Wont boot, So many problems(which first!)

May 26, 2009 at 07:01:55
Specs: Windows XP, 512, lost the other stick...
All right here is the deal. About 2-3 years ago I bought and assembled my first PC. Its been holding up fine. Now over the past 2 months I had a nice logitech mouse that has been dying on me(wondering if this might play a role). Now a little before that started happening, whenever I would run various games or lots of media running at once, the computer would give me a serious of warning beeps, but never did anything, besides the occasional blue screen error. So it came to the point where I had to format because I had a system file missing. So I formated and everything, yet I still got those beeps. Well just last week I began having a problem booting the computer with the keyboard and mouse connected. sometimes it would boot with them connected, and then just freeze a few minutes into windows. So now all most everytime I try to boot up I have to take out and reset the cmos battery. I also turned off beeps in the abit setup so I didnt have to deal with it. Well sometimes it would last a while, sometimes not and my comp would just shut down. Well while going through this process the other day, the computer just stopped booting. When I turn it on I get no monitor feed and it starts this like 5-6 second period of long beeps, then waits about 6 seconds, and restarts the beeps again. SOOOOOO.... is this something I can fix myself? Or is it a hardware issue. I heard it might be a keyboard problem which I'm praying it right. I have also heard that my cpu may have fried(comp does need a good cleaning) Or that my power supply just went out(which would make sense with various equipment not working and the computer randomly shutting off)
I installed all the correct drivers I believe when I formatted. Didnt download a bios or anything, or flash it that I can remember, I have always had trouble dealing with fancy tech stuff with my mobo. Btw its a Abit NI8-SLI. thats all I can remember right now. Anyyywhooo... please if anyone has any feedback let me know. Thanks guys!

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May 26, 2009 at 16:45:56
Boot to bios and watch pc health maybe. Might be overtemp warning you are hearing.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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May 27, 2009 at 02:00:22
blue screen error usually associated with hardware problem.. maybe one or some of the components is failing, but it's quite hard to tell which one without replacing the suspected hardware with a good one and make a test run.

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