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Computer won't start. It just beeps


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I turned on my computer and it is just beeping a few times then it stops. What is wrong? It turned off, yesterday, with no issues.
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We are not very good at guessing around here. Is that an Apple MacBook? A 10 year old Dell PC with Windows 95? A Sony laptop with Windows 7? We need information about the computer and your operating system before we can start.

Those beebs are beep codes. The number and pattern to the beeps is important. With the information about your hardware, and the pattern to the beebs, we might get a clue as to what the problem is.
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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.

Beep Codes: This is for most bios types and\or manufacturers.
Beep Codes
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We are not very good at guessing around here. Is that an Apple MacBook? A 10 year old Dell PC with Windows 95? A Sony laptop with Windows 7? We need information about the computer and your operating system before we can start.

Those beebs are beep codes. The number and pattern to the beeps is important. With the information about your hardware, and the pattern to the beebs, we might get a clue as to what the problem is.


It is a HP Pavilion Elite m9040n with Vista. The beep pattern is 3 beeps. beeps 1 & 2 last 1 second beep 3 lasts about three seconds
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http://h10025.www1.h...=bph07107#N1010

It looks like you may be having video card problems. Have there been any recent changes to the computer? All connectors tight?
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07107#N1010

It looks like you may be having video card problems. Have there been any recent changes to the computer? All connectors tight?

No changes, just the usual updates from Microsoft. I will check the connections. Thanks for your help.
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