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Computer won't boot, beeps after windows reinstall


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#1 cooperw68

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:58 PM

6 months ago I got this Gateway computer with Windows 8 preinstalled. I wanted to reinstall windows to clean up my computer. I did this with the new "reinstall and reset" win 8 feature. Instantly after starting this my screen wentblack and my computer started beeping once short every 30 seconds or so. I have integrated gfx and an actual gfx card. After taking the card out it still beeps but now it says "Gateway" "preparing automattic repair", but its been saying that all day. I don't know what to do. Can anyone help? Thank you

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#2 cooperw68

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:55 PM

I also reseatted the ram and battery, but it didn't fix it.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:03 PM

Try removing the Graphics card, sounds like you have two graphics cards installed.secondly try removing the memory and adding one stick and rebooting the computer if the beeps do not happen continue to install another stick and reboot until the beeps start. more then likely its a bad memory stick or your graphics card



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:51 PM

Beep codes like this are normally indications of defective memory. I'd try booting the system with no RAM installed to see if you get the same boot code, and then trying the module(s) one at a time to see what results you get. Failing RAM can certainly produce symptoms that can mimic issues you would see with bad video, a bad HDD, and other problems. So, I'm  going with bad memory.


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