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Won't boot..getting 2 short beep codes..have tried memory that i know is good.

When i power up (vostro 200) i get two short beep codes. i have tried using memory from a dell xps420 that works fine but i still get the beeps and nothing on the screen

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  • majic750 Apr 20, 2009

    have tried crucial 667 & 800 that i know is good,but still won't boot.

  • aj 1000 Jul 07, 2012

    i was working on a dell vistro 200 and it kept beeping and would show anything on the screen so i did like i use to with my old dell and took out the internal battery and the system started to boot up. i recommend for you to try this and see if it helps if so you will need to by a new internal battery this should help in the future.

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Its the problem with the memory only. the memory u get from dell will noit suite ur pc. try changing the same type and speed memory

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

  • pvc73 Apr 20, 2009

    Look..remove ur old memory..take it to the shop and buy the same category ( i mean speed,type etc)
    And if  u are using 2 SIMS u have to put 2 SIMS and u have to fill the first 2 slots.ie If u got 2 SIMS old memory and if u r trying single  to put single SIm  it wont work

  • pvc73 Apr 20, 2009


    Look..remove ur old memory..take it to the shop and buy the same category ( i mean speed,type etc)
    And if  u are using 2 SIMS u have to put 2 SIMS and u have to fill the first 2 slots.ie If u got 2 SIMS old memory and if u r trying single  to put single SIm  it wont work



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Tipical Computer/Laptop Post & Beep Error Codes


Error Code: Faulty Component:
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1 short beep None (Normal Boot)

2 short beeps ( POST error)

Non-stop beep ( Power supply or system board)

1 long beep and 1 short beep ( System board)

1 long beep and 2 short beeps ( Video card)

1 long beep and 3 short beeps ( Memory)

3 long beeps ( Keyboard)

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None ( Power supply,system board,or system
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Visual POST Error Codes:
Error # Range: Component with Error:
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100-199 System Board
200-299 System Memory (RAM)
300-399 Keyboard
600-699 Floppy Drive or Floppy Controller
700-799 Math Co-processor
900-999 Parallel Port (LPT1)
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1100-1199 Serial Port (COM1)
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