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Vostro 400 doesnt boot

It gives me 2 short beeps witch stands for Memory problem
I tested the memory and it works
Moved the processor around and tested very memory slot

What could be the problem?

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Try reseating your ram and make sure their in the proper slots.

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2 short beep continue after 30second


AMI BIOS:
1 beep - System boot successfull
*1beep - Refresh failure - (NO VIDEO) memory refresh failure (bad memory)
2 beeps - Parity error - bad memory

As it is a Memory problem, the first thing to do is gently remove the memory chips (there maybe 2) and firmly re-insert them, to make sure there is a good contact.
If it still Beeps on re-Booting, then you need to go to a supplier to get them tested, or re-placed.

Source: http://forum-en.msi.com/
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Hi,

1 long and 2 short beep code means your Memory (RAM) has gone bad and needs to be replaced. Your system made a Memory test and the test is a failure (bad memory during memory sizing).

Here's a guide for Beep Codes on your Dimension model: Click Here

Hope that helps you.

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My board does not turn on and its beeping. Ive counted 7 beeps. i tried replacing the memory with known good ones but still the beeping persist.


MSI states that 7 beeps means "Virtual mode exception error "


Explanation: Virtual mode is one of the different modes that the processor can run in. The system is reporting an error when testing this mode.
Diagnosis: There is a problem related to the processor or motherboard. Note that this doesn't mean that the processor is necessarily dead, since the system won't boot at all with a dead processor.


Not knowing the price of either your processor or the board it is hard to say what to do for the best

Good luck
AMI Beep Code Deep Code Description 1 short DRAMS refresh failure 2 short Parity circuit failure 3 short Base 64k RAM failure 4 short System timer failure 5 short Process failure 6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error 7 short Virtual mode exception error 8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure 9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure 10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error 11 short Cache Memory error 1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure 1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed AWARD Beep Code Deep Code Description 1 Long, 2 Short A video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot intialize the video screen to display any additional information

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On power up it beeps 3 to 4 times and won't boot up


If there is no display coming on your screen check your computer RAM here is the beep codes for your dell computer i hope this will work for you

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I am getting three short beeps while booting


The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However,
they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case.
gAMI BIOS Beep Codes
*Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully.
*Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal.
1 beep Refresh failure
2 beeps Parity error
3 beeps Base 64K memory failure
4 beeps Timer not operational
5 beeps Processor error
6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure
7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error
8 beeps Display memory read/write failure
9 beeps ROM checksum error
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error
11 beeps Cache memory bad
g AWARD BIOS Beep Codes
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error

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Hi...

The cause of beeping is the memory problem. maybe the memory stick is not inserted correctly. If your memory stick will not correctly inserted it will damaged the memory slot. Try to use the other slot, if the same thing happen. You memory slot will be damaged you need to bring you motherboard to the computer repair center. Ask first how you will pay, if the labor cost is high. its better to buy a brand new motherboard.

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Either your memory sticks are bad or, you have too much memory in the slots. Computers can accept a lot of memory but they can only recognize a certain amount. Make sure you don't have too much.

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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

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Continuous beeping sound


Do you get video? If so then it could be a stuck key on the keyboard.

Do you get no video? If so then reseat the RAM.

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3 beep sound-no boot


that means a short in contacts on memory slot, or a component on board melting down.
If this happened it is possible that the motherboard is faulty.
If you are lucky the motherboard will read memory on one of memory slots, more likely it wont read memory at all.
Due to the cost of labor required to test and fix the motherboard usually it is worth replacing it rather than fixing it.
A P4 motherboard starts from around $50, on Ebay you can find tested and guaranteed second hands from $20.

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