Boot problem with 3 long beeps

December 20, 2009 at 08:48:40
Specs: Windows xp, p4, 512mb
I am trying to boot an older PC running XP and when I power it up, I immediately get 3 long beeps and then the cd drive powers up. I don't get the post beep, video or even keyboard power. I have tested the PS and it shows well within range. I have made an xp msdos boot disk and it doesn't work at all. I put in my xp cd and it spins but doesn't work either...Where should I go next for testing? Thanks

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December 20, 2009 at 09:01:54
Look at the link below for some help with POST beep codes.

So you don't have any history associated with this computer?

Open the case and re-seat all cards, cables and RAM. Remove and replace each RAM stick 4 or 5 times. exercise proper static precautions and have the computer unplugged or the PSU switched off when inside the case.

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