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System beeps

by cowboy / July 9, 2004 4:46 AM PDT

When I try to start my computer, the fans run but I recieve a series of beeps. 2 then 5. I am sure they are telling me something but I don't know what. Any help would be appreciated.

P4 2.8 processor
512 ram
Nividia ti 42opo video 128 meg memory
Intel D875 PBZ mother board

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Re: System beeps
by Cetin Denislam / July 9, 2004 5:41 AM PDT
In reply to: System beeps

This is not a windows XP problem, it's a hardware problem.

Power off the PC, unplug the power cord. Unplug all external unnecessary devices.

1. Open the case's cover and reseat the memory module(s). If you have two memory modules, try alternatively only one.

2. Make sure that the video card is firmly inserted in the AGP slot. Also, check the connector from the monitor to the video card to be firmly connected.

Good Luck,


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And piece together the past and the future,

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by Cursorcowboy / July 9, 2004 5:41 AM PDT
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