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Won't pass startup bios / screen

I have just added a new graphics card to my compaq Presario SR1403WM It turns on but it does not go past the screen that says F1 F10 F12 for the boot lan and such. It also has a slow beep noise. What could be wrong

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Tap the f8 key as you boot up... it should give you a few choices... boot to safe mode or remove the video card and boot up.... if it boots with no problem it is a compatability issue with the card

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Make a note of the number of beeps and whether they are long or short. Put the old video card back in the machine. Go online and do a search for "bios beep codes", check what you wrote down and see what the problem was. It was probably a video error. Perhaps you should install the video drivers for your new card before you install it, that way it might avoid the error on startup.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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