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Computer will not POST


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hyruh2

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My computer was salvaged from a friends garage after a spyware/malware infection made it almost unusable. I brought it home reformatted it and then installed XP Pro SP2 on the computer. I have been using it for about 5 months since then. I started getting a DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSoD about 2 months ago. It only occurred during heavy load so I thought it was nothing; however, the BSoD may be the result of my XP being a bootleg copy. A few days ago, I had to move the computer to a new room because of family coming and I was going to wireless network it. After, I moved it to the other room and hooked everything up, I couldn't get it to even POST. All it does is give me a continuos tap-like sound from the motherboard speaker(could this be my BIOS beep). I tried drive troubleshooting with no luck. I removed the mobo from the case and now have it on a book with only a 256MB RAM stick in DIMM1 slot, ATI Radeon VE 64MB, power supply, mobo speaker, and power switch plugged in. It still will not POST but I am getting the tap-like sound still but it is continuos sometimes, and then other times it isn't continuos but seems to be code.

Problem: Will not POST and was getting continuos tap-like sound from mobo speaker.

Before Comp was disassembled:
ASUS A7V--motherboard
AMD ~1 GHz (unclear on type, I can't remember name but I think it's an Athlon)--processor
JGE ATX-300W(20-pin connector)--power supply
1 Simple Technology SD 128MB PC-133 RAM Stick
1 Simple Technology SD 256MB PC-133 RAM Stick
1 SD 128MB PC-133 RAM Stick(manuf. not known, but chip maker is Micron)
WD Caviar IDE 40GB--hard drive
K-Hypermedia CD-ROM/Burner 52X24X52 Seamless Link--cd drive
Toshiba DVD-ROM Drive(unsure on speed)--dvd drive
Panasonic ZIP 100--zip drive
Newtronics 3.5"--floppy drive
Netgear Ethernet Adapter--card
SoundBlaster Live!--sound card
ATI Radeon VE 64MB--graphics card


I have been fiddling a little bit. I have reset the CMOS settings and set my board into jumper free mode. The tapping sounds like a code. It does not always occur. About every 3rd time I try to start the computer it makes the sound. However, it still won't POST and the screen stays blank.

Edited by hyruh2, 17 November 2005 - 08:19 PM.

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Hi,

Try removing all the ram except 1 stick, if nogo then try with one stick of ram in a different slot.
If still the same result post back.

Rick
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I updated what I have already done. Sorry for the slow editing. *bump*bumpp*
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I canot help you with this you mentioned a bootleg copy of XP

For the record and anyone else reading this, This post was edited to include that statment AFTER
I replied
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I am going to Atlanta this weekend. I was going to get a legit version of XP eventually I just haven't had the money. When I first got the computer, I didn't have enough money to buy XP or a windows disc of any kind. Thats why I was using an illegal version of XP. But seriously my computer will not even start. I am asking for your help. I was as honest and detailed as possible with my post. Would you rather I not tell you my XP was illegal and get your help on false pretences?
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