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saraveza408

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sorry it took so long to reply.ok so after i turned the computer off for the night the next time i went to turn it on it wont boot up & it just keeps beeping.you asked if the tower was bumped?i dont think it was although it may have been.
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ok i forgot to add i opened up the tower & carefully dusted it out.And it still just beeps.Also when i try to boot up the fan on the power supply works.i got this tower used from a friend & iv been using it for about 1 week before this problem.when i got it xp was already installed.it has a HP DVD ROM plus another older DVD ROM that I havent been able to get to open but when the computer was working the light on that DVD ROM would blink.
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Sounds to me you may need to replace the cmos battery or you did not re-seat the ram correctly.
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how can i tell if its the cmos battery?
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Just go ahead and replace it they are prety cheap (under 5 dollars) and you say the system is old.
http://www.computerh...es/ch000239.htm

Go ahead and run memtest also.
If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...


1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip). If you prefer to use the USB version then use this link USB KEY
2. Unzip downloaded /memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find /memtest86+-4.20.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate [b/memtest86+-4.20.iso[/b] file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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saraveza408

It is now some 15 days since the last advice was offered and I wondered how you were progressing.
Please update your topic.
Thank you
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