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cpu long beep...distorted blue screen

by prasandiligent / December 6, 2010 1:34 PM PST

when i tried to start desktop , cpu gives LONG BEEP sound ...then when i restarted again it stucks in the middle & i have no option left with other than to restart (this time no long beep)...when i restarted again distorted or blurred blue screen appears....why is it? where is the problem with? please guide me to troubleshoot & rectify my problem

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Age, beauty?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2010 1:41 PM PST

Not much to work with but you can reply to your post with the missing details.

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Hardware problem.
by harrywellskin / December 6, 2010 3:34 PM PST

You are having a hardware problem. It is probably the RAM that is causing it. Try cleaning it and connect it again properly.

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Since this is the ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 7, 2010 8:35 AM PST

Windows XP forum I will assume that you are using XP although without telling us, it could be Linux or DOS or even CPM/86 with EGA graphics.

With the assumption of XP I will ask if you have tried booting to SAFE MODE and if so what happens (and if not, why not?).

If SAFE MODE boots without a distorted screen (everything WILL look bigger as Safe Mode uses VGA resolution) try adjusting your resolution to a resolution and refresh rate the monitor supports.


If you offered up your BIOS version (AMI, Phoenix, etc.) we might even be able to find your beep codes to help solve the troubleshooting as the beep may or may npot indicate a problem.

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