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

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

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

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

3 of 5 rating and lots of DOA's.... Id pull your CPU from it and get a board swap under warranty.

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

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I am getting the Long - Short - Short beep code which I believe to be my video card and I need some suggestions on how to fix it. I think what caused the problem was when i reformatted and started putting drivers back on the laptop, I must have downloaded the wrong video card driver off of the dell website.I have a Dell inspiron 1501 laptop with windows xp.

Answer:Beep Code/Video Card Error

a wrong driver would not cause a beep codeonly the bios has beep codescan you see anything at all on screen?even if you didnt have a driver atleast you would see the bios

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

Answer:HP a6600f beep POST code error message

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

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First, my specs:

Mobo: Giga-byte 8iexp.
CPU: P4 2.4 ghz, socket 478.
2gb DDR RAM 2700
Antec case & PS
Video: ALBATRON GeForce 4 TI4200P (NVIDIA GeForce4 TI4200 GPU), 128MB DDR, DVI+VGA TV-Out.

Built it about 7 years ago. It was my first and only build. Since then I haven't keep up with computer hardware, so bear with me here.

The thing has worked great over the years. But last week out of nowhere it stopped booting. When I try and power on it the monitor says there is no signal coming in and I get one long beep immediately followed by two short beeps. I believe my bios is Award, which from google searches would indicate my video card is causing the problem. I can hear it reading the hard drive as it usually does, but after that it's just silence other than the fans & processor running.

In case it may be pertinent, I made a couple of "upgrades" recently (January). I installed a new heatsink & fan on the CPU to address occasional heat issues. Since I did that I had no indication of any heat issues (ie no symptoms of overheating, and according to motherboard monitor the inside temp was fine when I checked it) so my $.02 is that this current problem is unrelated. I also installed more memory at that time, but again I had no issues with the memory since then so I believe it to be unrelated too.

I've removed and re-seated the video card but no dice. This is kind of out of my realm of knowledge now b/c I don't know how to troubleshoo... Read more

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Alright, I bought a bunch of new stuff for my computer(case,ram,hdd coolers,heatsink and fan.) It worked for several days until today when i went to turn it on,and it wont POST. The fans spin,and will spin forever if I let them,but it doesnt POST.

I switched out the processor to see if it was that,thank god it wasnt.

I took out all RAM to see if i could pull a beep out of the thing and,nada.

I reseated the processor several times.

The speaker is connected.

I tried several video cards both AGP and PCI in several different slots.

I unplugged everything except for RAM,Video,and Processor.

I reset the CMOS several times.

Nothing seems to work :X

What now?

Thanks much,
Tyler Bello

Answer:Computer doesnt POST,no beep codes,not processor,not video.

Does the motherboard support integrated graphics? If so, try booting without your video card (eliminating another thing).

Other than that, sounds like the motherboard is dead. Got a spare hanging around to test?

I just had the same problem with a friend's system and had to replace the motherboard.

Good Luck!

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I have a slight problem, I just bought a BFG nVidia 6800GT-OC to upgrade from my PNY 6600 video card.

Its PCI-E, and it came with a Y-connector. 1 end plugs into the video card, the other 2 ends plug into any available slot from the onboard power supply. Do I plug them both in? or just one?

Anyways, my problem is, after I install it, the PC will not post (no beeps), and the monitor will not function (black screen). The little light on my monitor stays yellow, and never goes green. What am I missing here? It did not come with an SLI connector (the little connector that connects on top of the video card and connects to the motherboard), is that needed for these higher end video cards to function? I dont know what the problem is.

Answer:PC wont post after video card upgrade

Make sure that you have the molex adapters plugged into the video card and reset it. Also, try reseting the bios.

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My computer crashed around a week ago without reason. I rebooted my machine and when I did, my CPU fan was going mad and I got a 5 beep error code, which, according to my research is a CPU error. I tried testing my ram(1 stick at a time), I tried reseating all my connections to the motherboard including the GPU(and booting without CPU), I tried clearing the BIOS with the battery. Eventually it booted up fine like nothing happened. Fast forward to today, and it did it again. I just pulled it out of sleep and bam it crashes. On reboot again it got 5 beeps and a mad fan. This time I just waited, left it on.... I eventually heard windows turn on, but my monitors did not do anything. WTF? I turned it off again, waited like 5-10m, and rebooted. It started up as normal, NO changes made to anything. I  don't even? 
Really upset this is happening; posting here before I contact gigabyte or intel.

CPU-Z TXT Report


CPU-Z version 1.74.0.x64


Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4


Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 4
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 6

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Answer:Computer crashes then on reboot, gets 5 beep error code

Try and run Intel's CPU test -
I don't have any other ideas for you other than that.
Regards. . .

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Hello guys!

I recently built a new gaming desktop, reusing my PSU and HDD/SSD combo from my old build. All three are known good and tested as such. Here is the current parts list:

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (NON-X version) with stock AMD branded cooler
Asrock AB350 Pro4 with newest BIOS update
Zotac GTX 960 2GB
EVGA 750 watt semi-modular PSU
Team.. something brand DDR4 memory, 2x4GB (8gb total, installed in slots A2/B2)
OSZ TRION 240G, Toshiba 1TB HDD
Thermaltake Silencer F31 case with 3 fans total plugged into motherboard fan headers (if this matters)

Every once in a while when I try and boot the computer, the motherboard will beep at me 5 times, denoting a CPU error. I have to unplug EVERYTHING from the back panel for it to actually post.

I've tried narrowing down what causes this but it just fails to post with anything plugged in. I have a Corsair K70 non-rgb keyboard, Logitech G400s mouse, ethernet, 3.5mm audio out, and DVI moniter plugged in. Nothing plugged into the front panel.

Once it does boot up, everything is just fine. Browsing about, playing video games, doing work is all just perfect. It'll last another few boot/shutdown cycles and start beeping again. Once that happens, like I said before I have to unplug everything and try again.

What would cause this to happen? I still have all the receipts for these parts as it's only been 2 weeks that I've built this, so if needed I can return/exchange parts for new ones. Under load the GPU temp stays under ... Read more

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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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My Pc broke down today, it does not boot, no post, fans slightly turn on but then off and no beep code even without ram. I have tried with a new power supply so that is not the problem. I have also tried to start with just the mobo CPU and psu, but no luck. How do I know if I have a faulty motherboard or if it?s even the CPU?
Thanks in advance

Answer:No boot, no post, no beep code

By the way here is what I?m using,

Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H
Intel I7 870
Thermaltake SMART 700W Brand new
Sapphire Radeon HD6950

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

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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.

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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Hi so I got a brand new video card and I'm having a problem with it. Specifics below:

Video card:
- MSI N750 TF 1GD5/0c

Gateway DX4870-UB21P
Windows 10 Enterprise x64

On boot, it gets to the screen where I can hit escape for bios settings etc. Mind you, I CAN see the video output FROM the new graphics card, so I know it's working. Anyways, I see that screen, and 3-5 seconds later I get the beep code (1 long, 2 short) for "Bad video card" on boot. What could be wrong?

Answer:Getting bios beep code "Bad video card"

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

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

Answer:Disable (post?) beep code sounds

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

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I have a HP 522c AMD Athlon 2000+, running windows xp. There is an integrated video card that went bad. So in installed an AGP video card it is a 3D Prophet 4000XT 32 MB. Now that the card is installed when I have it activated there is a code 12 on one of the pci to pci bridges so that my network card in the other pci slots will not work. I have tried the network card on other computers and it works fine, i have also tried the video card and it works fine. I also tried other items in the pci slots while the agp card is in(modem, sound card) and i still recieve the same error. The card works when a pci bridge is enabled but only with the VGAsave driver and with very low quality. When i check the device manager while both pci to pci bridges are enabled, when i can only run the VGAsave driver, it says the there is a conflict under the I/O range with the VGAsave and an Pci to Pci bridge. Any windows updates just delets the pci to pci bridge listed in the device manager. And i have tried all the drivers i could from AMD, HP, Hercules. Any help would be welcomed on how to fix this.

Answer:Code 12 in xp on a Pci to Pci bridge, Recieve a code 12 error with video card

your hp box is not only engineered by hp (who tend to focus on low assembly costs) but is an oem build, thus severely limiting your options. a suggested next step would be to attempt to poke around in the bios setup utility and/or to try out a wider variety of cards/slot configurations. good luck.

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

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

You may want to look this list over.....

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

Answer:POST Beep code Long_2 shorts on X200s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beep Codes
click here no memory its going to beep**
beep codes are dependant on type of BIOS the board uses
the only 3-3-3-3 s Pheonix BIOS scan for F2 keystroke

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

Answer:No video, no beep, no POST

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

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

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

Answer:no video no post no beep

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

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Question: No Post beep/video

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

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

Answer:No Post beep/video

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

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Ok, firstly I will give my computer stats.
Asus motherboard M2N4-SLI
EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 320 MB
Athlon X2 5600+ dual core
2GB corsair ram
Creative X-Fi extreme gamer card

My computer is about 3 weeks old and has been running just fine, playing all games properly. The only small problem i had was my motherboard cpu fan not working in its cpu fan pin, so instead i have it hooked up to a case fan pin. I am not sure if this means i have a faulty mobo or not.

Just yesterday I installed my brand new Creative sound card, I installed its software and drivers all fine and the PC restarted fine. Next creative wanted to update the drivers and I let it. After it was done installling the new drivers it needed a restart. On restart I could not even get to the post screen and was displayed with an error saying USB over current, PC shutdown in 20 seconds. At first i could not get past this error at all, so i tried taking out the sound card and putting inserting it again. I did not get the USB error now and was happy. I played Battlefield 2142 for a few hours then shut it down. Now today when i get home from work and turn it on i saw that USB over current error again and got quite frusterated. After taking the sound card out and putting it back in I had some new problems. I only saw my Asus Splash screen saying "press delete to enter setup" although pressing delete did nothing, it just hung on that screen.

After that i manually powered off and now i was receiving no screen a... Read more

Answer:Video Card post error, USB overcurrent error, possible failed mobo

Welcome to TSG....

First thing I would do is get the cpu fan working. usually they have several screws the hold them to the heatsink, I hope you did not take the heatsink off the processor because there is usually one of two things between the heatsink and processor, either a white goo called thermal compound or a little white square material that is thermally conductive if either of these have been disturbed or damaged it can cause the processor to overheat very quickly.
I would get a new fan assembly and remove the 4 screws and mount the new one on top of the heatsink and get it running.

Then worry about the rest of the things afterwards.

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I dont know why this is happening or anything.  I seen that the power led wasnt lighting up after I installed an new fan to the front of this machine.  I thought that it was just me at first but I added more heat paste to the cpu an such still nothing.  See specs on the side.

Answer:Batman, No Post,No Beep,No Video

Check your connections from the front panel to the motherboard header...are they all accounted for?Four pin square connector attached to MB?20/24 pin connector firmly in place to motherboard?Check power cord to back of PC and wall....

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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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Okay, this machine was working the other day.  It was off an I disconnected the wall power to it, I checked the monitor an it works but doesnt beep or post for this machine.  I took out the cmos jumper an battery still nothing.  Disconnected the harddrives an what not fans are going though.

Answer:Batman, No Post,No Beep,No Video

It works, the thing is that I also tried removeing the ram an no beeps.  I think it was just cold an need to warm up a little.  At any rate I had hopes for it an just glad that its working.  Plus I cant afford to get a new board for it plus what else I need.

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

Answer:No POST beep or video signal

See if there's anything in this post that helps;

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

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

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I see many people with many types of computers have a similar problem
Thier system powers up with no beeps, no keyboard, no post no usb or no video

The new power packs 350w 450w 500w coming from China have a tiny slide switch Red or Black on the face plate below the power cord.
It is set to 230V by default , which creates the above problems
By swtiching it to 115V everything should boot normal

I have never seen anyone supply this answer on forums.

It answers many of people who encounter this today


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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?

my rough specs:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ at 2.4 GHZ
4x512MB DDR2
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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I went to turn on my desktop that only gets used for video games so isn't always on, when I turned it on nothing is displayed on the monitor. The debug led goes straight to displaying FF and just sits there. I've tried a different video card that i know works and have disconnected and reconnected everything inside the computer and still nothing.

Answer:computer won't POST, ruled out video card

Go here;

follow the insructions in the section entitled;

You assembled the system, and it will not post

Whether it's a new machine or an old machine, the troubleshooting for POST problems are the same.

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I'm a first time pc builder from the Netherlands, and I'm having trouble getting my setup to work. I'm using these components:

ASRock P5b Pro
Intel E5300 cpu
GEIL 2x 1GB DDR2-800
GeForce 6200 PCIe
IDE Samsung hard drive
Some generic dvd-rom drive, also IDE
300W power supply...

So, the problem. I hooked everything up according to the manual (except the green power LED, since there's only two pins on the mobo to accommodate the plug, while my plug requires three pins), turn the machine on and everything comes to life. Fans, hard drive, dvd drive... even the hdd led blinks accordingly. Everything seemed to work, except there's no beep, nor is there any video. So I tried to isolate the problem.

What I tried
reseated the processor, heatsink and fan. I discovered that the thermal pad on the heatsink had melted, so at least the cpu is doing something... I have no reason to believe the cpu is faulty;
reseated the ram, as in lifting out one ram module to see if I might have a faulty module. I also removed both, as the mobo tends to alert you there's no ram installed. Didn't help either;
reseated the video card. The P5b Pro has no integrated graphics, it relies in a single PCI-e slot. I know the video card works properly in other machines, but still I reseated it. To no avail;
I plugged out all power drainers: the hdd and dvd drive. I thought it might be too much for the PSU to handle. Nothing;
I removed the CMOS battery and replaced it ... Read more

Answer:First time builder: no post/beep/video

It now works! I cannot explain what happened, but it now works perfectly!

So, I went to a local computer store and bought a 450W PSU. Very cheap, but it looks nice and it has a 120mm fan built in. I switched out the old 300W PSU, connected everything... but it still would't turn on.

Then, I had the idea to switch the hdd LED plug with the power LED plug. So now, the hdd light functions as a power light. That way, at least I could see if the computer is actually on or not. I didn't expect it to make a difference, and I was right.

Next, I dug up an old CRT display. Maybe there was picture, but the DVI port on my graphics card was broken. So I hooked it up and I once again fired up my computer. The fans started spinning, and then they suddenly stopped. The first thing that came to mind that my brand new PSU broke down or something. So the next couple of seconds I just stared at the mobo, when all of a sudden, everything got back to life. Fans started spinning, everything. Then there was a loud BEEP! I looked at the screen, and I saw the ASRock splash screen, followed by a message saying there are no bootable devices. I jumped in the air with joy!

Now, next I hooked up my IDE hard drive, but it appears my mobo doesn't play well with IDE hard drives. It has no problem seeing the dvd drive though. So I guess I have to get a Sata drive now, no big deal. And a much better video card as well, especially since I now have 450W at my disposal.

Thanks anyway for readin... Read more

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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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So I could use some help here. I have several s50 8183 here at my office and most of them suddenly had the same problem (not at the same time but for example they worked fine one day then poof dead). I turn on the power, I get a blank screen, but not no signal its just black then goes to sleep. All the while it has the fans going insanly fast and the harddrive light is flashing fast as well as if to indicate its trying to read it. I have already tried removing to base components and starting with just that. I have tried replacing the battery on the MB as was sugested somewhere else. That has not helped either. Any help would be great! Thanks in advance.

Answer:s50 8183 wont boot, post, no beep codes, fans go crazy.

hey DocSun,welcome to the forums and from what you have mentioned, i recommend getting in contact with our support crew via the number listed here :

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Alright, After months of waiting I've finally got the parts I needed to upgrade/get my rig running again. The problem I'm having at this moment is my computer completely froze, (Then I hit reboot) and the resolution had changed to 1280x1024. I turned my computer off and took the side off and took out my Graphics card, I then changed it to the other Graphics Card slot and booted back up. It ran fine. I did some research into the errors I got which where

Driver Power State failure(Which I always happened when coming out of sleep mode (I've turned sleep mode off and no longer receive this error))
DPC Watchdog Violation (Which is what came up the first time my Graphics card didn't run properly (Correct resolution))

So now, when I go into device manager, there's a yellow explanation mark by my Nvidia 8800GT and it says there's a Code 43 Error.

I don't know what's causing this or how to fix it.

Some Background: About 5+months ago I spilt a liquid into this machine and fried my MOBO. Since then I've bought an M5a99x evo Motherboard, 8gb 1600mhz RAM and an AMD 6 core 3.3Ghz Processor. I'm running a 500GB Sata 3gbs HDD and an 8800GT with a 750w PSU with 50a on the 12v rail.

I don't have an OS as funds are really low, so thats why I've given Windows 8 a try, ontop of that, I want to upgrade my HDD and GPU (-->560ti)

Any help would be really great, thank you.
(Will supply any info requested, just bare with me, thanks)

Answer:Code 43 Video Card Error

Where did the liquid go, because you could have damaged other components.

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Looks like my friend's S3 has a problem with the video.

I've tried a disassembly/reconnection of the video board and reapplied thermal compound to both the video chip and the cpu (fan now spins up less). After a bios reflash things looked better but the problem soon started happening again.

Under Windows 7 Device Manager now shows a code 43 error and advises the device was stopped as it had reported problems.

I think he's looking at a new video board but I've had zero luck finding one so far.

Any other suggestions?



Answer:Tecra S3 - Error code 43 on video card


What is the exactly problem of this graphic card? Do you have lines on the screen or what happens exactly?

Maybe it?s only necessary to reinstall the driver now? What you think?
Does the same problem occurs on factory setting?

New spare parts you can get from an authorized service provider. On the Toshiba website you can find a list of them! ;)

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Before I state my issues I will list what I'm running and what I'm trying to accomplish.

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit edition, not the Beta or RC. I have 3 video cards in my possession (listed below).
- (PCIe) Evga GTX260
- (PCI) Evga 9400GT
- (PCI) Evga Fx5500
Out of those 3 cards I only use the GTX260 and the 9400GT. I had to 'retire' the Fx5500 because the latest WHQL (certified) drivers only provide support as far down as the "6 series" Nvidia cards. Unfortunately the Fx5500 is a "5 series" and falls below that line. I have already tried to use the GTX260 and Fx5500 in previous versions of Windows (XP and Vista), but there is no way to download and install two separate drivers for two of the same make of video card - you'll get nothing but errors. There is the option of going to a place like and downloading a custom supported driver that covers both the GTX260 and Fx5500, but the drivers are not certified and lack support. Therefore, I purchased and now use the 9400GT which is covered under the drivers for the GTX260 and eliminates the need for messing around with custom drivers. Also, the 9400GT has a better graphics processor and more memory than the Fx5500, so it was time to upgrade anyway.

Now that you have some background info here is my issue? Whenever I install the 9400GT I get a second 'pci-to-pci bridge' entry (the other entry has no errors) that shows up under 'System Devices' in the Device Manager. The second... Read more

Answer:Pci-to-Pci Bridge (Error: Code 10) - PCI Video Card

Well you could sell all your video cards and get this one - ASUS EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards it supports 2 dvi out and 1 hmdi with the proper adapters you could run 3 displays from this 1 card. I know that's not the answer you were looking for.I did a lot of goggleing and it seems like everyone who runs the 3 displays 1pci-e and 1 pci do it in XP it may very be well that at this time it can't be configured properly in win 7. Sorry but I read enough articals my eyes are tired, and they all have to do with XP. Of course except for the new card linked above. Good Luck and welcome to sevenforums. Fabe Have you read this?,2422.html

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I have a pretty old computer, and since I may have it for another year or two, I decided to buy a graphics card for it so I could play games that aren't quite as old as the ones in my current collection. I bought a PowerColor 24PRO 256M PCI card, since it seems the best I can get for a computer like mine.

The problem I have is that after installing it and the drivers, it won't run because, "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)". I checked both in the Device Manager and in System Information for possible conflicts, nothing, the card seems to have I/O, IRQ, and Memory dedicated to it and not to other devices. Does anybody have any idea why there aren't enough free resources?

Answer:Video Card will not work, Error Code 12

I tried doing a clean install (for the third time or so). Uninstalled everything, ran Driver Cleaner, rebooted, ran driver cleaner again, disabled as many devices as I could spare (not many) and then rebooted again. I ran through the installation process, downloading the ATI drivers and such, rebooted, and the card still says it doesn't have enough resources.

Also, earlier I disabled VGASave because it showed as conflicting with the PCI-to-PCI connection which seemed related to the card. The reason I can see anything at all is the integrated Intel card. I had disabled that before, to see if it worked, and it didn't, so I turned it back on so I could try disabling VGASave.

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So, for preparation for the new warhammer: age of reckoning I purchased a new video card to bring my specs up to run the game nice.

I got a Geforce 8600GT 512mb 128-bit DDR3 card. Im gonna run down what I did.

1. switched the cards
2. logged on, there was a automatic software update, and Installed the drivers as well off the CD (like a nub) and also a service package for vista came up for the drivers for the new card.
3. I was unable to log into any game due to a insufficient card, so I went and checked the card in Device Manager. Sure enough a Code 19 error: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged.

things i've tried: Uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling drivers from the producer of the card (ASUS) and the card developer (nVidia) in both safe mode and regular mode. Ive system restored to the last time the registry was configured correctly, ran a registry defrag and scan, system repair with the hardrive, and I've also swapped my old card back in and it has the same error.

So me and my friends came to the conclusion that it was a deep seeded problem with the drivers when I installed drivers for XP (we think thats what the CD was for) while I am running Vista. The problem is I dont know how to fix it...please help!

Also in addition to these problems what has started happening in conjunction with this is my taskbar and icons are disappearing and whenever I log in I get a runt... Read more

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My Brother-in-law has an old computer (circa 1998) that he wanted to resurrect for his kids to play on. He asked me to get it running and told me that the only thing he was aware of that was wrong was that the computer was not recognizing the CD-ROM drive (an essential for kids' software). He also wanted me to prepare it for possible networking in the near future. It was loaded with Win 95, so first thing I was going to do was to do a clean install of Win 98 SE, and that would possibly fix the CD-ROM problem. However, since the computer had been sitting for a while (about a year), I wanted to do some inside cleaning and check the CMOS battery.

Upon opening it up, I decided to take an inventory while cleaning and I removed the heatsink and fan off the (socket 7) processor. It's a Pentium with MMX. Since it doesn't say P2, I'm guessing it's a P1, but I'm not sure. I removed the battery (CR 2032) and it tested at 3V, so it was OK. Now, I may have made a mistake by not putting it back in very quickly. It was out for about an hour. After reinstalling the CMOS battery and the heatsink and fan on to the processor, I attempted to boot up, but there was no video and no beep code. The power is on, as the hard drive was turning and all LED lights (except those on the keyboard) were lit.

In an attempt to troubleshoot, I unhooked everything (including the RAM sticks), but the power, the processor, and the video card (there is no onboard video), but the same... Read more

Answer:No Video, no Beep Code on Boot. Please Help!

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Before I state my issues I will list what I'm running and what I'm trying to accomplish.

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit edition, not the Beta or RC. I have 3 video cards in my possession (listed below).
- (PCIe) Evga GTX260
- (PCI) Evga 9400GT
- (PCI) Evga Fx5500
Out of those 3 cards I only use the GTX260 and the 9400GT. I had to 'retire' the Fx5500 because the latest WHQL (certified) drivers only provide support as far down as the "6 series" Nvidia cards. Unfortunately the Fx5500 is a "5 series" and falls below that line. I have already tried to use the GTX260 and Fx5500 in previous versions of Windows (XP and Vista), but there is no way to download and install two separate drivers for two of the same make of video card - you'll get nothing but errors. There is the option of going to a place like and downloading a custom supported driver that covers both the GTX260 and Fx5500, but the drivers are not certified and lack support. Therefore, I purchased and now use the 9400GT which is covered under the drivers for the GTX260 and eliminates the need for messing around with custom drivers. Also, the 9400GT has a better graphics processor and more memory than the Fx5500, so it was time to upgrade anyway.

Now that you have some background info here is my issue? Whenever I install the 9400GT I get a second 'pci-to-pci bridge' entry (the other entry has no errors) that shows up under 'System Devices' in the Device Manager. The second ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 - Pci-to-Pci Bridge (Error: Code 10) - PCI Video Card

Maybe stupid question now but has your posting anything to do with Toshiba and Toshiba notebooks?

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All right Well I have been trying for awhile to get this card to work with dual video, I have an AGP Fx 5200 running at 8x 128mb ram. My MB is a K8V. Now In xp I tried to install an older card just to have for another monitor nothing big.
XP detects it and install the driver "card is a Cirrus Logic 5440 older card PCI" it gets an error then of This device cannot start. (Code 10). I think it is an IRQ error so I tried moving it to another PCI slot. Still the error, I then tired unplugging all other cards and usb devices, still no good. I tried setting some options in BIOS but everything I have tried still has not worked. Just don't know if maybe the card is just old and that is why. Any help would be good.

BTW. In Linux and BSD the dual display I believe does work because I get this option with no error. Odd

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Friend's PC gives 1 kinda long beep, stops and then repeats. Apparently nothing comes up on the screen. WHat I have found so far is possible Memory Problem, video card, or a MoBo error.

Not sure of BIOS or MoBO for sure. I am going to try a mem chip switch here in a min.

any ideas?

I put new mem stick in a different slot (removed old) same results. Appears the Vid card in onboard, and we don't even get the BIOS etc info on the monitor.
It is a different monitor than orig. problem config too.

Thanks for any help you can provide then!

What Candy has been able to advize me so far!

I have a similar problem on hubby's computer after it's been off, haven't figured it out email instead of pms, I'm bogged down.

What I do to start his, is open it and touch everything, Did that X's ~ 3the power supply connection to board, ram, video card, etc. then on two or three tries, it will start. Didn't worky Vid must be onboard 'cuz it ain't in a slot!

Did you look up the bios beep code? or have you been able to figure out which bios it is?

Award Software 4.51 PG 11/02/99

Thanks for any help you can give!


Answer:Solved: No video or boot up and a beep code

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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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for asus and gigabyte motherboards, can somebody kindly post me links to them please? can't find them on the relevant websites!!thanks for any help

Answer:need POST error beep codes

Thanks to my leet Googling hereG

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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.

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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Hi, I have a H415 machine, and I have recently purchased a Radeon 7770 graphic cardAfter installing a new psu and putting in the new graphic card, everytime I start my pc I get the following beep codeLong-Long-short-short-shortI checked and no matter what I do, when starting up, the bios screen will always show in the integrated Graphic monitor, after wards it will switch to the 7770 monitor when it reaches logging page, there's no problem using hte graphic card. I am worries about the beep codesAlsoi cant seem to switch back to my integrated graphic even if i take out my new graphic card, after bios start up, the monitor will just be blank.Someone please help.

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Hello All, I recently replaced the system board in this system (FRU 43C8359) and I cannot get this system to boot with the PCI-e card installed in the system. I get the beep sequence 4-2-3-3. No video showing at all.  I can pull the card and run the system from the integrated video, but how do I get past this beep code with the card installed? Should I try flashing the system BIOS using the integrated video input first? Thoughts?9632-CTOMessage Edited by shawls18 on 06-10-2009 07:27 AM

Answer:M55e 4-2-3-3 beep code with PCI-e card installed

Hi, maybe i could add some interesting aspects...a nvidia quadro 1700 card was build in a M57p, i had to replace the sysboard in case of a problem of the rear-fan thermal control. finally, the nvidia card send video signals spontaneously. (sometimes it does, but mostly not, after starting the system the next day) the funny thing is, i replaced the nvidia card with a similar new one, now the card doesn't work anymore - no output. today i tested the new one in a M52 8113-cto-System and got the beep code 4 2 3 3 and - of course - no video signal from each output. I think, this depends on a biiiig problem with all lenovo power supplies. ^^ They really must be overestimated. For example, my pcie-card nvidia quadro 1700  demands a 500W PSU, but the most powerful Lenovo PSU you could order for such a machine only provides 310W. The Power must be much too less! this really sucks!! but i'm glad to hear, that another people have the same problem.

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hello this i computer guru and last november r december my 3-4 year old ati vdeo card started freezig my computer. i thouht it was the video card so i replaced it with an nvidea (keep in mind all of these are compatible with my computer) 6 months later it started crashing world of warcraft andone day i got a message on starte up (my harddrive is partitoned) to restart computer or insert boot disk and select proper boot device or something like that so i got a new ati and the first day i used it i got that message (im not at home right now so i cant put exact error message) and my computer works when i take out the card plz help this is so frutrating. ps i built the computer pc chip motherboard i think 1.5g of ddr2 533mhz memory 3.33ghz cpu 300-350 watt power supply 27g hard drive with 10g unusedpartition (was going to pu linux on it) and a 160g second hard drive used dvd drive

Answer:computer wont except any video card i put in it!

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Product: Pavilion dv5-2035dxOS: Dual boot Linux Mint 16 and Windows 7 Home 64-bit (no HP recovery partition)HP Recovery Disks: I have them but can't use them because the DVD laser doesn't work (CD only) Symptoms: While in normal use, screen suddenly had black and grey vertical linesAfter restart, computer turns on and fan runs, but screen is blackCTRL button flashes white light: 2 flashes, pause and repeat (BIOS corruption)Hello, I am trying to recover from BIOS corruption, hoping it's not a failing mobo. I downloaded the latest BIOS update for my system, but I can't get this file to install on an external USB using HP's instructions for restoring the BIOS. At step 1.11, I don't get the "HP System BIOS Update Utility" screen. Instead, I get this:   My questions:1. Is there any easy way to get this .exe on a USB? (I have tried 3 computers and 3 USB cards, so WTH?!)2. If not, can I just unpack it and create a bootable USB in another program by copy/pasting the BIOS file?3. Is there anything else I should try before flashing the BIOS??? Thanks in advance for your assistance. ^^   UPDATE: The "BIOS error" was actually the video card that failed due to repeated overheating. The repair shop replaced the video card and repaired the overheating problem (I didn't ask how), and my computer is as good as new.

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Answer:HP Pavilion dv5 BIOS corruption error code [DEAD VIDEO CARD]

For anyone who has a similar problem with their computer, my "BIOS error" (as coded by my computer's flashing lights) turned out to be a failed video card. The repair shop said this happens when computers overheat frequently, which mine often did. So, they changed the video card and fixed the overheating problem, and my computer is back in working order.

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

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

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

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

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

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As of this morning my computer will not start. I've had the components besides the case for a year and a half, and there haven't been any major issues with this build before. Its a pretty standard rig, heres the info:
ASrock 870 extreme 3 mobo
4GB Kingston RAM
AMD Phenom x4 Processor
ASUS graphics card (I got it used from a friend so I can't remember which model it is)
1TB Seagate HDD

However, today when I went to start it it would not even run post and there were no error beeps on startup to indicate any issues, however all of the fans spin up properly.

I tested to see if the ram or graphics card were the problem, but even with each of them removed there were still no error beeps or post, which leads me to believe that it is the mobo which is causing the issue. I'm not sure though, since I've never had a problem remotely like this before.

I would greatly appreciate any additional information or input anyone has pertaining to the situation. Thank you for your help.

Answer:PC will not start, no post, no error beep codes.

I suggest completely disassembling the build, removing everything except the PS, motherboard, and CPU/Heatsink.
If you do not get an error beep code with just those components then you know it is one of those 3.

Also, before or after that test, perform a ClearCMOS procedure, just to be sure there is not a lock-up in the BIOS.

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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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I just bought a new Intel P915PGN P4 mobo, a P4 processor #631 (socket T), a Diamond Radeon X550 256 MB card, 1 GB of Crucial Ram, and a Cooler Master ATX12v 450w PSU. The only old stuff in my computer is the HD, floppy, and CD-Rom. I double checked all the connections, and everything is plugged in properly.
The computer powers on, and all the fans start spinning, but that's it. No signal to the monitor, and no response from the hard-drive. I can't even enter the BIOS.

The whole reason I bought all this was because my old motherboard went out. But now I'm stuck. I've pulled apart plenty of computers and swapped lots of parts, but never started with this much new stuff. I know Windows XP can have problems starting up when changing the chip-set, but I get nothing at all right now. Please help!

Answer:New MB,CPU,RAM,PSU, and video card. Computer wont start!

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I have a RADEON 9200 256MB AGP VIDEO CARD N10488, i put it into my hp pavilion 7850, made sure it was in correctly and booted it up with everything connected properly, the tower booted up fine but the monitor just stayed off and blinked an orange light... whats going on and how do i fix this?

Answer:Video Card wont work with my computer

does anyone know whats wrong?

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I have been using an old dell motherboard from 2004 with onboard graphics and a pentium 4 cpu as an HTPC. It worked fine for several months until the other day when the system froze playing a video. The image stayed on the screen but it was unresponsive. After a hard reset it will no longer post or beep.

The only components on the motherboard are the cpu, a single stick of ram, a case fan mounted to the cpu heatsink, and the hard drive. I tried unplugging the hard drive and all peripherals, i tried removing the ram, and i tried removing the cpu, all attempts had the same results; no post and no beep.

I read on here to replace the CMOS battery if it falls below 3v, so i tested the one it had in it and it was at 2.8v so i went down to radioshack and put a fresh one in it, it tested at around 3.3 volts or something. Still no post or beep.

I tested the system using a different power supply and it gave the same results, so im fairly sure the PSU is not the problem, but there is a very slight chance that PSU is bad, very slight.

The hard drive and fan will spin up, it acts like its going to boot and then it doesnt. I dont have another motherboard that uses the same ram or cpu socket type so i cannot test those components to see if they are working. I dont remember the kind of ram it takes but it was something fairly unpopular and not DDR, so getting more ram will probably be difficult. I have no idea what the socket type is except that it fits a pentium 4 chip and has ... Read more

Answer:computer froze, reset it, now no post or beep

Hi spanktastic2120,

Can you give us more to go on? what Windows are you running? What are your specs?

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Dear Friends,I got an old Dell Dimension L866R.  The BIOS seems to be Phoenix.I upgraded the CPU to 1GHz, the Memory to 512M and repalced the hard drive.  However, it always gives me a short beep after POST.  It starts normally, no problem in identifying memory and IDE drives, and the Windows XP is loaded and started with no problem.  However, I can't find a way to get rid of the beep.  I disconnected all second drives, replaced the memory, ide cable, removed all pci cards, etc.  What else could cause the beep?Thanks,Brian

Answer:computer starts well, but a short beep after POST

Is the replaced processor identified in the BIOS? Did you check the beep codes for that model on the Dell site?

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Greetings, I have an A55 8705-01U that I recently installed an Intel dual port Ethernet adapter into. This box is running pfSense and is a backup firewall. The card is an x4 PCI-E and I put it in the x16 slot. It worked fine, I booted and configured the card. All was well. Then, it randomly wouldn't boot. I wasn't near it at the time, so I brought it out and noticed that when booting I receieved a 4-2-3-3 beep code. Looking it up I notice that occurs when placing a graphics card greater than x1 in the (appearently fake?) x16 slot. This was according to support documents HT035838 and HT001908. Now, I don't particularly believe this. Since the card worked perfectly, but then suddenly quit working. My model number (8705) was also not specifically listed in the support documents above. Anyone have any idea if that's the case? Is this a fake x16 slot? Why did it work fine at first, then suddenly stop? Can the 4-2-3-3 code mean something else? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi all,

For past month, ive had issue with unseated HDD. When it first happened, I ran diagnostics in BIOS which didnt recognise a HDD and also gave me video card error code 2000-0332 "video memory integrity test discrepancy".
I took out HDD and slotted it back in. Laptop booted windows fine. Its happened on and off for past month but now seems to be permanent. Tried using the other HDD dock but it still wont recognise the drive. Basically is it likely that the HDD is fried? Also, I am hoping that the fact I can load in BIOS is a sign that the motherboard is fine, would that be an accurate assumption?
Edit - can stripped screws be removed with the right pliers?

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Ok, so i tried to install a new video card on my computer last night. I went to start it up and got to the windows xp loading screen with the scrolling bars and then it goes to a black screen and hangs there. I think my problem is i disabled my onboard video, and the new card i installed doesnt want to work at all. I cant get into windows to re enable the onboard video, and when i press F8 to get to start up options all i get is an option to boot from CDROM, hard drive, or floppy. One time  i got a blue screen telling me it stopped my computer from starting up to avoid damage, but i dont remember what it said. I took out the new video card, and im sure the fix is getting the onboard video working again, but i cant get past the loading screen to do that.Im running windows xp, its a custom built computer, maybe half a year old. I dont think the new video card specs are relevant to this but if they are ill post them.Also, my main problem is not being able to use safe mode at all. Ive never had a reason to use it before, and usually its F8 F10 or something, and XP is F8 last time i looked and for some reason it doesnt give me any of the normal startup options, just what i posted above.

Answer:Computer wont start after i installed a new video card.

F8 needs to be tapped repeatedly as soon as you power up and before the Windows splash screen is seen...Then re-enable the onboard video and re-boot.NOTE: Although it's suggested often most machines do not have to have the onboard video disabled when adding a video card...

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Ive had this computer for a few months and over the past 2 months, it has sometimes, intermittently, said: Overclocking Failed and then not continue with the staretup. this is in POST, btw. i have never gone near the speed setting of my processor or anything. recently it came up with a 1 long, 3 short beep code error and nothing shown up on the monitor at all. the monitor does not come out of standby mode.

Answer:Beep code on new computer

Make "Search" your good friend.http://[color=#0066ff][/color]Check your RAM.

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If anyone could help me with this, it would be grand.My problem started when i came home today to find my main box running swell, but any buttons in windows (double clicking) was delayed. I was a bit furstrated, but it's a older machine (socket 370 mobo in it) with two months uptime so i rebooted it. After the reboot i made up my mind to test this stick of ram i've been planning on doing so since christmas, so i shutdown and removed all the ram sticks but it to see if it would boot with it- i've done this before so i didnt expect much problem. It's the same type of RAM has the other two sticks, but was not detected and i was worryed about memory leaks and slow down. The computer failed to boot, so i removed it and placed it the other two- i got a some warning beeps but with the noise in the room i was unable to tell what they were, but still no start. So i reseated them into 'optium' banks, and rebooted. Everything starts up, but no display.I get the monitor working (red/green/yellow/blue bar type of display) then the monitor shuts down. So after a bit of refrence and research i fiquered my monkeying around had messed up something in the bios and the cmos, and it wasnt detecting the video card. I tryed rebooting with a older geforce 2 with no results. Then i removed the cmos battery and let it set for about four hours (i've always thought it needed two). Then plugged it back in (with the newer card back in). Thinking it would clear whatever i did, still no go, but i can ... Read more

Answer:Bios wont detect video card?(3 error beeps)

Hello friend, although I am not A+ certified but I have an ide that whats going wrong with your PC. I think that the problem is with your RAM Sticks. Dont remove any other thing. Just remove all the RAM sticks and clean them with dry and soft cloth amd also clean dust from the RAM slot. Now put the RAM back but they must be in specific sequence. If I did remember, the largest size RAM must be in first slot then second. I have no idea that which slot is your first slot. One thing, remove all RAMs and connect only one RAM in the extream last or extream first slot (not in middle slot if any). Now turn your PC ON and check if it works then put other RAMs otherwise change the slot to the other one. I hope that you are getting me becasue you are A+ certified.Okay do take care of you and others and be happy.Bye..DrWahab

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My computer was working just fine until recently, I moved the computer to another location and it started giving me a long beep error code. Started testing RAM, Video and PSU and found out that the computer would start fine with just 1 stick of RAM. Ran a memory test for each RAM stick and they all passed with flying colors. Also, tried all the RAM sticks on a different computer and they all worked fine. As for the PSU and Video, I used different and working parts and still had the same problem. Thought it was a mobo problem and decided to buy a new one and for my surprise it did work with all the RAM sticks... once, I turned off the computer and moved it to my room and it gave me the same long beep.

My computer specs are:
P5N-E-SLI mobo
Intel Core2 E6600
GeForce 8600 GTS DDR3 512Mb
4x 1Gb Corsair DDR2 667MHz
Hitachi 500Gbs 16Mb Cache

Please assist, I ran out of ideas on how to fix this problem

Answer:Long beep error code

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So, I recently moved a tower into my dorm that will be used as a secondary machine. I had it working at my house just fine, but now it won't boot. At first, I was not getting any beep errors, the lights simply came on with no display output. I have gotten it to a point where I am getting a beep code that is 1 short and 1 long. This is an HP computer, and I have determined using their website that that's a memory error. Is it more likely that the DIMMs themselves or their slots on the mobo are damaged? I'd like to spend as little money as possible fixing this issue.

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Hey guys, I'd like to first apologize if this is in the wrong area of the forums, I'm new to TechGuy.
Grandma has a Dell Desktop(no specific model), but she was using her computer and it immediately shut off on her. She tried to turn it back on and got 4 brief beeps back to back. (beep beep beep beep........beep beep beep beep........etc etc). Tried looking for common issues, so far I'm concerned it might be either the motherboard or memory failure. Any tips will help, thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: 4 beep error code

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My computer has went nuts on me. Never had a problem with it for 3.5 years until yesterday. This is a long story because a lot has happened so I hope you will be patient with me and read it all. lol

Out of the blue yesterday my tower made a high screech sound then froze. I restarted it, backed up all my files because i had a feeling something terrible was going to happen. Sure enough, a few hours later I got a blue screen. I tried several times to get back on and sometimes i would be able to stay on long enough to start a virus scan but most of the time, it would blue screen in the middle. I attempted to do a few system restores but they would not work. I went to bed after a few hours annoyed and exhausted.

This morning starting at 7am, decided to do a windows repair. I got halfway through it and it froze at 34 minutes remaining, rebooted and re-attempted several times but same thing kept happening. I searched google for help and found a solution, i had to go to the command prompt and delete some inf files that were causing the repair to freeze. I did that with no problem and restarted. Thats when all hell broke loose. My computer no longer would make the post beep and windows repair would just restart right after "windows is resuming your repair" or something like that, dont remember the exact words. It would restart over and over in a infinite loop. I tried to boot from cd to maybe format the computer completely but nothing, still did the same thing, also ... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer went crazy, repair keeps restarting, no post beep

Have you tried running MemTest on the RAM?

This sounds to me like either a HDD fault, or a RAM fault, some where, some files are not being read correctly, either that or the CD you are using is corrupt/scratched.

Try making another XP disk, see if that works.. also did you try just using 1 stick of RAM rather than both of them at the same time?

Try going into your BIOS and resetting everything to the defaults. IF you don't know how to do this just ask :)

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Before you say: "Oh, just do this", trust me, I've tried it. I need actual help. I've been trying now for nearly two months (at least once every week after researching different methods) to get my newly built gaming computer running. The error/ problem I'm experiencing is that the computer is not posting, nor booting. Meanwhile, the red "CPU_led" icon on the board glows red and doesn't turn off, indicating a problem. The board's error code reader also displays "00", which comes on when the unit is plugged in but not turned on, which means it isn't booting or posting.First, I've tried using BIOS Flashback and eZ Update 2 from ASUS to update the BIOS on my motherboard, downloading and redownloading the BIOS version multiple times from ASUS' website after it did not work, time after time. I've also tried booting with one stick of RAM, booting with only one of each 5 storage devices that I have hooked up to the system, getting a new CPU, and much more! The parts are all verified to have worked, as they all light up or spin and everything, and I had two different CPUs, RAM sticks, and storage devices that I tested.Here are the specifications:CPU: Intel i7 4790k Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VII FormulaGPU: (nVidia) PNY GTX 780 Ti XLR8RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2x8GBCPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTXHDD: Western Digital Black 1TBSSDs: (4x) Corsair Neutron XT 240GBPSU: Corsair AX1200iCase (doesn't really matter)... Read more

Answer:Computer Doesn't Post/ Boot, Error Code "00" Displayed

Assuming you swapped out the PSU so you know that voltages are all up to par with the load requirements. Assuming all connections are correct 12V molex etc in addition to power supply main connection.Why haven't you tried a different motherboard yet?I have fought with some of the hardest motherboard failures in the past convinced that I should be able to fix the issue. Maybe its a VRM, Maybe its a Cap, Maybe I can desolder and solder a new BIOS ROM chip to bricked board etc. I have found that its less frustrating just spending money on a new motherboard if that's what it points to.I'd say that your looking at swapping out motherboard with a new one, and with known good components you'd be back up and running.QuoteI'm about ready to disassemble the whole thing and give up on gaming with a computer as a whole, so I'd love any help I can get. True gamers are determined to get back up and running. That's why your here. I know you should be all set if power supply is swapped if not already swapped with known good or you swap the motherboard, if all other parts are healthy.

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Hi there!!When I pressed that ON button, the laptop start beeping for about 30secs( i guess it is 2 long beeps, but i could find a error code lik tat)  and stops. Windows will come up after about 3-4 minutes. After that some keys on the keyboard will not function. The keys that functioned will repeat key strokes. How do you solve this problem. Some times keys started workiing and not working. can i have de solution pls!Laptop details:Acer 5738Intel Core 2 Duo Windows 7 Ultimate4GB RAM and 320GB Hard Drive

Answer:Beep code error and keyboard not functioning

Keyboard might be bad...stuck keys etc...when windows comes up open wordpad or notepad etc and try all keys to make sure all A-Z and 0 to 9 are there. Also check F keys etc.

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Thanks to anyone who looks at this post these forums have been a great help for years. Appreciated

The PC froze in the middle of a game of Machines with a friend. Could not Ctrl-Alt-Del after 15min used manual shut down.

Now when booting I seem to get 2 tiny beeps (could be the keyboard) then about 10 seconds later 9 beeps. Nothing loads, no display. This link shows beep code errors.

C2D E6420
Abit IL9 Pro
2 Gig Ram @ 333Mhz
Radeon x1950 Pro

Any idea what I need to do next to isolate the broken hardware and test the machine?

Hopefully it won't be too expensive to replace

Thank you!

Answer:Solved: PC freeze then beep code - ROM error?

Have you tried to clear the CMOS? Usually there is a jumper that you move to accomplish this.

If that doesn't work, try removing everything you can, all USB connected devices, drives, adapter cards, etc. Even the video card, at least to test. See if anything changes. You may get a different beep code for the missing video card. Remove the memory, maybe swap them (if you have two sticks), or try one at a time. It may very well be that the motherboard has met it's proverbial maker ...

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I have an M2A-VM motherboard and stupidly as it turns out especially as I'm an IT professional and should know better, I decided to up rate my memory using memory from a donor machine, now here comes the stupid part, I looked at the RAM and thought that looks right without checking whether it was DDR2, it wasn't. I installed it, powered on the machine and got 1 beep [long] 2 [short] repeating, so I removed the offending RAM. But I'm still getting the 1 beep [long] 2 [short] repeating, and all I did was install that one RAM stick. So I investigated the beep codes for my AWARD bios and this is the closest I can find:

1 Long Beep, 3 Short Beeps
One long beep followed by three short beeps means that either the video card isn't installed or the memory on the video card is bad. Reseating or replacing the video card will typically fix the cause of this Award beep code.

But it cannot be the graphics card as I hadn't touched it and its brand new less than 2 weeks old but I removed and reseated it, just in case but the error reoccurred, so I tried other things without success including:

Reseating the original RAM
Installing a new PSU
Removing the graphics card completely
Disconnecting everything apart from the CPU fan and CPU power connector
In desperation even removed the four pin out black and yellow CPU power cable and that's the only thing that stop the beeping

The only thing a haven't tried is reseating the Processor and Fan, but that... Read more

Answer:beep code error after installing and removing RAM

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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!  <<---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've had this computer for 2 yrs since I built it. Has a Asus M2N-SLI mobo with athlon 6400 x2. 4gigs ram, Nvidia 9800 gtx, 600W PS. Most of the time runs fine, no signs of problem. Clock's acurate no lost time. Every 2 months or so, in the morning go to boot up and no beep or post. Just runs all fans and everything but never posts.

After first time I figured out when I replaced cmos battery it works fine. But keeps happening every 2 months or so. Any ideas? Battery should last much longer than 2 months. I'm stumped on this one and even my professors at college don't know. One tech support guy said might be a grounding problem with mobo and case. But that sounds weird. Mobo is mounted like case manufacturer says with brass pins holding it up. Please help...

Answer:CMOS battery keeps dying every few months... computer starts but no beep to post

Just got a new cmos battery and it booted up. When I booted up it was resuming windows from hibernation.. Would that cause battery to die? Doesn't sound right to me... Please help. Can't keep buying these batteries.

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My computer will not boot up. I have an Asus A7V-E mb with a Duron 1 ghz cpu with 256 MB of ram.

After turning on the pc I get 1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps. Anyone have any idea what error that the beeps is giving?

I switched out the ram - no help. I tried the mb outside the case with only the video card- no help.

Thanks for the help.

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer not booting - Beep code?

It depends on what bios you have. Take a look here for beep codes....


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Hi everyone.I tried to find out what my error beep code is. But it doesn't seem to fit my problem.ProblemMy computer freezes so i'd no choice but to switch off the power. Then when i turned it back on, my monitor screen is blank (the on/off button blinks a few times then it stopped) and continuous error beeps occured. beep ... pause ... beep ... pause ... continuously. I have Phoenix-Award BIOS ROM. motherboard: Chaintech CT-SK8T800I also used a 2nd monitor to test - still have the beep code. the power LED is on.What hardware problem is it? Hopefully someone can help me so that I can hop down to the IT fair this Saturday to buy the neccessary components. Thanks much!

Answer:Error beep code & blank monitor screen

What hardware have you added recently ? ?Power down and re-seat everything including RAM; vid card and any other cards...Double check all drive connections...Post back with more info on the machine ...

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Have a M55 MT-m 8810-W8T that does not display. Power i suppose is OK as it powers up and give beep code of 4-3-4-3. From what I found it is a PHOENIX BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X version. From searching I can only find that it means that "Boot code was read OK'. After the beep code I still have no display. Have tried on-board VGA (without the PCIe videocard). Tried the PCIe videocard, different memory, reset CMOS ......but still cannot get to the BIOS not boot into Windows. So what does that exactly mean and how do I get the PC to boot up fully? Thanks for any help in advance. 

Answer:Does not boot only beep error code 4-3-4-3 Model: M55 MT-M 8810-W8T

I could be a bad board. Does your monitor work? otherwise this is all I found on Lenovo's site: luck.

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My Trusty Old S3000-x4 Has Just Given Up on me! Can Anyone please identify a error beep code at boot up for me?
As soon as I switch on the old brick I get 1 continuous beep for about 3 secs and then nothing for about 15 secs Then this just repeats, Has anyone any idea's.
Plzzzz Help

Answer:What means error beep code on S3000-x4 Laptop?


I could not find anything about this beep code.
Maybe you should ask a service guy.


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I have a HP xw4600 workstation and I have purchased a new video card and a new power supply. But when I turn it on, the screen stay black and the there is 6 beep. I have looked for solution in this forum and I found something about Legacy mode. But my bios is different and it do not seen to have the Legacy mode. Can you help me?
video card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 1033MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5
P.S. This thread has been moved from Workstations - Itanium-Based, hp9000, Visualize to Workstations - z series, xw series, and legacy x and w series. -HP Forum Moderator

Answer:Video card problem 6 beep

This card is not recommended by HP: I've seen several threads that 'gamer' cards doesn't work in HP workstations.So I don't believe that you can get this running ... sry.V.

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Hello, I've had this computer for just over a year and recently it's been randomly restarting itself and doesn't boot as a error beep code is sounded. Here is a recording of the beep code: I haven't been able to source a list which contains this amount of beeps and it's almost time for A-Level coursework to be handed in. Many thanks.-Jordan

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I'm doing a home server build and I'm using the SuperMicro X7dcl-3 board (dual 771 sockets and ddr2) and the speaker is not beeping any code, the fans are all on, but there is no video output. The output is the on board VGA and I have tried all the basic tricks to no success.

Answer:No Video Output of POST Code on SuperMicro

You are using at least a pair of EEC or registered memory correct? Jumper JPG1 is set to enable correct? [This is what enables/disables onboard video]
Have you read the guide at the top of the forum for problem builds? If not, do so.
That is a pretty old board. Did you pull it out of a working system or did you purchase it used ie ebay or whatever?

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Hi All,
Just finished installing a replacement motherboard in this Inspiron M5030 laptop. The original problem was no power to laptop, no fan, no boot. Tried another known working Dell AC adapter i had and no luck with it. Tried removing Optical drive, Memory modules one at a time and ran diagnostic on hard drive after removing it and putting in another computer. Still could not get laptop to boot.
I now have a different issue where i can not get a display on the LCD. I am able to hook up an external LCD and get the display to work on it.I was able to run the Dell diagnostics and im getting an error code of 0413. The code means LCD cable not detected. I reseated the cable and still have the same issue. The cable and connector look fine and none of the pins look damaged.Im getting what appears to be 2 different BIOS beep codes when first starting the laptop. The first one is a series of 3 short beeps, followed by 2 quick beeps and then repeats. This happens several times and then i get 8 beeps which repeat several times as well. Beep codes stop and it does boot to the Windows 7 login screen on the external LCD.
Im able to stay at the Windows 7 Login screen without issue for over 15 mins. I have tried entering the BIOS to attempt changing the Service Tag, but the laptop shuts off after a minute or 2. Same thing if i hit F12 and dont make a choice.
So something more than the LCD cable seems to be at fault here. Looking at the Service Manual from here: Read more

Answer:Beep codes and Diagnostic Error Code on Inspiron M5030

Beep codes from m5030 manual found here:
Beep Code Possible Problem
One - Possible system board failure or BIOS ROM checksum failure
Two - No RAM detected
NOTE: If you installed or
replaced the memory module,
ensure that the memory module
is seated properly.
Three - Possible system board failure or Chipset error
Four - RAM read/write failure
Five - Real Time Clock failure
Six - Video card or chip failure
Seven - Processor failure
Eight - Display failure

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Hi there,

I have a toshiba tecra s1 and it's not working anymore, and I don't know why.

When I want to start the notebook there's nothing wrong, but after 3 minutes or so the screen isn't responding anymore. Then I tried to restart, it gives a black screen and several beeps. The beeps are:
short, short, long, pause, short, short, shorter.

And this it repeates itself. When I wait for several days it will start again and then after 3 minutes it will "crash" again.

What is the matter with my laptop? Why does it work, and after 3 minutes doesn't work anymore?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards!

Answer:Tecra S1: Blank screen and beep error code appears


Does the notebook boot correctly into the Windows OS???

Usually the strange beep error code appears because there is a hardware problem on the S1 and the POST (power on self test) cannot be passed correctly.
If the computer fails the POST, the computer then returns a beep code indicating what is causing the computer not to pass the POST.

The problem is that all different BIOS systems support different code meanings.
As far as I know Toshiba Tecra S1 uses Toshiba BIOS and only the ASP can read this code and know what it means. I would recommend contacting the ASP in your country for a help!

PS: Check this interesting page about additional information on computer POST / Beep codes

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As the title says, I recently upgraded my video card from a Geforce Fx5600 256 mb. I just got my new Geforce eVga Geforce 6800 GS and installed it into the Agp slot. After I turned the computer on, something gave out a very loud continous beep until I turned it off. The video card didn't boot up the monitor either.

I need to know what I am doing wrong here or the issue. Any help would be appreciated.

Configuration:AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+, 2.08
Memory: . . . . . . . . .512MB (Now upgraded to 1 gig)
Hard Drives(s): . . . . .80.1GB, ST380011A
Bios & Motherboard. . . . . ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1Nvidia - 42302e31
Previous Vid card . . . . NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 (256MB)
New Vid card . . . . eVga Geforce 6800 GS (uninstalled)

Answer:New Video card creates a very loud beep.

Does the 6800GS require its own connection to the psu? Many newer cards do (but not all). Look at the very end of the card for an empty 4 pin connector slot. If it has one, you need to plug that in.

If that isn't the problem, then my next guess is that your power supply isn't up to the task and the beeping is it complaining. It is calling to you, asking you to replace it because your new video card is just too demanding.

What make is your PSU and how many watts is it rated at?

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i HAVE A HP PRO 3000 MT (2UAO19OS3P) (PDC-(E6300)-2800-080-2048-DVD-RW) (WMAM9AFT5397) (12107)WHEN INSTALLING GRAPHIC CARD EVGA GTX 560 IT IS GIVING 6 BEEPS WITHOUT ANy DISPLAY AS YOU KNOW THIS PC BIOS DEOSNOT HAVE OPTION OF LEGACY OR SECURE BOOT .I have installed a psu of 450 watt .before this pc i have hp workstation xw 4400 on which it give sometim 6 beep but most of the time it runs   perfectly on the same card .more spec of my pc are following (without the graphic card)------------------System Information------------------Time of this report: 9/18/2016, 17:00:17Machine name: DESKTOP-4PTFS6IOperating System: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release.160906-1759)Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: Hewlett-PackardSystem Model: HP Pro 3000/3080BIOS: v1.10Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHzMemory: 4096MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 3966MB RAMPage File: 3065MB used, 1603MB availableWindows Dir: C:\WindowsDirectX Version: 10DX Setup Parameters: Not foundUser DPI Setting: Using System DPISystem DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)DWM DPI Scaling: DisabledMiracast: Not AvailableMicrosoft Graphics Hybrid: Not SupportedDxDiag Version: 10.00.10586.0000 64bit Unicode 

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When I power on my system, all the fans, lights, etc. spin up but I get no display on my computer monitors. I tried step-for-step, the post diagnostics from this tutorial up untill I took out the RAM sticks. That was when I received the post beep code "1long beep and 2 short beeps." After this I tried replacing the CMOS battery with a new one and I still got no signal. I even tried connecting the video cables to the motherboard instead of the GPU. I researched the beep code; "An error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered." How can this be fixed?

Answer:No Display When Powering On Computer. Beep Code [1long,2short]

Where are you sticking the cable to the motherboard and not gpu? Is this the board listed in your specs on here because that has no onboard video on it and you must use a add-in gpu. If your VBIOS is messed up on the 970 it might be rma time.

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Hi, My Aspire X1470-UR30P turn ON but wont beep or boot. The fan spin and the power button works, i removed 3 rams and the same if remove all of them start with long beep. When removed the gpu the fan spin very fast and the power button don't ligth ON (no sound). Any advice on what to do next? Thanks

Answer:computer start but wont beep

put just one ram stick, unplug DVD/HDD and any external USB device (apart keyboard) and try to boot (with the GPU plugged)

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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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