Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
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.
1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used
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.
Microprocessor register failure
ROM BIOS checksum failure
Programmable interval timer
DMA initialization failure
DMA page register read/write failure
Slave DMA register failure
Master DMA register failure
Master interrupt mask register failure
Slave interrupt mask register failure
Interrupt vector loading failure
Keyboard Controller Test failure
NVRAM power loss
Video Memory Test failure
Screen initialization failure
Screen retrace failure
Search for video ROM failure
No time tick
Gate A20 failure
Unexpected interrupt in protected mode
Timer-chip counter 2 failure
Time-of-day clock stopped
Serial or parallel port test failure
Cache test failure
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
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