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Having major problems with new PC Tower

By joelojeda ยท 5 replies
Jan 7, 2005
  1. I recently bought a pc from my friend. Its an Amthlon AMD 1800+ I think with 1.8 ghz speed, an Nvidia gfx 5200 128 mb, win XP, 256 RAM... well actually its a good PC (My friend had it rigged up to play Final Fantasy Online) It was working real nice at first. But since I was using this old tower for internet I had to at times disconnect the new tower to put the old one (the one Im using right now) Yesterday the new tower experienced a set back. I had removed the old one and reinstalled the new one but since it didnt recognize the monitor I had to turn it off... When it did recognize the monitor it had some sort of corrupted file. After that it went in normally but anytime it will just turn off and reboot by itself (At times a blue screen could be seen but it went off so fast I couldnt see anything) When Id get back on an error report would be there. I copied the report on that PC tower and was planning on moving it here. But alas the pc turned off again and this time it wouldn't reboot on. It would turn on but instead of logging into any kind of screen the monitor stays in an orange light as in not recognized and the PC tower starts to beep. I wish Id have copied down the error report but its all in the new tower. No matter what I do the system doesn't go back in. It just beeps and stays beeping and doesnt do anything else. Any ideas of what's wrong with it?

    I also wanted to add:

    When it gets turned on it takes a bit then it does one long beep. Then it waits a while. Then it repeats another long beep. The computers motherboard is a Soyo Dragon... Im unsure which however.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  3. joelojeda

    joelojeda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is this guide in general for all motherboards/pc's? And it turns on and approximately at 3 seconds it lets out a long beep about 2 to 3 seconds long. It keeps repeating this long beep after every 5 to 6 seconds interval and it does so indefinetly if I leave it on. Also its a Soyo motherboard which Im unsure which BIOS it uses. Furthermore the monitor remains blank (green led light remains orange) How is it possible that the hardware got messed up all of a sudden? What do you suggest (or anyone for that matter) I should do?

    EDIT: As I wrote this I had my new tower in a corner proned and I opened it up layed it down and saw a little wire that seemed to be out of place. I placed it in where it seemed to belong and apparently it stopped beeping. Now as I wirte this I will be reinstalling it again to see if that fixed the problem. Wish me luck.
  4. joelojeda

    joelojeda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay I fixed the beeping part. I can now go in the system. However Im having this new problem. Here's the general system info:

    System Information
    Time of this report: 1/1/2002, 00:11:23
    Machine name: JAVIERXP
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    System Model: KT400-8235
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) , ~1.1GHz
    Memory: 256MB RAM
    Page File: 123MB used, 811MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

    Here's a list of errors the machine has given me:

    BCCode : d1 BCP1 : 89321D14 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000001
    BCP4 : 0001021B OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

    BCCode : 10000050 BCP1 : FFFDB6D0 BCP2 : 00000001 BCP3 : BF87B399
    BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

    BCCode : 10000050 BCP1 : FFFDB6D0 BCP2 : 00000001 BCP3 : BF87B399
    BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

    BCCode : 10000050 BCP1 : FFFDE6D0 BCP2 : 00000001 BCP3 : BF87B399
    BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

    Most of the errors are produced by Product : 256_1 whatever that means...

    Ive tried system restoring it but it doesnt seem to work.

    I was given a ghost.exe with an image of the Windows XP but I can't seem to use Ghost at all. Please anyone can help me?
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Did you install a new joystick, model Genius MaxFire G-09D perhaps?
    That is apparently a major crash-source.
    Perhaps you should go to and run memtest86 to see if your memory might be at fault.
  6. joelojeda

    joelojeda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ummm... how bad is this failure we are speaking off?
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