ohhh!! pc problems

  niknax 21:27 20 May 2005

hi folks...i'm installing xp & a new hard drive to a friends pc, specs are mb elite k7s5a,2x40gb hdd sdram 512 pc133 ram geforce mx400 64mb gc, 1.3 athlon thunderbird chip, dvd, cd/rw. everything loaded fine until i shut-down then started again pc beeped twice then got to the black xp screen...then nothing, it won't even boot into safe-mode. any help much appreciated!!


  Graham ® 21:33 20 May 2005

You sound like an experienced sort of person - why the daft title?

  Graham ® 21:36 20 May 2005

Oh, go on then - 2 beeps = memory problem.

  niknax 21:39 20 May 2005

i agree graham daft it was....checked the memory first (sorry two beeps ment to say post beeps)


  Buchan 35 21:42 20 May 2005

I agree with first reply by Graham. Why waste our time with idiot posts?

  woodchip 21:43 20 May 2005

Yep Memory if more that one stick try each in turn. in the first slot this will be 0 or 1

  Technotiger 21:44 20 May 2005

Hi, I think 2 beeps indicates possible ram/parity problem, possibly wrong ram for mobo.

If I am wrong, my apologies, but someone else will no doubt say so.


  niknax 21:59 20 May 2005

but this is not an idiot post...

there is only one stick of ram which was previously fitted before..changed from 0 to 1 and everything still workes fine. the pc just gets stuck on the xp screen and goes no further after re-starting


  woodchip 22:05 20 May 2005

Will it go into safe mode

  DieSse 22:06 20 May 2005

Have you still got the drive with the old operating system. Does it boot up with that?

  niknax 22:12 20 May 2005

the new drive i put in formatted with new copy of win xp he, the other older drive had win me on it

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