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C1 Fault I have just purchased a new pc tower with the above motherboard. It came with no os, I put my XP cd rom in the cd drive but nothing happened. Then the unit began 'beeping' On the lcd panel on the MB it says C1 I am rubbish with pc can any one help? Paul

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C1 refers to a memory fault, so check that the memory timings according to the manual are correct or that the memory is not faulty.

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does the door close?
if not close it.

1)left clik my computer
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device manager
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
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