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Computer fails to boot, Monitor doesn`t power on and constant beep follows


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#1 Bobinashoe

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 06:24 PM

Hello and thank you for taking the time to assist me, I'll get to the point. But before I begin, I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3. Yesterday I was loading a YouTube video in Firefox (with nothing else open besides AVG Anti-Virus and Advanced SystemCare), but as soon as it finished loading and I was about to play it, the computer completely froze up and ALT+CTRL+DEL wouldn't open the Task Manager.

I manually shut off the computer via the power button and waited five minutes before turning it back on. But after I pressed the power button, The fan & monitor failed to turn on & after five seconds the computer made a loud & continuous beep noise with a faint mechanical ticking, and the CD drive light stopped flashing. I waited a few minutes before turning it off and trying it again multiple times with the exact same results each time.

I'm clueless. I have tried taking out all uneccesary cables such as the Ethernet Cable & USB Connecter Cable, but it has not changed. I have had no virus related problems recently, I run both an AVG and Advanced SystemCare scan daily. I haven't any other ideas and would truly appreciate anyone who is willing to offer advice. Thanks.

Edited by Bobinashoe, 28 December 2008 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:47 PM

Seems your system is signaling an equipment failure at the POST (Power On Self Test). Is the beeping a single continuous beep that never ends, or a series of individual beeps that just keeps going?

Also, knowing the brand and model of the computer, or if it's a generic build, details of the motherboard, video card used, will help in diagnosis.

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#3 Bobinashoe

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:41 PM

I apologize for not including more detail. It's a single never ending beep, and here's the specs:

Model: Gateway 820GM
Motherboard: Intel P4 Motherboard R0
Graphics Card: MSI NX7300GS

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:44 AM

The fact that your fans failed to run...would seem to point to the power supply, IMO. Worth checking out (by temporary substitution), in any case.

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