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Built new machine - won't start


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New built machine but get a long beep repeated every few seconds, monitor shows green led but nothing comes up on blank screen. Have checked everything. Cannot find out what long beep from award bios means. One doubt is that the agp video adapter (Asus A9250) comes with a cd to install but cannot install since machine won't start. Can any of you folks help me? :tazz:
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one long beep means your memory is installed incorrectly or bad.

Remove the memory and reseat
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Badnews, GerryF! Brand new memory strip in protective covering. Have extracted it, cleaned the gold edges, and carefully inserted it again. Still the long beeps. Before I go and buy a new one can you answer the other doubt I had i.e. will anything appear on the monitor screen without my having run the adapter card disk, which I can't do without getting into the computer.
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If your computer is able to boot, it will always show a boot screen, drivers or no. If it cant get past the memory problem, it wont. Do you have any other memory your could swap it with? I would try that first.
And even brand new memory can be bad. Also, even new memory in protective coving might not be new... You have no idea where it has been before it got into your hands...
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