton BIOS and T8300 CPU.  I also cleaned fan during the process.  Everything worked well for a few days but died completely without any warning. Turning power on without battery. the battery light will turn on momentarily and the AC power green light remains on.  No other signs of life (no other lights, no fan, no beeps, no disk movement).  I have tried pressing power button 10x and removing CMOS batter tricks. What do the experts recommend? As a last resort If I have to replace the motherboard, what should I look for? Thanks in advance. 













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Answer:T61 will not post or beep

If you remove the ram it should beep when you power on, if not, then it's most likely a bad system board.  Did you have any problems before you did the updates/repairs?





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Hi, please help me with this, A friend of mine got a used system that was operating just fine, it is an older system heres the specs...

intel P4 (socket 423) 1.3 GHz
PcChips m920 board
512 Mb pc133 sdram
300 watt power supply
40 GB maxtor HD
Geforce 4 MX440 agp 4x card

ok heres the problem, he wanted to upgrade th evideo card, so we took the one out of anothe rputer he has, the card is a chaintech geforce fx 5200 256 mb agp card. Once it was installed, and we made sure it was seated properly and checked everything else, we tried to boot.....nothing, no beep codes or anything. The fans came on, the drives started up, but screen stayed black and no boot. So, just to double check we put the mx card in, and it booted. I know there is the AGP comp driving settings in BIOS, and it was set at auto. Do we maybe need to adjust that? And if so, to what? thanks in advance.
 

Answer:No post, no beep, no anything

Did you check for compatiblity on that new card .There are two different voltage rate for AGP 1.5 and 3. something I don't know your MB but if it is older it may not be compatible.
 

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Question: No POST beep

My son put the PC on. It smelt of smoke so he put it off.Later I put it on, no smell but no display. CPU fan spins, RAM LED on motherboard comes on, CD drive lights flashes, hard disk light on front of case comes on. But no display and no POST beep.1. Replaced the graphics card with one from a working PC, same result, no dispaly, no POST beep. Put graphics card back and other PC still works.2. Replaced the PSU with one from an identical working PC, same result, no display, no POST beep. Put PSU back and other PC still works.3. Checked the with another untested monitor, same result.4. Ran test on original monitor result 'test good' signal rec'd.5. Decided that something on the motherboard or CPU had gone awol so this evening replaced both with brand new items.6. Put PC back together with the known working PSU (just in case the original had been the initial problem) from the other PC, and guess what, no display, no POST beep.With no POST beep and no dispaly I don't know where to go next.Anyone any ideas?

Answer:No POST beep

Try stripping it down to a skeleton system out of the case (on the bench) with just motherboard, CPU, heatsink, fan, one RAM module, graphics card, hard drive and PSU. See if you can get a display, Ollyolly.

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Question: NO POST BEEP

Hello.I have been reading with interest some of the causes of a PC to fail to boot into windows, when the usual single POST BEEP is missing.I have this problem, but what i cannot understand is why switching off the PC by holding in the silver button for a few seconds, then switching off the rocker switch on the back of the PC, leaving for a few seconds, and switching back on cures the problem every time - i.e the computer then boots into windows succesfully.I am not sure whether to just keep performing this action or to look at the cause( maybe a memory problem ). As yet i have not run a memory test programme.My PC is a Microland Tech CB150 - Running Windows XPMany ThanksPaul

Answer:NO POST BEEP

try doing a C drive check.Go to my computerRight click Local Disk (or what ever you've called)choose the 'Tools' tab.then error-checking and check now.Restart your computer, and it will be done. May take some time thou so be patient   

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It seems that almost (yes I said almost) everytime I reboot this computer, I never hear a post beep (yet everything works fine).

Everytime I power-on the computer, I get the post beep.

My old p3 always gave a post beep on every restart, yet this one will not. Is something wrong?

DFI nf4-DAGF mobo
AMD64 3200+
XFX Geforce 6600GT video

Latest BIOS for my mobo is already flashed.
 

Answer:not always getting a post beep

mine will post beep on start up also but not on restarts I think thats just normal.
 

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Trying to get a Presario 6000 (2200/1.8Gh, 462 socket,512Ram, Onboard vid/sound).. I have read through the threads as well as the Compaq Beep Code sheet and cannot find anything matching my symptoms.

I power up there is no post codes (No vid out of mach as monitor light stays orange/amber).. The beep I get is exactly as follows: beeep....5 sec....beeep...5sec..beeep.. etc. IF I had to categorize it I would say short beep. The beep is the same and will just continue with the same pattern, not short or long. no stopping at 6,7,8 beeps. Everything on the machine is disco'd (drives, I/O's etc)with the exception of CPU and RAM. Here are the steps I've tried:

1. Replaced power supply
2. Disco'd one item at a time to isolate.
3. Ensured CPU Fan is running.
4. removed RAM sticks and beeps stayed the same
5. No visible burnt marks on MOBO.

I am thinking MOBO or CPU. I live in an isolated location so any parts have to be ordered online. I was hoping someone had run across this before and could save me time/money by not having to ordering both, or give advice on something I haven't tried ..

Thanks in advance...
 

Answer:Compaq Pres 6000 Beep Codes

Who makes your BIOS? Your beep code depends on the make of BIOS you have installed.
 

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i have 4 beep sound and power button blink with red color , board no is E93839  Bandara

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I turned in my computer last night and heard a series of rapid beeps but Win XP Professional SP2 loaded ok.Despite a Google search, I can't find an explanation of the beep codes generated by the above motherboard. At least, I'm assuming that the beeps were generated by the POST!Any advice or ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:Compaq Motherboard 0788h - beep codes

Hi, does this happen on each Startup? If so, can you count the Beeps?

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I have a HP Compaq 8000 Elite mini-desktop computer and replaced the MB.  after booting up I get 4 beeping sounds that repeats it cycle over and over until I tuen the computer off.  Any ideas on what causes this. Bill Reeves

Answer:HP Compaq 8000 elite 4 beep problem

Hi, Bill: 4 beeps are indicating a power supply issue of some kind, or the motherboard you just installed is NG. Please see the service manual at the link below, Appendix C, page 197. http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c01941953-2.pdf

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Hi when i try to start my computer i notice 2 beeps red power led flash tow times once every second followed by  a two second pause . when i press start buttion the fans start spinning then they stop immediatly how could i fix the problem

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I understand that this means there is a system board error.  I have a very good reason to believe that the BIOS had an issue (when I checked it before this happened, it had 75 boot options listed and said the volitale memory was almost full). Question: can I somehow force the BIOS to reset itself?  Is there a pin short I can use for this? Of course I am 2 weeks out of warranty :/  I assume if I sent it in they would just charge for a boarsd swap... likely $500-$600 dollars. Thanks for any help!

Answer:X230 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep, no screen: can I reset the BIOS?

1-3-3-1 means no memory. If you have 2 DIMMs, try with just one, then just the other. When you try with just one DIMM, it needs to go into slot-0. When you have the machine sitting lid-down and the battery compartment away from you, slot-0 is the one on the right.

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Question: Weird POST beep

I am using the Award/Phoenix v6.0 BIOS for my Epox 9NPLA-SLI mobo, and it just started giving me one long beep and that's as far as it gets. I've checked out the POST code beeps, but they don't say anything about one long (approx. 2 seconds) beep. Anybody have any ideas?
 

Answer:Weird POST beep

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I have put together a barebones kit from Tiger but am having a problem.  Upon powering up, I get a long repeating beep. Keyboard lites up when power is turned on but does not activate when computer is booted up, no video.  Fans work, fan on AGP card works.  CD ROM led is on.  I have two SATA HDs plugged directly into the motherboard, not using IDE slots.  CD ROM is plugged into the IDE1 slot.  

Answer:Computer beep during POST

Beep codes should be identified in the motherboard manual that came with your system. If Tiger didn't send one then check the manufacturer web site.

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Recently moved, and just before I moved I'm not exactly sure what happened but the electrics (but not the lights) in the house cut out, until housemate did something at the fusebox, so either may have damaged something.

I've reseated RAM and video card, reset CMOS battery and checked cables. Fans and lights come on, if I take RAM out I hear long beeps during POST but still no boot.

Any help appreciated

Answer:no POST beep when booting

Clear the CMOS (using both methods as described below) if you have a power shutdown, that might help you get going.Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

Hit the ON button (power button) on the case to remove any residual power.

Remove the onboard motherboard battery.

Move the Jumper Cap from pins 1 & 2 (default) to pins 2 & 3. Keep the cap on pins 2 & 3 for ten seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1 & 2.

Reinstall the Battery.

Plug in the power cord and turn on the computer.

Hold down the DEL key and enter the bios setup menu to re-enter data.
Notes: Some motherboards use different key combinations to enter the bios setup menu.

There are also some motherboards that you can simply push a button to achieve the same as moving the jumper from pins 1 & 2 to pins 2 & 3 and then moving the jumper back.

In addition, there are some boards that you simply use a screwdriver to short across the two jumper pins (no jumper), but this serves the same a removing the jumper and replacing it to adjacent pins.

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Ok I have 2 issues that are, I believe, related.
1) When booting the computer the bios stops and gives a never ending stream of short
beeps. I entered the Bios to aid my diagnostics and seeing no issues I exited without
changing any settings. Computer booted normally.

2) Once Windows had booted there was another issue. booting was taking forever and I
quickly found that any processes that started would replicate itself. The programs
would continue replication till the computer's memory overflowed and crashed the
system.

I am leading toward the MB or attached sub system. but since I have never run into this issue before I figured I would ask here and see if I can learn from someone's experience with this issue.Any help is appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

Answer:Post beep weirdness

Sounds like a memory error. Download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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My wife has a T1600 eMachine, Athlon processor. It powers up, the indicator light comes on yellow, the fans work but nothing else. No POST beep, nothing on the monitor at all. Any ideas on where to start?
 

Answer:No POST Beep, No display, HELP!!!

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HiI often get continuous 5sec beeps seperated by 2/3 secs on powering up. This continues until the power is turned off by pressing power button for 5secs or using on/off switch (haven't let it continue for more than 20secs). Upon powering up next time it usually starts up OK.The pc often stalls/freezes (usually while using Internet Explorer/Outlook Express but can be restarted using RESET button.System (built locally by firm no longer around!!) described by Belarc Advisor as OS XP Home (SP2)CPU 2.55GhZ Intel CeleronMOBO RC410SB400 (MSI/PCI Express??)HDD SATA HDS728080PLA380RAM Infineon 512mb SDRAMBIOS Phoenix Technologies LTD 6.00 PG 09/23/2005Have looked on forum/WEB with little success as I have so little info on system components. Any advise/help/links would be much appreciated.ThanksGSCULP

Answer:beep on POST/freezing

Here are some links that explain what the beeps mean, you may need to scroll down the page as they cover different BIOS types. Hope its of some use for you. Fatboyslimclick hereclick hereclick here

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I recently upgraded my PC case and replaced a DVD-RW, and now on boot-up I am coming-up with a POST beep (at least I assume it is) that I can't find in the list provided by this site. Aside of the new DVD-RW, all of my hardware remains exactly the same.The beep is continuously alternating between a low and high tone, and both tones occur for the same period of time. The strange thing is that despite this beep, my PC appears to function normally and boots/lets me log into Windows XP just fine. After being on for approximately four minutes, the PC shuts itself off.I have isolated the MoBo from my hard drives and DVD drives and the issue still continues. Since it does boot normally, and seems to fail as Windows is finishing its boot process while my RAM is being sucked-up with all of the programs that initialize during start-up, could this be a RAM issue?I am using a Phoenix BIOS.Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:POST beep I can't decipher

You probably didn't configure the Master/Slave jumper settings since you didn't mention any of that.

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I am trying to build AMD system with following parts
Athlone 64 754 3000+,
GA-K8U Ulim1689 motherboard,
pc3200 512mb ram
gforce fx 5500 AGP,
new psu.

I fixed all parts connect hard drive, monitor and turn on
there was no beep, monitor is blank but both lights on front of case r on
little LED on motherboard is on, all fans(psu, hitsink, graphic card) r on
i can hear the hard drive spnning.
i disconnect and reconnect all parts several times.
i try to boot from cddrive but same thing
i have 2 agp cards and i try with both noothing come up on monitor
 

Answer:building AMD sys, no beep no post

Try clearing the cmos! Your mobo manual will tell you how!!!!
 

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Hi, I'm new here.

My nephew asked me to look at his PC because I'm the family computer expert

But I can't fix it so my reputation is in tatters. If you can make any suggestions I'd really appreciate it.

It's a desktop PC running Vista, about four years old. When turned on there's no display and it immediately beeps. It's a long beep repeated continuously.

The motherboard is by Foxconn (N15235) and after rooting around their web site I found that this indicates a RAM error.

I replaced all the RAM cards and the cmos battery but to no avail.

Possibly the motherboard is faulty, but I can't test that.

Ideas gratefully accepted.
 

Answer:POST and Beep Codes

Try to only put in the minimal amount of RAM sticks required (usually two) and if you have another computer that you a verify the RAM in, all the better. If you can rule out the RAM, then it's the motherboard. The memory controllers are complex pieces of silicon and it they are the fault, you'll get the same beep error.
 

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Greetings!My computer doesn't work:-There is no BIOS beep, no post, and no video on screen-Power supply runs, so does HDD and CPU fan.-No visible signs of fried elements on motherboard.I've already tried:-Clearing CMOS via switching position of CMOS jumper and via removing the battery. I've also waited for an extended period of time before placing the battery back and before placing jumper on normal pins.-Removing video card-Removing the RAMs (just the first piece, then just the other, then both - triggering the long BIOS beep)Specs:Acer Aspire M1920CPU: Intel Pentium E6700Video: GeForce 405RAM: 2GB Hynix 1333mHz + 2GB Kingston 1333mHzHDD: Seagate 7200.12 500GBPower: FSP Group ATX-250PA 1PF 250WattDVD: HL-DT GH70NMotherboard: G41T-AMOS:Win7 64bitThe problem appeared after force shutdown of computer via pressing power switch for 5 seconds.

Answer:No video, no beep, no POST

Quote-Removing the RAMs (just the first piece, then just the other, then both - triggering the long BIOS beep)I think the beep has to be initiated by the CPU.  So the CPU is  alive.Go get some RAM. Maybe both are dead.

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I am trying to build a new system using my athlon mp-1200 or duron-1200 both are basically new and unused. I have tryed both on 3 boards (actually 6 all to geather) which I can not get to post or make any sound or send a signal to the monitor. These boards are uninstalled. I am using a power supply with Output: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] from what I have read this is more than enough. The heatsink fan comes on, starts to pol the hardware-keyboard flashes then nothing. I have tryed 1 stick of memory (Kingston DDR 2700) changed slots and with no memory still nothing, no sound. The Athlon MP gets warm as do the chipsets. For wiring I have only a speaker (tryed 3 dif) and an on/off switch. I have built many other AMD systems, however none with an Athlon MP processor. The motherboard I bought to go with the Athlon mp-1200 is a Biostar M7VIZ which states "support for Paliminos" I can not believe none of these boards will post but they do not. Any ideas?

Answer:will not post - no beep sounds

could try reseating the vid card and also check the processor for any bent pins and then reseat it.

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I went and ate dinner my rig was working fine, when I came back I had no display.

GIGABYTE GA 990FXA Motherboard
AMD FX 6350 Processor
SAMSUNG 840 EVO SSD
GFORCE GT 740 Graphics Card
GSKILL Sniper RAM (2 sticks)
THERMALTAKE SMART650W Power Supply (new)

I Tested Video card in another PC, replaced power supply and tested SSD, Still no display. It powers up and stays running. There is no embedded speaker on the Motherboard. I guess that leaves the processor or MB?
I sent the MOBO in for repair, received it yesterday and reinstalled. I am bread-boxing and still no video.
I installed an internal speaker. No post beeps unless both sticks of RAM are out; then I get continuous short beeps. So far new power supply and MOBO. I tried posting with no peripherals. My computer starts, the PS fans run, the heat sink fan on CPU runs... Is there a way to test the CPU?
I took a stick of RAM from another PC, same results

Answer:No Post Beep, No Video

so when you have all RAM out, you get post beep but with RAM in, no beep at all?

Do you have onboard VGA connector you can try?

You sent in the mobo, but did they do anything to it at all?

If you are able, reseat the CPU. Not sure there's any other way to test it other than to swap processors or test your processor on another PC.

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Question: Phoenix POST beep.

When I hit the on button, screen stays blank and system emits a one second beep approx every four seconds or so.Could this be RAM failure?Anyone . . .Pleeeease . . .

Answer:Phoenix POST beep.

have a look here click herehope it helps.

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Hi there I'm new here and would like some advice. I've just purchased a bare boned R40 with no ram, hdd or cards. It was advertised as "posts to BIOS" but I've not been able to get it working. I've added correct memory using both slots, one stick tried on each side, with battery and without, power x 10 plus 30 etc etc. All I get is usual LED lights, fan spin then just power and battery light. When you power off you do get a tiny click but no life in the screen. Any suggestions how to test and see if the system board is fried? Jaba x

Answer:R40 No splash, beep or post.

First, I am making an assumption that the board came with a CPU. The reason I am asking is that R40 came with both Pentium 4 and Pentium M CPUs. The CPU must match the board. The most basic test is to pull all the RAM and try to start. You should get a beep pattern 1-3-3-1.

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I posted this elsewhere and have since discovered that place was inappropriate; sorry.

Fixing an old machine, p3 phoenix bois, and it boots with a single beep, and seems fine until it initialises the keyboard. What transpires i can only describe as an angry successive beeping that develops into a seemingly continuous beep. The background is bizare, at least as far as i understand it, a client brought in 2 machines, the first had swolen caps on the board, which we replaced, and ran successfully for some time. However, the keyboard began to stutter with beeps after post and after re aligning the pins also worked fine. Subsequently, the client brought the first back, the keyboard had begun beeping again, only with more intensity and irregularity, simmilar to a stuck key but more erratic. I sent the client away with a new keyboard and success. However, the client returned again, reporting that the beeps had begun again 4 or 5 days later. Again I replaced the keyboard with, and no beeps. Subsequently the client brought in a second machine reporting that the first had persisted with its beeping issue, and that he had chosen to use another machine at his disposal. As it turns out the second computer had the same issue, solved at least initially with the replacement of the keyboard. The problem still persists however, and seems to have gradually worsend over time. In both cases the same original keyboard may have been used by the client, in the case of the first machine the keyboa... Read more

Answer:Continuous Beep After Post

You sure this client isn't messing with you and has somehow caused this? Are there any *.bat files or something similar that have some code in them to cause this? I guess last but not least, is this an error code that the bios is throwing you due to heat problems or something of the sort.

Just seems a little suspicious.
 

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I am using Phoenix award bios motherboard with 3GB ram and 250GB HDD. Some days ago when I started my pc I got black screen so I checked HDD CD ROM connection and RAM slot alothugh everything was okk my pc wasn't starting so I reinstalled processor but it was help less. Some one told me that if u r not getting beeps them ur MB is not working. Some months ago I got same problem but it was solved by reinserting RAM but now it is not helping. Plz help me if any one knows solution comment below or buzz me
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Well my main computer quit today. It's an MSI K7N2 Delta 2 platinum with an EVGA GEForce 7800GS card. Athlon 3200+ XP CPU.

It won't POST. No video at all.
I keep getting a long Beep on boot up - I have removed / reseated memory sticks, reseated the graphics card, reset the CMOS (by pulling the jumper).

The manual doesn't describe the DLINK beep code of just 1 long beep. The closest it says is 1 long beep followed by short beeps. I'm not getting short beeps.

I'm getting power, but no video at all.

Basically I need to know if my video card or PSU has failed and what the DLINK error beep is. I have a generic 600W PSU and the system has run for at least 2 years straight - 24/7

I got some beeps the other day when playing a game, but the beeps went away. I have a bad feeling the video card quit on me. Any ideas? I'm thinking PSU might not be giving enough juice now that it's old.
 

Answer:NO POST - with DLINK beep

Hi Tedster.

Sorry to hear you`re having major problems.

I`m not sure what you mean by a DLINK beep.

My first guess would be either a bad psu/bad mobo.

Disconnect anything not required to boot your system and see what happens.

Regards Howard
 

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Good Morning All, I have a T61 7662-CTO with 4GB RAM, 100GB HDD, Vista Ultimate x64, NVIDIA Quadro 128mb. At POST I'm receiving a beep code, one long, two short beeps. After a very unproductive call with IBM/Lenovo support I was advised to run the PC Doctor diagnositic tool which says that my memory, video card and mainboard is fine. Two months ago the mainboard was replaced, and the system has been working fine. This issue started on Tuesday and the first time it occured a BSOD appeared upon login, and unfortunately I wasn't able to take the error in enough time before the memory dump. Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,













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Answer:T61 Beep Codes at POST

1 long, 2 short is an error with the video adapter.  This isn't specific to IBM systems either, that code is the same for pretty much every BIOS out there. If you let the memory dump finish you can probably still find it on the system and analize it now.  If your settings are for a full dump it can be found in %WINDIR%\Memory.dmp and a partial dump would be found in %WINDIR%\Minidump\%DATE%.dmp.

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Thanks for taking the time to read this.  I'm hoping that someone can be my hero and solve what has been a six-week problem for me.  As one who works with technical support each day, I'll try to give as much detail as possible.  SCENARIO: Custom built computer, worked just fine prior to Thanksgiving.  Shut it down before leaving the house ... returned three (3) days later and it wouldn't boot up.  Got a series of never-ending, long beeps.  Nothing displayed on the monitor.SOLUTION No. 1: Thought the RAM was faulty.  Exchanged my 2Gb of RAM for a new pair.  Installed them carefully and securely.  Same result.SOLUTION No. 2: Thought it was the Mother Board.  Bought a new one from NewEgg.  Installed ... no more beeps!  But it still didn't power up.  Just the soft sound of the fans spinning.  SOLUTION No. 3: Cleaned off processor, placed new droplet of thermal paste and re-seated it.  Same results.SOLUTION No. 4: Replaced AMD processor with a new one (still 6 months left on warranty) and carefully placed in slot ... same result.CURRENT SITUATION: Computer turns on ... but there are no beeps at all, not even that single beep that lets you know that the world is right and your computer has passed the POST.  The mother board light is on (green) and the fans are spinning.  The power supply is a 500W and has worked fine before but could the problem lie therein?OTHER INFORMATION: T... Read more

Answer:Power, But No Beep or POST ... UGH!

The least expensive (free ) and quickest test would be to borrow a known good PSU of the same or greater wattage and swap it in there overnight to test...Also if that MBoard has onboard and there is a vid card involved remove the vid card and use the onboard to see if the card may be the culprit...Good Luck and keep us posted.

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Question: No Bios Post Beep

I am really flustered The other day mouse and keyboard got disconnected. Reconnected and restart comp. Nothing boots to a Intel screen no beeps, fans and lights all working. Tried different hd same checked all connections, changes hd cable. now ready to beat comp. :unch: I don't want to randomly start replacing. Anyone every run across this situation? Could you plz point me in the right direction.
 

Answer:No Bios Post Beep

You probably toasted the motherboard. Nice pink font... You must be a nice woman
 

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I was in to process of putting a new HD in my computer, seemed like everything was fine. Just as I was about to partition it, the screen goes blank. I reset the computer and I don't even get a beep on the POST test. I cleared the CMOS(even took the battery out) and I still get nothing.

I don't get it, I can't see the Bobo working fine one second then dead the next.

Abit K7-100 mobo
650 Athlon Slot A processor
256 RAM
32 MB Nvidia video card
 

Answer:No beep at POST test.

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My other topic went unnoticed but I've managed to downsize the problem a bit in the meantime.

Issue: No POST beep thus no display on monitor

How it happened: Computer's been fine for months - pulled out video card - dusted off all fans - put it back in - no POST beep.

What I've tried:
Reattaching the video card several times and cleaned for dust on and around socket/card. Reseating RAM and booting with each chip.
Cleared CMOS (I think, ~30 seconds on CLR RTC (should it be a full minute?))
Making sure that all cables are properly connected (they should be as I didn't detach any internal ones initially)

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: No POST beep

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I went out today and came back and my PC was stuck at the "Last known good configuration screen". I tried to boot into windows using that setting and nothing happened, my PC Just restarted and the cycle began back to that screen again.

I restarted, POST gave me no errors but i was still unable to get into windows, I put my disk in and attempted to repair my installation and once again it wouldn't load, I got to loading necessary files etc (With the bar at the bottom) then the PC restart after that..

I'm thinking it could be a hard drive issue, I've got a spare old hdd i can try, but before i pull apart my PC i thought id ask here.

Answer:PC Won't boot, POST beep is OK!

Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Or, run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.

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Hey, i got my Gigabyte EP43-DS3L motherboard today, so i put all my hardware in the motherboard, as you do. All working fine in the old motherboard apart from the CPU which was brand new.

I'm almost sure i connected everything connectly, but when i start up it just spins the fans and LED comes on, the graphics card fan is much faster and louder than previous too.
I don't get any image on my monitor and there are 4 LEDs that say Phase next to them on the motherboard

Phase 1 is green, phase 2 is green, phase 3 is orange and phase 4 is red. I'm not sure if that means anything.

Wnat could be wrong guys? Everythign appears to be plugged in and working, just the motherboard isn't startign up Cheers
 

Answer:New Motherboard - No Beep or POST :(

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Hi again,

Fixed the old problem of the computer rebooting.. I just gave up and awaited a new CPU through the post.

Fitted the new CPU, now when I boot it up I'm not getting any POST beeps or display through monitor.

I've read topics around tinternet and everybody says it's mobo or CPU.

The mobo is less than a month old, and the CPU came two days ago.. I'm pretty confident that it is neither of them (if it turns out to be.. I won't be surprised though)

I've ran a basic boot with only mobo, CPU and HDD's attached.. same problem

Checked the pins on the processor and in the CPU slot, all seem pretty good. All wires that are supposed to be connected are connected so can't see a problem there.

I also disassembled and rebuilt the PC while it was completely unplugged on the floor, so don't think I shorted anything...


Please somebody help


Computer Spec:

Intel Core 2 Quad 2.5 Ghz
Corsair Vengeance 8Gb DDR3 RAM (2x4Gb)
Asus DDR3 Mobo
XFX Radeon HD 5450 1024Mb
Windows 7 Ultimate

Answer:New problem - Not getting a POST beep

I've also tried refitting the old CPU which I know worked and still not getting a POST beep at all

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Hi everyone,I have a problem with four identical pc's approximately 2 years old at work. Pentium 4, celeron 2.2, Bio-star U8668-D motherboard with 256 mb ram. When the pc is powered on all fans come on but get no beeb from computer. I checked all the connections, disconnected cd rom, floppy, hard disc etc. to no avail. I cleared cmos using jumper and managed to get pc to start. If left for a few minutes, it is a hit and miss affair for the pc to start. I have tried to replace cmos battery CR2032 but it has not made any difference. If I try to start, I may have to make 5/6 attempts before I get the beep and post etc.Does anyone here have any suggestions.

Answer:PC does not boot - no beep, no post

I'm surprised that you have identical problems with all PC's. Sounds a bit like a power supply issue... If all your computers are acting in the same manner then is the mains electrical supply up to the job, have you added any other electrical equipment to the office electrical circuities?You could try turning off any piece of equipment that is using the mains supply and then with just one computer switched on, see if you can get this up and running if you can I would consider calling a electrician in to sort out the mains supply.I have in my time overloaded my mains electrical supply (a bungalow that was built in the early 60's so electrics wasn't up to ruining electrical goods of the 90's)turned the tumble dryer on, and blow SWEBS fuse and not my fuse box... Had to have SWEB come out and replace there fuse to get everything up and ruining again...

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My memory isn't what it should be! Repeated attempts to increase it fail. The latest when booting I get 1 long post beep (repeated). I've looked at various documents, that go on about error codes, but cant find what it means. Does anyone know or can link me to a site that's inteligable? BIOS is Phonex ver 6.00pg. I similarly just put in a AGP graphics card & got the same (without doing RAM at the same time). Any advice welcome. Incidentaly it runs XP with 512mb ram in either slot, I've another 512mb to install - it wont boot with that in either slot on its own, or either combination with the existing memory. Yet a friends Pc same mobo works fine with it!

Answer:Post beep confusion.

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Let me start off here... XP Pro, 2.8G, 1Gig RAM, 5 year old E-machine which mother board I've replaced since then.

Two days ago my computer wasn't working and gave me a Unmountable STOP Error blue screen. So I fixed that by repairing my Master boot record, but after that I had my computer up and running. So I took this time to defrag my computer, so I left to work while it was defraging when I came back I turned on the monitor to see if it was done(which it should have been by that time several hours later) and found my computer off altogether. So I started checking a few things and when I turned on my computer my monitor would not get a signal and it would give me three POST beeps about 3 seconds long each, but the CPU Fan would come on and my hard drives sounded like they were working and the PSU fan would come on. So I figured it was my CPU that over heated or shorted out, I had in the past never had luck with my mother board. Then I went and got another CPU and replaced it in my computer re hooked everything back up and turned it on it sounded like it was working but again I got one POST beep and then my computer will turn off. And again the monitor would not get a signal for the 5 seconds total its on, after thinking about it I'm thinking that it might be a PSU issue but I will have to wait till I get another one to test it out.

If any one has any suggestions about my perdiciment I would love to hear it, and I'm sorry if I wasn't clea... Read more

Answer:PC Turns Off after first POST beep

The 3 beeps at post sounds to me like bad memory stick...you might want to check that out next

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http://www.hostraven.com
 

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A couple of days ago, my PC started to restart during the boot-up sequence. The lights flash on the HDD and CD and DVD and then the machine restarts again several times before getting to the POST beep. Once the POST beep has sounded then Windows XP loads as usual.I have checked the connections inside and outside the PC but have not reseated any cards or cables yet. Does this restarting point to a specific component failing? Any help would be great! ThanksPC: OS Win XP Home Sp1. CPU:AMD Athlon XP 3000 2.2GHz. Memory : 1GB = 2 modules of 512MB DDR333 PC2700 RAMMotherboard: Asus Motherboard Socket A Model A7N8X2.0 DeluxeC drive: 120 GB Maxtor 7200rpm 8MB cache IDE ATA133 Slave drive 300 GB Seagate Baracuda 7200rpm 8MB cache IDE ATA100Pioneer DVD CD-Rewriter DVDSony Combi 48x24x48 +16x DVD

Answer:Restarting before POST beep

I suspect that as this is happening before anything gets properly loaded that it's something connected with the power supply unit not kicking in properly.

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OK , no post, no beep, no boot, no clue. I have a hp dc5100 desktop pc. Intel inside 3.2Ghz , 1gig ram, all factor except some upgrade on the ram by a tech quite some time ago. I left my pc on overnight as usuall, next morning nothing on the monitor. I left it on with screensaver, not in hibernation or sleep mode. No response. so I rebooted and nothing, except the following, power light came on with fans , cd led blinks etc, but no video no post, no boot?.

I tried all the troubleshooting guidlines i know and such listed on HPs' site. Ram is good, monitor is good. with all perifials disconected. Mainboard led is on.I tried an external video card. I tried clearing the cmos. made sure connections and cables are good. cpu cooler is warm to touch. video chip warm to touch. I completley disconected all power cables, pulled cmos battery,pulled all jumpers and used the cmos reset button on the mainboard, in various sequences. restored all to original state and still... Pwer up renders no video, no post or beep sequence. P.S. when i try bootup with no ram i do get beeps for memory fault so speaker is working. I havn't come across this before as I usually run AMD on an ASUS mainboard and I'm not familiar with HP. Any suggestions of what i may have missed are gretly appreciated thank you.
 

Answer:no video no post no beep

1st thing is to try a different/new power supply
 

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Question: No Post beep/video

I just purchased a new setup:
* Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
* CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9
* Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
* ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
* EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
* CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power

I put everything together, hit the power button...... no beep or video. I don't have my CD drive hooked up, put only 1 stick of memory in. made sure all connectors are pushed in firmly. whats going to be my first step of diagnosis. I can hear my HD click once if that helps. All fans are running(psu/video card/hsf/case fans)
 

Answer:No Post beep/video

Got it to post correctly with 1 beep, now the screen is garbled and pixelated. One message that I happened to catch was something about Express Gate.. Anyone have information about that? I can only see the begining splash screen that says ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, after that initial screen, you cant make out much of anything... yikes!
 

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hi, im looking at a pc for a friend its a CCTV video server and so has raid drives and bnc cards, apart form that it looks fairly normal. however he brought it over because he cant get any display on it. The machine switches on and all fans are running cpu and PSU are running, but theres no system beep. Ive removed everything so its just the barebones but theres still nothing. Im all out of ideas and tests to run help Please !!!
 

Answer:No Screen no post Beep

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I've got a friends old p4 here to work on.. but it needs a little more expertiese than I can donate.

With everyting in the computer.. It won't post.. The hard drive light flashes, but the monitor never cuts on. It's not giving error beeps either. When it starts, it just sits there. First thoughts were the video card.. then ram.. I've swapped vid cards.. I've taken both sticks of ram out and tried them individually. With the ram out.. it actually gives an error beep. (3 long beeps to be specific) Thats the only way I can get the bios to give a sign that it's trying. It doesn't beep with the vid card out. (possibly because it does have onboard.. even if it's disabled..) I tried the onboard video.. still nothing.

Any other ideas short of starting over with a new motherboard and processor? My friend is a bit strapped for cash so I'm already trying to save him some money. $200 isn't part of the fix atm.


Thanks..
 

Answer:Won't post but will beep if ram is removed

The RAM could be preventing the system from booting tho It should beep if it's bad.

So the PC doens't beep when the ram in but beeps with the ram out? Everything else in the system for it to beep just ram missing?
 

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Hello!
I have the following:
Athlon 2700+ XP
Biostar M7nCD Pro mainboard
512MB RAM DIMMs PC2700 (I believe) x2 (two sticks) (Kingston and Crucial)
Two WD HDDs (250GB each)
Sony DVD+/-R DL burner
WinXP Professional
450w PSU
GeForce 4400ti vid card

I usually leave my PC on for long lengths of time (2-4 weeks at a time), and last night I awoke to my PC making long beeping noises, so when I got up and checked on it it acted like it was shutdown (no lights on case, and monitor light was amber/yellow), but the beeps were still going on... so I shut down the power going to the case and went back to bed. Later today when I got home from work I flipped on my PC and before the monitor even popped on I heard the beep again.. so I waited .. another beep... and no POST... and the beeping continued... (long beep over and over)

So I yanked my master HDD (along with my burner and my video card) out of it and put it into my wife's PC (where I am now), so I could come and ask you all what you thought it was, but before running straight here I stopped by Biostar's site and various other motherboard sites to see what the beeping could mean.
I read that a series of siren-like beeps (hi/low beeps) meant there was something wrong with my heatsink/CPU, and a long beep over and over means that RAM is bad (I guess that is what I read), so here is what I did...

For good measure: I first removed the CMOS jumper from 1-2 and put it on 2-3 for 5 seconds (Biostar said... Read more

Answer:PC wont POST... will just sit there and beep.

to start out, its not the PSU. A dead PSU will give you nothing at all, at least in my experience.

You're correct in thinking that 5 seconds is short to clear CMOS, i usually put the jumper in clear position and remove the battery for at least 30 seconds-- but it seems you've tried that too.

Have you tried with only 1 stick of RAM (alternate, in case one is the culprit)? Can you get your hands on another stick of DDR RAM that will fit just for testing purposes?

I wouldnt imagine it was a fried CPU, though you might want to pull the heatsink off to check.

Lets keep troubleshooting so we can try to fix this, but keep in mind that Biostar has not had a great name for a number of years now, and I have heard quite a few stories of their Motherboards crappin out.
 

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I'm not sure as to the exact brand of my pc, because I'm not at home to look at it, but I do know some of the specs...

It is a Compaq Presario desktop pc -intel pentium...(don't know if it's c, d whatever possible D)2.8 ghz I believe it came stock with a 256mb ddr ram stick, I think. I upgraded a little bit to 512mb ddr ram stick. It has an 80gb hd x2
I am running windows xp professional I believe..

So my problem is that I have two dimm slots but when I put my ram into the left one, Dimm slot one I think, It doesn't boot and it infinately beeps.. When I switch it to two it boots up fine... Im wondering if there are any solutions to fix that. I have another 512mb ram stick that I purchesed and would love to put it in there. But seeing as how it doesnt work im kinda stuck. If I have one ram stick in slot two it will boot but if I insert the other in slot one so that they are both in there it doesn't boot and beeps.

Help would be much appriecated

If possible could you send the reply to [email protected]?
I am not really sure how to find this post again. Hopefully there will be a notification on the account that I just created.
Thank you.

Answer:Compaq presario dimmslot not working infinate beep

Welcome to TSF....

Try the good Ram chip in the dimm slot you suspect of being bad and then boot up, if it does boot then you know the chip you have been trying to use is bad. If the computer beeps you know the slot is bad.

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G'day.
Dismantled PC (removed peripherals and power) for about a month due to house renovations. :cry
Re-mantled it (?) and it won't boot. :cry
Power LED and HDD LED on front come on, but no POST beep, and no signal to monitor. No LED on motherboard lighting up. Pretty sure it has one. Power supply and CPU fans run ok.
Removed the following: two graphics cards (running two monitors, and onboard graphics is shot - I've run it like this for more than a year), HDD, RAM, DVD reader, floppy reader, all USB items, monitor, mouse, keyboard. No beeps at any stage.
Removed CMOS battery and tested voltage - very low. Tried a new battery and no change - no beeps. :cry
Left battery out for about half an hour then replaced it - no change.
Removed battery and for about 20 seconds shifted a jumper which I think is the one that resets the CMOS (no label). Replaced jumper, and still no change.
Any ideas? :confused
I'm thinking that the motherboard my have died, but I can't see why dismantling the PC for a month would do that.
What if the CMOS battery was too flat (lacking power) to keep things going. Would that cause this behaviour?
Maybe I should put one of the graphics cards back in. I have one AGP and one PCI. BIOS was set to run the PCI first, I think. It wouldn't work the other way.

The MB is Sapphire Axion RS300 (pretty old).
MB chipset is ATI Radeon 9100 IGP.

Merci d'avance.
 

Answer:No boot, post beep or MOBO LED

Did you attach the 4 pin power connector to the Motherboard for the CPU if it has one?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems
 

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I have a Compaq desktop which I have had sitting up for a while, it isn't but maybe 5 years old. I say it's been sitting up for about a year. Well anyways, I decided to break it out and get it going again. I got all my hardware, the CPU, HDD, 1GB DDR2 RAM, and a CD drive. I put everything back in properly and it does not POST beep at startup nor does the monitor get any signal. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this problem?
 

Answer:No POST beep or video signal

See if there's anything in this post that helps; http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic113137.html

Oh, and did you remember to plug in the CPU (4 pin) power connector..? That can be such a deal breaker.

Sometimes, a PSU can go bad while sitting around. I've had one myself that wouldn't restart after it was powered off. (That said, the caps were whining pretty bad while it was running).
 

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Hoping someone here has an answer to an intermittent issue. Specs are listed in sig. First off when I got this system a year ago I was running some generic pc3200 ram at 2.5-3-3-8 with 2.6v at 440mhz(system overclock of 200 mhz). Ran prime95 stable just fine. Decided to get some good ram that was known to overclock well because I had intended on upgrading the mobo and cpu but due to financial probs that fell through. So with the new ram 2x512mb double sided mushkin black l2 v2 I find that I can't hit the 440mhz stable anymore(I attribute this to the fact that i'm running a 'CO' stepping 754) so i'm fine with that and finally achieve stability at 430mhz with ram voltage at 2.8v and timings at 2-2-2-10. System runs prime95 for 6+ hours without error. But when the system is shut down for some period of time and I try to power it up I get the repeating High/Low beep. I shut off the power switch on the PSU(won't shut off otherwise) and power it back on it boots fine while still overclocked. This problem does not occur all the time either. It seems like every 5th power up after shut down. At stock speeds the system runs fine and powers up normally every time. I have tried :1. New PSU 2. Increasing LDT, Northbridge voltage 3. memtest checks out fine as well as prime95. 4. Clean install of windows and flashed bios. 5. Different slot configurations for memory, timings, volts. etc.

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Answer:Intermittent High/Low beep on post

Let me get this straight, your system works fine at standard speeds, but not when overclocked? Do you really need me to tell you how to fix this?
 

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I have bought a bios speaker that plug's into the pin's on my motherboard but it does not give any beep's once I have powered on my desktop.

Is there a soultion for this?
 

Answer:BIOS speaker does not beep during post

Does your system work ok OR is the motherboard not completing POST?
Next it would REALLY help if you posted your exact specs along with what exact speaker you installed.
 

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Hi all..

When I try to boot up my PC there is no signal to the monitor and I do not hear any POST beeps.I try to Any help please.
 

Answer:No post beep and no signal on monitor

Let's eliminate the obvious first:

Is there power to your pc and to your monitor, and they are both switched on?
Do you have power lights at both the monitor and the computer?
Have you recently moved /disturbed your computer "setup" /location?
Is it possible some cables may have come loose?
Have you tried the monitor on another (known good) computer?
Have you tried the computer with another monitor?

Then...

What were you doing the last time the computer worked properly?
Have you added any hardware or software?
If you turn on the monitor, and then turn on the computer, do you see anything on the monitor at all?
(most monitors today have a start screen made by the maker, before giving you a "signal not detected message and then going dark).

If you see a boot screen from your computer, can you get into your bios?
Can you boot to safe mode?

 

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Can someone please help, I have a HP Pavilion 7865 on Windows XP. All was running fine till yesterday. When I turn on the computer I hear the fans and hard drive start up but when I turn on the monitor it goes green like its coming on then turns back to the orange standby light. I also don't hear a post beep!Could it be the CMOs battery or something else?Thanks in Advance.

Answer:No post beep or monitor output

I have a machine that had a similar problem , on complete shut down it only partly restarts. I half solved this by turning off pc unpluging the power cable and reseating the RAM yes I know this is a bodge but if this works it may expose the real reason for the problem which in my case was a BIOS update was needed.Bless you Pavel

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I switched machine on it went to POST but froze away.
I waited 3 min or so and than rebooted it.

Result no POST no beep sound no screen backlight but funs are working it also checks dvd drive but thats it.
tried updating BIOS from cd holding "c" key and without no help at all.

Looks like EEPROM been erazed but i don't know.

Any suggestions what happened and what to do to solve the problem?

PS machine is out of warranty

Message was edited by: wwworry

Answer:No post, no beep on Satellite P100-113?

As you probably know it?s not easy to say what could be wrong exactly.
But for me it looks like a CPU or motherboard problem.

In both case it?s advisable to contact a notebook technician for a notebook check.
In worst case the motherboard must be replaced and such affair is very costly.

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Ok. I'm making slight progress on the system I'm working on. I moved some flat cables around and finally got my system to respond. Only it gives short intermittent beeps that continue for as long as the system is powered up. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:System Error Beep on POST

Hi again, Joe, if you'll keep posting to the same thread, everyone will be able to follow what you've already tried, so we won't suggest it again.

Here's the thread so everyone knows what's up.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=40629

Now, for the beeps, how far does the system boot?

Make sure keyboard is very snuggly attached, mouse, monitor (is it getting power?) and the video card is securely in it's slot. After doing this, try moving the video card to a different slot and see if that makes any difference (unless of course, it's an AGP card).
 

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I've just built my second computer and I keep getting the "process failure" code when I boot. When I boot without RAM, I only get the 3 beep code. These are all new parts.

I have gone through many checklists, double checked all cords are connected, unscrewed the standoffs and pulled the MOBO out to boot. I've tried booting with nothing but the mobo plug and cpu connected, but still the same 5 beep code. I've pulled the CPU out bc I was kinda rough putting the stock cooler on, but no pins are bent or broken. The cpu fan is plugged in and working.

I'm convinced I must have been too rough with the mobo or perhaps either the mobo/CPU was dead on arrival, however unlikely that sounds. How can I diagnose this? I'd hate to have to unnecessarily buy a new part that isn't actually the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Yesterday I decided to restart my computer after having it on for a week(it started to slow down noticably.) After shutting down, though, the computer now refuses to boot up. It doesn't get past POST and doesn't beep even if I take out the ram. Also, the power supply has started to make a really loud revving sound(hard to describe exactly, but thats a close description.) This persists even if the power supply is only connected to the MOBO and case fan.

Since computer is down I can't get the exact specs, but I have 2x2gb ram, 1 160gb hard drive 1 250gb harddrive, XON-450X PSU, Nvidia Geforce 8400gs GPU, CD burner, and an intel 2.4ghz quad core cpu.

Edit: I've already tried cleaning the PSU fan and clearing the CMOS. No dice.
 

Answer:Computer won't boot, no post beep even without RAM

Given the sound coming from the PSU, it sounds like that may be the problem. It doesn't appear to be a board or ram issue or you would expect the beeps at least.
Have you got another PSU you can try in this system as that could be the solution.
 

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