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Hard drive i have properly installed my e machine pc. when i turn on the hard drive it begins to beep. the hard drive begins to beep and the power button on the screen turns orange. i dont kno whats wrong wit it.

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Remove lid and check for loose PCI cards and loose memory or CPU or fan or cables.

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Why are the fans/lights working but no beeps?


Hard drive properly connected? or other items needed to boot.
Do you see a bios boot screen? Is the power supply properly connected to the Motherboard? Is the memory installed properly.
Do you have a user manual and review the troubleshooting?

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Black screen green dots


What was the last thing you did on your computer before this happened?
Did you change any system settings in the BIOS?
Did you add new software? or update any software or drivers?
Did you add any new hardware?
Is your system BIOS infected with a virus?
Because it appears that your PC is hanging up during the Power-On-Self-Test [POST]

Here's what happens; when the power is turned on, the computer BIOS [Basic Input/Output System] runs a POST (Power-On Self-Test). It is a diagnostic testing sequence that the computer runs to determine if the hardware [like the mouse, keyboard, hard drive, etc.] is working properly.

If the necessary hardware is detected and found to be operating properly, the computer begins to boot; If the hardware is not detected or is not operating properly, the BIOS issues an error message.

The error message may be a text on the display screen and/or a series of coded beeps, depending on the nature of the problem.

The series or pattern of beeps may vary...they may be in a number of long or short beeps or a mixture of long and short beeps, or even one long continuous beep, depending on what type of BIOS is installed.

Since POST runs before the computer's video card is activated or the integrated graphic chip on the main board, it may not be possible to progress to the display screen.

So if an error is detected during the POST it will halt the boot process because the hardware is essential for the computer's functions.

How many beeps do you hear during the initial POST?

You may have a burned out video chip/card; or corrupt drivers; or even an IRQ [Interrupt Request] conflict.

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E Machine T3265 running Windows XP. was running fine until a few weeks ago. Starting turning off Windows (power stayed on) and rebooting on it own. Tried restoring system with restore disks. Kept shutting...


Hello friend,
> You CPU is not problem. ya may be you HDD create bade sector. Sec thing you change HDD data and power cable.
> You fresh new windows Install may be solve you problem.
> One time disconnect all cable attach in PC, and proper reconnect all cable. because if power connector lose then again you PC turn of auto.
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Thanks...

Sep 03, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Dell loud fan noise


Is the computer completing post? This is indicated normally by a single beep after the power button is turned on. On most computers the beep is proceeded by a post screen with the manufactures logo. If the computer is not getting this far, unplug everything but the memory and video. This should cause the computer to give a no hard drive or OS error. If not pull all the memory, this should cause the computer to give a series of beeps (because there is no memory installed). If this does not work either, you could have a bad mother board or power supply.

Hope this helps

Jan 26, 2012 | Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop Desktop Computer...

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My desktop computer constantly freezes; it sometimes gets to the home screen and reverts right back to the booting up; other times it begins to beep constantly; on other occasions it boots up and works...


Try booting into safe mode. (Push one of the following: F1 or F2 or F8 or F10 or F12 during statup)

Once there, do the following:

-Check your hard drive for errors
-Run your antivirus scan
-Run you Malware Remover program (MALWARE BYTES' is a good free one from CNET.COM)
-Defragment your hard drive

If this still doesn't help it boot properly then it could be a nasty virus (means fresh install of operating system required) or the first signs of your hard drive beginning to fail (means buy a new hard drive).

Good luck and please comment back and RATE if this was helpful.

Feb 06, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Power on emachine T6420 and moniter is blank. The moniter soon loses contact with the computer. The fan run and power is OK there is no beep code.


If you mean after the computer performs the self test the screen goes blank and stays blank, eventually turning off you are having a hard drive problem. When the computer boots you should see an E-Machines logo and/or a self test on the screen. That is done by the motherboard as part of every boot up. After that the motherboard passes control to your boot device and loads your operating system. If your computer stops booting at that point, your boot device is not working properly. That could be caused by many things - virus, hardware failure, power outage. If you really mean you see nothing at all on the screen when you press the power button your computer simply is not working at all. Open the case, blow all the dust out of it and reseat all components you can, then try again.

Jun 05, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My E-Machines desktop just stopped working. A few weeks ago, my user was corrupted so I had to do a system restore to get to my data on hard drive. Did that and backed up to external drive and it worked...


that beep means POST.. your computer hardware is fine .. please just re install the operating systemm... before that you might want to back up the hard drive data using bartpe or some tools similar to that.. if you dont have that expertise. just re install the operating system .. you should get back to work...

remember beep meaning POST meaning your hardware is fine.. the operating system is just corrupted / broekn

May 13, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Computer Beeping, something loose?


looks like u've done most of the steps.
put everything how it was, change the ram to the next availble slot. remove power, remove bios battery "like a watch battery" wait 10min and put back on and power on see what happens

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Doesn't always power on


the beeps you here are bios beep they are telling whats wrong. can you count the beeps for me and give me more info on your pc

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Acer ast180


The beeps that you are hearing are messages created by the POST (Power On Self Test) to indicate that something is wrong. If you know your motherboard type it is possible to find the documentation explaining what 3 beeps mean.

Because we don't know the motherboard type (At least for now) let's use the common sense.  Did you verify that the power supply is properly connected to the drive?  Can you confirm that removing the second Hard drive it boot again ok? In some type of BIOS 3 beeps means memory problem. By accident did you touch the memory? Are all the ribbon cables well plugged in?

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