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#1 Bigmarco

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:50 PM

Hello,

I recently bought a dvd player which i installed, and now my computer is doing a bit weird.
I've send the dvd player back and bought a new one which does work.
But still there is a small problem.

During the startup my computer checks devices.
But sometimes (not allways) it takes a few seconds before it starts checking the devices.
And then my computer start bleeping, normally there is only suppose to be one bleep but now there are a whole bunch of bleeps.
Which takes around 20 seconds and then it finds the devices and starts up just like it's suppose to, but a little slower than before.

Can someone help me?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:44 PM

Background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS_beep_codes#Error_reporting

BIOS Error Beep Codes - http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

Computer Post - Beep codes - http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

PCGuide - TSX - BIOS Beep Codes - http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm

Award Beep Codes - http://kb.iu.edu/data/afzy.html

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:29 PM

Thanks for the reply, the problem (i think) is this one.
Continuous beep - Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
But it's not all ways, some times one a week and then 2 times in one day.
Any advice?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:01 PM

Well...my approach to BIOS beep codes is...once is enough.

I would look up the appropriate error code for my motherboard/BIOS...take note of it...and then see if there is anything I can do to resolve it.

If I received a beep code indicating a memory problem...I'd check that as best as I could. Same approach for any component.

Computer manufacturer and model, please?

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:30 AM

It sounds like you may have something that has come loose when you were installing the DVD drive. Go back and check all of the connections inside, power and data connections especially, and make sure that all components on the motherboard are properly seated. Also check connections for your keyboard and mouse on the back of the case.

Caution: There are electronics inside the case that are very susceptible to electrostatic discharges. To protect your computer, touch the metal of the case to discharge yourself of any charges your body may have stored before touching any of the components inside. As a safety precaution you should unplug the computer to avoid electrical shock.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:31 AM

I would look up the appropriate error code for my motherboard/BIOS...take note of it...and then see if there is anything I can do to resolve it.

If I received a beep code indicating a memory problem...I'd check that as best as I could. Same approach for any component.

Computer manufacturer and model, please?

My computer doesn't have a manufracturer.
Motherboard: Asus M2N
CPU: AMD X2 6000+
Videocard: Asus 8800GTS 320mb
RAM: 2GB
HDD: 1 ide 2 sata
DVD: 2 dvd players
Power: 480W Xilence

Continuous beep - Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
My keyboard: Razer lycosa.

Is there maybe something wrong with my system config?

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:23 PM

You should have a Phoenix Award BIOS. I have an Asus M2A-VM and that's what I have.

http://www.phoenix.com/en/Customer+Service...Error+Codes.htm

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:56 PM

Beep Codes

* The only AwardBIOS beep code indicates that a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information. This beep code consists of a single long beep followed by two short beeps. Any other beeps are probably a RAM (Random Access Memory) problems.

That is all it says about beep codes, but i have video screen, and RAM doesn't have any problems.




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