When I log onto my computer I get 2 beeps and then a screen comes up. THe top few line says what thee bios is aand the type of computer it is. Then underneath that is says Secoondary drive 1 cannot be found Under that it says click F1 to continue or F2 to run the setup utility. I only have one hard drive so I dont know what it means bye the secondary driver. When I clicked F1 it continued as if nothing is wrong and wwas able then to log on. How do I fix this so that first screen doesnt come up.
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James, It sounds like the refresh rate is set to high. Since you do not mention what OS is installed I have listed information on how to change in Windows,XP. Start the computer and press the F8 key. Choose Safe Mode. Once the system gets into Windows follow the steps below and then restart the computer. If this does not resolve your issue email me at my email address below and include your OS information.
How to Change the Screen Refresh Rate of Your Monitor
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.
Alternatively, right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
Click the Settings tab, and then click Advanced.
Click the Monitor tab, and then click the screen refresh rate that you want to use.
The default refresh rate setting is 60 Hertz (HZ); however, your monitor may support a higher setting. Check your manufacturer's documentation for information about the settings that your monitor supports.
If you use a higher refresh rate, you can reduce the rate that your screen flickers; however, if you specify a refresh rate that is too high for your monitor, your screen may become unusable and your hardware may be damaged.
Changes to the refresh rate affect all users that log on to the computer.
Or your system is giving off a beep code in which case the beeps come in a 3 beep sequence. Below is the beep codes and what each represents.Beep Codes
Troubleshooting steps and more information about the OptiPlex 320 beep
Microprocessor register failure
ROM BIOS checksum failure
Programmable interval timer
DMA initialization failure
DMA page register read/write failure
1-3-1 through 2-4-4
DIMMs not being properly identified or used
Slave DMA register failure
Master DMA register failure
Master interrupt mask register failure
Slave interrupt mask register failure
Interrupt vector loading failure
Keyboard Controller Test failure
NVRAM power loss
Video Memory Test failure
Screen initialization failure
Screen retrace failure
Search for video ROM failure
No time tick
Gate A20 failure
Unexpected interrupt in protected mode
Memory failure above address 0FFFFh
Timer-chip counter 2 failure
Time-of-day clock stopped
Serial or parallel port test failure
Failure to decompress code to shadowed memory
Math coprocessor test failure
Cache test failure Thank You, Dell-Jesse L Dell Social Media and Communities email email@example.com
Few of the top reasons for causing these "lines" running across the screen are :
Corrupted video driver
Changes in hardware configuration (display)
Monitor issue (hardware)
In order to determine
if it's hardware/software issue, all you need to do is to boot to BIOS
and check if the problem replicates. Depending on system, you can go to
the BIOS screen by tapping "F2" or "DEL" key repeatedly as soon as you
turn on the computer until you see a different screen.
problem is present while in BIOS, then definitely the monitor needs to
be repaired by an authorized repair center. Otherwise, video driver
update or Operating system re-install can resolve this problem.
Ente in BIOS setup and choose the option load default values. to enter in Bios press DEL , F1 or F2 Depends on the Bios the POST screen will show u the key for entering in bios . other method is u open the case of ur PC cabinet and put the Cmos jumper in Clear mode for few seconds aand put again in its origional state.
If the 2 beeps were together, then it is a check sum or memory problem.
When it boots enter the bios setup(F2) and check the system time and date (located in 'Standard cmos Settings') to see if it is correct, as this is a good indicator of a flat cmos battery (large type watch battery.)
If time and date is incorrect replace battery, if ok turn off pc and try re-setting the bios by putting the jumper on the 'JBAT1' terminal on the motherboard on pins 1-2 ont pins 2-3 then back onto 1-2; then boot pc back up and go back into the bios, set the date and time in 'Standard Cmos Settings' and then look on main bios menu for 'LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS' or similair
If non of above works, maybe you have upgraded the memory, remove it and try again with original memory stick.
Hope this is of some help