Computer not starting up

October 3, 2006 at 16:42:35
Specs: Windows XP Professional, 333 MHz 512MB

Help! My computer does not start up. When I turn it on, it just gives long beeps. It does not load at all. It has power because the light is on, and when I first turn it on, it sounds like it is trying to start but then it just gives long beeps about every 5 seconds. Anyone got any ideas?

See More: Computer not starting up

Report •


#1
October 3, 2006 at 17:21:02

beep sounds could be any problem. its hard to tell. in your case, it could be the CPU fried, RAM failed, or HD failed. anything showed on the monitor? just blank black?

Report •

#2
October 3, 2006 at 17:21:31

What brand is your BIOS, count the beeps, and report back.

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon X2 4800+
2GB RAM, X1900GT
2x37GB WD Raptors, RAID 1
1x250GB WD Storage


Report •

#3
October 3, 2006 at 17:38:46

The screen is blank.

Where am I likely to find the BIOS information (pardon my ignorance!)?

Long beeps - all the same length - probably about 3 seconds long, then a pause about the same.


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
October 3, 2006 at 18:07:48

The beeps are trying to tell you something. The best place to look is the motherboard manufactures web site.

Failing that, look here. These are for Award BIOS. Check for your BIOS.

Stuart


Report •

#5
October 3, 2006 at 18:34:00

Check to make sure your keyboard is plugged in securely.

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon X2 4800+
2GB RAM, X1900GT
2x37GB WD Raptors, RAID 1
1x250GB WD Storage


Report •

#6
October 3, 2006 at 18:41:42

It's 'usually' a video card or RAM problem. Try reseating one and then the other.


Beep codes

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!


Report •

#7
October 3, 2006 at 19:25:25

continuous beeping usually means a problem with the RAM. Make sure both RAM and slot are clean, then reseat each stick of RAM.

Hey you! Check out my flickr stream.


Report •


Ask Question