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My computer only beeps at me and will not turn on, do the beeps that I am hearing a code or something? Please help me out

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Yes they tell you if there is something wrong

Beep Code Descriptions Document

1 short DRAM refresh failure
2 short Parity circuit failure
3 short Base 64K RAM failure
4 short System timer failure
5 short Process failure
6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error
7 short Virtual mode exception error
8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure
9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure
10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error
11 short Cache Memory error
1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure
1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed

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If you want to check this setting refer to my other tip on how to enter bios and change boot settings.

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