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The Long BEEEP

By FlatLined
May 12, 2006
  1. I have a problem. I'm booting up a computer, and it starts to beep once, then as it begins to post, it goes into a long beep.. Then it shuts itself down. I had the CDRom and the Floppy unattached and it booted up fine a little time ago. Now, it won't even boot up. Give me some direction please.. Thanks..
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    beep codes are indicators of hardware errors. Your motherboard manuel should translate what they mean.

    I would ground myself, reseat everything inside and try to re-boot.
    If it still fails, some or all of your hardware has failed. You will need to troubleshoot by process of elimination. Remove everything except the essentials. RAM, Videocard, motherboard (with PSU of course). Boot. If nothing comes up, your trouble is with one of the three.
     
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