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COMPUTER WONT START UP

Posted by: ALAN  R.      31 Jul 2011 @ 14:30
COMPUTER WONT START UP

Please can anyone HELP.....SWITCH COMPUTER ON GET TWO BEEPS, SCREEN WITH f1 f3 f8,THEN ON SCREEN I GET (CD: 1+Alt+Del to restart)then computer stops working. This is my first time on this, so please bear with me.

Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      31 Jul 2011 @ 16:17
RE: COMPUTER WONT START UP

I'm assuming you've probably got an AMI Bios in that machine. If so two beeps indicates memory problems
First make sure the graphcis card is properly seated (if your machine has one - you didn't identify the make/model of machine
And then (this is lifted from the PCHell website

2 Short Beeps
Your computer has memory problems. First check video. If video is working, you'll see an error message. If not, you have a parity error in your first 64K of memory. First check your SIMM's. Reseat them and reboot. If this doesn't do it, the memory chips may be bad. You can try switching the first and second banks memory chips. First banks are the memory banks that your CPU finds its first 64K of base memory in. You'll need to consult your manual to see which bank is first. If all your memory tests good, you probably need to buy another motherboard.


More about beep and startup codes at
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      31 Jul 2011 @ 16:23
RE: COMPUTER WONT START UP

Alan

this may give you a fuller explanation
It deals with a machine giving three beeps, but its the same underlying problem: bad or loose memory
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000996.htm

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Reply by: ALAN R.      1 Aug 2011 @ 13:39
RE: COMPUTER WONT START UP

THANKS TO JON S. FOR REPLY, WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS I'VE TRY'ED THE OPTIONS. BEING A NOVICE AND OAP IT'S A BIT HARD GOING BUT SLOWLY DOES IT. THANKS AGAIN

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      1 Aug 2011 @ 13:46
RE: COMPUTER WONT START UP

Alan, if you are a DIY-type, like to do your own oil changes on the car etc. then I'm sure you'll enjoy this also.

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