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Starting computer When I press start button from shutdown mode, it wouldn't start right away. I disconnect power cable, toggle the switch between ON/OFF, while pressing start button. After several such attempts, it starts, but produces two loud and long beeps with constant sound in the background. My friend told me to shut it down right away.

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  • AndreyKo Feb 19, 2008

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    No, it doesn't show anything unusual. Just loading. But after it's loaded, it shows in the bottom bar that the network cable (cat 5) is disconnected, while the cable was connected and I was able to go on-line. And the "background" sound (not very loud, but constant) is always on.


  • AndreyKo Feb 20, 2008

    Hermit, 1st of all, thank you for your help.
    I tried other keyboard. Didn't work. Let me tell you how it works.
    First, the front button wouldn't start the computer. After several presses, it would start, but turn itself Off within 3-5 sec. After that the button freezes again, and you had to hit it several times before it starts the computer. Then sometimes it would turn Off again in about 5-10 sec, sometimes not. All this is accompanied with sound coming from monitor. Yesterday I found a small fan on the MB which seemed to be malfunctioning. It rotated unevenly and seemed to cause tripping of computer. I took it off and cleaned. Now it's working OK and the computer doesn't trip. But the buzzing sound's still there. It's steady, but becomes louder for 3-5 sec at every step of booting. First, when computer starts identifying its hardware, then it gives a even louder sound when it starts loading Windows, and the most loud sound when it opens Windows (displays Window welcome screen). Between these three steps it clicks (like in a bad phone communication) and blackens the screen for about 1 sec. After that it works OK (at one point when I started it, the screen was greenish). After the computer is shut down, the monitor gives one more louder sound and then goes to standby. Oh yes, and I found three files in quarantine, infected by Trojan Horse.
    I think I gave you the whole picture. Thanks again for the help.

  • AndreyKo Feb 24, 2008

    Hermit, I don't know if you received my comment, because I hit the "Fix it" button and everything disappeared. I thank you very much for your help. Your help really helped. I replaced the monitor and now it works fine. I also checked the old monitor on another computer and it did the same things. So the problem is the bad monitor.
    Thank you again.


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Thank you all guys

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

Good for you, Adrey! Am glad you found the goblin finally. See you around, okay.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

Your power and data system need inspection inside the MoBo. Hardware problems produce warning beeps, especially RAM and VIDEO. Check these first to make sure they are in slots.

Does it show anything on the screen while it's beeping??????

Please provide more information and come back

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    Let's start with your keyboard. If windows is running and a constant sound persists, it could vey well be a stuck key on yoour keyborad. Try a different keyboad or unplug the keyboard after the computer boots.

    The network diconnect sign can be ignoored if you can get online, but if you can't, try replacing your network cable terminating clip--the one that goes into the network card. Also check the other end coming out of the switch or wall socket.

    Let us know, okay

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    Hey, Adrey,

    Your computer sounds like a Harry Potter scene! (Kidding :) I want to say that that thing has more than one problem. It is one of those where I would disconnect things one by one and reconect backward to isolate the problems. Let's try this,ok

    1. Once it's booted and wailing, turn off the monitor that you say wails loudly. Does the sound stop?

    2. Remove the sound card and speakers, then restart the computer. Any sounds?.

    3. Disconnect the HDD and CD Drive and turn the PC on, let the fan run for a minute. Any sounds?

    4. If you have a different monitor, try it and see the diffrence.

    5. Remove the cooling fan from the processor and turn PC on for only 30 seconds. Any sounds? Don't keep it on without the fan too long thou.

    This process of unplaugging parts you are suspecting are faulty will give you a basic idea of where the sounds are coming from,

    Your MoBo may be having a problem, like getting ready to die, or has a short somewhere.

    Your power supply is also suspect, and could cause variable power relay and cause Harry Potter type events.

    Let's keep drilling down, okay.


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