Question about Dell XPS 8500 X8500-4726BK Desktop PC Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
When power on, I hear ventilation system coming up, then beep and pc turns off. No boot and no display at all. ? Harddisk defect ? Regards Tommy
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Vista is available in 32 and 64 bit os.
if your system ran xp which was most likely 32 bit. And you have installed a 64 bit version os.
this will be your problem, also Vista requires more system RAM/Memory to run it.
If you get 1 beep at startup, it states the system is ok.
Alternatives are device drivers incompatability.
Check M$ website, regarding vistas minimum system requirements.
Mike @ Compurepair.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Try and reset your CMOS and see if it helps.
If you're not sure how, then unplug the power cable from your PC, then take off the side panel, on the motherboard is a set of 2 or 3 pins to Clear the CMOS (reset the BIOS) all boards are different, so there is no set location for the CMOS pins, if you're unsure, just remove the battery from the motherboard for about 30 seconds, then replace it ("+" facing up)
But you need to make sure your PS is not plugged into any external power source while you're doing this or you risk deleting your BIOS
Hope this helps in some way.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
Usually the beeps ore associated with ram memory failure ..or video card not being well plugged or being faulty ..To stat check the ram memory ..Just remove them all ..(if you have more modules) ..and after that insert one by one and try to boot ..If it still makes the same noise (beep ) and each one ..it means the ram is ok ..and the fault from other way ..If it starts with only one one ..it means the other is faulty ..Anyway ..usually the ram memory does not damage itself ..but most likely does not make contact well ..so plug them well back in the slot and try again ..
If it always make that beep ..try to see if you have a pci or agp or video card ..and if you do ..remove the card and post it back ..Usually if you remove it and you have a on board card ..you can already boot up if the card is faulty ..and use the card on board until you get another card ..
(the idea is that for the ram fault the beep is short and in some kinda loop ..but if it starts the fan and keep beeping it is the video card to blame .It is either out of slot and does not making contact well or is damaged and need to be replaced.
Posted on Dec 26, 2011
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