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why can't I boot my comp and the post seems wrong!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by dahero69, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. dahero69

    dahero69 Member

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    Hey guys I need ur help. FOr some strange reason my computer won't boot properly. As i turn it on the monitor stays blank, and when the post starts it takes a long beep probably 2 to 3 seconds then starts doing again over and over. I'm clueless about this. I've check most of my hard ware, and im not sure whats wrong. I check my graphics card (XFX Geforce FX 128 mb) but still not sure about that, im not sure about my ide cables. -_-, ahh! So can anyone please help.
     
  2. GrandpaBW

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    Look for the beep codes in your motherboard manual. Try reseating the RAM sticks and your video card.
     
  3. Jeanc1

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    As stated above by GrandpaBW -- each different computer bios have a different code when The computer POST (Power On Self Test) sounds off -- your manual that came with the motherboard should at least give you the name of your Bios -- AMI, Award ,IBM , Mac have all a different code routine.

    Count the Beeps !! • • some are long other are short -- For example in an AMI Bios -- 1 Long followed by 3 shorts means Memory Failure ! -- Where on an IBM Bios the same code means a Video (EGA) Display problem .

    Your best source of info is your own booklet you got when you bought that PC.
     
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    hey guys thanks for the help i just did wat u told and it has now been fix XD. Once again thanks
     
  5. GrandpaBW

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    You are welcome and glad you are up and running.
     
  6. Jeanc1

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    @ dahero69

    You are one of the few that do bothered to come back in and say that everything is fine now -- ! Thank You !! I like that and am sure many in here appreciate a gesture like that !

    Thanks to you too !
     

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