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Cannot boot I recently had my box hijacked and finally decided to wipe the drive and start over. I have reconnected everything, but cannot get my system up at all. When I turn it on, I get two beeps and then nothing. I cannot be certain, but it seems like two long beeps with a few second pause in between. I have removed all hardware and booted it in various configurations as well as clearing the cmos. I am at a loss what to do next. Any Ideas?

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Check all cables to hard drive CD and floppy are inserted correctly
The stripe on cable goes to the Number one pin on the socket on motherboard andnext to the 4 pin power plug on hard drive and CDon the floppy its the same

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How to install a operating system software on computer a step by step procedure

  1. Decide what you would like to do. Are you going to reinstall your operating system because of problems, upgrading your current version, or are you installing an operating system on a new computer? Make sure that you have the new operating system install program. Windows and MAC require that you purchase a CD or DVD Rom(s). Ubuntu and other Linux are free and can be installed from a flash drive too.

  2. 2Back up your data. If you are reinstalling your operating system, it is likely that you will need to wipe the disk. Back up your data before doing so, as everything on the disk will be destroyed. If you are simply upgrading, it is okay to skip this step, but it is advisable to save at least the most important files on your computer.
  3. 3Completely wipe all information from the hard disc. This will insure that you do not carry problems over into the new install. For instructions on how to do this watch the video at
    • New installations of Windows and Linux offer to replace all data on your entire hard disk. So completely wiping it prior to installation is unnecessary.
  4. 4Boot up. Turn on your computer and quickly enter the boot menu. The owner's manual for your computer or motherboard should have instructions on how to do this. It will show on the screen for a breif moment too. Select the drive that contains the setup disk (and be sure you have inserted it). Save the setting and exit.
  5. 5Start the installation. It may take the install program a few minutes to load, this is normal. Once it has loaded, follow the onscreen instructions. If you are installing a new operating system on a new computer or reinstalling due to a problem, wipe the disk. Be sure you have saved everything that you would like to save before starting this process.
  6. 6Sit back and relax. The installer may ask you for some information while it's installing, but for the most part, just waiting is okay. Near the end of the installation, the installer will ask you for last-minute information, like your name, the name of the computer, sign in name, password, time zone, etc. Do not be alarmed by this, none of this information can be used to identify you, it's all for personal preference.
  7. 7Enter the product ID. If you are installing a consumer operating system like Windows, it will probably require you to enter a product ID. Look at the back of the CD case for the product ID. If you are installing Linux, this does not apply to you.
  8. 8Reboot. Once you reboot, the computer will finalize everything and log you in. At this point, you may need to install drivers. Insert any disks that came with your computer or it's parts that are NOT an operating system, and allow the drivers to be installed (if necessary).

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How to fix a motherboard that does not turn on at all.

Make sure there is power at the outlet, surge suppressor, power strip. Be sure any connected UPS is on. Try again.

Remove any recently installed hardware and go for boot. If the PC boots, check to make sure that the new hardware does not overload the old power supply - if it does, replace with a higher capacity power supply and go for boot.

Open the PC. Look for indication of power - LEDs, fan, etc. Replace the power cord between the outlet and computer if one is available, and go for boot.

If possible, obtain a power supply tester to determine if the power supply has failed. Replace any failed Power Supply and go for boot.

Disconnect power. Disconnect all non-required cables and accessories. Leave only the power and data cables for power supply, boot drive, video card, mouse, memory and keyboard connected - everything else should be removed (with the exception of the small cables that go to the MoBo headers for LEDs, and switches on the case). Everything means both data and power cables. All controller cards should be removed as well unless using on-board or built-in controllers. Reconnect power and try for Boot.

Add devices, cables, etc one at a time to determine which is causing the fault. A PC that boots and shuts down shortly after could be an indication of overheating / over load. Clean dirt & dust from case, ventilation slots, etc. Make sure all fans spin freely - replace any that do not.

Those are some things to start working on.. hopefully, you'll find the problem and not have to go further. Good luck!

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Recently I have cleaned up my Acer desktop with"Diskrub" Since then I am unable to have access to BIOS. Changing hard drives with known working software does not help. Computer does not boot up at all. Can...

guess u have wiped up ur boot sector in the HD...
u can get into BIOS when the computer pressing either F1, F2, Del, Home, Ins, etc keys...
if u cant do that, ur BIOS is corrupted...
i guess Diskrub would not have wiped ur BIOS as BIOS is a software embedded in a chipset in the Motherboard and not in Hard disk.
if u have FLASHED ur BIOS with an update then i cant say anything...

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Boot failure Asus P5Q-EM

Disk boot failure. Issue:Disk boot failure.
Cause: This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  1. Boot options are not set properly in CMOS
  2. Non bootable disc or USB in computer
  3. Remove added hardware /check connections
  4. Hard disk drive is bad
Solution:Boot options are not set properly in CMOS
Verify that the boot options within CMOS are set properly. Below is an example of how we recommend the boot options be set. Additional information about how to enter CMOS can be found on document CH00192.
  1. Floppy drive
  2. CD-ROM drive
  3. Hard Drive
  4. Other / Network
Non-bootable floppy diskette or disc or USB in computer
Verify that there is no floppy diskette or disc in the computer. If the boot options are set improperly the computer could be trying to boot from the disc drive instead of the hard drive.
In addition to verifying there is no disc in the computer make sure that no USB jump drive, external hard disk drive, or memory stick is inside any memory card reader.
If you're wanting to boot from a floppy diskette, CD, DVD, or USB drive and are getting this error message and have verified that your CMOS settings are in the proper order as explained in the above paragraph the diskette or disc you're using is either bad or does not have the proper files on it to make it bootable.
  • Additional information about how to make a boot disk can be found on our boot disk help page.
  • See document CH000669 for information about creating a bootable disc.
Remove added hardware / check connections
If you've recently installed any new hardware it's suggested that it be removed to verify it's not causing this issue. If after the device has been removed the computer works and it was another IDE / EIDE device ensure that the jumpers are properly set on the hard disk drive.
In addition to removing any new hardware it's also suggested if you've recently moved the computer or installed anything inside the computer that the connections for the drive be checked. Usually it's best to simply disconnect the cables from the back of the drive and reconnect them to make sure they're connected properly. While inside also disconnect and reconnect the cable connected to the motherboard as well. While inside your computer make sure you're aware of ESD.
Bad hard disk drive
If you have followed the above steps and you continue to experience the same issue, unfortunately it is likely that the hard disk drive is bad or the controller is bad.
If available, you may want to connect another known good hard disk drive to the computer to determine if it can be detected. If it is able to be detected then replace your hard disk drive. If it is not detected, unfortunately you will need to replace the motherboard or controller as it is bad.
If no additional hard disk drive is available it is recommended that the hard disk drive be replaced first or that the computer be serviced / repaired.

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My PC does not boot when I press the power button on. The power comes alright but it will not boot and load files unless I leave it on for a long time and later reboot it again. This has been the problem...

You need to clear cmos usually on board is a little coloured jumper,but also first disconnect power plugs from board which come from the big psu,normally have a little clip you have to squeeze,find cmos normally 3 pins with a littl jumper move it from one set of pins to next set of 2 pins,you normally have i pin exposed,so move left or right and hold for 10 seconds make sur e you put back as it was,reconnect psu plugs ,reboot enter the bios normally Delete button or what it says on your screen normally setup button ,reset your time and date and make sure you save your settings before you leave bios page

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i had a same problem too. but i know the real problem is the motherboard. it should be replace with the same model of motherboard.

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Wont boot up or start - cpu fan does spin but switches off

You seem to have a lot of hardware in there, so trying to remove some items to lighten the Power Load was a good idea - but maybe too late.

Check your Power Supply - I suspect that you will need around 550 Watts or more. If you can put in another Power Supply (after disconnecting as many drives etc as you can) see if the problem re-occurs.

If it does not, then your Power Supply is failing and will need to be replaced (with a 550 Watt or above PS Unit). I would personnally think that a 700 Watt unit would be ideal if it were my machine.

Yeah, I know you said you replaced the Power Supply but didn't say if everything was reconnected nor what size Power Supply Unit you put in.

Good luck.

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Bad SATA data cable connector or drive?

Hi miss, is you're new SATA being seen in you're bios?
To check this. At boot up press the Delete key every two seconds until the bios main menu loads.
You should see the new SATA listed here. If you do not see you're new drive listed than shut down the PC & unplug the power cord. Remove the data cable & clean it with a cotton swab & some house hold alcohol. (no dripping). Wipe off both ends of
the data cable & the drive's connector. ( Allow time to dry).
Re-connect every thing & again check you're bios. If you're drive is listed than you can use you're current windows to format the drive. I gather you're current windows is running correctly.
If you get a error message from windows during format, do not worry, yet!
I suggest you download the drive's Mfg's software tools & use this to test & setup the SATA drive. Locate the white sticker on the new SATA drive. There you'll find the model number & serial number. Write the drives information down on paprer for later. You can register you're SATA drive later at the Mfg's site.
Most Mfg's have bootable software for a floppy disk & the same to creat a bootable CD-ROM disk so you can setup & test you're new drive which is what I am suggesting you do. You will need to disconnect you're other SATA drives while using the bootable software. (Just unplug their data cable). No need to unplug the power to the drive - (s).
I am sure you will be able to setup and test you're new drive. Once finished, reconnect everything. Double check everything before closing up the case. Boot you're system. Windows should see you're new drive.

Good Luck!
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