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If you're comfortable with it you could try re-seating the memory on the motherboard, meaning power down, unplug, and remove the memory sticks and reinsert them (use duster to clear the memory channels if possible). Otherwise I would check for diagnostic lights or beeps when turning on the computer and consult with the manufacturer for further troubleshooting.
sound to me like a video problem. no beep codes, you hear the fan going so it must be posting. could you try with other monitor and or cable? is there power to monitor? reseat cable at both ends( monitor+ pc)
Yes if there are error on the system you should most likely hear a beep most of the time when there is no beep it is due to bad ram. Some times beep codes can't detect bad ram and your computer will not boot.
Open the computer up and see how many ram chips you have if you have more than one take the one in dimm slot 2 out. There should be small writing next to the slots 1,2,3,4 or Dim 1 dim 2 ect ect. you always want to keep slot 1 with ram so start by pulling out the ram out of slot 2 and turn your computer on. If your computer still dosn't post pull the ram out of slot 1 out and insert the ram that was in slot 2 into slot 1 if still no luck it's most likely your board but the best way to test this is to know that you have a good working stick of ram you could purchase one and if it dosnt work bring it back ... theres also the chance of your video card being bad but there is usualy a post code for it (beep code)
if you have no clue on what ram looks or how to open your computer just google for installing ram on a computer and you should find step by step guides
What may be happening is that files are corrupt as a result of a HD failure. This is not that uncommon. It has happened to my computers causing strange beeps and often repeated clicking noise coming from the hard drive. HD failure can happen anytime; when booting up, while the computer is running. The only way I've found to fix this is to buy a new hard drive and reinstall the operating system and programs you typically use.
You may be able to recover files from the ailing drive however. After you get the new hard drive working with your newly installed operating system and all is working, you can setup the ailing drive as a slave while setting your new drive as a master. You need to power off the computer and consult the data sheets for jumper settings.
This will allow you to boot up and access your old HD as a spare. If your lucky the data files, pics, music and documents you created will be in a region of the hard drive that isn't corrupted. Be prepared however to expect some unrecoverable files. If there is physical damage to the drive mechanism like a stuck read/write head then you may be totally out of luck. I have in some instances been able to unstick the HD by giving it a sharp rap on it's edge and even opening it to push the head free. Success for such a radical procedure is rare, but when it works, you have enough time to copy files over before enough dust collects on the exposed HD.
Assuming your able to access the old HD as a secondary drive, copy all of your files over to a backup directory on the new HD. I would recommend an expternal backup HD that can be used to automatically save your files before the next failure happens.
I had this happen sometimes after a windows update/reboot. If the computer is on, hold down the power button until it cuts off. Unplug the power cord. Wait for a couple of minutes. Plug the cord back in, and turn on system.
Beep Code:Description of Problem:
Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
One Long Beep, One Short Beep
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps
Three Long Beeps
Repeated Long Beeps
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps
The three beeps shows the Memory Module Test and that symbolise that the memory module is having a problem and to my knowledge when there is a problem with the memory then you have to open the casing and remove the memory module and clean the slot very well and if slot in back and the memory do the same change the to the second memory slot if it happens there again then you change the Memory module.
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