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Boot Issues About 3 weeks ago my computer started freezing. I trouble shooted and thought it was my Video card. I got it replaced but still have the issue. Power supply is good, memory is good Hard drives are good. If I unplug the power for like 30 min I will get a boot all the way to windows. About 5 min later it locks up and I have to restart. But from that point on I don't understand. I hit the power button and the power supply turns on as well as all fans (motherboard fans included) and all my hard drives and cd drives turn on. But my video card does not turn on and my USB and keyboard never turns on. Ill let the computer sit without power hooked up and the process starts all over again. Help Please

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Re: Boot Issues

I've seen the same problem fixed it with new power supply. The old one was losing full power.

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Beep Code Explained

Thanks to Transcend Technical Support for this great Brief of understanding beep codes that is found here
This is a long post and it may be truncated at the bottom. If so, use the link above to go to the Transcend web site where these are found

1.General POST (initial system boot) BEEP Codes
If you do not know the BIOS manufacturer, the following will be the general Beep codes:
• 1 Long and 1 Short Beep ?Bad Motherboard
• 1 Short Beep and nothing else happens ?Disk Drive/Video Related Problems
• 1 Long and 2 Short Beeps ?Bad Video Card
• 1 Continuous Beep or Non-stop short Beeps ?Bad Power Supply
• 3 Short Beeps - Bad Memory
2.American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) BEEP Codes
• 1 Beep - Memory refresh timer error.
Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.
• 2 Beeps - Parity Error
Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.
• 3 Beeps - Main memory read / write test error.
Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.
• 4 Beeps - Motherboard timer not operational
• 5 Beeps - Processor Errors
• 6 Beeps - Keyboard controller BAT test error.
• 7 Beeps - General exception error.
• 8 Beeps - Display memory error.
If the system video adapter is an add-in card, replace or reseat the video adapter. If the video adapter is an integrated part of the system board, the board may be faulty.
• 9 Beeps - ROM checksum error
• 10 Beeps - CMOS shutdown register read/write error
• 11 Beeps - Cache Memory Bad

Beeps 4-7, 9-11
Fatal error indicating a serious problem with the system. Consult your system manufacturer.
Before declaring the motherboard beyond all hope, eliminate the possibility of interference by a malfunctioning add-in card. Remove all expansion cards except the video adapter.
?If the beep codes are generated even when all other expansion cards are absent, the motherboard has a serious problem. Consult your system manufacturer.
?If the beep codes are not generated when all other expansion cards are absent, one of the add-in cards is causing the malfunction. Insert the cards back into the system one at a time until the problem happens again. This will reveal the malfunctioning add-in card.
3.Award Bios BEEP Codes
1 Long Beep: Memory problem
Explanation: There is a failure of some sort related to the system memory.
Diagnosis: The first bank of memory probably has a failure of some sort; this is usually just a physical problem such as an incorrectly inserted module, but may also mean a bad memory chip in a module. It is possible that there is a failure related to the motherboard or a system device as well.

• 1 Long, then 2 Short Beeps: Video error
Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.
• 1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error
Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.
• Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem
Explanation: The system is producing constant beeping in no specific pattern, or a fast "ringing" sound.
Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the system memory, or possibly the video card. The memory is more likely--the system complains long and loud if it can't find any usable memory, as there is no way to even start the boot process when this is the case. The motherboard itself could also be the problem.
• Other Beep Codes
Explanation: You have encountered an Award BIOS beep code I do not have documented.
Diagnosis: Award says that any beep patterns other than "one long followed by two short" are likely problems with the system memory. However, of late they have started adding other beep codes to their systems as well.
4.Phoenix BEEP Codes

• 1-1-3
Explanation: Your computer can't read the configuration information stored in the CMOS.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.

• 1-1-4
Explanation: Your BIOS needs to be replaced.
Diagnosis: Got to your motherboard manufacturers web site and download the new Bios.
• 1-2-1
Explanation: You have a bad timer chip on the motherboard.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.
• 1-2-2 or 1-2-3 or 1-3-1 or 1-3-3 or 1-3-4 or 1-4-1
Explanation: Motherboards is bad.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.
• 1-4-2
Explanation: Some of your memory is bad.
Diagnosis: Go to Basic Trouble Shooting
• 1-3-1
Explanation: Motherboards is bad.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.
• 2-_-_ Any combination of beeps after two
Explanation: Some of your memory might be bad.
Diagnosis: Go to Basic Trouble Shooting
• 3-1-_
Explanation: One of the chips on your motherboard is broken.
Diagnosis: Replace the motherboard.
• 3-2-4
Explanation: Keyboard controller failure.
• 3-3-4
Explanation: Your computer can't find the video card.
Diagnosis: Is it there? If so, try swapping it with another one and see if it works.
• 3-4-_
Explanation: Your video card isn't working.
Diagnosis: Replace Video Card.

on Jan 20, 2009 | ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard

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After installing new video card it takes a long

Without more info it's hard to say for sure but here's a few suggestions.
Turn your power completely off, unplug your computer, double check all your connections, memory, cards, cables, the works. Any loose connections can cause multiple rechecks.
Check your BIOS for quick memory test and set it to "yes" or "enable".
Look to see if you can skip some of the memory tests, if so, skip them, you don't need them unless your having problems.
Set your boot sequence to check only the drives you normally boot from. If you usually only boot from your hard drive set it to only check your hard drive, you can change it latter if you need to boot from a different drive, this is faster and more secure.
Turn off "floppy seek at boot" unless you use a floppy drive.
Turn off your serial ports if you don't use them.
If your computer has unused IDE controllers you can turn them off too.
Be sure to make notes of everything you turn off, it can be a real pain to trouble shoot a problem for something you turned off and forgot about.

May 24, 2010 | Biostar P4M900-M4 Motherboard

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L7VMM2 wont boot (no post) plz help

Sounds like the CMOS battery on the motherboard needs replacing...i would try clearing CMOS first, replace battery and test voltage at the CPU (through the BIOS) If that dosen't help you likely have faulty capacitors.
If you get it to boot, im sure drivers and BIOS will need updates if it's been stored 2 yrs.

Jun 01, 2009 | EliteGroup L7VMM2 Motherboard

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Computer turns off then on after first boot

2 beeps is memory issues.  Either your RAM is bad or the Video card is bad.  If you are getting the BSOD, blue screen of death, then I would take out all your RAM and start it up with a single stick, so you can find out what stick is bad.  If you only have 1 stick, replace it.  I say to do the memory first, because it is the cheaper fix.  

Mar 12, 2009 | Soyo P4VTE (SY-P4VTE) Motherboard

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Put new vid card in pc it will boot but no pic put another vid card in it boots just fine

What kind of fan do you have installed? Cpu wise? it sounds like your cpu is overheating when your playing games. Due to high graphics. Try getting a better cooling system to stop the shutdowns. 
With the ram, is it because your Gpu shares some of the ram? 
This is common with chipsets and some GPUs. 

Sorry or posting twice, im having some issues of my own here ;)

Sep 08, 2008 | ASUS P5N-E SLI Motherboard

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Well if you like you can pay for the live chat and I can help you if you like. I work on computers for a living. It would be to hard to truoble shoot this typing a paragraph at a time.

Feb 13, 2008 | EliteGroup NFORCE4-A939 (NFORCE4A93910)...

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Mach speed

Unplug the the dsl & any other device except the keyboard & mouse. Double check the video cable at both ends monitor & PC. Boot up system. If the system starts shut down & connect 1 device. Boot the system. OK? continue to do this. On the dsl there is a reset button. With it unpluged from power use a pen & hold in the reset for about ten seconds. Reconnect the power & reconnect the Rj45 to the PC. Boot system.

Jan 26, 2008 | Mach Speed VENOM MSA2-6100V Motherboard

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Computer 'Won't boot

you did try the other card? obviously u did.

now remove every thing but PROCESSOR and RAM and forget about the Video remove all internal parts. then see that it beep or not.

a normal start up beep.

Jan 07, 2008 | Motherboards

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