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No BIOS, POST or beep when starting

Question: No BIOS, POST or beep when starting

Hi!I've been having a dreadful issue where my computer won't start up at all. the fans and drive will all start up, but nothing else happens. No beep, no BIOS, no Windows. I've tried discharging, removing the battery, changing CPU cooler, removing ram, unplugging all power supply cables and everything. Still nothing. And nothing comes up.Can anyone help out?

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Answer: No BIOS, POST or beep when starting

How old is you laptop? Are you the first owner?When did you last have it serviced or repaired? Have you or anybody made recent changes?Please give make and model.

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Hi!I've been having a dreadful issue where my computer won't start up at all. the fans and drive will all start up, but nothing else happens. No beep, no BIOS, no Windows. I've tried discharging, removing the battery, changing CPU cooler, removing ram, unplugging all power supply cables and everything. Still nothing. And nothing comes up.Can anyone help out?

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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 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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I need some help on an issue that is driving me crazy. I have a BioStar M7NCD Ultra motherboard ( http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails...el=m7ncd+ultra )

It was running great with 3 sticks of memory when I purchased this online. I was downloading some stuff off the net and went to bed.

I came back in the morning to a black screen but the PC seemed to be running. No key combo would bring it out of the black screen. So I hit the reset button and I was presented with a single long BIOS beep (stops then repeats) but nothing else.

I have tried the memory in other machines, I have tried the graphics card in other machines - all functioning properly.

I purchased a brand new stick of DDR333 512mb of memory and placed this in the board - same results of the long bios beep.

I have reset the CMOS jumper, I have removed and replaced the battery - same long BIOS beep.

I have tried the normal "tricks of the trade" but still cannot get anything other than the single long BIOS beep, no picture, nothing beyond this beep.

Can anyone offer some help that can get my system back up and running?

Answer:Single long BIOS beep - no post

I had this on an old pc and it turned out to be dodgy RAM, but seeing as urs works fine in another system it cant be that. Maybe the slot itself?

Have u tried changing the keyboard? a stuck one will cause a boot prob.
How is ur PSU? try swopping that if u can.

Other than that i cant help sorry

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When i turn on my computer i heard no post beep and i got just a balck screen. I took out the memory no beep. I disconnected all the power connector except the one to power the mobo and no beep either. Any other suggestions or what you think is the promblem? thankz
 

Answer:No post beep and no bios just a black screen

"Sounds like a dead BIOS chip..." From the limited description... Power supply or motherboard may be bad. Bios chips fail more from bad attemps of updating or flashing rather than out-of-the-blue
 

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I have recently installed a second hand Gigabyte GA-8SIMLH M/board into my socket 478 P4 machine replacing a Gigabyte GA-8SG667 board. Specification on both boards say that the 2.0GHz 400FSB CPU and 512 MB DDR333 (single) memory chip I had originally installed are compatible. On starting the machine with the GA-8SIMLH M/board installed, the machine almost immediately gives off short, repeated beeps. Nothing else happens, and there is no video dispay. I have searched websites and asked Gigabyte for help but from that have only become more confused. I have stripped the PC down to M/board, power supply (300W) CPU and memory, with the only connector attached to the board being the soft start. It still beeps. I have then removed the memory - still beeps, but takes an extra second to do so - replaced the memory and removed the CPU - no more beeps. It appears the BIOS is saying that the CPU has failed, but I am not sure. I am also not sure that a single memory chip is appropriate for the GA-8SIMLH board. Has anyone had any experience with this problem? What is the BIOS beep code telling me? What has my own experiment told me? Many thanks in anticipation of your help.

Answer:Phoenix BIOS POST Beep codes

Taking the CPU out proves nothing. What did Gigagbyte tell you that was confusing. What do the beep codes mean according to their site?

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HI guys .
Before hand thanks for help and point me into to right direction and apologize of English not my first language.
Ok here is my situation now:
I installed New motherboard with new processor and new power source, new memory ram, but with the same video card and same sound card.
Power Source:
Enermax server EPS=12V, 660w
Model Mobo:
Gigabyte GA-EP43-UDS3L
Processor:
Intel CORE2 DUO 2.93 GHz socket LGA 775 E7500 cache 3MB <----updated type name missed before,sorry.
Memory Ram:
Corsair 4 GB DDR2 twin2X4096-6400C5 G
Sound Card:
Diamond Xtreme sound 5.1
Video Card:
Nvidia 8800 GT
The H.D.
Checked to have connection to power -(No New) has Windows XP x64 bit installed. 200gb.
Checked to power connection - Floppy drive the same as well no new "oldie"

But we got black screen in the monitor and a " Big Long constant Beep !! " , the computer turns on, the fans are on .
we unplugged immediately and turn off the power source.

This is my check list of Install .

We have the same HD and is the no slave.
I check that the ATX_12v is connected properly to the board and power source.
I check that the ATX 24 is connected and seated properly.
I check all connections of H.D., Floppy and DVD Rom are seated and connected properly.
I check memory ram seated properly.
I check video card seated properly.
I check SATA2 1 seated and connected properly.
IDE seated and connected properly.
Floppy FDD connected properly and plug to power.
H.D. connected to board and conne... Read more

Answer:Solved: New Motherboard-No post-No bios screen- BIG BEEP

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Hi Guys
POST does not complete. Two big fat beeps. Anyone any ideas?
Thanks in advance
Blakblayd

Answer:Equium A300D - BIOS POST beep codes

Hi

In most cases the BIOS beeps are result of motherboard problem.
It?s hard to say what part might be affected on motherboard.
But here is page which provides some info about BIOS beep codes:
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

You have no many options; what you can do is to test/remove the RAM.
Maybe RAM is faulty? otherwise it?s motherboard related and in such case the mobo needs to be replaced.

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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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Need help here. I have already read through several other threads of people with the same problem, though none of them seem to have exactly the same symptoms. The threads I read are here:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/wind...-wont-boot--No-BIOS-beep-or-video-signal.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=27&threadid=1919799

My Problem:
I am building a new computer. Basic components are:
Asus P5LD2 Deluxe Motherboard
Intel Pentium D Processor 950, 3.4GHz, LGA775 Pkg, 2x2 L2 Cache, UP only
DDR2 1g RAM
ATI Radeon X 1600 Pro

Just like the other people in those threads, I can turn on the power to my computer, all the interior fans come on, the LED on the motherboard is glowing green, seems to be power everywhere there needs to be.

Except the computer won't post. The monitor stays black, and there are no bios beeps. I can't tell if the computer is loading anything or not. It just sits there like a giant rock. I can turn the power on and off with the main tower switch, though the reset doesn't seem to be doing anything. I figure that's nothing to worry about, since if the computer isn't posting anything, there is nothing to interupt.

My problem seems to differ slightly from the other people in that, just to make sure my speakers were working, I took the RAM out and rebooted. Except I still didn't get any bios beeps telling me there was a hardward problem. That leads me to suspect there is a problem w... Read more

Answer:Asus P5LD2 Deluxe mobo won't post or bios beep

I believe that the X1600 pro only needs the power connection for the AGP version. Yours is a PCIe-16x version so the power connection (I believe) is not needed. If it is needed, there would be a 4pin molex jack on the top right side of the card (opposite from the side that mounts to your case).

As for what bios supports your CPU, it depends on which revision your CPU is. Revision B1 is supported by bios version 0415 or newer. But revision C1 was not supported until bios version 0603.

I don't understand the bios number you have provided enough to tell if it means your board has been updated, perhaps someone else can help out with that (I am at work now). If your CPU is the C1 revision, then an out of date bios would explain things.

By the way, are you sure your board is not shorting out on the case? (You used the riser pins)?

Also, what make is your PSU and how many watts is it rated at?

What speed/make ram are you using?
 

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Hi, I recently built a custom computer and the minute I turn it on, it immediately has 2 short beeps, and 1 loud irritatingly long beep... At first I figured it was because there was no OS installed, however the beep still continued after I installed XP successfully. I can successfully boot up Windows, install drivers/program and there is no visible problems.One thing I did afterwards was go into the bios and loaded optimal performance defaults. Surprisingly, the loud long beep disappeared, but the 2 short beeps continued and instead of the annoying long beep that follows right after, I receive the "successful boot beep" sound that I heard a million times in my previous computers. Dunno how to describe that sound but... its the beep sound that goes off on a successful post I believe.If there is ONE symptom, I found out that in the BIOS menu the keyboard response is EXTREMELY slow. For example, if I press the down arrow key, there is a 3~4 second lag before going down the menu. What does this imply? This happens in both my USB and ps/2 keyboards.Again, no visible problems after boot up but I'm concerned about problems that may prop up later along the road. I still have time to return/replace parts so I'd like to find out exactly what the problem is. Any recommendations?BTW my motherboard is an MSI G31M3-L V2 with an AMI bios. Ram is a Corsair DDR2 PC2-6400 Twin XMS(2gbx2). Listing these because it seems if there is hardware problem, its usually these two th... Read more

Answer:Bios beep during post, computer turns on fine - no visible problems, help!

http://www.bioscentral.com/  <<---go there and down the left hand side is a list of bios systems and the post beep codes, use that to identify what the beep codes mean. Gl

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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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When an IBM compatible computer is first turned on, the hardware runs a Power-On Self Test (POST). If errors are encountered during this POST test, they are usually displayed via an audio beep or in the form of a code number flashed across the screen. With this audio code in hand, you can determine what part of the system is having problems and find a solution.

<small>The pattern of beeps whether its the number of beeps or the length of those beeps will give you an indication of the actual problem. Its a distress signal from the computer in a morse code like pattern. Unless you have a diagnostic card to tell you more about the particular problem, you will have to use the charts below to decipher the computer error and get your machine back up and running.
Source: </small>BIOS Error Beep Codes

Answer:BIOS "POST" Beep Codes for AMI and Phoenix BIOS

handy.......
thanks.

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My Lenovo Z570 would not boot up properly. After pressing the power button with the AC adapter connected and the battery unplugged, the power light and the multimedia keys backlight (the ones above the keyboard and the 3 lights near the GPU switch) would stay turned on forever. The LCD screen would not turn on. I tried removing the hard drive and booting; removing the hard drive and RAM and booting; but the same thing occurs no matter what I tried. No beeps or POST error sounds / lights occurs. The fan would turn on for a couple of seconds and then turn off. Is something wrong with the motherboard or LCD?

Answer:Lenovo Z570 - BIOS POST not starting

I am suspecting issue with GPU , Please contact lenovo local service center
 
Cheers!!!

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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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Hi,my old BIOS IVKT06AUS I flash to new BIOS IVKT07A If i connect power adapter my computer automaticaly start without push the power button but start OK to Win.If i go to sleep mode and wake up with keyboard computer start to black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep :-(If i long push power button computer is off and i again short push power button computer start correctly (i see all running aplication as i wake up from sleep).From windows i switch off computer. Now if i disconnect power adapter and connect again i hear only beep and black screen (black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep)Again i must long press power and short press power and computer again working.I try change memory but same problem :-( Previous BIOS is OK withou this symptoms. I think is problem in new BIOS :-( Sorry for my English :-)Please help me.Thank You.   

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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.

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

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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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I have had a new PC for 3 weeks and ever since I got it you here a beep when you power up the PC,you hear the fans and the Hard drive spinning up and then you hear a beep I think the beep sound is normal but why I am concerned is that occasionally when I power the PC up sometimes I do not hear this beep and the monitor does not switch itself on from standby and when I do switch the monitor on manually it says no signal and returns to standby.Could anyone help me with this thanks.

Answer:Beep when starting up

A single short beep is normal. It's the PC BIOS carrying out the POST (power on self test), thats why its at start-up.

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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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

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 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 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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I have a 2.8 pentium chip with an Asus Mobo (P4P800 Deluxe)and 1.5 ram. About 2 months ago, on somewhat of a regular basis (up to three times a week) after turning on my computer (XP with all the updates), my computer lock up. I tap on my mouse and it gave me a single beep and nothing else. It should be noted that I have McAfee security suite and after logging in to the security suite (to use the internet) everything lock up. I thought it was the battery on my mobo, since on occasion, after booting up, it stuck in the area where the time and date was off. I changed the battery but the problem continues.
To fix the problem, i had to shut everything down, reboot and keep on rebooting until the problem goes away.
One option is to reinstall Mcafee security system again or just the necessary portions, i.e. virus scan and firewall.
I am at a loss and greatly appreciated any advices!
 

Answer:single beep after starting xp

It's not likely to be a Windows software problem, but a hardware one.

Do you have the motherboard manual that you can consult for various alert or alarm conditions?

I'd lean toward a power supply or motherboard fault. Have a look for swollen or leaking capacitors on the board, for one thing.

http://www.badcaps.net/ident/

A video card detection issue could be another possiblity. Try reseating it.

I'm going to move your thread to the hardware forum for further support.

That beep you hear may be your Asus motherboard's "probe" alarm. Check your System Tray for some type of notification alert.
 

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My new Pc DELL VOSTRO 260 is not working 1 beep
mbr cylinders 1024 is not equal to the bios one 1023 WHEN I type Insert this is the message
mbr cylinders 1024 is not equal to the bios one 1023
maybe i should change the motherborad?
 

Answer:Problem starting pc (1 beep)

Does the computer boot into BIOS (Dell logo with quick moving progress bar and F2 and F12 options that show briefly in upper right of screen)?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi,

I have an Acer aspire X3990, which is about 3 years old (or young).
This issue started a few days ago out of the blue.
I was using my computer until it got jammed, I waited but nothing happened, so I cut off the electricity to shut it down. When I turned the electricity on again, my computer started up too, but it gave one long beep sound. Something I've never experienced before. The monitor showed nothing and the beep didn't stop until I turned of the electricity again. When I turned it on again my computer worked perfectly fine. The day after it worked fine too.

Today, something similar happened. I turned my computer on, it started up normally, but it shut down automatically after a few minutes, then it started up again (I didn't do anything) and gave the same long beep.

I don't have any experience with hardware from computers whatsoever, does anyone know what the problem could be?

p.s. just a few side notes: I did leave my computer on sleeping mode for a few days prior to this, I use a lot of Photoshop (big software..?) and don't have much free space left.

Thanks,

Natascha
 

Answer:One long beep when starting computer

Beep codes for the aspire X3990
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/232907/Acer-Aspire-X3990.html?page=79
Problem with RAM.
 

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This is the second computer in a week from the same person, exact same problem. I turn on the computer, cooling fans start, I get no beep during the post (if that's even happening) and I get no signal to the monitor. ??? any ideas ?

Answer:No signal to monitor & no beep on post!!

Start from the beginning, Troubleshooting No Beep No Video - The PC Guide Discussion Forums - http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?t=39685.Louis

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I built a gaming PC about 3 months ago, Everything ran great, until last night.Now my computer starts up but;No beep, so probably no post test?my monitor searches and then displays "check signal cable"mouse deadkeyboard wont lightWhat does work are fans, dvd drive, lights on Motherboard, lights on PS.Interesting side note is I have to push the CPU cooler fan to get it running. Once started fans stays running. So maybe the CPU heated up and died? Could the CPU be fried? Causing the no post test?Any help would be welcomeThanks

Answer:Computer powers up but no beep(no Post)

Replace that fan ASAP...Also swap in a borrowed PSU of the same or greater wattage...

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Hello

WHen a HP vectra VL posts up and beeps
once
three times
three times
once

what does this mean??

The closest thing I can find is, since I dont know the BIOS
AMI
Base or Extended Memory failure

Phoenix
It seems that it has something to do with the first 64k of memory

Either way it is something about memory
What do I do???

Thanks
 

Answer:Post Beep Codes for HP vectra Vl

I have since reseeded the memory
But the PC just freezes inboot up
I cant even get to safe mode
 

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Hey guys,

I have been reading these forums a lot without a proper account, solving various problems. However, with this problem i decided it would be better to ask for some hints towards the possible cause of this.

My system in its current configuration has been working well for over 2 years. Last night, when I shut it down something weird happened: the monitor turned off (entered idle/stand by mode) before the system actually turned off (that's the normal point when the monitor should enter stand by too).
Also, I left it around 5min but it remained in this state, not shutting down. I decided to turn it off manually, believing that it was not much of a problem.
This morning however, when I started it I got no post beep and no video signal. All the components seem to be working normally though(the green led is on, the hard drive led also flashes, cpu & psu fans are ok...). What could be the cause for this?

I tried cleaning and swapping the ram memories and it still doesn't work. If I restart after booting it, still no luck.

Any ideas?
Thanks

my rough specs:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ at 2.4 GHZ
4x512MB DDR2
WD 320GB SATA
Nvidia GForce 7300 GT
ASUS M2N motherboard
 

Answer:no video signal/post beep

Have you got an onboard graphics output you can use, if so try it and remove the graphics card. If not see if you can borrow another graphics card to try.
 

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so i bought parts and built..Rampage III Extreme: tested at store, worksIntel core i7 950: tested in friends comp, worksXFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition: tested in friends comp, works3x2GB Corsair XMS3 CHS DDR3 1600 CL: tested individually in all slots and also friends memory 2GB witch works fine, ram works1000W power supply, worksTested outside case, it doesen't short it out.all cables checked many times.tested with other monitors as well as resetting cmoseverything seems ok but no post beep/signal.  please help me! i dont wanna pay 50-60? for fixing this.

Answer:New comp. no post beep/Signal

MBoard standoffs in place ? ?Thermal paste applied correctly ? ?New or used PSU ? ?PS: Is this your 1st build ? ?

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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.

Keep in mind I never over volted the CPU when overclocking. I knew I woul... Read more

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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Any idea why my computer would appear to boot up fine, but not give me my normal POST beep? Also, should I get the POST beep on restart, or only coming up from a completely downed system?

Answer:Boots fine...no POST beep...

Before you do any more advanced troubleshooting, check that the "speaker" cable is properly connected to your motherboard. I built a system 3-4 years ago and never had a startup beep because the speakers built into the case were not connected until two days ago, when I decided to clean the dust out of my case.

I think the standard system "beep" is also tied to this input device. Does that work?

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Hi, I was running a fine working computer and then this afternoon I attempted to install a 300GB SATA drive in it. I tried to reboot and there was nothing, no video, no beep, no post no nothing.
The power light on the mobo is on (P800SE) the CPU fan is working (P4 3.0) the drives sound like they're spinning, the CD-RW and DVD-RW drive light up and the video card (Radeon 9200) has lights flashing too.
So it seems that there is power, but like the topic says, no post screen, no beep, and nothing else.

I really would appreciate any help. I tried resetting the cmos, reinstalled the cmos battery, uninstalled the video card and tried rebooting after each step. The ram is seated right also. (2 X 512)

If anyone could help me find a solution to this it would be great. I don't know if it's the mobo or not, or how to test for it. Someone mentioned that I should reset the cpu but I don't know why that would make a difference at this point.
 

Answer:Serious Problem. No Boot/Beep/ Post

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I just built myself a new computer and am experiencing a significant issue. When powered, the motherboard is not making a post-beep and there is nothing showing on the display (aka no boot sequence). There following is the components of the machine:Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3Processor - Intel i5-760Ram - Corsair Vengeance 8Gb 1600 MHzGraphics - EVGA Geforce 9800 GTXSound - Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1tyPower Supply - OCZ 750W Fatal1tyCPU Cooler - Corsair H70SSD - Crucial 60GB C300Case -  Antec DF-85I have replaced the motherboard, CPU, and power supply. I have tested another graphics card and power supply. As well, I have tried one stick of ram and them swapped it with the other.Each component successfully powers up on its own, such that they light-up and their fans work.My two screens are connected via DVI input.Any suggestions to this problem are much appreciated.Thanks.

Answer:No Post-Beep / Failed Start-up

16% of reviewers can't get this board to work:  Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3All I can suggest before returning it for a different board is disconnect the SSD & see if it will go the BIOS setup.

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Internal speaker is connected properly according to the manual...and the speaker worked with my old mobo...

Asus "no help" so far. Should I worry about this? The reason I ask is, "will I miss a critical system warning if the internal speaker does not work"?

The retailer said it does not work because I disabled onboard sound...sounded like a load of crap to me!
 

Answer:No beep at post with new Asus P4P800?

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Packard Bell Force 2460 – Phoenix Technologies motherboard and bios – Windows 95

Failed to boot up the day after a perfectly normal shut-down.

A few times it tried to boot but went blank during the process.

One time I managed to get into setup. Setup was missing the drive specs so I filled in the data, saved and exited from setup and it booted OK. It then ran normally for 8 to 10 hours until I shut it down properly. The next day it would not boot again. No nothing….

I checked the power supply. All the voltage readings are correct.

The Lithium battery for the CMOS is fine (3.45 VDC)

When I apply power by switching on the power strip, the green light lights on the front panel, the hard drive spins up, and its head relays click into their initial settings, but nothing else happens. No beeps, no boot, no video.

Before I discard this relic, does anyone have any suggestions. I searched the web for info on the motherboard but can’t find any. If someone knows how to reset the bios to the defaults, please let me know.

Another thing I noticed is that it I power it up by pressing the power button on the front panel, the green light lights, and the amber “drive activity” light also lights up solid amber and remain on. This does not happen when power is applied by the power cord switch.

This leads me to think that the power button on the panel must have more that one function. Please tell me about this if you understand it.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer…..
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Answer:No POST, No BOOT, No BEEP, No Video

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Hi

Today, after a power failure i was unable to open my PC at all. When i try to open it, it just shuts off immediately. The green light, lights up for 2 seconds and then shuts down. No post screen, no signal to monitor, basically nothing. But it just runs for 2 seconds and then shuts down.

What's wrong with it? Please any help?
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: PC dead, no post beep

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I have a situation where i get no POST(Good) single beep from a Biostar M7VIT when I boot up (cold boot) from a (sys off) state. I know the case spkr is good and there is no provision in the Phoenix/Award Bios to enable/disable the pc case spkr. I have the spkr leads connected across hdr pins 1 & 4 as per ATX stds. , and the instruction of Biostar Tech Support and the illustration diagram shown in the bios. Have been thru 2 MB's same model, same issue. No single beep POST(good). Biostar tech support was responsive to my inquiry's at 1st; answered my 1st 2 inquiry's, none thereafter. The system is running perfectly w/ a overclocked bus speed from 166 Mhz to 177 Mhz (107%) and very stable, Athlon XP2600 w/ 333Mhz FSB.
I have cheked for voltage readings at the 20 pin connector and all
disk drv connections. All are within spec. The hardware monitor software and bios report also--that all votage levels are within specs.
I feel that Biostar Tech Support does not want to admit that there is a problem here, since my 3rd and 4th inquiries into the matter were never answered. So I was wondering if anyone elso out there has had the same experience with this particuliar model MB (Biostar M7VIT) ? Please help. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:No POST beep-Biostar M7VIT

Could be due to anything - Do you have 2 exact systems? or have just replace the motherboard with one system? It could be a bad speaker if you're sure its pluged in the right spot. Do all the LEDS/Switches work? It could be due to the fact you are overclocking or some sort of hardware incompatiblity - I have seen a board not beep on post with a certain Nvidia card. Check Bios updates. Check bios settings throughly - it may be hidden somewhere to turn off the beep.

Lastly - with my personal PC I don't plug the speaker in - I hate that beep. If everything works then great- I wouldn't worry.
 

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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
Zones Inc.
Returns Tech
 

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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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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