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Computer beeping on startup

Hi last nite i turned off my computer by holding down the power button because i was in a rush,and when i started it this morning it just goes beeep beep beep etc one longish beep and then two quick ones straight after

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One long, two short is the POST beep code that indicates something is wrong with your display adapter (e.g. your video card).

Make sure your video card is plugged into your computer firmly. If it is an onboard card, you may need to get an external video card and plug that in to test if that is your problem.

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If a PC that has been working properly fails to startup or boot, especially after a new application or driver is installed, it is necessary to perform one or more of the following methods to correct the problem. The PC may lockup, freeze, hang, or automatically restart when the Windows Desktop first displays during startup.
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