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When i turn on power it only beeps what do i need to do

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Hello Michael, It's most likely that your ram is bad. Power down your tower and UNPLUG it. Open up your tower and see if you have duel channel ram. if so, take one out and restart your computer. if it starts then the stick of ram you took out is probably bad. Do the same with the other if it does not start by putting back the one you took out first. Remember! always unplug your tower and you will be ok. Good Day PS

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Do this solution first in the motherboard only processor installed need no memory.then power on your PC.if your motherboard no continues beeping.that need replacement of parts specially capacitor
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try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

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like on my 80g system it goes like this

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try rebuilding the database and the file system in recovery consol

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like on my 80g system it goes like this

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