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I think I might have fried something...


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#1 dj505

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 11:38 AM

So, I had this old PC set up to run Ubuntu 12.04.1 server constantly and was doing great for about a month, until the main program I was running started crashing for no apparent reason. After rebooting the PC, I'm greeted with an extremely slow splash screen and a series of beeps. I believe it went:
5 spaced out beeps
2 fast beeps
1 more spaced out beep
And then a really long beep.
The computer no longer boots, and no amount of searching thus far has helped. Wont even boot into a Linux recovery disk (eg. Gparted).
My computer is an HP Pavilion 7000 series with 1GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 01:46 PM

This sounds like a memory failure.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 01:48 PM

Could be. I tried re-seating the memory and the codes changed.
https://youtu.be/WfWVkmCN7jU
^^video of the codes I'm getting, just in case

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 02:58 PM

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Could be. I tried re-seating the memory and the codes changed.
https://youtu.be/WfWVkmCN7jU
^^video of the codes I'm getting, just in case

 

For me it doesn't sound like any diagnostic beeps! disconnect everything including the HDD to see if the sound changes.


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 08:39 PM

A failing buffer chip on the MOBO could cause the same fault but most likely a memory card.  It started to fail, intermittent and then failed completely.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 09:18 PM

That sounds about right. I'm getting a new error now after re-seating everything on ght board now:
"DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTER" or something like that. When o boot a recovery Linux image, it can't boot because it's unable to mount the very CD drive it's booting from (which i just realized may be the cause of the problem.)




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