I'm using windows xp prof, I never had anything like this happen to me
before on any other Windows operating system or any other monitor/computer.
I was at my desktop, and the system started shutting down. The shut down
got hung up, so I pushed the reset button, and the system started to reboot
(I never got back to my desktop), and hanging up, again I pushed the reset
button. One of the times I pushed the reset button, I heard 3 error beeps (1
long 2 short). I looked the beep error up, and the documentation indicated
it might be the graphics/video card. I checked with the person I got the pc
from to find out how old the card is, and was told it is only a couple of
The monitor screen starts up with a black background and a "monitor self
test" box that moves around the screen. The light on the monitor is green
when I first start (plug in the CPU) and then turns amber. I tried the
monitor on another computer and the monitor worked fine.
The CPU's power light comes on and there is also a yellow light that is lit
(but since I can't power down normally, I'm unplugging the CPU). When I
push the power button (plug the CPU in) the only thing I can hear are the
fans. I probably only had the computer on for 1/2 hour and there are 4
cooling fans in the case so I don't believe the computer is overheating.
End result now the system won't reboot, and it seems as though there's no
connection between the CPU and the monitor. Can this CPU be saved and/or
the info on my hard drive? I want to do as much trouble shooting as
possible, before invest in a new graphics/video card or take it to an expensive
technician. Please Help
Edited by sandy j, 11 February 2007 - 07:46 PM.