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Computer Crashed & Won't Start


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#1 twistofcain1976

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:36 AM

My computer at home crashed, so then was rebooted.
but it would not turn on. just a steady beeping, roughly one beep every 3 seconds.
i've known these beeps represent something, like memory not found and such.
but i can't see anything wrong inside my computer when i opened it up. ?

any ideas ? ...

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:01 PM

Could be a bad memory chip. How many pieces of memory do you have installed? You may want to take a piece of memory out at a time and try starting it and seeing if it boots up


Also make sure all your boards are fimly into the sockets

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 10:38 AM

yep, seems to be memory related. i have 2 - 256mb (133mhz)
but i've tried just one of them, and even a new one, but still not working.
i had a diagnostic card run on it, seems to be a memory problem, must be on the motherboard itself.
which isn't good, that means new mobo & processor & memory.
this is an upgrade i was hoping to put off for a bit longer, but i guess not anymore.

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 03:23 PM

That stinks...sorry to hear about that. Motherboards are relatively inexpensive if you dont start getting the itch to upgrade other components at the same time




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