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beeping sounds during installation of windows xp pro

by marrquez / July 25, 2009 11:17 PM PDT

I have problem during installation of windows xp pro, it began a beeping sound every time i hit the keypad while entering the serial # & wrong character appeared then the computer freezes. What is the problem? can anybody help with my problem.

my comp spec.
Pentium 4 2.8 ghz
gigabyte motherboard
128 mb video card geforce
maxtorr 40 gb
512 ram
sound blaster sound card
lan card
video action (hercules)

Thanks in advance...
Marrquez

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Just a guess.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 26, 2009 1:23 AM PDT

I had this same issue in two cases.

1. The keyboard failed. It didn't work on other machines either.

2. The motherboard had failed. I couldn't run Linux on it so that was my second clue after XP would not work proper.

There is a clue this machine may need repair. Here's the clue -> "hercules". That maker has not been seen for over a decade.

Bob

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motherboard
by marrquez / July 27, 2009 8:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a guess.

Thanks Bob for your comments, I think the motherboard is the culprit the keyboard works fine and i followed your advice I removed the Card (hercules)and the other cards except the video card and I also replaced the power supply and ram, still the problem occur, but this time the keyboard and mouse were not functioning.
Nowadays, the motherbord of pentium 4 is already phaseout so i have to look for a surplus one.
Mario

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That''s a little more detail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2009 12:36 PM PDT
In reply to: motherboard

Try this. Clean off the CPU and heatsink then apply fresh new heatsink compound. Leave the case cover off and try one more time.

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usb mouse
by marrquez / July 27, 2009 2:58 PM PDT

hi Bob,
I tried to put usb mouse and it works so i have to find usb keyboard and see if will work. I'll try also your suggestion thanks.
mario

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usb keyboard & mouse
by marrquez / July 27, 2009 10:03 PM PDT

Hi Bob,
My computer is working now, i replaced my ps2 keyboard & mouse to usb keyboad & mouse, I cleaned also the cpu and heatsink and restarted it, then the installation runs normally. Thanks for your help.
Mario

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