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Speakers are beeping or the status lights are flashing (like Morse code) at startup

This is generally the BIOS using a "beep code" to alert you of a problem. Just write down the code (either from speakers or sometimes the status lights) being careful to record if it is a dot (short) or a dash (long). This is NOT Morse code, it is dependent on the BIOS. Check which BIOS type (e.g. Phoenix) and version you are using and lookup "BIOS beep codes" using your favourite search engine.

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my Dell laptop makes 12 beeps and won't start, why?


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    AMD sempron power supply


    Hi,

    I would venture that "shows winfast on monitor" indicates the type of Video Card that your PC is using. Thereafter it should go to POST showing the motherboard, BIOS, memory count and others.

    Since as you posted, after Winfast nothing follows, I can only suspect that you have a motherboard problem or at least a BIOS corruption.

    Please post back the brand and model of your computer or at least what motherboard.

    Good luck and kind regards.

    Thank you for using FixYa.

    Mar 16, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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    When I turn on the computer during POST the motherboard buzzer makes a 6-7 second long beep error code. Thanks in advance for your answer.


    Hello;

    The "beeps" your motherboard is making is an error code, designed to alert you of an error in an essential system component, such as a memory failure, general motherboard failure, video card failure, etc. When a PC is started, no matter the brand, it goes through a POST (power on self test).

    The types of beeps is a code, and is often system specific; changing from the manufacturer of the system BIOS, (BIOS; Basic Input Output System). If you know the bios mfg, you can get a POST error code chart for that specific manufacturer online... this will tell you what component is in question...

    I do find it odd that you've changed a motherboard, without trying to change your keyboard! Seems like it would be easier to troubleshoot a keyboard issue, than swapping out a motherboard.

    I don't know how fast your post code error is coming out, but if you don't know the mfg of your BIOS, it splashes it on the screen at bootup, or you can check your manufacturer's website.

    May 06, 2010 | ASUS P4S533-X Motherboard

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    beep at start-up is repeting why?


    What does the beep sound like? If it's "beep. beep-beep" it's just a ram check. it's fine and it will always do that, unless you turn the beep off, which isn't recommended since the beep also alerts you of changes and problems. If you hear any other type/length/number of beeps, check the upper left corner of the monitor. Sometimes it goes by quickly, but it will tell you what was changed (eg. new mouse plugged in, etc.) This should only happen the first time you change a BIOS setting or add a device, and will not alert you upon restart.
    Hope that helps. Thanks!:)

    Jan 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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    Computer Won't Boot (Anything?)


    ok sounds like a bad power supply , i would get a new one

    Jan 21, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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