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Computer Wont turn on... just beeps continuously .... HELP PLS ANYBODY

By havok44
Apr 10, 2007
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  1. Hey guys ... i need someones help... anybody any suggestions i will take as i have other working computers, with parts to pull out.
    My comp wont start, nothing on screen (says no signal), cpu runs, gpu runs ... well spins. i think harddisk runs and cd and dvd drive flash like the reading light. Long beeps keep going ... dont think its a bios beep or watever like no point counting. The computer seems to restart and a beep. restart and beep... process goes on till i pull the plug.

    If it helps, this is wat i did:
    i changed the graphics card from a 7600gs agp - 7600 gt agp. then i wanted to add 512 mb Ram but i cudnt get the stick in It had 2 x 512 mb previously and took it out to read the label and put them back in. I think this might be the problem .. it seemed real dusty around it and i might have shoved some dust into the slot !!

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF MY SCREWD UP COMP!!
    I bought it on eBay and it was not really working fine. Like when i restart it says DISK BOOT FAILURE. PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK...and i have to repair the current version of install and go thru the whole processs (like formatting) in order to get into xp. But i found out that the problem was prolly due to the xp version being a upgrade (not full install cd) and that every time i restarted the older (WIN 95) was trying to boot up. which is why i was doing a complete format

    Please tell me anything you know to be helpful

    Here's the specs:
    Gigabyte GA-K8NS
    AMD 3000+
    2 x 512mb Ram PC3200
    160gb WD HD
    7600 GS innovision
  2. ZWERVER

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 96

    its can be your RAM, pull them out and click again back, chek of there are in good position... try connect them separate.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Each motherboard and computer manufacturer post their beep codes at their website... each manufacture can have different beep codes. The beep codes tell you what the problem is... but usually whatever codes you get relate to memory, graphics card, or cpu fan.
  5. havok44

    havok44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem Partly Fixed

    Thanks so much ppl!
    But i fixed it!
    I swapped the rams from my other comp and now both compswork!
    wtf??

    Now I am back to the problem i previously had.
    I have to reinstall (repair) xp if i shutdown. Cos it always says DISK BOOT FAILURE...
    that is, after the files are copied to HD and reboots it goes thru the install procedure and i am back to default xp no updates and some programs dont work :(
    If it helps I have foud that i can restart with the xp cd inside and restart only. if i shutdown im back to repairing the current version of xp.
    i tried installing multiple xp's and completely formatted and installed one xp but something is wrong.
    cos of this my comps been on for like 2 months! and its got a 400W psu :(
    really confused

    thanks again guys!!
  6. havok44

    havok44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I Fixed It - It Was My Initial Suspection

    Thanks A Lot Guys
    I Fixed It - It Was My Initial Suspection
    I Changed The Hd To One Of My Old Ones But I Did A Complete Reformat Of The Hd
    And It Works Fine - Even The Startup Time If Normal
    I Was Starting To Think All Amd's Take 2 Mins To Start
    Lol

    Thanks Again For All Your Help
    I Learnt So Much About Computers
    U Guys Are Legends !!!!
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