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Computer doesn't start

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#1 maynard60


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:32 PM

Not sure if the right forum.

Older desktop with Windows XP. Have had no problems until today...

Push the start buttons, hear 6 beeps from computer box... that's it. Nothing on monitor



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:43 AM

System manufacturer and model?

"Older desktop" just isn't very informative and the only generic cure that I know that I would try with any system...would be a clean install of Windows.


#3 jodav


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:39 AM

Hi maynard60,

Different BIOS have different beep codes. The first step when hearing beeps when switching you computer on is to check all Hardware is plugged in and seated correctly (sound, cards, video cards, memory, hard drive cables, and power connections, etc etc etc). Maybe pull them out, clean of dust and reseat them (one at a time trying system after easch one). If you have documentation with your computer it may well tell you the exact piece of Hardware that is causing the problem mapping it to the long\short beep pattern (or you could do a search on the net for your motherboard\BIOS beep code information)

Good Luck,
jodav :)

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