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The computer is an HP a123on. This one has a continuous one second beep, with a one second pause. The cables have been checked, as well as the memory for connection. Could the recent graphics card addition and removal be a cause? Would new drivers for the new card need to be installed prior to installing the new card help, if/when the computer starts? Any other possibilities? Yes the HP worked well before this problem. Pls advise, THKS.

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Hi,
I think you're onto the problem, chances are that it is a recent hardware change that is causing the problem, take the card out and replace it with you normal one, if the system boots go into the BIOS and set the BIOS to defaults, save and exit. The computer will try and restart so just turn it off again and reinsert your new card and try to boot up.
If this does not work then chances are the new card is not supported by the system.



Good luck.

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This is most likely a memory error. You didn't say if you've done any work inside the computer but if you have double check that the ram is seated correctly.

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Beep code brief:
1 Long Beep: Memory problem
1 Long Beep and 2 Short Beeps: Video error
Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem
Any other beep pattern: Most likely Memory problem

1 long Beep: Memory problem
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1 long beep, then 2 Short Beeps: Video error
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  1. Clean cooling components that have become clogged with dust. If beeping persists, continue to the next step.
  2. Remove a memory module. If the PC stops beeping, the memory module may be bad, is the wrong type of memory for the motherboard, or was not fully seated/connected. Try reseating the memory into the socket to see if a connection was the problem, otherwise replace the module. Remove each memory module, replacing the one that was previously removed. Once all modules have been checked, if beeping persists, continue to the next step.
  3. If your computer has a graphics card, remove it. If the beep code changes or continues with the same beep pattern, the video card may still be good. reseat the video card into its socket and continue to the next step. If the beep code goes away, the video card may be bad. Try reseating the video card, making sure it is fully locked into the connector on the motherboard. If problems persist, replace the card.
  4. Remove a PCI card. If the beep code goes away, the card may be bad. Try reseating the card into its connector on the motherboard. If problems persist, replace the card. Remove each PCI card, replacing the one that was previously removed. Once all cards have been checked, if beeping persists, continue to the next step.
  5. Disconnect hard drives and CD/DVD drive cables (IDE/ATA) from the motherboard socket. If the beep code goes away, the cable or socket is probably bad. Look for bent pins inside the IDE socket on the motherboard and straighten any bent pins. Try reseating the cables into the connectors. If problems persist, the drive itself may be bad and may need to be replaced. Disconnect each drive cable, replacing the one that was previously disconnected, until all have been checked. Once all connections have been checked, if beeping persists, continue to the next step.
  6. At this point, the problem probably involves the motherboard or processor. Make sure any jumpers on the motherboard have not fallen off their pins and into the case. Make sure jumpers are set correctly.

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