Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
BSOD
 
FuRgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,692
Default *Sigh*Another problem

Hey,
Ok, I have an old computer sitting in my room upstairs. It is rubbish. But I wanted to sort it out so about a month ago I reformatted. After the format I left the computer on and went to the toilety and to go and get the Windows ME Disc so I could install an operating system. While I was there, my foolish sister unplugged the PC so after the format it was turned of incorrectly. Then when I put the plug in and turned the computer back on, all that heppened was there was a lot of long continous beeps. It kept doing this...So I just turned the computer back of.
This was about a month back, and after I switched it of, I just left it. Now I want to sort it out again, so just now I turned it on and the same beeps kept beeping....What can I do to fix this and get the computer running?
If anybody wants/needs more information feel free to ask!
__________________

FuRgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 09:36 AM   #2
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 38
Send a message via AIM to Terencentanio Send a message via MSN to Terencentanio Send a message via Yahoo to Terencentanio
Default

Erm. If the beeps come after BIOS boot-up, use a bootdisk to format the HDD and install the OS again. If it comes when the PC is turned on, check the inside to make sure everything is fine. Could be something broken or blown.
__________________

__________________
www.root32.com - General Computing and Security Site
Terencentanio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 09:45 AM   #3
BSOD
 
FuRgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,692
Default Re: *Sigh*Another problem

The beep comes staright when I press the power button....nothing is on the screen before or after it....I think it is a good diea to look inside the case...because i took the hardrive out and then put it back in before i formatted.....But im not good at looking at things inside a computer...before i open it up can u giv me any tips on what to look for?
FuRgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 11:37 AM   #4
The Candyman
 
~mr mixx~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,310
Default Re: *Sigh*Another problem

make shure when you put the hhd back in, that the cables were put back in the same way it came out.

check connections that they are snug, check ram cards that they are seated properly.

if everything is cool...then try doing a flsh to bios.
inside next to your ram sticks, there should be a small 3-prong jumper. (1st un-plug your comp. before doing this)

then move the jumper over to the other side, plug in comp.....reboot

when comp. say's that bios has been reset, shut down comp...un-plug...and move jumper back to the original position.
__________________
" Let the music move you "
~mr mixx~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 12:03 PM   #5
BSOD
 
FuRgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,692
Default Re: *Sigh*Another problem

Ok, thanks a lot...Will give it a try soon.
FuRgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 12:09 PM   #6
BSOD
 
FuRgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,692
Default Re: *Sigh*Another problem

oh man i think i got the problem....When i took the hardrive out I took a piece of RAM out and put it into my other computer...So there was only 1 left in that computer....Im pretty sure it was just 64MB Of RAM...COuld this be the problem?
FuRgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 12:11 PM   #7
In Runtime
 
Gary Graefen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 336
Default Re: *Sigh*Another problem

yes bad ram can cause that
It also could be the video card needs to be removed and reseated
__________________
When In Doubt-Format and start over
Gary Graefen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 01:02 PM   #8
BSOD
 
FuRgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,692
Default Re: *Sigh*Another problem

Ok, im gonna go check it out now....I'll be back soon...*
****Walks of with a determined yet terrified face****
FuRgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 02:12 PM   #9
BSOD
 
FuRgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,692
Default Re: *Sigh*Another problem

OK, I took the hardrive out, and took the ram out and took the graphics card out and let them all sit for a wehile..;..then put them back in plugged computer in and no beeping...no anything...There was nothing on the screen....And the CPU was making no beeps....I checked the display adapter and stuff...everything seemed to be fione....anybody got any suggestions ilk try them out tmz
FuRgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 11:12 PM   #10
The Candyman
 
~mr mixx~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,310
Default Re: *Sigh*Another problem

if you are not even getting a bios beep, then something is not seated correctly. make shure and double check your connections.

check your power cord that it's snug.
__________________

__________________
" Let the music move you "
~mr mixx~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0