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1 beep and won't boot...Strike F1 to retry or F2 for setup utility

MY problem is almost exactly the same as the previous person. I got the PC from a friend. And when I try to boot it up it beeps twice and then it says "Strike F1 to retry or F2 for setup utility" What could it be? Thanks

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  • asi yah Jun 14, 2007

    I listened to it again and it is 2 quick beeps like "beep-beep". I also tried replacing the lithium battery, as was suggested by the earlier post, but that still didn't solve it. I also tried removing the RAM and that didn't work either.

    I had already looked at the beep codes before posting on the site. They don't seem to help too much because none of the beeps match.

    Please advise.

    Thnaks

  • asi yah Jun 18, 2007

    I checked and it is listing all the drives (hard drive, CD, floppy). But it is still giving the error.

  • asi yah Jun 18, 2007

    I checked and it is listing all the drives (hard drive, CD, floppy). But it is still giving the error.

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    not single one beep when starting d pc

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem the thing beeps twice and the says to strike F1 or F2.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    ive been searching for about, 3 weeks for the solution and not ONE person has ever posted anything anywhere that even remotelly fixed it, good luck, and if you DO find anything please let me know
    liquidcynical@aol.com
    thanks


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Hi! i have a prob with my pc its an DELL GX OPTIPLEX 270. It doesn't work in the boot, it lunch me a message at the first screen (strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for utilities). I have try many solution but it doesn't work. So, plz if any one can help me to solve my pc.
i'm waiting for and thx.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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Here's a link to the Optiplex GX110's beep codes. I didn't see anything for 2 beeps. Listen again, carefully. Maybe the link will point you in the right direction. http://tomcat.yc.edu/servman/Desktops/GX110_UG/messages.htm

Posted on Jun 13, 2007

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Hi, My name is Todd and I'm with Dell's online outreach program. Try booting into the BIOS (system setup) and see whether the system is recognizing the hard drive. When you power up the system hit the key at the Dell splash screen to enter System Setup. You can scroll through the various screens to see if it's listing the hard drive. If not, then either the hard drive is bad or the system needs to have it's BIOS reset. You can review the online user's guide for that system to see how to reset the BIOS / nvram. All the user guides are available on our support site, http://support.Dell.com. Let me know if this helps. Thank you, Todd Customer Advocate Dell, Inc. http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2006/11/19/3648.aspx

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I have the same problem but when I go to setup to check the order of drives it says the hard drive and cd ROM are not installed. Does the hard drive need replaced? Please help ....I am not a computer person!

Posted on May 14, 2008

I'm hard of hearing, so i'm not aware of how many beeps i got, so this may not be any help: but when i was getting the "Strike F1 to try reboot F2 for Setup" message, I didn't know what to do, so, I tried switchin the cables around, changing CD-ROM drive....the last thing I tried was changing harddrive, that got me to at least the Windows 2000 Set-up that i'm on now......HOPEFULLY i will be able to get the whole thing set up

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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