Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

PC will no longer boot, makes odd beeping


  • Please log in to reply

#1
gaughane

gaughane

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I was having issues with my computer randomly crashing and getting the BSOD errors. One of the suggested solutions was to reset the BIOS to the original settings. After I did this the computer would boot and say "Missing Operating SYstem" so I though OK well for some reason now its not recognizing my hard drive. When I went to update the BIOS the computer turned off and now upon reboot does nothing other then make a beeping noise. One long Beep followed by two short beeps. There is no activity whatsoever on the monitor. I have made sure everything is seated properly inside the computer. Can someone point me in the right direction. Thanks
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
pip22

pip22

    Trusted Tech

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,663 posts
Welcome to the Geeks2Go Forum!
It depends which company manufactured your PC BIOS (different makes have different beep codes) but 1 long beep followed by two short ones can mean there's a problem with your graphics card (or graphics chip on the motherboard). That would also explain why the monitor displays nothing.

Edited by pip22, 29 September 2008 - 12:56 PM.

  • 0

#3
gaughane

gaughane

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Ok I checked the cables and the video card seating. I even moved it to the other PCI Express slot but the same thing happens. The MOBO is an Asus
M2N-E SLI series with a dual core 3.0ghz processor, 4gb ram. I have an EVGA 8800 GT 512mb video card that as I said is seated properly in the PCI Ex16 slot. I havent the slightest clue what to do really apart from taking it someplace but I really dont have the cash for that (plus If I have to replace something Ill need everything I can get) Does anyone have any suggestions?? THX
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP