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Hi. i am trying to assemble an HP xw4300 workstation. i recently bought from ebay a refurbished motherboard. everything works and the unit started up fine. but at 30% of copying files windows xp sp2, the computer hangs. I switched off the unit manually from the power switch. the unit did not boot upon restarts. instead i hear and see 5 short beeps and red flash simultaneously. what did go wrong? is the unit salvageable? during the beeps and flash, the system fan, cpu fan, and psu fan are spinning. i removed rams, video card, hdd but still the beeps and flash persist. please help

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Was the hard drive were using new, or used? It sounds to me like it had a virus on it. I've seen that scenario before! Some malware (in particular, TDL4 and variations of it), create hidden partitions that most antivirus products never find! But all the drive has to do to get reinfected is to pass over that area on the hard disk. But if your hard disk was brand new, then I am very likely "barking up the wrong tree," if you know what I mean!

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have you tried different memory as no matter what the board says they don't like some memory .
also take the board out of the case and connect pwr supply.
cpu and fan ,video card , and 1 memory stick

no cables ,keyboard ,mouse or drives connected.
this is called bread boarding.
reset the bios jumper, then put jumper back.
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If the RAM is incompatible with your board then yes it would not allow a boot. Make sure your front panel power wire is plugged into the proper spot on the motherboard and retry. If it's the RAM then you will still have the problem. If it was the wire loose or in wrong spot then it should work. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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Put just the ram back into the motherboard, the pc will not boot without processor, ram and graphics pluged into the board, check this, if it will still not boot and you still get 3 beeps its a memory(ram) problem, and you will need to replace the memory stick.

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