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will not post - no beep sounds

Question: will not post - no beep sounds

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

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Answer: will not post - no beep sounds

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

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

Answer:Disable (post?) beep code sounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

What else can I try?

Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: Beep sounds

Suddenly stopped working and made 4 beeps, through support found that it should be PSU failure and went through the prosedure of disconnecting all.Found that the videocard was deffekt and changed that, but still 4 beeps.Changed the PSU to a MSI  MS-Tech value edition MS-N950-VAL but still 4 beeps so now i don't know where to look, please help!!!!! kind regards,bo

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hello friends
i have operating system xp sp 2,whenevr i open my system 3 to5 beep sounds comes and after my system is fully open and whenever i try to open any application that is IE or any music player or any chat tools those beep sounds comes from my cpu its around 3 to 5 continuous and waite for one second and again 3 to 5 plzz help me out i dont know it is system overheating or keyboard error or anything plzz help

Answer:beep sounds from my cpu

Are the beeps coming from the speaker inside the pc case or through your desktop speakers ? Also do the beeps occur when you start the PC before it gets into XP ?

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hi friends.i have a problem with the beep sounds.my motherboard is
msi 915pcombo.when computer starts most of the time i hear only one beep sound which i think is normal.but some times i dont hear any beep sounds from the computer.and because of that my adsl modem isnt detected by xp in bootup.any way if it beeps or not xp is loaded successfully.
pls help me on this.this is my specifications
p4 3.2GHz
1.0GB ram
128 ati radeon x300
msi p15p
 

Answer:regarding beep sounds

that's usually a little passby the audio test where nothing has gone bad with hardware
on a system. when you start getting more than one beep, that's a time to worry. that
modem not being detected by windows has nothing to do with the bios post test beep
where all drive and memory tests are successful. you may have to reinstall the drivers
for the modem for xp to readily load them correctly.

Before removing any software or drivers for the modem, try a trip into device manager
to see if that has a yellow mark on it. even if it doesn't, you may have to refresh the
drivers by right clicking on the listing there and choosing the update driver option. You
can windows perform an automatic search to see if that works. or go back and try the
manual search to the cd if there is one to have xp install those again.

Remember the beep is from the onboard speaker not your onboard sound or installed
card to indicate tests passed. more than one indicates a hardware fault.
 

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Appreciate some assistance.

Found an old mainboard (PB 430), and while testing it, a long beep, a second long beep, and three short beeps are produced.

The BIOS is an older Phoenix Version 1.01.21. Although connected to a monitor, with memory in the SiMM sockets, and a 486-DX2 66Mhz CPU, there is no boot on the screen. (Video chip is on the mainboard: Cirrus Logic 5424). Tried all sorts of memory combinations, with, and without parity, but nothing worked.

From what I understand of these older Phoenix beep codes, this could be a 1-1-3, which means a CMOS write/read test failure.

Is it possible for a bad battery to be the culprit in this situation?
 

Answer:Mainboard Beep Sounds

Hi FZWG,
The only experience I have had when this happens is the motherboard is bad. Without the proper equipment to test it it was replaced.
 

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hi,
inhave dell inspiron 15-3521. itbguve continuos beep sounds.

following actions are taken
1. Check RAMS
2. Checked heatsink and thernal paste
3. tried removing battery hold power button for 30 secs.

the thing just doesnt start and continously beeps

please helps

Answer:Continuos Beep Sounds

Hi DARSHITGANDHI,
What is the exact # of beeps encountered?
Check this article for the exact # of beeps and the component that might be causing the issue - http://dell.to/1IuETMX
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
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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Sometimes My Dell n series laptop was making three beeps while startup & not used to switch on.
After shaking, tilting laptop for sometimes it used to switch on normally without any beeps.
I thought some loose connection & given for service, They told chipset problem was there, it has to replace otherwise will not switch on.
I told them that it used to switch on after shaking, tilting. but they told it might happened before. Now it won't start untill repairing with new chipset & they cannt give back also with old condition & taken Rs3500.
My questions are,
1. How it used to works after tilting & shaking
2. Why they couldnot give back with old condition after they removed to trace the problem
3. What is the price for this repair?
4. How long it will works with new chipsets? 

Answer:Beep sounds problem

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you not shake or tilt the system. We would suggest you to run diagnostics as  much as this might be a hardware failure .
We would also suggest you to update the BIOS and check 
Kindly provide us with the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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please help,

some times when turning off my PC, it makes beep sounds (a chain of sounds like Morse code) until it turns off or restarts.

Also , can't change USER; login password but goes back to starting screen, HAVE TO RESTART to be able to change user. (BEEP sounds again)

any help?? thanks

Answer:Beep sounds when turning off or restarting

Do write down the exact beep sounds.
This is to give you what is the problem with your PC.

Then post again, for someone here to assist you.
List your computer spec, as it is also useful.

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hi dears,

yesterday whn i was using the computer my system restarted twice... i didnt give that much importance... but after sometimes my system hangs... i pressed alt+ctrl+del... but my system not responded... so i decided to turn off the system by pressing UPS button.. i did that... after 2 minutes i restarted system again.. but i heard three beep sound was coming inside from the CPU and my display was not turning on... i tried restarting my system several times by turning UPS button on and off... same problem persisted... but today when i turned on my system, its working... dears, wat cud b the problem ???


N.B: this same problem is happened twice before.. (as my computer service man cleaned the CPU inside and told me that the dust particles might b the problem) (now my system is dust free as it was cleaned before two days)

Answer:wat cud b the problem ??? three beep sounds inside CPU

Hi, since you had given me detailed specs of your system, I could look this up in your motherboard's manual. This indicates a problem with your memory.

http://download.intel.com/support/mo...9801001_en.pdf (page 57)

You might want to take out the memory modules and re-insert them. The issue could just be that they became loose after the maintenance. In the worst case, your memory is corrupted, and you need to get new memory.

Hope this helps!

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Hi, i have received my new Yoga 2 13 a few days ago, after i used it 2 times it began making beep sounds every 2-3 minutes, without any reason I could see. There is no low battery, nor am i using too many keys at once (happens when im not typing, for example in tablet mode, too). It happens when the Yoga is plugged in, too.I dont think it can be overheating, since it happens when the only programm i use is Acrobat Reader for example. Would welcome help or answers, since those sounds are very annoying and i'd really like to know why they happen. Thanks  













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Answer:Yoga 2 13 Random Beep Sounds

This might sound crazy but, b4 we say it is a fried MB, move your hand over all the keys on the keyboard (when you hear the beep). If it stops, there is a stuck keyboard key. If that is the case, the problem may come back. If it is frequent, get the keyboard replace. Else, I would assume a fried MB and send it back.

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I have bought Dell Laptop - Latitude 3440 and the problem what I am facing is that while starting the laptop, my laptop makes beep sound 5 times for thrice before it get started. Please help me out in this problem.

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Hello
I have a Dell vostro 1440 laptop  , whenever I press power button on it's screen remain blank and it start making 3 beep sounds. Please help

Answer:My laptop makes 3 beep sounds

Unplug the system, remove the battery (or disconnect it if it's internal) and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall the memory modules and hard drive.
Try powering up -- if you get the same three beeps, it's a bad mainboard.
Replacement:
www.parts-people.com/index.php

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I just bought USB number keypad to use with a laptop or notebook computer. Yesterday, I connected it to a Gateway laptop (Win XP) that I occasionally use at a client's office. It was immediately recognized; I used it and was pleased with the experience.

I later tried using with an older Compaq Presario 700 laptop. Prior to connecting it, I had turned on the ToggleKeys setting that makes the computer beep when pressing the Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, or Num Lock keys. It's an audible signal that's helpful in knowing whether the Lock key is being turned On or Off; for example, it you hit the Caps Lock key to turn it on, you hear a high pitched beep; turning it off yields a low pitched beep.

On the Compaq Presario (Win XP), I had to disable the Use ToggleKeys setting; otherwise, hitting any key on the keyboard caused a beep. Now that I think about the Gateway, I believe ToggleKeys setting was disabled on it; I had not enabled it because the computer does not belong to me. But, the point is, I would think the ToggleKeys setting could be enabled and, of course, hitting number keys on the keypad would not cause beeps.

As I test, I connected the keypad to my desktop PC (Win XP). With it, I CAN have ToggleKeys enabled while using the keypad and NOT get beeps when hitting the number keys on the keypad. Surely, this is how it should work.

I suspect that nothing can be done to correct this with the Compaq Presario, but thought I'd post the exp... Read more

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Hi! I have been using dell inspiron for almost 2 years. Everything was working fine all through till now. Two days back I turned it on as usual but it didn't start. The power button lights up , I hear the fan , the dvd drive works , but the screen doesn't start and after some time I get 3 beep sounds consecutively with gaps in between. I left it aside and turned it on again after 24 hrs and it started normally and worked as usual. Then I turned it off and switched it on again after 1 hour but it didn't start and again I get the beep sounds. It remains so till now. What should I do ? ?

Answer:Dell inspiron 3 beep sounds

Unplug the system, remove or disconnect the battery, and hold the power button for 30 seconds.  Remove and reinstall the memory module(s).
Try powering up - if that clears it, you're set.  If not, budget a few hundred dollars for a replacement mainboard -- or depending on the model, for a new system (sub-$700 systems aren't really worth a major repair like a mainboard once they're out of warranty, as the cost will exceed 50% of that of a new system).

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Hi,
I have the "Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition Laptop". It was running fine and then suddenly stopped running. The display went off. I couldn't get it to turn back on. After a while, it started making continuous beeping sounds. I recorded some of that. It seems like it was beeping 8 times in a set and keep beeping for a good minute or so. After that, I tried the flea battery solution mentioned online and restarted it. This time also it did not start up and made 8 beeping sounds once and then stopped. Only the display light 1 which indicates the charging display light is solid white.
Any ideas on what the problem may be, how I can fix it and how much it may cost? Appreciate your time.
Thanks and Regards,
AD

Answer:Laptop doesn't start and there are 8 beep sounds

is your computer showing any sign of life? you should try taking the battery out of its compartment and reseating it. was it ever dropped?

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I am using lenovo z560(windows 7).when i switch on the power button on my laptop.I am getting the beep sounds continuously.I am changing the bios options (load default settings and saving the settings) is allowing me to use my system properly.Repaired the windows,it does not help me .bios is myinsydeh20. Please somebody help me.

Answer:beep sounds while booting in lenovo z560

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htmSee if you can narrow it down by looking at the beep codes here.

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For no apparent reason, Windows sounds have stopped working. Going to ControlPanel>Sound>Sounds and performing a test on any Windows sound produces nothing. I have sound, as playing a *.wav file works fine, including the C:\Windows\Media\*.wav files. I did a Command Prompt > sfc /scannow and got the message that Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. What can be wrong?

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One day I wanted to play a game on my PC and the game started flashing with a black screen and then my PC crashed and I had to unplug my PC every time it happened. after a couple weeks my PC wouldn't display anything or make a beep sound,it showed a screen which said: check signal cable,I bought a new cable and its still not working. Please help

Answer:PC Won't show display or make any beep sounds :( h

Either the monitor or, more likely, the video card.

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Hi,

Recently my PSM50C-MX500E Satellite notebook has been giving me some issues, it froze on me and I didnt think much of it because it has frozen before. I figured it was heat related and since I was using multiple apps. I left the laptop over night to cool down but in the morning I went to turn it on and there is no picture now, the laptop it self doesnt sound like it is broken, I get some beeps upon pressing the power button, 1 beep, 3 beeps, 4 beeps, 3 beeps.

I am not sure what that could mean and I havent had much luck searching Google. I have my original RAM (upgraded to 4GB) still and have tried swaping the RAM but that makes no difference.

Has anyone else had similar issues?

Answer:Satellite M50 - No picture and beep sounds at start up

Hi

So if I understand you right, the same error occurs with the original RAM module in slot 1?

Well, normally a beep code on start up means that there is something wrong with the hardware in your notebook. It could be the processor, graphic card, ROM module or something else.

I think the best way is you contact an authorized service provider for help. They can test the notebook and tell what is wrong with it. :)

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when switch on the power button on laptop I am getting the continuos beep sounds (sometimes).sometimes it is properly booting. when beep sounds are getting,I am just pressing the f1 key , I am getting the bios. I am not changing anything and quitting by different options(save and exit/exit without save).then I am able to properly use my laptop.some guys are saying this is a manufacturing defect.I done so much of research in this(As sometimes problem and sometimes without problem ) while booting .But could not find the solution.  Please see the below links( I am also having the same problem as below).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuuDXfoVfzchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lZ6qkVfWghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7kecmZ5Ik Please help me in this. if you need i will provide my serial number also. 

Answer:lenovo z560 beep sounds while booting

due to your own security, do not share your serials except with lenovo staffs and admins.it's probably ram issue. try to remove/replace or swap the ram sticks. and if you have two ram sticks, try one by one.

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Hi there,  When I open up my Lenovo X200t when it is in hibernation/sleep, a loud beep sounds and as little as it may seem, it does cause disturbances in times when not needed.  I do realize that it will not beep when the volume on the laptop is on mute or on 0%, but is there another way in which it will not make the beep sounds?  If you are not familiar with this, the beeping sound also comes up when the battery level is critical and beeps four times.Please tell me that there is a way to turn it off! Thank you,MoeKara













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Answer:When opening laptop, a beep noise sounds

you can disable it in the bios. f1 at the splash screen, config, alarm, power control beep, disable.  you can also disable the low battery alarm if you want from there.  

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My laptop makes 4 beeps...followed by a small interval and continuous.as u mentioned above its an issue related to memory read /write failure.should I take it to the service. Or is there any possibility of getting it solved myself

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I need help from the experts. My laptop produces 5 beep sounds on startup. It's very annoying, and could you please help me to fix this problem?
I'm using Windows 8 on my Dell N4050.
Thank you.

Answer:My laptop produces 5 beep sounds when power on

5 beeps indicate a process error.  Good chance it's a hardware issue, run the diagnositcs software and check out Windows System Settings for problems

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Here's the situation

-When i turn on my AVR, the system unit automatically turns on too even though i don't press the button and after that it has 1 long beep and 2 short beeps... and the worst part i don't see any lights in my system unit and even my monitor won't display anything

Can someone help me find out what causes the problem with my Computer???

Also, if i ever double post this kind of topic... please do inform because i didn't check it

Advanced thanks

Answer:I got a problem with beep sounds and my system unit failure

Have you Googled it?

samsung NP-r70 one long beep 2 short ones - Tech Support Guy Forums

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Not the expected POST beep or anything like that.
When I plug in/unplug the power adapter, there is a beeping from the computer.
Now, if I plug in headphones and do this, it beeps through the headphones.
Muting the sound also mutes the beep.
There is no "PC Speaker" setting for me to mute.
There isn't the Non-PnP devices in the Device Manager to disable the "Beep" device.
I've gone through all of my Window's sounds. No change.
I've had a few Gateway support chats and they told me to either mute the aforementioned PC Speaker or to disable the speaker in the BIOS.
Checked the BIOS and there's no option.
Anyone have this problem? Anyone know what I can do to solve this?
 

Answer:Gateway NE56R laptop - Windows 8 beep sounds.

If you haven't solved this yet. You could try locating the sound being played and delete the sound file located C:\Windows\Media

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Am getting double beeps while turning on my laptop i tried reseting my ram and even tried fixing a new ram still the problem exists please help

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Answer:Missing program event (Default Beep) in Sounds

When I look in Control Panel-Sounds-then sound tab the default beep program event is missing.How do I get it back?

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Hello all,My new VN7-591G-787T is randomly making a soft beep sound, coming from the right side (middle or lower part).It doesn't seem to be the typical bios beep (as heard when we plug in or out the power cord.It is much softer and irregular, but pretty annoying.I am not able to associate it to any specific activity or procedure and the computer is just being used for surfing the web and office work.If someone is experiencing the same issue or has any idea, I would welcome some feedback.Thanks!

Answer:VN7-591G-787T making soft beep sounds...

Just a side note... I already tried to turn off the speakers, but the sound still persists...

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hello all,My problem consist in desactivation of beep sounds when i plug my computer Lenovo X200s in docking station after sleep mode. description of problem :-My computer is plugged in docking station,-I activate the sleep mode,-I undock my computer,-I dock my computer and push the start button.At this time, computer beep very strongly and the only one solution is to undock the computer.I just have this problem with the sleep mode.If i do the same with a lenovo T400, i don't have the problem. Anyone have an idea to stop this beep (i'm sure that is a security but we prefer no sound rather than this one!! ;-)For your information, I already check windows power settings and lenovo power setting but I dind't find anything!!Best regards;-)

Answer:Issue X200s and ultrabase : sounds beep in sleeping mode

the option to enable/disable power-status-change beeps is in the BIOS of the X200... somewhere. press the Thinkvantage button at startup when the screen says it is suitable to do so, and then follow the on-screen instructions to access the BIOS. if you have configured a BIOS password, you may need to enter it. i am currently insufficiently motivated to shut down my X200 to look for the options menu location. if you need help, please ask and then i'll look for it.





Thinkpads:Lenovo X200 - IBM T43p - Two IBM T41'sNo Longer Owned: IBM T22 - IBM A23

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

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

Hello ChelseyWol Welcome to the Seven Forums!

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Raj,
4 beeps is the indication of memory failure. Please reseat the memory & check. If the issue persists, place one memory at a time and check. Try both the memory modules in both the slots. This will help us to isolate which memory slot or memory is causing the issue.
click on the link for service manual: http://bit.ly/1e3CHca 

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Question: No Post Or Beep!!!

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

Answer:No Post Or Beep!!!

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

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Question: One Beep on POST

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

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

Mark
 

Answer:One Beep on POST

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Question: No beep after POST

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

Is this normal for this board?
 

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Question: NO POST Beep!!!

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

Answer:NO POST Beep!!!

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Question: help! no post beep

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

Answer:help! no post beep

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

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Question: No Post Beep

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

Answer:No Post Beep

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

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Question: No post, no beep

Hi all,

My first post....great place!

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

Any input is appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:No post, no beep

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













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Answer:T61 will not post or beep

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





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Question: No POST beep

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

Answer:No POST beep

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

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

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

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

Answer:No post, no beep, no anything

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas or suggestions please?
 

Answer:Help, No post, no beep

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Question: No Post Beep

No Post, No Beep. Bad MoBo?

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

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

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

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Answer:No Post Beep

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

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

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Question: post beep

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

Answer:post beep

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

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Question: no beep on post

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

Answer:no beep on post

Signal to case speaker disabled in BIOS?

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Question: No Post No Beep

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

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

Answer:No Post No Beep

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Question: No Post beep

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

Answer:No Post beep

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

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

Answer:NO POST BEEP

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

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

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

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

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

Latest BIOS for my mobo is already flashed.
 

Answer:not always getting a post beep

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:beep on POST/freezing

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

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

Answer:POST beep I can't decipher

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

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

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

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

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Question: No Post beep/video

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

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

Answer:No Post beep/video

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

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

Answer:No video, no beep, no POST

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:New Motherboard - No Beep or POST :(

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

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

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

Answer:No beep at POST test.

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

Issue: No POST beep thus no display on monitor

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

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

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: No POST beep

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Question: No Bios Post Beep

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

Answer:No Bios Post Beep

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

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

Answer:Restarting before POST beep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:R40 No splash, beep or post.

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

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

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

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

Answer:PC Turns Off after first POST beep

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

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

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

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


Thanks..
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:No Post Beep, No Video

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

Do you have onboard VGA connector you can try?

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

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

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

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

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I am using Phoenix award bios motherboard with 3GB ram and 250GB HDD. Some days ago when I started my pc I got black screen so I checked HDD CD ROM connection and RAM slot alothugh everything was okk my pc wasn't starting so I reinstalled processor but it was help less. Some one told me that if u r not getting beeps them ur MB is not working. Some months ago I got same problem but it was solved by reinserting RAM but now it is not helping. Plz help me if any one knows solution comment below or buzz me
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Good Morning All, I have a T61 7662-CTO with 4GB RAM, 100GB HDD, Vista Ultimate x64, NVIDIA Quadro 128mb. At POST I'm receiving a beep code, one long, two short beeps. After a very unproductive call with IBM/Lenovo support I was advised to run the PC Doctor diagnositic tool which says that my memory, video card and mainboard is fine. Two months ago the mainboard was replaced, and the system has been working fine. This issue started on Tuesday and the first time it occured a BSOD appeared upon login, and unfortunately I wasn't able to take the error in enough time before the memory dump. Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,













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Answer:T61 Beep Codes at POST

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

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

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

Answer:building AMD sys, no beep no post

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

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

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

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

Answer:Post beep weirdness

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

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Hi again,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Please somebody help


Computer Spec:

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

Answer:New problem - Not getting a POST beep

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

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

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

Answer:Continuous Beep After Post

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

Just seems a little suspicious.
 

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

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

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

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

Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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

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

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

Any help appreciated

Answer:no POST beep when booting

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

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

Remove the onboard motherboard battery.

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

Reinstall the Battery.

Plug in the power cord and turn on the computer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Post beep confusion.

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Question: 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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Well my main computer quit today. It's an MSI K7N2 Delta 2 platinum with an EVGA GEForce 7800GS card. Athlon 3200+ XP CPU.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:NO POST - with DLINK beep

Hi Tedster.

Sorry to hear you`re having major problems.

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

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

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

Regards Howard
 

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

Answer:No Screen no post Beep

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Hi, I'm new here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ideas gratefully accepted.
 

Answer:POST and Beep Codes

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

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Question: Phoenix POST beep.

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

Answer:Phoenix POST beep.

have a look here click herehope it helps.

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Question: Weird POST beep

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

Answer:Weird POST beep

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Hi everybody,
I've been reading some of the posts here about people having trouble getting to POST, and I thought I would share my experience and see if anyone care share some insight-

I moved recently, and when I set up my PC in the new location, it was having great difficult booting. It would hang on the mobo graphic screen and freeze. The one time it did make it to the windows boot it spontaneously restarted. And then.. it just wouldn't start at all.

The fans and drives all spun, everything lit up, but no beeps and no video. I disconnected everything except the power supply, the mobo, the RAM, the processor (and fan & heatsink) and the video card. Still nothing.

Here's the quirky part- when I pull the RAM, I do get a beep code. One long and two short- video error, if I understand correctly. I ONLY get this code when there is no RAM installed.

What I have tried-
1. Reseated all the RAM, and even bought some new sticks.
2. Tested the powers supply using the manufacturer's recommended technique- remove the 20 pin connector from the mobo and place one end of a paper clip in the green terminal and the other in any black terminal. If it starts, PS is okay.
3. reseated the video card. Unfortunately I can't find my old card (just moved, alot of stuff still packed and MIA)
4. Cleaned out the heat sink. It's firmly attached.
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Answer:No POST and quirky beep messages

Hey CC,
Thanks for the quick response!

I've tried reconnecting all of the cables. I have not tried reseating the heat sink, because... lets just say the reviews on newegg about Arcticcool Freezer being hard to install are not overstated in the least. I've not tried reaseat the whole mobo either. I screwed it in there myself with the proper risers, and it is firmly in place (ie, no shifting.)

Interesting side note- I just tried booting it with no video card and no ram, just power and the CPU, and I still got the One-long-two-short Video Error code. Maybe it's not the video card but the mobo's agp port? :-/
 

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

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

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

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