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3 Beeps when I turn on the computer


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#1 Booh-kitty

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:30 PM

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At first, the computer would turn on, but the OS wouldn't start. I posted about that problem in another forum.

Now, sometimes when I turn it on, it beeps three times, pauses, beeps three times, pauses.........over and over again until I shut down the computer.

Sometimes it will turn on.

I read somewhere the beeps indicate a bad hard drive.

Can anyone confirm this?
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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:43 PM

This topic has an original thread located here.

The bios beep codes depends specifically on the bios your computer is running most popular are Phoenix/Award and AMI and it could change with BIOS revisions. The general beep codes can be found here. According to that list its memory related (if you have the mentioned Bios versions). Since you cannot boot from the Cd/Rom drive its difficult to run any programs to diagnose the HDD or the memory. Unless you have a bootable USB drive and wish to install windows on it.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:57 PM

Check your original thread
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:53 PM

Since OP has a topic in the XP forum which may involve malware...I am closing this thread for now.

Once the XP forum topic is resolved, I will reopen this topic, if OP desires such.

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