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Computer won't start. When powered up there is two short beeps followed by a long continous beep.

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That shows that it has a hardware problem try to dismantle the video card, clean the contact points (bronze color) dismantle also the memory cards, clean it as you've done with the video card. (note: the power should be off when uninstalling) then return these to their respective slots then power on.

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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
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Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes 

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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) 
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Continuous Beep
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Repeating Short Beep
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