computer boots and bios dosent do anything

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January 11, 2010 at 17:53:16
Specs: Windows XP
Hey guys,

Ok so i power it up and the bios screen shows up and within a second it dissapers and sits on a blank screen. ive cleaned the ram and there slots. i can see that it says "detecting devices" or something but it dose nothing so i unpluged everything but still no luck and if i push the power button while it on i get 3 short beeps and nothing

can anybody help me please.
Thanks in advance.
Marshy-x3@hotmail.com


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#1
January 11, 2010 at 18:43:12
Please explain in full what you mean when you say "so i unpluged everything"

to get a successful POST and boot up into bios you need Motherboard, CPU with heatsink/fan, Powersupply fully connected, 1 stick of ram, Graphics card ( or onboard graphics if available), monitor, and keyboard. Nothing else. No drives, no PCI cards and nothing in any USB ports. The fact you can get three beeps out of the thing tells us at least that the CPU and motheroard are responding to the startup sequence. Those beeps will mean either faulty/missing ram or graphics.

Once you have connected up the above minimum components try to startup. You should get at least an initial bootscreen that tells you what key to press to enter setup. eg: Del, F1, F2, F11 etc

This is preliminary work to determine if the board can boot up.
Once you know whether or not the board boots you can move on to determining if for example, your harddrive or something else has failed.

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January 11, 2010 at 18:55:57
i unpluged all the HDD's And Cd drives and cards. tryed what you said when i push the delete key it the screen gose blank im trying this with a onbored graphics and same as before nothing happens it just gose blank.

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#3
January 11, 2010 at 19:04:15
So in barebones configuration, when you press the start button does it still give any beeps? Does anything come up on the display?

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#4
January 11, 2010 at 19:08:29
No beeps on boot normal boot info comes up but it dosent detcet and the screen just gose blank but when i push the button it give me 3 beeps.

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