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System wont startup with continuous 4 beep and blinking red

Question: System wont startup with continuous 4 beep and blinking red

i have HP Compaq pro 6300 sff, it refuse to boot, i keep getting 4 continuous beep and it blinking red. Please what could have happen and how can i resolve it?

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i have HP Compaq pro 6300 sff, it refuse to boot, i keep getting 4 continuous beep and it blinking red. Please what could have happen and how can i resolve it?

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A couple of days ago my installation of Vista started to go nuclear, e.g Windows Explorer crash every 3 seconds, total freeze up and then BScOD. Obviously it was time to resinstall windows.

But when I went to boot from the installation disk, it was hanging and giving problems. After a few reboot i get to where I am now...

On startup I get a constant series of beeps.

I've done some reading on the net and found this is a BIOS warning for the hardware, and I'm 99% sure im on an AWARD BIOS. So the beeps are most likely the memory or the CPU.

We'll I know for a start its not the memory as I had some spare stick lying around, so after changing them over, it still didn't change.

After looking round the house, I discovered an older machine I had with the same socket and spec processor, although this system stopped working with no indication why, I swapped the CPUs over and the problem continues, but the CPU may or may not be working.

Someone told me it could be a loose gfx card, so I've refitted that, and still nothing...

So I'm out of ideas, can anyone help me?

Answer:Continuous Beep on startup

While I seriously doubt that you have a defective processor, define "same socket and spec processor". What was the EXACT memory that was installed, and what was the EXACT memory you installed to check the memory?

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what is the cause of continuous beep at startup of my laptop

Answer:what is the cause of continuous beep at startup of my laptop

Detex said:what is the cause of continuous beep at startup of my laptop

It mean something is not working correctly

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Hi I just installed some new ram on my computer going from 1gb (2x512mb) to 2gb (an extra 2x512mb). The memory is all Geil 512mb PC2-5300. I have tried every combination I can think of yet whenever I have the new memory installed the computer wont start and there will just be a continuous beep from my motherboard (ASUS P5nd2 -SLI). I have sent the new memory back however it was sent back to me telling me it was fine!

Does anyone have any suggestions? I would really appreciate it, thank you!

Answer:Installed new ram, wont start, continuous beep

Post motherboard specs. You may need to adjust the memory timings to get it to work.

Check the motherboard manufacturer's combatibility list. Some RAM will not work, or will have problems with certain motherboards.

You could have a bad RAM slot on the motherboard.

You will need to test each stick one at a time in the same slot, to make certain they will all work with the board.

Are you absolutely certain all 4 sticks are exactly the same ?

Since the old pair works, trade them out for the new pair. If the are good, and exactly the same as the old pair, they should work in the old memory slots. If they do, move them to the (previously unused) memory channel and see if the new memory will work in the new channel. if they do, then the issue is not the new memory, but using more than 2 sticks at the same time.

Then focus on getting 3 sticks to play nice.

At some point things will stop working, and indicate the direction of the problem.

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Hi guys!

First of all, I'm new here. I signed up to this forum because of an issue with my little brothers's PC. I've found some threads about the issue but I wasn't able to solve it with the given information.

So, my brother is just playing a game and all of a sudden his PC gives a long beep, and starts rebooting. Unfortunatly after this incident the pc won't start up at all, it's just giving this never ending beep.

knowing that he has an Asus p5n-mx MoBo and an Award BIOS I starten looking for answeres.
The error should indicate that there is an issue with the installed RAM. So I removed it and replaced it with a spare strip. But that didn't solve the problem. So I took out the Videocard and tried to use the onboard chipset to boot up. Still got the continuous beep. I removed all the RAM and tried to boot up. The result of that the 1 long beep and 2 short beeps error code as repeating loop. Now I am not sure if that is the indication for a not properly installed VGA card but it said so in the beep-code list.

Pc specs:
Asus p5n-mx motherboard
Award BIOS
Intel duo core E7300 2,66Ghz
Corsair 1024 MB DDR2 667Mhz RAM (2x)
320 GB 7200 RPMWestern digital HDD
ASUS EN9400GT 512MB VGA card
Windows XP Home Edition
It would be great if you guys could help out with this one!

Answer:PC wont't start up except for a long continuous beep.

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So I have this HP Pavilion thats not mine, but I'm trying to fix it for a friend. It doesn't power on. I just gives one long beep, and pauses and beeps again ... and continues to do so. According to the HP website 1 beep means "The memory refresh circuitry on the baseboard is faulty". Can anyone confirm or deny this? If this is correct ... new motherboard? Any help soon would be much appreciated.

Answer:HP Pavilion 734n Continuous beep, no startup

Take out the memory and see if the beep code changes.

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Hi Geek's
I am using dell Inspiron N5010. I am using this laptop for more than 5 years. The laptop worked flawlessly. last week i have changed my Operating system to Windows 10 and installed some drivers. Suddenly my laptop got restarted and keep on  producing beep sound. So manually i turned off my laptop. After a hour switched on my laptop the same beep sound is produced and display is not getting on. In my laptop except center indicator light both the lights have been turned on. Kindly provide a smart solution to get rid of this problem.
Swarnesh K

Answer:laptop continuous beep sound on startup

What is the beep pattern -- single beeps, or another pattern like four beeps, pause, four beeps?

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Well, decided to upgrade my graphics card due to low fps etc... used to run a Geforce 5700VE and managed to pick up a Ganward 6800GT Golden Touch from ebay. Hooked it all up, turned on the computer and got a loud continuous beep from the graphics card and no signal to my monitor. My only hunch is a lack of power although the fan did start spinning.

The rest of my system spec is:

S755Max Jetway Motherboard
AMD Athlon64 3000+
1.5 GB Ram (3200)
and my power supply is 'KY-450 ATX) 350watt.

Hopefully someone can help!

oh, also i put my old card back in and that works fine.

ALso, the card has got an Accelero X-1 cooling system now.

Answer:Help! Gainward 6800GT upgrade continuous loud beep on startup

Yes, this is likely power. The card uses 150W even before you OC it, and minimum requirements according to Gainward is 300W PSU. If you have the additional power connected, your PSU's 12V+ rail may not have enough amps to run it. The original cooling solution concentrates on the memory, which is good, since OC'g hits the memory hardest. BTW, if you have a "golden touch" you may have gotten touched by the eBayer. Check out the Golden Sample GLH here:

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Boots up fine but no snooze button for this continuous alarm beep! Tried reseating RAM but that was no help. Also not a keyboard issue. Starts as soon as you hit the power button. Ran speedfan and don't see any obvious issues. Sweet gaming system, would like to get it back in action without the annoying beep for my nephew. Any help is most appreciated.

AMD Athalon 64 FX-62 dual core processor
2.81 GHz, 1 GB RAM

Win XP home 2002 service pack 2

Answer:Xp Continuous System Beep On Power On

your motherboard manual should tell you what it means

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I have Inspiron N5010 suddenly makes continuous Beep sound when press power on with black screen and not Start

Answer:My inspiron 5010 makes continuous beep sound when I press power button and it wont Start

If it's a continuous single beep, it means the mainboard is bad.  If it's some other pattern such as four beeps - pause - four, etc., post the sequence and someone can help you interpret the error.

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One of my pc's recently acted up. It was working fine for couple of years without problem and then I stopped using it for a few months; now when I go back to it, the motherboard just beeps continuously (long beep).

According to the manual, a continuous long beep might be due to bad ram, but when I took out both ram sticks, it had a different kind of continuous beep. I replaced the ram with a different stick and it made the continuous beep sound like the other ram

The motherboard is gigabyte GA-8I945PL-G, dual core cpu. Bios is award

When I had the hard drive plugged in, even tho it made the loud continuous beep, it booted to windows (win2k pro) ok except that the graphics looks as if the video driver has not yet been installed. I didnt want to potentially damage it so i turned off and I took out every component except for just the video card and ram. What should I do next? swap psu? I have an antec 550 true power.

Also, what should the beep sound like if i were to take out the video card?
Please help.

Thank you

Answer:Solved: system continuous long beep but boots to windows ok

ok, i figured it out! it's kind of a duh thing! The fan in the front of the case, instead of being connected to the connector on the mobo (system fan), was connected to the normal molex connector because it didnt have the right end. And in the BIOS, the setting was to monitor the system fan; since there's no fan connected there, it was beeping to alarm me about it; disabling that works hahahah

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I have several hours working on laptop that suddenly wont startup OS win 7. When I turn on laptop shows HP main logo (Press "ESC" key to enter start up menu) and after that shows a white dash flashing on the top left corner. I tried system repair disc, but it didnt work. I tried to restore system to an earlier point and didnt work either, it showed an error (0x8000ffff). I tried to restore to factory settings using F11 key but it only shows the white blinking. I already tried everything I found on the internet but no success. Thanks in advance if somebody can help me.

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After over one year of using a Albatron px845pev mainboard it just quit working.

The screen saver was locked up so I rebooted.

On reboot the keyboard lights would not come on or will the intial black screen come on. (the on that checks the ide drives and displays the system info)

Normally after I turn computer on I hear a little BEEP. I do not hear this any more.

The first thing I did was clean cpu HS/Fan and reapply a thin coat of heat paste.

After this computer booted and I heard the little BEEP, black screen comes up but still no keyboard use.

Reboot the system and I now cannot get the little BEEP from the mainboard or the initial black startup screen.

I have cleaned the system of all dust and reset the CMOS.
Have cleaned the Video card fan/hs.

I have checked all connections and they are secure.

I have removed the BATT and unplugged the power supply for over an hour.

I tried to test the power supply voltages but I get no readings. (the PS fan does not run when unplugged from everything, maybe zero output is normal?)
Yes the PS is plugged into the wall just not the MOBO drives, vidcard etc...

How exactly do I check my power supply?

About 1 week ago I installed 1 more 512m pc3500 ram. But had no problems.

If you have ANY ideas please please post them here.

If you have a series of possible fixes PLEASE post them all.

I am getting very desperate.

Currently running

Windows XP
1g pc 3500
Pentium 2.4mhz
80gb Western Digital Hard Drive.
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Answer:1 yr old computer Locked up and now wont boot. Do not hear the MOBO BEEP at startup.

Sounds like a bad power supply.
If the ATX is not plugged into your motherboard, or an ATX test, it will not boot up.
Nothing will work.
It will react just the same as if your motherboard was grounded to your case.

Bad power supply or you do not have enough voltage to power your components.
Try unpluging a CD ROM or a few fans to check to see if you need to upgrade to a higher wattage.

A power supply tester (that works) costs about $20 at

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my dell xps laptop is making four beep sounds continuously and then pause and then it again starts making beep sound four times and then pause again and this happens continuously until i power down my system.the screen is also blank,nothing is being displayed on the screen and even the fan seems to be running vary fast.what could be the problem please help me.

Answer:dell xps l502x laptop makes 4 beep sounds and wont startup

Hi Raj,
4 beeps is the indication of memory failure. Please reseat the memory & check. If the issue persists, place one memory at a time and check. Try both the memory modules in both the slots. This will help us to isolate which memory slot or memory is causing the issue.
click on the link for service manual: 

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Hi there,I have a Inspiron 530 Desktop and I've noticed at startup it sounds one system beep, is that normal? Everything seems to load up ok and works fine. Thanks  Ninko

Answer:One system beep at startup

According to the Inspiron 530 manual, 1 beep means "BIOS checksum failure. Possible motherboard failure." So it's odd that it still boots and runs ok. If the system is under warranty, suggest you contact Dell Tech Support. Ron 

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Have been building my own PS's since mid 90's...but this one has me stumped - am trying to set up a new box to do a fresh/clean install of my licensed Win 7 Pro 64bit dvd prior to a new Win 10 upgrade.

new mb - M5A99X-EVO R2.0
new CPU - AMD-6-CORE FX-6300 8M R
new memory - 4Gx2 GSKILL F3 14900CL9D-8GBSR

System starts up and green light lights on MB but that's it - no beep - no system start up - All these components were checked for compatibility and there are/were supposed to be no issues ?

There are a few mb connector cables I'm not sure about...have attached jpgs on general issues

Where do I begin my trouble shooting to at least get a start up bios beep in this system ? . 1st of all on this motherboard's connectors is the white wire the - or ground - and the colored wire the + or positive re the power jpg attached ?


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Hi, I have been using the Y480 for almost 2 years. However, when I boot up this morning, it just beep beep beep continously. and the screen just have a cursor blinking. But after I reboot again and press F2 to enter bios, and then quit bios settings, the notebook can be boot up successfully. I have backup everything I need What should I do to fix the error? Is my harddisk gonna be failed? I have lost all the purchase receipts but I have registered 2 years ago. Thanks!Peter

Answer:Y480 continous beep beep beep during startup

Beeps are error messages from the Motherboard. Either the MOBO is failing or you have a problem with your RAM, I dont think it is related to your HDD, but you should create a backup. Also, if you don't have, please create recovery disks immediately. You may want to do more research depending on the BIOS manufacturer and the beep codes. You can google these terms and you should find information on the procedure to validate this. You can also try to re-seat the RAM, maybe it got a bit unsettled, if you moved the laptop. All in all, if you took the externded warranty and you are still under it, you may want to send the laptop to Lenovo for repairs.

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I have read many other post on this subject but none fit my exact problem,

Intel i5 2500k quad core 3.3GHz
8GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM
NVIDIDA GTX 570 Graphics card
Asus P8P67 LE Motherboard
Windows 7 64 bit
60GB SSD/1TB Data hard drive
700 W Xigmatec power supply
Zalman Z9 plus case (In case that becomes relevant)
The problem began slightly more than a month after i bought my pc,

I was playing a game (Team fortress 2) when the graphics began to act odd, for instance when something moved past me it would seam blocky and out of line for a second,

i have checked two other games since,

when i start one (Killing floor) the moment i reach the main menu my pc makes a continuous beeping noise and when i exit the game the beeping noise becomes lower pitch while exiting, then stops once the game has closed.

When i start the other game (Counter strike: source) there is no beeping noise but i get the same graphics problem as i did when playing the first game (Team fortress 2)

The temperature displayed on my case is usually between 22C and 25C and was at 24C at the time when the graphics problem began.


Answer:Continuous beep from pc during use

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Hi I have been at this problem for a day and have no idea what to do.

I boot my system and I just get an alarm sound beep. No pauses no pattern just a beep which doesn't stop. I am still able to use the PC (on it now) as for the beep I just removed the motherboard speaker lol.

I have checked loads of Forums but can no find anything helpful. Looking at My Computer temperature they all seem average for my system plus the beep happens straight away during the system post.

I have taken my Ram and Graphics card out and both are fine. I have also taken my CPU out where I had a little problem. When taking the Heat sync off it pulled the CPU with it stuck to the heat sync like concrete. This in turn bent about 5 of the pins VERY VERY slightly like 0.01 degree angle. How ever the beep happened long before that. I have re-pasted the heat sync and the pins are back in place and be evidnce type right here right now all seems fine apart from the beeping.

I could just ignore it but I am big time gamer and I don't feel combatable playing any game right now till the beep goes away and leaving the motherboard speck out means I lose overheat warning.

It did beep about a month ago it did it for a minute and stopped I had it last week and a reboot sorted it however this does not work no more.

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Answer:One Continuous beep

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Had new PC for a week, MaxData Athlon1800 XP, installed an anti- virus, couple of games and an old hard drive to get some files, I've since disconnected this in case it was the problem, when on Sunday I switched on and I get this constant tone from the tower. Someone told me to go into BIOS and choose optimum settings but this hasn't cured it.I have used system restore to jump back a couple of days and I've reinstalled XP but it is still there. It did stop for about an hour when my daughter was playing music on it but it was still there come start up later.

Answer:Continuous Beep from PC

Bleeping usually means that the Bios/MotherBoard has detected a problem in POST, usually memory. try setting Default settings and/or test the memory and make sure all your connections are secure.

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Hi there, first off, Im running Windows xp OS. I recently got Rosetta stone software and I've installed it and everything. It has voice recognition capabilities and when I get to the point where I set up the mic, each time I try it says that it was unsuccessful. I am using the usb headset that came with the software. So, I pull up 'ol Windows sound recorder to see if the mic is picking anything up, and it is, except that when playing the recording back, along with whatever I said into the mic, there is a loud continuous beep. It is only present while playing back what has been recorded from the microphone. I am assuming that this is why I can't get the mic setup in Rosetta stone to complete successfully, because not only is it picking up my voice, but also the loud high pitched continuous beep.

I have speakers connected to a Sound Blaster Audigy card, but the beep is still present if I disconnect the speakers. I've also tried the usb headset in multiple different ports and the beep is still present whenever i record something and play it back.

Any ideas? Much appreciated

Answer:Continuous beep when using a microphone

I wonder if the microphone volume is set too high. Have a look at:

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Voice tab

and click on Test Hardware.

In there, the microphone volume will be set automatically (I'm pretty sure that's how it works), and it might be a good place to visit anyway, just to make sure everything is OK.

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I have A7V600x mother board with a Athlon XP 3800+...its been working find and all the sudden the computer does not turn on at all with a long contentious beep....we always had a problem with the video card so we thought it was the video card problem but replacing did not solve the problem....we still get the continuous beep like beeeeeeeep beeeeeeep each beep is about 2 sec....I try looking online but nothing really helped...wat could be the problem??

Answer:A7V mobo continuous beep

Athlon XP's only went as far as 3200+

a beep like that is usually memory or cpu, at least that is what is the listed cause for the code. it can however be caused by a number of things which could cause the motherboard to stall early in it's POST (Power On Self Test). if it's not CPU or memory i would guess it's related to the power supply, either the power supply itself or it's connection to the motherboard

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I have to keep my laptop on "mute" because it lets out this ear piercing sound (almost like a smoke alarm). This started a few days ago. I had just turned the laptop (Vaio) on for like a half hour when it started. I took the battery out and waited a good half hour before reinstalling it and it did it again. Everything else is running smoothly.

I am a novice when it comes to computers so I called the Vaio 1-800 number and they said to reinstall the sound card. Does this sound right? (no pun intended). I haven't done anything yet. Just can't listen to music, etc. anymore till I get this all worked out. The laptop is about 18 mos old.

Thank you for anybody's help.

Answer:loud continuous beep

Hi bjelliott51 and welcome to TSF !

Sounds like some overheating warning signal to me... I'll ask someone to move this thread to the laptop support section where you'll have better advices.

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Hi guys,

I'm wondering if someone can help. I keep having this annoying problem where my PC randomly just freezes up and emits this ongoing beep until I manually have to power it down.

My system specs are:
Model: Packard Bell IXTREME X6617 UK
Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 2.33Ghz
OS: Win7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
Memory: 6GB
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5670
I have ran a full Memtest on bootup which reported no problems with the RAM cards. I'm at bit of loss here now though and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks


Answer:PC freeze then continuous beep

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when i tried to boot up my pc all i get now is 1 long continous beep what does this mean it is a aopen mobo

Answer:continuous beep from motherboard

Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem

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Hello There, I have lenovo B450. My laptop is makeing continuos beep noise while booting. So i used to shut down it. After that when i start, it doesnot make any noise. What it reason for this??? Please help me...

Answer:Continuous Beep while booting

Welcome To Lenovo Community
You may please try changing the speaker settings > level > PC Beep ? It should be at  kept at 0
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I have this computer running xp pro that is giving me a strange error. Back in the shop where the computer has been sitting for 8 monthes and running fine up until today,

On startup while still loading BIOS I get this alarm sound. It is a contiuous alarm. No error messages, the Bios just stops loading and stays in one place.

What is weird is I bring it into the office plug it in and it works fine.

I have tried multiple outlets back in the shop but still to no avail.

Does anybody know what the continous alarm sound might mean when starting up the Bios?

Answer:Continuous beep on start up

Please have a look at the Power On Self Test Beep Codes,
and post back which beep sequence best represents your own issue.

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Greetings all,      I have acquired (a friend found it next to a dumpster while taking out his trash) a self built computer case contents include: MSI P6N MOBO,  Geforce 8800GTS graphics card,  Enermax 500watt PSU, Lightscribe DVD RW and 2 OCZ  PC2 ram sticks (no HDD).  The front panel button was not connected to the MOBO.  Upon connecting the switch and turning it on the fans come on but the MOBO emmits a continuous beep.  I have downloaded the manual for the MOBO but Have yet to find any information on what this means.  I assume the owner (who is likely a gammer and more knowledgeable than I) felt it wasn't worth fixing, but I thought it might be a (fun ?) project if it's feasible.  Thx in advance for any feedback.

Answer:MOBO continuous beep

Quote from: glathem40 on March 03, 2013, 08:48:33 PM...(who is likely a gammer and more knowledgeable than I)...Most gamers know nothing about hardware; too focused on the games.Continuous beep could be anything.  Remove the CMOS battery & short the terminals, if it has any.In order to POST, you need 1 RAM stick & keyboard.  Connect monitor to see if anything is there.MSI P6N is Intel Socket 775, not the latest, but still in use today.  RAM is DDR2 which is getting expensive compared to the newer DDR3.This looks like it.

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My PC base unit makes a deafening continuous beep once in awhile.The only way to stop it is to reboot but even then it can reacur after awhile.Some days it'll work without any problem.I've noticed some programs can sometimes trigger the noise such as defraging and Norton Antivirus.Anyone else had this problem ?

Answer:Continuous Ear-Piercing Beep???

When you reboot does the beep continue after a short while if you immediately use CPU intensive programs?This sounds like your CPU is overheating and your BIOS is shutting down the PC.Please provide more information- make, model, operating system, BIOS etc.

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I have been running Windows 2000 Pro for a little over 5 months now. Just recently I have been having a problem with the default beep (or any sound) on the computer. If I restart I do not hear anything until I open a program or click on something that makes the default beep sound. Then my computer goes haywire. All I hear is the beep over and over and over again, really really fast. This is very confusing and very frustrating since I can't hear music anymore and I have over 40 gigs of MP3 files. I can turn off the sound by MUTING the volume control, but this is not the correct fix, it just shuts up the computer. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Continuous Default Beep...

Open media player, click view,options, playback tab, take the check out of repeat forever and see if that helps. Don't know if it will but I don't know where else to tell you to look either.

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Help me out... I'm working on a friend's computer. I was in the process of installing more ram, 128k pc100, and upon installation, the computer will no longer boot up, will only give me a very anoying continuous beep. I'm not sure what type of bios it is. I'm going to attempt reseting the bios by removing the battery. If there are other solutions, please enlighten me. I'm at a lose and need guidance....thank you very much....

Answer:continuous beep, no bootup

Welcome to TSG! Continuous beeps usually mean bad ram. Will the machine boot if you remove the upgrade and put in just the old ram?

Let us know

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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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The PC speaker just beeps when I power on my computer. Nothing happens just one long continuous beep. HELP!

Answer:One long continuous beep

Usually memory or video card.
Try reseating your memory or trying just one module at a time.
Try your video card in another slot.

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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?


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

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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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

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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I realized some days ago that my system was slow in responding. But not long i got the blue screen with white writings about 'crash dump things'. So i press the power button to switch off and on again. I enter windows normally. So fast forward to 3 days later. The system was responding very slow again so i used the power button again. On putting it on, the system will just stop with a blinking cursor at the left top corner(after the bios page). So i used the recovery cd that came wt it to try repair. The only option that worked was 'startup repair' and 'command prompt'. The 'system restore', 'image restore' from the menu did not respond to selection. So i used the startup repair option. On finishing, i restarted the system. But now, after the bios page, what i got was a blinking empty screen with the fan blowing simultaneously as if it wants to work normally. The f8 thing isn't responding at all. Please any solution?

Answer:System wont boot to windows. Got a blinking screen after bios page.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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we have a Toshiba satellite computer with vista. when we start the computer, before it gets to the microsoft startup we get a loud continuous beep. if we use the F8 key we get by this problem and the computer starts and runs but we get a chatter where the "3" key keeps repeating and/or the cursor drops to the last item on any drop-down? Any idea what this is?

Answer:Loud continuous beep at start up

This could be a BIOS Beep Code that is pointing to your hardware issue. Find the BIOS your system runs and check out this link:

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Hello. I turn on my computer and starts fine but after 7 seconds it does a continuous beep and it just turns off, I think i know what it might be but i want some other oppinions, OK i opened my case took the heat sink off and looked at the heat sink for dust because it might have been over heating then i discovered that the thermal compound (ceramic) was patchy and lost in some places, just like flakey wallpaper but some missing in places not a circle shape and i put the cpu back on and yeah, im thinking if i should get some more thermal compound i was thinking of Artic 5 silver But i dont know if its safe Because this is my first computer and im not a Tech Head,Maybe the cpu is not the problem or maybe it is:confused.


Intel pentium 4 (3.0ghz) (1GB RAM)
GIGABYTE GA-8i915P SERIES (SUPPORTS LGA775 Intel pentium 4 processor)
NVIDIA 6660 (6 series)

Answer:CONtinuous Beep and AUto shutdown

its possibly heat related do you know how to enter the bios

if so can you check the temps?

when you start the pc is the cpu fan working?
did you have this problem before you removed the heatsink, are you sure you have replaced it correctly.

usually pentium 4s have adequate thermal protection on retail heatsinks, is yours retail or aftermarket?

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I have a Qosmio G10. It's worked fine up until recently. Now when I start it up, I hear a continuous beep. There is also no screen image.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks


Answer:Qosmio G10 - continuous beep on start up

I think there is a problem in the hardware configuration.
Did the laptop receive a shock recently?
The laptop beeps because the checks of the bios detected an anomaly.
What you can easily do is to check that at least the RAM is correctly inserted in its place. It happened to me once: I did not inserted correctly the additional RAM that I added, and the laptop beeped loudly!
If it does not solve the problem=> toshiba service.

Message was edited by: djfizz2

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I've just attempted to install some more DDR memory into my Compaq Presario S5600 desktop PC. To install it I had to remove the power connections for a few drives and unseat the graphics card. I reconnected everything, but when I turned the power back on there is a continuous high pitched beep, the lights come on but nothing else happens. The power connections and graphics card all appear to be correctly positioned. I also removed the new memory and I'm still receiving the same continous beep. What does this mean?

Answer:Added memory - now continuous beep

I feel a complete plank.

Had a coffee, went back and rechecked everything to find I'd not connected the power supply to the graphics card!

Oh well, it's all back up and running now.

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I just upgraded my system with a new Gigabyte K8NS Ultra-939 motherboard and a AMD Athlon 64 3000+. I have two DDR-2100 256mb sticks (planning on upgrading sooner or later). I placed them in slot 1 and 3 at first (read the manual wrong about running dual channel DDR). Just gave me the "Memory not optimized" at start-up. Well I installed windows and got the computer up and running. Turned it off and switched the ram stick in slot 3 to 2. Started the computer and got the nice "DDR dual channel enabled". Neat. Well, right before I got to the Windows loading screen the computer starts a long, continuous beep. It lasts for about 5 minutes then turns off for 2-3 minutes, then does it again (keeps repeating). I look up the beeping code in my book and it says 'DRAM Error'. I did a little bit of research on the internet and supposedly that error means the DRAM is not installed correctly. It is installed correctly though. hehe

I checked dxdiag and it is showing 512 ram. Everything runs fine but I just have that long beep which is extremely annoying.

Any ideas?


Answer:DRAM Error (continuous beep)

I'm confused, does the beep occur while the system is otherwsie operating normally and recognizing the full size of RAM? Or does this happen during POST?

Most dual-channel motherboards have more than one way to activate dual channel, you might be able to try more than one combination to get it working.

For DDR to work in dual channel they need to be matching pairs of sticks - same brand, model number, speed, and timings. Much like running dual processors. Sometimes you can get two different brands working but not usually...even then, sometimes two generic sticks of RAM or certain brands just don't run in dual channel. It isn't an industry-wide tech by any stretch.

The only other thing that I could think the motherboard might be complaining about is the frequency or maybe the timing of the RAM. Both of those these can be adjusted through the BIOS.

Good luck and keep us posted!

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Lately my computer has been giving me trouble.

It usually happens when I am playing a game online, I havent noticed it during offline activities/play. This seems to only happen during the hot summer. Here is my problem:
About 5-10 minutes into a game, my system will freeze and the system will put out a long continuous high pitch noise(beep). I used to think it was just because it was getting too hot inside the system, but I now have windows open and extra fans blowing so that is not the problem. Then I thought it was a video card problem, but it would mean that it only malfunctions during the summer. Now I think it has something to do with the power supply. I read in a book that the long continuous POST error code meant a bad power supply and that I should exchange it.
Before I go to the trouble of buying a new one and putting it into the computer, I was hoping that someone could give me some ideas as to why the system is doing this. Here are the specs to my system:

Asus A7A266 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz CPU
3x 512 MB PC 133 DIMMs (1.5 GB RAM)
60 GB Maxtor 7200 RPM HD (C:/ & Windows 2000)
80 GB Seagate 7200 RPM (D:/ & Windows XP)
(I use dual boot, and always use Win XP.)
Inno3D Kyro II 64 MB Video Card
Soundblaster Live! Platinum Sound Card
8x DVD-ROM/CD-RW Samsung Disc Drive
32x CD-R Pacific Digital CD Burner Drive
Linksys 10/100 Network Adapter
300 W Power Supply (i think this is the problem, i think i need a 350).

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Answer:one long continuous beep during play

It really does sound like a overheating problem. Are you using the Asus Probe software to give you an idea of its base running temp vs the temp after heave game play? If it goes up 10+ degrees, that would be another hint of heat problems. If you have had the system running for awhile, pick up a can of the compressed air and carefully clean out the dust on the CPU fan blades and all other fans in the system. Clean off dust on the video card and every thing else at the same time. Dust acts like a fur blanket and raises temp on all surfaces. As it builds up over time, fan efficiency declines. Try moving the computer away from a wall that may raidate heat and make sure all the internal cables are bent to allow the best circulation of air from the front of the case to over the cpu fan and to any rear case fan and the power supply exhaust fan. Remember that space is needed behind the tower to help move the heat away. I have a similar system Asus A7A266/AMD 1.33ghz/512 mb ddr, Cd-rom, Cd-RW, 2 WD hard drives dual booting Win98se/W2kpro with Creative Audigy Platium, Modem, and Nic card. That fills my mid tower case and lately in Michigan the temps have been in the 90s often. Unfortunately that computer is near a South facing wall that for kicks i put a thermometer up next to it and was amazed to see an area temp of 111 degrees near it. I use a Thermaltake MiniOrb which works great until it gets hot like lately. Fortunately, i just take of on side cover and put a small fan blowing acr... Read more

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I recently purchased a used Acer Aspire One netbook. The netbook I opted for was the 8.9 inch screen, 160GB harddrive, 1GB RAM version that come installed with Windows XP.

So, the other night I get a virus on it that makes it so I have to buy this company's spyware blocker or I can't even browse the internet. Antivirus Live I believe it was. So, I followed a tutorial on bleepingcomputer to remove it. I did this successfully. But then, my computer started freezing up and then crashing while browsing the internet. This was followed by a loud beeping noise that continually played until I either hold the power button or yank the battery.

So, I say screw it and freshly install Windows XP off the partition on the harddrive and the problem STILL happens. I have no idea what is causing this, but I think Antivirus Live should be liable.

Anyways, any help would be appreciated. I just got this thing and was loving it until this happened.

Answer:Freeze and long continuous beep

Nobody...? Please help me!

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Hi there,

My PC:
Dell dimension 9200

Whislt booted in windows XP, randomly the PC will freeze and 1 continuous beep comes from the motherboard. I have to turn off the computer and boot it back up again. There are no beeps during boot up.

Before windows freezes, each program I am running slowly stops working.
I can chat on MSN messenger for abit until eventually it stops working.
When I right click on the desktop the menus appear semi transparent.

After that everything freezes and 1 continous beep comes from the motherboard.

I have not installed any new hardware or software. It just happened randomly.

I have 2 1gig ram, I tried using only 1 of those each to see if it could be the memory but the PC still crashed regardless of the memory stick I use. Though this doesn't rule out the possibility that both memory sticks are broke (unlikey though?).

I tried replacing my graphics card, it still occured. I ran the hard disk diagnostic which said they pass.

I checked that all cables were fitted correctly and refit them just encase.

Tried to install windows again using windows recovery, which took ages cause the PC kept hanging, so that obviously is a hardware problem.

I can only assume it is either the Power supply or the motherboard. Though I could be wrong and it could be both memory sticks.

Hoping it is the power supply because i've heard replacing a motherboard with a dell pc is not easily possible. The pc has ran out of it's warrenty.

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Answer:Windows XP freezes and 1 continuous beep

Have you checked to see if you have the "stickey Keys" feature turned on or have you tried a different key board? either could cause the described problem.

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A Acer desktop was dropped of with me with the discription being it wont start up and it beeps. After futher investigation: When you power up the system the fans start then stop then start. Then no boot screen or anything just one continuous beep. I was able to get it started up once by clearing the CMOS and reseating the Ram, but that won't work for some reson now. Either it's a virus or the Ram is not sufficant or bad. The system is running Vista 32 bis. with only 1gb of ram which if that was all might work, but they are also running Quickbooks 07 and a few other heafty programs. any sugestions

Answer:Continuous solid Beep will not Boot

Hello Ahudek,
Remove all the ram and try one stick at a time, see if that does it.
Also check the connections to the graphics card/cards.
It does sound like a memory problem, but i got this when a power lead to a graphics card went bad.

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I have a 4 year old T60p type 2007-B49.  This morning when I went to wake it up, it emitted a one long, continuous beep and did nothing on screen.  After a few seconds, I powered down.  I started up, it went to the Windows XP splash screen and gave out a long beep.  Scared, I powered down again. Powered up in Safe Mode, got a bunch of gibberish (safe mode has always been janky on this machine).  Powered down, shook the machine around (see below), powered up in Last Known Good, and it was fine.  I'm working on it now. But I want to figure out what happened.  My suspicious is the fan.  Here's why: 1. I had a fan go out half a year ago ("Fan Error" at startup, no boot).  I replaced it.3. Two months ago, I took the laptop on a trip.  When I got to my hotel, I got a "Fan Error" message.  When I returned home, everything was fine.  Something must've been jostled loose one the outbound trip and jostled back into place on the return trip. However, I did NOT get a "Fan Error" this time, just a continuous beep.  The beep sounded like the beep emitted by my PC when the CPU overheats, also leading me to think it's the fan.  My CPU temps are at 53c right now.  I don't know if that's normal or not for a laptop.  Thanks for your advice in advance

Answer:continuous beep at wake up -- fan issue?

53 degrees idling in a T60p is not considered abnormal. download, tpfancontrol and play with the various fan settings, see whether the fan do anything abnormally. 
A new fan/heatsink costs around 70 USD, so it is not that terribly expensive. 

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For a while now I have been having a problem where if I am in a program (seems mostly to be in games that want lots of resources) my computer will suddenly freeze and an awful buzzing noise will begin to come out of my speakers(NOT from the case). I saw a post about something like this from a previous user, but he said that the noise came from his case speaker, so it seems that mine is different. My system specs are as follows:

Athlon XP 2100+
GeForce4 Ti4400
512mb RAM
80 GB HD
Audigy Sound Card

And her is my DXDiag:

System Information
Time of this report: 5/18/2003, 19:14:21
Machine name: PHELPS
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclient.010817-1148)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
Processor: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2100+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 77MB used, 1173MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0a (4.09.0000.0901)
DX Setup Parameters: /Silent
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0000.0901 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
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Answer:Buzz or Continuous beep and freeze

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Hi, My Acer x3810 went blank screen with cursor and gave 1 continuous beep when I clicked on a file in my usb flash drive. Recovery process finishes when I run the recovery disks, but on restart goes back to beeping with cursor. It powers up and beeps continuously with blank screen. OS is Vista

Answer:blank screen with cursor and 1 continuous beep

Check the RAM with this memory tester:

Click "Downloads" then click the first link in the list: ISO image for creating bootable CD (Windows - zip)

Unzip it and you will see an ISO file which is a CD-image file. Use IMGBURN to create a CD from the ISO file.
IMGBURN is here:

Boot your PC from the CD and run the test for at least five passes.

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A colleague spilt water over an Equium A200 and as a result it beeps continuously at startup. Actually you get a beep, followed immediately by another. However, if you press F1 it boots up OK and all is well. I have run diagnostics and have found nothing wrong.
The only problem is that one or two of the keys don't work so well if you touch them lightly.

Anyone have any ideas about resetting the beep, or what else I might do? Thanks.


Answer:Equium A200- Continuous beep at boot


I think it?s not easy to say why this happens but maybe the water has damaged the keyboard and so always a will be pressed? I don?t know it exactly.

I think it will not be so useful for you if we discuss about this here without testing it and we don?t have real facts so your notebook should be checked from a notebook technician. The guys can make a detailed diagnostic and order spare parts.

On the Toshiba website you can find a list of authorized service providers? Good luck!

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Hey I am working on my girlfriend's desktop, it's a 1-2 year old Sony Vaio and the problem is when I turn it on, the fans all run fast, then they gradually slow down, and then I hear a "beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" continuously from the inside. I have the covers off and checked all the cards and pieces to be sure everything is seated properly. Her parents had a new power supply put in and it still does the same thing.

Not sure what to try next. Any help let me know, thanks!

How i should include that she says every once in a blue moon it will turn on exactly normal and work fine. Thanks.

Answer:Sony Vaio Desktop Continuous Beep

Have you tried clearing CMOS by chance?

if you don't know how: unplug the PC from the wall. press the power button a few times to discharge any remaining power in the PSU. Remove the small silver coin battery on the motherboard. Leave it out for about 5 minutes. reinsert the coin battery, plug the computer back in, and turn it back on. See what happens then. If it still gives you the beep codes, try to find out what BIOS it has on it, and use this to help you figure out what the beep code means:
Computer Post / Beep codes

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Hi guys, i was trying to surf the net about 20 mins ago on my computer when all of a sudden the power just turned right off, i initially thought black out, but none of the other computers crashed. And then my computer tried to restart, and it seemed like the power kept on cutting on and off, so i turned the PSU off at the back, waited, turned back on and restarted and i just get the continuous beeps and the screen flashes a message saying i havent plugged in the power on my AGP. But there is lights on the AGP and everything else starts running. The fan on the graphics card runs and everything. I unplugged every cable from the PSU and reconnected, the AGP is still snug in its slot.

Computer is about 4-5 months old, all parts purchased separately and i installed, there has not been any problems until now.

Antec sonata 2 smartpower PSU, 450W which has only 1 PCIe power cable.
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 mobo
Gecube 1900XTXD-VIE3 512mb radeon PCIe.
Intel Core2 DUO E6600 2.4GHz1066MHz FSB 4MB L2 cache
300GB Western Digital HDD SATA2 7200rpm
2GB GSkill (2x1GB) DDR2800 4-4-4-12 (F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ)
Benq 19inch monitor
Samsung 16xDVD DL oem Optical drive
Nortons Internet Secruity, updated when it booted, bout 15 mins before the crash.

Any more info you want i am more than willing to provide,
Thank you in advanced

Answer:Random crash, bios continuous beep

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My son's PC crashed whilst he was using it the other day and he had to hard shut down (holding in the power button). Now it will not start, it simply gives a continual beep and shows a black screen with a flashing cursor.
The pc has an Intel i3 processor, an ASUS P8H61-M LE motherboard. We have already tried new RAM sticks in case the RAM had failed but that made no difference.
Any ideas - could it be hard drive failure? How can we tell?

Answer:Continuous beep and black screen with cursor

More likely to be a component failure than HDD. Beep codes should point to exact problem, listen carefully, does it match any of those listed below?
One short beep - VGA detected, No keyboard detected
Two short beeps - When using Crashfree to recover BIOS, the new BIOS is successfully recognized.
One continuous beep followed by two short beeps then a pause (repeated) - No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three short beeps - No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four short beeps - Failure of Hardware component

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Hey all,

I just recently got a large hardware upgrade (new mobo, video card, psu, RAM) and have run into problems getting things up and running. Here are my new specs.

Asus P5N-D 750i
OCX GeForce 8800GT 512MB
OCZ DDR2 PC26400 RAM (4GB package)
Corsair TX 650W Power Supply
Note: Using an Intel Pentium D 2.66 mhz processor from old system

I had a friend who is very experienced with installing computer hardware come by and over-see the installation. Everything was double checked that they were installed properly. When we powered on the system we got a long continuous post error beep coming from, i assume the motherboard. We tried disconnecting the RAM (didn't have another stick of working compatible DDR2 RAM to test with) and still got the same thing. My buddy seems to think my CPU may be the problem, as the video card was tested to work fine.

I guess i should also mention that last week i had a PSU malfunction that may have fried my old motherboard, so there is definitely a possibility that the old PSU also took the processor with it as well... Anyone have similar issues or know what a continuous loud post error beep on an Asus motherboard means? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Long continuous post error beep!

Well it depends a bit on what BIOS you have what a continuous beep can mean but in general it means there is a memory error but can mean a system board failure or even a PSU failure.

So what BIOS do you have?

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Windows XP student edition upgrade ... whatever
I'm running a Celeron 2.7GHz processor
Radeon 9250 excalibur graphics card
DDR 512 ram (x2), so a GIG.
Gigabyte mother board
Cyclone Power supply 400W
Vibra 128 soundcard
(if more info is needed please ask )

My computer has recently started freezing unexpectedly and the first occurances were whilst playing the only game i play, Counter Strike: Source. I thought it was just some random problem so i restarted and the computer froze when it got to the little 'windows is loading' stage with the moving bar. I freaked out and turned it off, and came back about 10 minutes later and the computer started up again fine.

I decided to test it a little running simple MSN and windows media player (WMP), and it works fine, no problems. I turned MSN and WMP off and logged into a server on CS: S, and about 4 minutes into the game the computer freezes, the screen blackens (sometimes retains the last image on screen) and the speakers output a continuous beeping sound, which can be ceased by turning speakers off.

Now, it's really scaring me because i'm on holidays and i've still got another week of nothing to do! CS is my last resort for boredem after my work, and it's a cheap way for someone my age to amuse themselves!

If you've ever encountered this before, please help me..


P.S. This problem ALSO occured on my previous machine, i replaced mother board, RAM, Processor with identic... Read more

Answer:Unexpected Windows Freezing + continuous beep

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My laptop is making a continuous single beep when I turn it on. It goes to a black screen and won't load Windows. Tried f12 but nothing happened. How do I fix it?

Answer:Laptop continuous single beep when turned on

Unplug the system, remove or disconnect  the battery and hold the power button for 30 seconds.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules if they're removeable.
If that doesn't solve the problem, you have a bad main system board.
If you require further information we'll need the model information (i.e., XPS L322x, Inspiron N5110, etc.).

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my asus a8v deluxe based computer works fine, completely funtional. however, ever since i built it, whenever it is turned off, the motherboard will eventually start making a continuous beep that never stops until i turn the computer on again. whats going on??

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switch the power on and nothing happens except for a continuous beeping. any ideas?
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 98 Second Edition (H3660) [WIN98SE]

MOTHERBOARD: RM Aopen MX36LE MicroATX VIA Apollo PLE133 Chipset [MX36LE]

CPU: Celeron 800MHz KNI (100MHz Front Side Bus)

RAM: 64MB (SDRAM) (upgraded to 256mb)

VIDEO: VGA Integrated Via VT8601 [_ATRI2D]
SOUND: Integrated AC97 Audio (AD1885 CODEC) [0AVIAC97]

Answer:(Solved) Continuous beep won't boot Award Bios

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Anyone have any experience with a continuous disabling/enabling of a USB device (in this case a printer) after installing on an X201 running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit?  Printer (older HP 2420) installs as expected in Win 7 and test page prints as desired.  Shortly thereafter the device seems to drop/readd continuously, and the only way to fix is to unplug the device. Any assistance?  Thanks.

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i allowed Windows Assist to make some changes and after that experienced following problems -  1. Display became black2. Continuous beep sound3. Keyboard is inactive Tried to resolve the problem by making some changes in the settings of "sticky keys". Has'nt helped.

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Hi all, I have bought HP Pavilion G6 about 4 years back. Now while turned on the continuous beep sound is coming but after while the system will open. After turned on the cursor would not , if i press "ESC" key the cursor becomes active and again some error sound will come and it will not work properly. There is a lag while using the touch pad and also  If i delete the file it is not deleting. Please suggest if i can do anything for that problem before carrying to the service center.

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Long time no see, friends.
My beloved I570 is acting up, probably some sort of Alzheimer or similar.
Here is what happened, will try to be short.
Initially I was using PCIE SATA card to attach 4 more HDDs to the system, then SATA card died (already second in this PC), so I decided to remove all extra HDDs sitting in the case.
Did all standard precautions, including grounding etc. In order to remove HDDs I had to clear MOBO of a lot of cables and remove GPU. Long story short, after I put everything back together and attempted to boot up, I got long continuous beep and WIN7 sliding bar freezes almost at the end, no further activity, just a long beep. BIOS was not accessible as well.
So, I removed GPU, pull out MOBO 24 pin PSU cable, removed CMOS battery, did multiple 30 sec press and hold power button thing, left everything dead completely for about 30 minutes - completely reset system clock and all BIOS settings to default. Also, swap RAM (I have 2 sticks in slots 3 and 4) places. Put everything back, fired up, went to BIOS and fixed everything, DONE, rebooted and everything went back to normal.
Multiple restarts were OK, did also a few cold reboots with some minutes apart - all seems to be normal. Turn it off for a day or so.
Now problem is back again, like nothing happened.
Please, help if someone actually can. I checked multiple thread here and all over the WEB. My keyboard is clean, RAM was resettled, all connectors are firmly attached. This doesn't make any sense.
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"Desktop" and "taskbar" just blinks on-off-on-off and so on, can't come further can't come to use fault finding facility, "locked" in that possition.

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I have a T5500, and anytime I stress the CPUs the system starts a continuous, constant beep noise.
The system still appears to run normally and the CPU temps are also under control, just the annoying sound.
I do not see a continuous sound anywhere in the manual so I don't know what this means.
This is an old machine and out of warranty so if I cannot find the problem, can I just turn off or disconnect the speaker making the noise?

Answer:[Solved] T5500 Workstation continuous beep with high CPU usage.

Solved, I feel like such an idiot. Someone helped me find the problem. I am powering the PC with a UPS unit right next to it and it clearly does not have the juice to power the T5500 anywhere close to full load.
So after days of troubleshooting I found it to be a simple ID10T error.

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Few months back my dell inspiron 3537 64-bit 6GB ram with i5 processor has fell down from table. It worked well even though there was a crack on the backside of the screen near right hinge.  But now from past one week it  giving trouble in many ways ! Whenever I try to start it it either starts to give continuous short beeps or goes into looping restart. I can hear the drive sound and see power led glowing but the screen doesnt display anything except for changing from dark black to light black. Hdd led also doesnt blink. Please help me configure the issue and solve it.

Answer:Inspiron 3537 gives continuous short beep and looping restart

How many beeps between pauses?
Can you get to the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) -- press immediately after starting the system?

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For the past two weeks my laptop has been beeping. It doesn't beep when I first turn the computer on. Once I'm to the desktop it starts to beep and it's VERY inconsistent. It may beep 5 every five minutes or every 20 minutes. Sometimes it beeps once and other times its beeped two or three times fast. And occasionally I get the BSOD saying something about "dumping my physical memory." On top of that when I load the computer I get an error saying that my Catalyst Control Centre is not working. I just assumed all these things were connected.

A few months ago my hard drive died so I installed a new one. I haven't had any issues until the issues I listed above, all of which start just a few weeks ago. Unfortunately my warranty has expired so Dell's support hasn't been much help.

So does this sound like the hard drive I installed is creating the issues? Any advice is very helpful!

Answer:Dell Studio 1536 with Vista 64 has a continuous beep and BSOD

Have you checked for crud in your keyboard... any cause for a sticking key, sticking space bar, etc.

Don't see how the hard drive could cause the problem.

Have you looked at all the Dell Beep Codes... They are posted elsewhere on this TechSpot forum... that could give you a starting point.

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I am having inspiron 14r and I am facing some issue with it recently.
After starting my laptop, it works fine for 4-5 minute. After that continuous beep sound is coming.
It is very loud
Please help me.
Also, there is no problem with the screen or other software in the lappy. Only the continuous loud beep sound starts and after that laptop gets hanged.

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This is Varun from India. Could anyone please help me fix a problem which has been haunting me from the last two days. This problem is currently occuring in my satellilte Pro A200. Actually the problem is that there is a continuous beep sound from an internal speaker during start-up that is when the name TOSHIBA appers at the time of starting and moreover it freezes there right on that screen. But , I somehow kept using my system by pressing F5 or F9 and then letting it start manually in NORMAL MODE.

But, i can't keep doing this all the time. And moreover, this beep sound blows continuously only while starting the system and it goes on hanged up in the same screen until i press either F5 or F9. I kept restoring my system but to no use. Could any one please help me out in this.

Sincerely waiting for the reply.....


Answer:Satellite Pro A200: A continuous beep sound during start up and freezing


To be honest it is very strange issue. Is some external device connected to your notebook?
Have you tried to update BIOS to latest version?

Sorry but I believe in such case there is no much you can do. Maybe BIOS update, clean OS installation. That?s all.
Maybe you should contact nearest service and ask what it can be.

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Hello, my pc (specs below) often freezes, after which turning it off is the only option, or it shuts down without warning, after which it will try to reboot. Upon rebooting there is often a loud continuous beep and the pc won't start up. This problem occurs almost exclusively within 15 minutes of booting up, and once it happens it will occur several times. Sometimes it works for hours straight, and if I keep it in sleep mode instead of turning it off it can work for days straight.

I've tried resetting the computers to the manufacturers settings three times, after which it worked fine for a month or two. But then the problem starts again. I hope someone can help me here.

The pc is an acer x3990, running windows 7 home premium 64 bit,
intel core i5 2320
NVIDIA GeForce GT520 up to 4095MB

Answer:Computer freezes/shuts down, loud continuous beep when rebooting

Quote: Originally Posted by Coolbest

Hello, my pc (specs below) often freezes, after which turning it off is the only option, or it shuts down without warning, after which it will try to reboot. Upon rebooting there is often a loud continuous beep and the pc won't start up. This problem occurs almost exclusively within 15 minutes of booting up, and once it happens it will occur several times. Sometimes it works for hours straight, and if I keep it in sleep mode instead of turning it off it can work for days straight.

I've tried resetting the computers to the manufacturers settings three times, after which it worked fine for a month or two. But then the problem starts again. I hope someone can help me here.

The pc is an acer x3990, running windows 7 home premium 64 bit,
intel core i5 2320
NVIDIA GeForce GT520 up to 4095MB

According to this:

Beep Codes - Acer Aspire X3990 Service Manual [Page 79]

it's a memory error. Try running Memtest86+ on the laptop overnight (if you can get it to run that long) and see if it finds any errors.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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hello.. i'm new here... and i need some help... my computer is AMD Athlon 850Mhz... i'm using genious keyboard and a4tech mouse... 3 days ago, we decided to replace both since they are old enough to retire... so we bought a brand new generic keyboard and generic optical mouse, but after installing these devices during startup (counting and detecting devices) i'm hearing a continuous beep sound and it will stop when entering windows xp but i keyboard and mouse are not functional... please help!

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Hi, I own a Dell Inspiron N5110 i5 processor laptop with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard disk. Its getting 14 months since I bought it.From the last few days, I could see that the machine makes beep sound on start up till the windows starts. The sound gets disappeared after OS starts. Especially if I turn on the lap from hibernation mode, some time rebooting also make the beep sound. However, I observed a similar low tone inside the system even when the machine is running. I have been using a cooler also to reduce the heat, all keys are working fine no thing is jammed, I have performed the dell H/W diagnostics test all the results were passed. Drivers are all updated, the processor fan i also running correctly. I am wondering what can be the reason.
Please do share your thoughts and suggestions about this issue.

Answer:Continuous beep sound from my Dell inspiron n 5110 laptop on start up ??

I have tried something from another forum that I found, but do not have the link so I cannot copy and paste or give credit to the poster.  This is what I did:
1) Unplug all power from the laptop
2) Remove the battery
3) Hold down the power button for approximately 15 seconds.
4) Reattach the battery and/or plug in the power supply.
5) Power on the laptop.
This solved my problem.

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I just got a beautiful new laptop for Christmas (HP Pavilion g7 1260ca). Every time I start it up, it starts in "Windows Boot Manager" and makes me select Windows 7 as my operating system. That's annoying in it's self (why won't it just start on it's own! It's not like I'm running another operation system as well!) but what's even worse, as the text is appearing on the screen, a loud obnoxious beep sounds with each word that appears!
I checked to make sure no keys are stuck, so it's not that. Once I choose Windows 7, I'm able to sign in with no problem.
How can I turn off the beep? And how can I make Windows 7 start automatically?

Answer:Starts in Windows Boot Manager and LOUD continuous beep sounds!

Hello ChelseyWol Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Brand new and under warranty! Take it right back! Don't attempt to do any repairs yourself! That would likely void the warranty the unit comes with.

The default preinstalled copy of Windows 7 should at least upto the point where you would select the user account during the initial setup. Refer to the user guide as well to make you followed the procedure correctly there too.

The beeping part however does sound a bit odd and the purchaser who gave you the laptop may want to bring it back in to the store or dealer where it was bought for examination or replacement if a problem is found.

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My Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop (4 yrs old)  continuously beeps on startup and it goes when I press any key. But it is getting hang as soon as the windows is open and getting an error message like windows performance is low. Please let me know the reason for this issue and how it can be fixed.

Answer:Dell Inspiron N4050 continuous beep sound during start up and getting hang once the windows is open

Beep codes and their meanings:

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Hi, I have a acer travelmate 4070 laptop when you turn it on it starts beeping loud,
I started clicking enter so it can boot quick lol as soon laptop booted, opened window
went to normal screen operation it stopped beeping.
I gave it a shut down, turned it on again and that loud beeping started again.
Sounds like a smoke detector lol the beep wont stop, what can it be ?

Answer:Beep, Beep wont stop

how many beeps? tell us the sequence of beeps heard. need more specs of your machine as well

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the BIOS doesn't beep during startup but can beep later such as when i hold three buttons at a time

Answer:My computer does not beep on startup but can beep later

Has it ever beeped at POST?

I've had systems that did, some that didn't (probably because I didn't have the system speaker properly connected).


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Hi guys,

I have a Tecra M1 which starts up with a double beep which goes on for around a count of 28 or 30. Meanwhile light between the power and battery lights blinks at a rate of around 6 seconds on and 6 seconds off. Nothing else happens.

Where can I get information about the error codes as displayed by these symptoms?

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Blinking amber light and double beep on start up - Tecra M1


Unfortunately there is no public document about those codes. What happen when you try to start your Tecra without battery and connected to AC power supply only?

What I know for sure is that when the microcontroller detects some defect in power supply the blinking code will be sent. You can not do anything alone. Contact service partner in your country and ask what the best solution is.

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Hi - Just recently started experiencing this problem with my D400. The system status LED is blinking, which according to the user guide means that WHS is either booting or shutting down.  The Network LED shows activity.  Problem is that I can't get on the D400 via remote desktop. Frustrating.  Talked with support already, said only option is to send in to depot or find a local resource to troubleshoot or fix.  Problem is that we have our music/photos on this thing.  Support also said that if we factory reset data on all drives will be erased. Looking for help wherever I can get it.  Thanks! Scott

Answer:D400 - system status LED blinking, network LED blinking

Hi scottdcm, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
To get your music/photos off the system before returning it for service, connect the hard drive(s) to another computer with a SATA connection. An external USB/SATA connector or drive enclosure will also do the job.
You can also remove any drives you have added before shipping it for service.
Hope this helps!

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I have a dell precision T5610 that I just received and was in working condition.  The system had two SATA hard drives in and RAID 1 configuration and it and was booting find into Windows 10 Pro.  I tried to replace one of the hard drives with an SSD drive and tried to reinstall Windows (with the Windows DVD in the DVD drive) and the system wouldn't boot.  I have tried to enter the BIOS by entering "F2" and it says "Entering Setup", but never does.  I have tried pressing "F12" to change the boot order, but it never enters that screen either.  I just have a blinking cursor just after the RAID controller output.  The system stops with lights "1 2 3" on and "4" is off and just hangs there forever.  Any thoughts as to what might be wrong?

Answer:Dell Precision T5610 Won't Boot, Blinking Cursor, 1, 2, 3 LED status, no beep codes

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Hey im running windows XP professional on a AMD Athlon 1700+CPU with 256B of ram.

MY problem goes like this

I'll be using the computer, usually playing mp3's talking on msn and have one or two internet explorer windows open when the system will just freeze, cant move mouse, no response at all.
So I press restart and nothing happens, wont even activate the monitor or anything, i can hear the CPU fan on and the tower looks like its active but nothing comes up on screen.
After many attempt of pressing off and on I can usually get the computer to start to find that it will freeze only after a few mins after loading XP.
Is this a hardware problem? Anyone with any suggestions on how to fix this would be most appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Answer:System freezes, then wont startup - WIN XP

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 5:38:23, on 16/04/2002
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\DU Meter\DUMETER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\NCLTools\NclTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 5\DataLayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\Services\ServiceLayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\MP3 Shield\MP3Shield.exe
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Answer:System freezes, then wont startup - WIN XP

Place HijackThis in its own folder,thats where the backups are stored.

Run hijackthis again and put a checkmark against these entries....double check
in case you miss anything....
.....then,close all browser and outlook windows including this one and "fix checked"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Debug ] C:\WINDOWS\SMSS.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Reboot.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)

Reboot into safe mode by following instructions here:
then as some of the files or folders you need to delete may be hidden do this:
Open Windows Explorer & Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and untick "hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders"
Click "Apply" then "OK"

Locate and remove:
See if that solves your problem.

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I have a refurbished Inspiron 17 Laptop.  The original one I purchased was replaced by Dell as it had many problems.  I am really starting to lose my faith in Dell.  
Just within the last month when I hit the power button it just beeps continuously.  I have looked at the beep codes and it is just one beep continuously.  Every once in a while it will boot up normally as if nothing happened. There is no rhyme or reason to it.  I have done extensive research on this and have done everything I have seen suggested.  I have reseated the memory, the keyboard, the hard drive, etc. etc.  I have taken the battery out, unplugged all devices and peripherals and held the power button down to get rid of extra static etc.  Please advise.  Thanks.  

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This is what i have so farGA-P55A- UD3L MBIntel i5 1156 DDR3-10600 (2X2GB sticks)Centurion 550 mid tower case w 2 fans400W power supplyAfter assembly I tried powering it on and it comes on for 1 -2 secs then powers off in a continous loop, I disassembled everything down to just the CPU and CPU fan and still problem remains.  When I plug in the 4 pin 12v connector it doesn't come on at all......any suggestions?......Thanks in advance

Answer:Motherboard powers on for 1 -2 secs then powers off continuous loop no post beep

Power_good signal maybe..Try another power supply of equal or greater wattage.

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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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My computer ran out of battery, Im trying to start it up again but it wont even in safe mode or any of the other options in the F8 menu.I already let it stand for a while and restarted it again.Any suggestions?
Asus EEpc
Windows XP

Answer:System Wont Startup Even in Safe Mode

Hi dalva105,

Please provide a bit more information including the system specs of the computer. Is the computer a desktop or a laptop? Do you hear any noises when you turn on the computer? Using a Windows XP CD, try performing a windows repair and see if this process helps you out.

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Heres my problem....

I swapped out a harddrive with windows 2000 pro from my dell dimension v400 to a dimension xpst550. The V400 has ATI Rage. The dimension xpst550 has a 32mb diamond viper v770 with nividia tnt. Everything went ok.
I set up the monitor using the driver that windows 2000 found and recommended. No problems.... The system and the monitor worked fine.

I went to Nvidia's web site and downloaded the latest drivers for this.. I had a couple of hang ups where Windows would shut down the program, in Microsoft Money. Web pages were no problem.

So after a few more incidents of hanging up and shutting down the money program I uninstalled the Nvidia downloaded driver.. No more problems after setting up the moniter size etc again....

This is where I fouled up.... I went to Diamonds website and downloaded their driver for the Viper card. It stated clearly that it supported windows 9x and nt. I said what the hell and installed it.

Now I get the blue screen on startup saying I need to uninstall the driver or the hardware, something to this effect. I can't get windows to boot even in safe mode. What are my options to get out of this!

Domie D.

Answer:New graphics driver, system wont startup

When trying to boot in safe mode, have you tried "Last known good configuration" ? ?


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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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When I start the laptop, the first black screen loads, and then directly skips to an error message saying "Windows cannot start because the Windows/system32/config/system file is either corrupt or missing." Then it prompts you to try to load Windows using the installation CD.....which I do not have! Whoever's reading this, PLEASE please help me, the laptop's like, my life, and I haven't had the common sense to back up anything....any help would be MUCH appreciated!

Answer:Wont startup; error-Windows/system32/config/system

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Hi, im new on here but have used the site many times when looking for solutions to my problems.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 (win 7) which ran out of battery and shut down as normal. When i went to restart it it said that it could not restore the session so i could try again or delete the data and start again. I initially went for the restore (twice) but it failed to load up, causing the machine to abruptly shut down. I the decided to use the delete session and start again option which again, did not work and led to the machine abruptly shutting down.
I started the machine up again and was prompted to runthe startup repair software which again caused an abrupt shutdown. I managed to start in safe mode which lasted for 5 mins but again shut down abruptly.
On the last start up i got a blue screen saying something about a serious error, it only stayed on screen for 20 secs or so so i couldnt write it down.
I cant do anything as the machine shuts down anytime up to 5 mins after powering on - never getting windows 7 running.
The fan is also running constantly and appears to be working very hard.
I have not installed any new software (to the best of my knowledge)
Is it a HDD problem? or something else?
Can anyone please shed some light as to why this is happening and suggest a fix if possible. I need my computer back!!!
Thanks in advance,

Answer:Dell Inspiron1545 wont start up - system shuts down using startup repair

Hello! One small thought! Is your fan running and when is the last time you cleaned your vents??

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I am having a problem wit one of my comps. Its a PC (Compaq) desktop, that was originally running ME but we then downloaded XP onto it bout 2-3 years ago. Anyways when we start up the computer it loads up to the xp loading window then blue screen flashes for a split second. then it restarts over and over again. This goes on forever. I tried shutting it down right after the XP loading window and used the safe mode but same thing happens can someone help?

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