Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:23 PM
I have had this problem with 3 desktops. I get this beeping sound with a flashing red light next to the steady green light on the front of the pc. This time I turned on the pc and I heard 5 beeps, pause, 5 beeps again and nothing comes up on the monitor. Two days later I read an article that said you should disconnect hardware devices one at a time and try to pinpoint the problem. I started with the ram. Removed both, still beeping. Next I unplugged the cables to the hard drive, when I turned it on it stopped beeping. I plugged it back in and the pc was working again. I want to address the issue before it happens again, but I'm not sure what to do.
The pc-Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq dc5100 MT
Harddrive-WDC WD800JD-60LSA0 80 gig