PC won't start, just bleeps

  [DELETED] 10:30 21 Oct 2003
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Hello,

Can anyone help?

When I start my PC it fires up normally but then the monitor goes onto standby and then the PC starts bleeping.

Is my hard disk or graphics card bust???

  [DELETED] 10:32 21 Oct 2003

At what exactly point does this happen?

You say fires up normally - you get into Windows??

  [DELETED] 10:49 21 Oct 2003

It happens almost straight away, I don't get as far as Windows!!

  [DELETED] 11:07 21 Oct 2003

Can you describe the bleeps please - it matters.

Please be free with information - too much is not a problem - too little simply prompts more questions!

  [DELETED] 11:11 21 Oct 2003

Also can you please state which version of Windows and whether it is a series of beeps or one continuous whine.

Another point. As you cannot get into Windows are you sure the monitor is in standby, or is it simply failing.

  [DELETED] 11:26 21 Oct 2003

The bleep lasts for about 2 seconds and then repeats.

I'm using Windows ME and my motherboard is an ABIT BE6 with a PIII 450, Voodoo 3 graphics card.

  woodchip 11:31 21 Oct 2003

It sounds like Memory or Graphics Problem. Try reseating both, with the Computer Plug out

  [DELETED] 12:00 21 Oct 2003

my pc bleeped once, rang a helpline they said it was overheating and my fan wasnt running. could be your problem, but i doubt it as it starts straight away. hope this might help.

  woodchip 12:14 21 Oct 2003

One beep is normal, it is for power OK check

  [DELETED] 12:19 21 Oct 2003

one beep is quite normal.

as said before i would suspect that the graphic card/ memeory is not seated correctly or is faulty.

try reseating both (one at a time though so you know which was wrong), if still nothing then could you borrow an old graphic card and try that.

  [DELETED] 12:24 21 Oct 2003

I concur with the graphics or memory problem suggestions.

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