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Having a problem booting system


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Kevindolin2

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I am having an issue booting my old computer up and i figured i would stop by here before taking it in to get fixed.

When i push the power button all i get is a blank screen and a loud beep coming from the computer speaker.

The computer worked fine for awhile but then one day i tried to boot it and nothing. (This comp has never been connected to the internet)

Product info:

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 DC 1.86 GHz
1066 MHz front side bus
Socket 775

Chipset G965

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000

Motherboard
Manufacturer: Asus
Motherboard Name: P5BW-LA
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Buckeye-GL8

250 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)

1024MB ram
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

Hp Pavilion a1642x

Hp product number: RC664AA

(The case is dust free)


Is there any other steps or things i should look at to try and figure this out? Please respond with any questions or answers and i will get back to you ASAP.

Thank you, Kevin

Edited by Kevindolin2, 09 February 2010 - 09:19 AM.

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rshaffer61

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How to Interpret Computer Error Beep Codes

When the computer makes those funny sound via the system speaker, it's not doing it because it wants to be heard.
The computer is trying to talk to the operator/technician and tell them what's wrong. Please let us know which of the below codes is the closest to what you are hearing.

Beep Codes:

No Beeps: Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals

One Beep: Everything is normal and Computer Posted fine

Two Beeps: POST/CMOS Error

One Long Beep, One Short Beep: Motherboard Problem

One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps: Video Problem

One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps: Video Problem

Three Long Beeps: Keyboard Error

Repeated Long Beeps: Memory Error

Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps: CPU Overheating


Thanks to alandemartino for this tutorial.
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Kevindolin2

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It sounds to me like one short beep and one long beep. There is an attached .wav file of the beep recording.

computerbeep.wav - 4.11MB

Also i found i nice site to help with the beep codes

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

Edited by Kevindolin2, 09 February 2010 - 10:20 AM.

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One Long Beep, One Short Beep: Motherboard Problem
Sounds like your motherboard is probably failing or has failed.
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