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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like it could be a virus. Or, a heat buildup problem - are all fans inside machine working? Is the fan inside the power supply operating? Was there any work done inside the computer recently?
If the hdw is all ok, go out and buy yourself a copy of Norton Internet Security 2009 - 1 user lic - $49.99 @ Staples. Do *not* buy any earlier vers. of this software! Install, update it, run computer computer scan - probably will find/remove some/many viruses.
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Posted on Mar 22, 2009
SOURCE: computer locking at startup
If the LED is glowing Amber then there is definitely something wrong with the hardware. Open up the system and check to make sure that all cables are plugged into the motherboard securely. If they are, you have faulty hardware somewhere. I would take it into a repair shop and see if they can locate the fault.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
4 Beeps indicates a RAM memory failure. Disconnect power, press and hold the power button to release all power from the motherboard, then re-seat the Memory.
If error doesn't go away, try modules one at a time to find the bad one
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
The two beep code means no memory was detected. This might mean bad memory, memory that's loose in its socket, or a system board problem.
Make sure all the memory is firmly seated and latched into the sockets.
If you have only one RAM module installed, try substituting a known good part of the same type to see if the trouble clears up. If the memory still isn't detected you'll need a new motherboard.
If you have more than one RAM module, try them one at a time to see if you can isolate which is causing the trouble. (Testing the motherboard with known good memory is always a good thing to try. I have seen computers where all three RAM sticks were bad at one time, so I wrongly thought the motherboard was at fault. I always keep some good memory around for testing now.)
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Posted on Mar 27, 2010
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