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help, beeping noises when starting

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#1 Kenji-Hitokiri


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Posted 28 May 2005 - 02:38 PM

Hi, my computer has been beeping doo dee doo dee repeatatively and the monitor screen is all black when it does so. If you need any info i'll try to give it but, dont have access to the computer for real details. :thumbsup:

(i'm a computer noob)

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#2 Joshuacat


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Posted 28 May 2005 - 02:57 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. :thumbsup:

There are lots of people here that are willing to help.

More details please. What is the make/model of your computer? Anything identifying the computer will help us. (minus the license #)
What OS are you using -(XP, 2000, ME, 98, NT, 95)

When do you hear the beeping? At start-up?
Count the beeps, how many long, how many short?
If the beeps are at start-up, the # and kind of beeps will help us diagnose your problem.

Do you see anything on your screen?

The more details you give us, the easier it will be to resolve your problem.

Joshuacat. :flowers:

#3 dannyboy 950

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:02 PM

Well those are bios beep codes. You are haveing some type of problem and are not completeing boot.
1. You need to know what bios you have and then go to the bios manufacturers site and find those beep codes that will then tell you what the probleem is.
2. In general the most common reasons for not completeing boot are memory failures or video card failures, the black screen caan be a symptom of both conditions.
Try booting into safe mode [hold down F8] while booting and see what comes up when useing selective start-up or what ever your bios calls it to enable one device at a time.

#4 tg1911


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Posted 28 May 2005 - 03:22 PM

If you know what type of BIOS you have:
Beep Codes
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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