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What's the make and model # of your pc please? How do the beeps sound i.e. 3 short, 3 long, a combo etc. Are you getting video? thanks johny.

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Beeping on start up


The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers. Use these codes before referring to the other codes when they occur.
Beeps Description 1 short beep and 1 long beep Memory problem 2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times) Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed 3 short beeps and 1 long beep CPU configuration error or CPU type is not compatible The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers that can occurwhile restoring, flashing or updating the BIOS :
Beeps Description 1 short beep Legacy floppy drive or CD/DVD drive not detected 2 short beeps Floppy diskette or compact disc not detected 3 short beeps Unable to start flashing (such as when missing a utility or BIOS image) 4 short beeps Flashing failed (checksum error, corrupted image, etc.) 5 short beeps BIOS recovery successful
You can refer to the link mentioned below for further troubleshooting:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=bph07107#N589

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Apr 09, 2014 | HP Compaq Presario SR1830NX PC Desktop

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Acer aspire ast690 beeps once on start up,then will not boot past logo screen


the beep is a mother board error code though not all beeps signify an error. unfortunately i cannot find the codes key for your laptop as i write this but i would ask you is the beep long or short? are there any written error codes which appear?

Jul 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When I turn on my dell 9200, a beeping sound starts from the CPU and nothing comes up on the screen


how many beeps you have?if three short beeps its you RAM failure..try to reinsert you RAM or replaced it a new RAM..if theres a long beep..its your video card..

Jul 27, 2011 | Dell Dimension 9200 PC Desktop

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My compac presario PC SR5510F keeps beeping and wont start up? do you know why that would be


When a PC is turned on and then starts beeping, the beeps are actually a message to help troubleshoot. You should listen to the beeps and learn what the pattern is. With that pattern, you may be able to determine the issue.

HP has published a list of these beep codes that are common to many of their system. That information can be found at this link > HP/Compaq Beep Codes

Feb 03, 2011 | HP COMPAQ Presario SR5510F Athlon 64 X2...

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PC will not boot up. Almost did once but screen went black. Reboot doesn't help. No green light on monitor and PC makes a long slow beep over and over. I have recovery discs but when put it nothing...


Based on your description of your problem, my educated guess is that you have a problem with the system board or motherboard. Checking Compaq support site, it says that beeps are generally heard when a hardware device is not connected properly or has failed.

First thing to try is disconnect the keybaord and mouse and try to start the computer again. What we are trying to do is find out which hardware device might be involved. So start with the keyboard an mouse. If the computer still does not start, remove any periferal drives, like floppy or cd drives.

There are several beep codes, below are a few examples listed:

Beep codes common to HP and Compaq Desktop PCs The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers. Use these codes first before referring to the other code lists. NOTE: Not all codes are shown. Beeps Description 1 short beep and 1 long beep Memory problem 2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times) Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed 3 short beeps and 1 long beep CPU configuration error or CPU type is not compatible The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers that can occur while restoring, flashing or updating the BIOS : Beeps Description 1 short beep Legacy floppy drive or CD/DVD drive not detected 2 short beeps Floppy diskette or compact disc not detected 3 short beeps Unable to start flashing (such as when missing a utility or BIOS image) 4 short beeps Flashing failed (checksum error, corrupted image, etc.) 5 short beeps BIOS recovery successful Try working on this solution and see if you can get the computer to start. Below is a link to a troubleshooting page from Compaq for your computer. This can be a good reference as well.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00899280&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&dest_page=solveCategory&tool=solveCategory&query=pavilion%20m8200n&product=3548185

I hope that this information was helpful.

Brian

Jan 05, 2011 | HP PAVILION M8200N PC Desktop

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Everytime i start up the computer it beeps 3-4 times, and the monitor says vga input not connected...whats could be the problem?


here are the beep codes for your exact dell model. this should give you a starting point on finding out what the problem is.

Beep Codes Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. One possible beep code (code 1-3-1) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.
Reseating the memory modules may fix the beep code errors in the following table. If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
Code
Cause
1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used
4-3-1
Memory failure above address 0FFFFh

If you hear one of the following beep codes, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
Code
Cause
1-1-2
Microprocessor register failure
1-1-3
NVRAM
1-1-4
ROM BIOS checksum failure
1-2-1
Programmable interval timer
1-2-2
DMA initialization failure
1-2-3
DMA page register read/write failure
3-1-1
Slave DMA register failure
3-1-2
Master DMA register failure
3-1-3
Master interrupt mask register failure
3-1-4
Slave interrupt mask register failure
3-2-2
Interrupt vector loading failure
3-2-4
Keyboard Controller Test failure
3-3-1
NVRAM power loss
3-3-2
NVRAM configuration
3-3-4
Video Memory Test failure
3-4-1
Screen initialization failure
3-4-2
Screen retrace failure
3-4-3
Search for video ROM failure
4-2-1
No time tick
4-2-2
Shutdown failure
4-2-3
Gate A20 failure
4-2-4
Unexpected interrupt in protected mode
4-3-3
Timer-chip counter 2 failure
4-3-4
Time-of-day clock stopped
4-4-1
Serial or parallel port test failure
4-4-4
Cache test failure

Jan 01, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have a Dell inspiron 530 and it turns on but will not start up just beeps. what could it be?


  1. What steps you take to solve a particular beep code will differ depending on the BIOS manufacturer.
    Choose the correct beep code troubleshooting guide below based on yourmotherboard'sBIOS manufacturer:
    Tip:Not sure what brand of BIOS is on your motherboard? See thisHow to Determine Your Motherboard BIOS Manufacturerguide for some helpful advice.

Aug 15, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer

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I installed two 1G memory cards in my dell GX270 Optiplex and cannot start my computer! I am getting six beeps and nothing happens?!


  1. What steps you take to solve a particular beep code will differ depending on the BIOS manufacturer.
    Choose the correct beep code troubleshooting guide below based on yourmotherboard's BIOS manufacturer:
    Tip: Not sure what brand of BIOS is on your motherboard? See this How to Determine Your Motherboard BIOS Manufacturer guide for some helpful advice.

Aug 06, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Beep sound continus


I went to google and it seems like the beeps can be problems for different problems in the hardware, this is what one message says,  there are lots of computer beeping answers out there: 1 short beep is your BIOS saying "HELLO I'M OK" 

Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes 

1 short beep Normal POST - system is ok 
2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen 
No beep Power supply or system board problem 
Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem 
Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 
1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 
1 long, 3 short beeps Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) 
3 long beeps keyboard card 

Each BIOS company has modified these codes over the years.

May 25, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Computer doesn't start, only beeps


4 short beeps = System timer failure!!!!
here is a web address that will be able to help you resolve the problem:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000607.htm

good luck

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