pc won't run, just beeps

  styven 21:08 06 Feb 2004

A friend of mine has a pc that upon switch on it just beeps.
All was fine until he tried to install an ati 9600 graphics card, he ran a utility to clean his pc of old graphics drivers. All seemed to be fine until one reboot later just beeps, won't even give the option to go into bios.
Has tried start up disks etc.

Spec as far as i know is....

time pc
amd 2000 cpu
512 ddr ram
80gb hdd
ati 9600 gc
previous gc was nvidia mx440

  fredo3 21:19 06 Feb 2004

how many beeps? check the motherboard manual for beep info

  Diodorus Siculus 21:21 06 Feb 2004

Depends on a couple of things:

BIOS maker - if you know that, you will be able to find out what the beeps mean.


Ensure that the new graphics card is properly seated (if it has been already installed).

  styven 21:24 06 Feb 2004

1 beep 2 seconds long, three seconds gap then another

  gold 47 21:39 06 Feb 2004

Check your Ram if you have two sticks in remove one and try booting and remember to earth your self static can kill Ram.

  gudgulf 23:54 06 Feb 2004

Have you tried taking out the Ati card and reinstalling the NVidia card?

  hugh-265156 23:59 06 Feb 2004

here is a link to bios beep codes click here

when you find out the make of bios check the number of beeps for the make above.

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