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i have a problem with my computer..it froze today and had to manually shut it down and when i turned it back on nothing happend..computer wouldn't boot..fans go on then there 1 long beep for a couple seconds it stops then does it again.. does this mean there a problem witht he motherboard?
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Here is a guide to beep codes. http://www.geekstogo...es-t106845.html
What you describe sounds like a memory (RAM) problem. If you have multiple sticks, try just one at a time.
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doesn't even get to the boot process. monitor doesn't fully tunr on..hear fans going and then does a continous beep for a few seconds stops still not booting then 1 continous beep again..doesn't get to the bios beep or for the hard drive to start the boot process..screens are blank and no error messages across screen.. i thought ram problem but nothing..nothing loose on motherboard..only thing i can think of next is problem with motherboard..can any one help?
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You could remove all of the ram, then try to boot. If you don't hear a beep the motherboard is probably bad. That long beep you first described sounds like a memory problem. How many ram sticks do you have installed? Have you tried installing only one at a time? When you post back, include your full system specs as this will better enable those who want to try to help you.
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have a compaq presario s3300nx windows xp...2600+ AMDathlon..1gb ram..120gb hard drive..nvidia geforce video card



tried removing ram tonight and still have same problem...same beeps and doesn't startup up fans are the only thing working...runs for a a min long continous beep then repeats..
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