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Have Intel P4 2.60 GHz with MSI SiS 661FX MOBO S/V/L and 1GB RAM. Have two hard drives, a CD R/W and DVD R/W, a ZIP and 3.54 floppy drive. Extra drives supported by a Promise ULTRA 133.
Been using PC for years without problem. Recently retired and moved from Houston to North Texas farm. Now when booting get 7 seconds of tone followed by 4 seconds of silence (repeats). Normal boot messages do not appear. O/S does not boot (W2K Pro).
Have checked connections, reseated daughter cards, currently clueless as to what the promise or solution might be.
Help greatly appreciated.
The repeated tone and silent intervals is a way the motherboard has to communicate that there is a problem with a hardware component.
Every motherboard has its own "language" and the sequence of beeps and silent means different things among brands.
Look into the manual, to find out the meaning.
Sometimes a faulty memory module may induce a computer to act as you described.
To make a quick test, remove the memory and start the pc without it.
If the tone and silent are the same, then clean the memory slot from dust, reset the memory in place, and try again.
If still no behavior's change....then you should get a new memory module.
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Jul 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be
even something as small as a faulty power lead or fan lead can cause you problems
computers need all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly
make sure ram modules and cmos batteries have dust free secure seatings and cmos battery has charge some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail
check all power an data leads make sure they have dust free secure connections
cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease
hope this helps
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