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I press the power button my PC and it starts beeping for maybe... 4 seconds, My hard drive crashed and i bought a new one.

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  • gamefreek_91 Dec 19, 2008

    It was exactly what jmakris said, at least.. I think, It wasn't the video card, it was the ram. I took the ram out and put it into the other slot and powered on the PC. it started normally. Everything is fine now, i installed a clean copy of windows XP pro and it runs smoothly! All i need to do is get another stick of ram, new monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a bigger hard drive, 40GB is not going to last long. =]

    Thanks for your help!

    Im only 16, Sorry for the grammer and what not, im kinda bad at it =]

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    do you happen to know the brand of bios... and count the beeps... long or short or both.... that should tell us what it is

    Robert



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This usually happens when something gets knocked loose such as the ram modules or video card, if nothing displays on the monitor, then the video card is potentially loose (unless you are using the onboard video) If you have any cards plugged in to the motherboard, take them out and re-seat them (put them back in :-)
If the beeps continue after that, remove the hard drive and then power on the system - if something shows on the monitor, then you know the hard drive is not supported by that system

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