Hello, on some computer which is about 5 years old which i rarely use just for msn some times it was doing auto updates then when it restarted from the updates it got stuck so just turned off and now when eva i turn it on it just makes a Continuous beep for about 5 seconds and keeps on doing it i tryed unplugging the hdd and turning it on and still got the same beep and all the fans seems to be going round ive also tryed getting rid of all the dust but still no luck any one have any ideas what the problem could be as it was working fine before the updates? dont rly know the specs of it just that its a tiny make computer and p4 any help would be good thanks.
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open the tower, on the mother board you will find the RAM card approx 6 inches long, take out the card and restart the comp, you should get the beeping sound and the mother board is fine, if no beep that indicates the motherboard has gone bad.
place the ram card properly into the same slot and then restart the computer. NOTE while putting your hand into the comp components always make sure that the pwr cord is pulled out or else you will get shock.
also check the cord at the back of the harddrive should be fixed properly. take it out and refix it at both ends . probable cause is there is some loose connection of the cord or the RAM.
it's hard to figure out the source of that noise by the "strange" word. if it is like a metallic sound it could be you hard drive failing.. how old is it.. I had to replace mine after 5 years of normal-heavy usage. the slugging or your computer could also be due to the hard drive or it could be lack of maintenance (defragmentation, malware, viruses)
suggestion: 1. if the hd is old. save all your data as soon as possible as your description could mean an inminent hard drive failure in the way. 2. replaced as need.
if hd fairly new (1-2 years with normal usage) do this: 1. save your data in backups 2. download, install, update and run deep scans with at least 5 malware programs. 3. update your antivirus and run a full scan 4. defrag hd. 5. it may be convinient to do check your disk for errors
if the sound is a loud zumming.. undust the inside of your case and clear all vents from dust and gunk, (watch for electromagnetic discharge that could damage your computer if you are going to do it your self. if the zumming continue, look for source as it may be a failing fan and replace as soon as possible.. fan's keep proper temperature on hardware components and will make them last.
Your problem is either with your power supply or motherboard, but being as it boots somtimes and then dosent, and not even a beep, then the power supply would be the main cause, i sugest taking the power supply out of the computer and taking it to your local pc store, ask them if they could test it for you before you buy a new one. hope this helps.
Hello.... No Sound, No Volume Control, Mixer not Found, No Sound device installed…etc etc, This is a generic issue with all Windows OS updates....many of the users are facing this issue....this issue began after an auto update from MS changed many IRQs of Win OS, mainly the Sound and Audio Control system of Windows. 1 - R U facing NO Audio / No Sound issue...? 2 - Is ur Volume Control not responding ? 3 - Is ur Sound and Audio Device in Control Panel Grayed out ? 4 - Do u get a msg "No Active Mixer Devices Installed....when u try to open Volume Ctrl etc etc ?
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The POST (power on self test) is failing which is why the pc is beeping. As stated by knotbeerdan, I would need to know how many beeps. Most of the time it's either something laying on the keyboard pushing doewn on the jeys, the keyboard is unplugged, or it could be completely different. I would say the reason it's restarting itself is the power supply is going bad. Typically that's the issue when they restart, though at times it could be something else causing it.
What may be happening is that files are corrupt as a result of a HD failure. This is not that uncommon. It has happened to my computers causing strange beeps and often repeated clicking noise coming from the hard drive. HD failure can happen anytime; when booting up, while the computer is running. The only way I've found to fix this is to buy a new hard drive and reinstall the operating system and programs you typically use.
You may be able to recover files from the ailing drive however. After you get the new hard drive working with your newly installed operating system and all is working, you can setup the ailing drive as a slave while setting your new drive as a master. You need to power off the computer and consult the data sheets for jumper settings.
This will allow you to boot up and access your old HD as a spare. If your lucky the data files, pics, music and documents you created will be in a region of the hard drive that isn't corrupted. Be prepared however to expect some unrecoverable files. If there is physical damage to the drive mechanism like a stuck read/write head then you may be totally out of luck. I have in some instances been able to unstick the HD by giving it a sharp rap on it's edge and even opening it to push the head free. Success for such a radical procedure is rare, but when it works, you have enough time to copy files over before enough dust collects on the exposed HD.
Assuming your able to access the old HD as a secondary drive, copy all of your files over to a backup directory on the new HD. I would recommend an expternal backup HD that can be used to automatically save your files before the next failure happens.
Hi im Joan Hall.I have a suggestion.Please check your IDE Cables.When u reboot your computer it should say detecting IDE Cables.If it beeps that usally means that your computer has an error.See if its not the IDE Cables because they will cause your computer to beep and not boot up right.