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Old 07-09-2009, 09:20 AM   #11
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Could this problem be a virus and not a memory or graghic card problem?
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Could this problem be a virus and not a memory or graghic card problem?
If it's causing the BIOS to give bleep codes at boot then that is highly unlikely. Have you been able to run Memtest86+ yet?
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:59 AM   #13
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It could be both, but the BIOS's beeping codes are definitely not related to a virus, it's far too low level.

Long shot, but do you know the make of your motherboard? This should help diagnose what the beeps actually mean for sure...
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:30 AM   #14
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No I haven't run memtest yet. I will try using USB stick drive when I get home.

Here are the specs:

MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Socket AM2 CPU

Corsair XMS2 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB PCIe Video Card

WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/8MB/SATA-3G

Apex PC-389 ATX Black Mid Tower Case

ULTRA LS600 600W ATX POWER SUPPLY

Samsung 22X DVDRW SATA OEM

I can't get MemTest to work. I'm ready to delete everything off the hard drive and start over. I know this won't tell me if it is a memory problem but it might solve the problem. I didn't have this problem until some vista updates were installed. I remember you use to be able to delete installed updates but I don't see any where to do this now.

What do you think?

I now get the long POST beep and then I get 3 short beeps, yesterday I was getting 2 short beeps. I changed nothing!

I think I should uninstall everything and start over. I didn't have this problem until Vista updates were installed.

What do you think?
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:45 PM   #15
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Okay, I couldn't get MemTest to work but I did get something caslled 7-Zip to work. It said I have a driver problem with the graphics card which is what I thought the original problem was. I uninstalled and installed the drivers many times. From the disc included with the video card and from the web site and all combinations. I guess I need to try again until I get it right.

Wish me luck!
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:17 PM   #16
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At the XFX site for your video display adapter, do they list more than one driver? An older driver version that you could try maybe? I checked out the site but didn't want to do the whole registration thing.
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I just installed older versions of XFX drivers, same problem (2 short beeps after 1 long POST beep).
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make sure the drivers ur using are compliant with your OS? Like, make sure that u are using the 32bit or 64 bit drivers for ur OS?

Just a thought
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make sure the drivers ur using are compliant with your OS? Like, make sure that u are using the 32bit or 64 bit drivers for ur OS?

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Did that, both are 32 bit.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:28 PM   #20
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Does everything work OK if you use the on-board video adapter? (I notice that your motherboard has onboard video.)

Also, forgive me if I missed this before, did the add on video card work before?
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