Odd startup

  Si_L 20:21 04 Aug 2007
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Most of the time when I switch my PC on, it does not work. It gives beep code 1 long and 3 short. After a few times switching on and off it works sometimes.

Specs:

Vista Home Premium
Asus MB
2GB Ram
Athlon 5200+ Dual Core
nVidia 7300le

Thanks :)

  Si_L 20:26 04 Aug 2007

The motherboard is an Asus M2N4-Sli board. Ta :)

  rdave13 20:29 04 Aug 2007

Could it be your actual "on" switch being faulty? Try pressing it firmer than you usually do.

  Si_L 20:31 04 Aug 2007

I don't think so, it switches on but then beeps, and then nothing appears on the screen apart from "no signal input"

  rdave13 20:37 04 Aug 2007

Had an old Packard Bell computer that had the same problem with the switch. Gave it away to a good charity and they fixed it lol.
May be your graphics card needs reseating?

  citadel 20:41 04 Aug 2007

put beep codes into google to find out what they mean.

  Fingees 20:47 04 Aug 2007

With an AMI bios, it means
Conventional/extended memory failure

  mark2 20:49 04 Aug 2007

click here suggests

"1 long + 3 short = No video card or bad video RAM"

which could tie in with your "no signal" message at the monitor

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