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Installed SP2 and now won't boot


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I'm adding another computer to the office network. It came installed with XP SP1. When I installed SP2 from a disk downloaded from MS (not from windows update), it went through it's paces of backing up and updating files. After it prompted me to reboot, I'm getting nothing. Just a black screen and 2 beeps with a 4 or 5 second pause between them. Can't enter setup or safe mode. Any suggestions?
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Booting the PC and tapping the delete key does not give you set up?

Booting the PC and tapping F8 does not give you options?
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Nope nothing. Doesn't respond at all. I installed more memory earlier this afternoon, also. However, there were no problems till I installed SP2. Should I try removing the new memory, or not?
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I would do that because the beeps are consistent with hardware failure

XP is unlikely to cause beeps, of which two, are usually memory related
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Still nothing
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If it helps any it's an ECS K7VMM+ mainboard, don't know much else about it, the manual doesn't have any troubleshooting sections. I tried booting from the XP CD, but no luck there either. The CDROM drive spun up for a minute, the went quiet. Everything is with a black screen. I'm at a complete loss here. Any other suggestions?
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I have asked the Hardware Moderator to look at it
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WOW, that's weird. I tried another monitor, and it's fine. Anyone know why the other monitor would have gone dark on me?
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That is (possibly) a bit easier, monitors can sometimes go out of the loop, chances are if you turn the PC off, re-connect the other monitor, put it on standby, so it has a light, it will boot up OK
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Seems to be fine now. I guess SP2 reset the monitors brightness setings on reboot. Thanks for all the quick replies.
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Ah, just popped in to help out but looks like you have it all sorted! :tazz:
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