Question about Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

Open Question

What does four beeps mean for vostro 200

Trying to turn on my computer and all it does is beep four times?

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

byteguy
  • 2229 Answers

SOURCE: Four beeps wont turn on, Dell 4700

The four beeps usually indicate a memory problem and it won't pass it's Power On Self Test. Try reseating the memory sticks, or, if you have two of them, take one out and try to start the machine and then swap them.
If this doesn't solve the problem, you most likely have a bad motherboard.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • 90 Answers

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

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

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: 4 short beeps on vostro 200 monitor shows black?

this is a BIOS problem (that's the software on your motherboard, in the computer rarther than the monitor). the 4 short beeps are an error code which you can look up on the dell support website.

i just searched for: 
http://www.google.com/search?q=dell+vostro+200+bios+error+codes

and it found:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos200/en/slim_tower/om_en/pdf/PK009A01.pdf

check page 80: beep codes
which will tell you that 4 beeps indidcate an error with your memory (RAM). 

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

bob_computer
  • 3153 Answers

SOURCE: dell vostro 200 4 repeated beeps on start up

Disconnect all devices from the power supply EXCEPT the motherboard
Remove any extra cards including video etc.(plug monitor into the onboard)

If you hear any beeps these can indictate where the fault is.
either of these sites below will help you further with that

Beep codes P
c

More beep codes

Power up the pc and see if the fans are working.
If not then double check the power connections to the board.

If you still have no fans it is time to suspect the power supply as the probable cause.

If the fans worked then you should have gotten a display which told you there was an error and offering you a chance to go into the BIOS. ignore it and shut down the PC.

Now connect one drive only and boot again.

Repeat that until you identify the component that is giving you a problem.

Once you find the problem then remove or disconnect and carry on with the rest to see if another component might also cause a problem

If there is only one problem device then you may want to investigate that device further, Unless you don't mind replacing it

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

  • 5060 Answers

SOURCE: Vostro 200 won't go to startup

The 4 beeps suggests a memory issue. If you open the case and pop the memory modules out and then reinsert them it may clear the problem. One way to check if an individual memory stick is bad is to reboot as you put them in one by one.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2 beep after 4 second 2 beep again and again 2 beep


Probably RAM issue. Try reseating the RAM sticks, if that doesn't work, remove one at a time and turning on PC.

If you only have one RAM stick, then it could be faulty, so if you can borrow or have access to another RAM stick, then try that.

Jan 19, 2014 | Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Why does my Dell Vostro 200 keep beeping?


Defective memory can cause blue screens, no video, beeping sounds. It's possible that you have a defective memory stick.

May 24, 2012 | Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Vostro 200 four beeps at startup then repeats; fan stays on.


Cant say for sure what the problem is, but most probably it is due to a bad RAM module. Try removing it and after removing the dust on the RAM and its slot Re-insert it. Also try cleaning up other areas with a blower too. It should workout.

May 28, 2010 | Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Vostro 200 won't go to startup


The 4 beeps suggests a memory issue. If you open the case and pop the memory modules out and then reinsert them it may clear the problem. One way to check if an individual memory stick is bad is to reboot as you put them in one by one.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 03, 2010 | Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Pc beeps 4times y?


4 short beeps
Your problem could
be a bad timer. The system timer failed to work properly. It will
require motherboard replacement.

1 long and 3 short beeps
Memory test failure. An error has been detected
in the memory over the first 64K. Try replacing the memory, and if
that doesn’t do it, the motherboard.

Beep codes are the beeps you hear from the
PC speaker when you turn on your computer. They are your computer’s way of letting you know what’s going on when there is no video signal. These codes are programmed into the BIOS of the PC.

Nov 10, 2009 | Dell Vostro 200 Desktop Computer

1 Answer

My computer beeps 4 times


i don't rememer perfectly, but 4 beeps, i think is loose video card,, or loose menory in its slot, take cover off of it, and reseat one at a time, then restart with power, it's one of them, mem or video card loose

Nov 02, 2009 | Dell Vostro 200 Desktop Computer

2 Answers

Dell vostro 200 4 repeated beeps on start up


Disconnect all devices from the power supply EXCEPT the motherboard
Remove any extra cards including video etc.(plug monitor into the onboard)

If you hear any beeps these can indictate where the fault is.
either of these sites below will help you further with that

Beep codes Pc

More beep codes

Power up the pc and see if the fans are working.
If not then double check the power connections to the board.

If you still have no fans it is time to suspect the power supply as the probable cause.

If the fans worked then you should have gotten a display which told you there was an error and offering you a chance to go into the BIOS. ignore it and shut down the PC.

Now connect one drive only and boot again.

Repeat that until you identify the component that is giving you a problem.

Once you find the problem then remove or disconnect and carry on with the rest to see if another component might also cause a problem

If there is only one problem device then you may want to investigate that device further, Unless you don't mind replacing it

Oct 05, 2009 | Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

2 Answers

4 short beeps on vostro 200 monitor shows black?


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos200/en/index.htm
the above link will allow you to download pdf versions or view HTML versions of the Dell manuals for your machine.

4 beeps is RAM read/write failure

if you recently installed new RAM (memory) you should check to be sure that it is compatible. If not, you might just have a loose memory stick.

just remove and re-install memory modules making certain to seat them firmly.

!!!! Very important ..before touching memory.. be sure to discharge any static from your body - by touching anything grounded (I usually leave my tower plugged into a grounded outlet and make sure the rocker switch to the for the power supply(the switch on the back of the computer) is turned off.


Aug 09, 2009 | Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

1 Answer

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


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

Apr 20, 2009 | Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18389 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...