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Re: Gateway c140 beeps
If you have an AMI bios (you can tell when you boot and the black screen has writing on it at startup - the bios type and version is the first thing at the top of the screen)
1 long and 3 short beeps indicates that the memory is not seated properly. You should check that it is secure on your motherboard. If it is seated securely, your memory is maybe faulty.
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Not sure where you got your information on the error codes but it is partly correct, it is video related, but it isn't the video card but rather the memory location in the ram that is used by the video card. You could try to remove the ram memory clean and re-seat it on the mother board and see if that fixes it, or if your motherboard has two or more ram memory modules, remove the memory and switch which sockets you replace them in (make sure you keep track of the original position of the modules because on some rare motherboards you have to use the memory in a picky order) after mixing up the memory modules check for a boot again, if this corrects the booting then one of the memory modules is defective and may need replacing. Note when you take your memory into a computer shop be sure to use a static bag and proper static precautions.
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Here are the beep codes for the Thinkpad:" Continuous beeping System board failure One beep; Unreadable, blank or flashing LCD LCD connector problem; LCD backlight inverter failure; video adapter faulty; LCD assembly faulty; System board failure; power supply failure One beep; Message "Unable to access boot source" Boot device failure; system board failureOne long, two short beeps System board failure; Video adapter problem; LCD assembly failureOne long, four short beeps Low battery voltage One beep every second Low battery voltage Two short beeps with error codes POST error message Two short beeps System board failure.
If your system is stuck on the Windows Start Screen Screen you can try to boot using Safe Mode by restarting the computer and tapping F8 while it is booting. When it successfully load the Operating system you can disable some startups on the machine. Click on Start then click on RUN, type MSCONFIG on the dialog box located on the lower left of your screen. Then Click on the SERVICES tab. Put a tick on Hide All Microsoft Services then click on Disable All button. Disabling some startup software may fixed the problem. Restart the computer see if it will works. If not then you need to Reinstall the Operating System to your machine.
You need to access the BIOS - press F1 or F2 (depending on the version)during the start of the desktop - and in there you must modify the boot order: put the cd first then the had disk second. Save the change, reboot, insert the Vista disk and reboot once more - the disk will be loaded.
You need to check the RAM that is the first causes of beeping your system unit. Try to remove the RAM and clean the dust and re insert it. Try to use the other memory slot. You can try it 3 times. Thank you!
Normal POST - system is ok
POST Error - error code shown on screen
Power supply or system board problem
Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
Power supply or system board problem
long, 1 short beep
System board problem
long, 2 short beeps
Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
long, 3 short beeps
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3270 keyboard card