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Incessent beeping and won't boot

Not sure if this is a motherboard problem or not. Thanks to my wonderful kids and wife, NO ONE knows what happened. It was all good when they logged off last night (while I was on duty). Teenagers. And they wonder why I don't give them administrator persmissions. Wife, I'll leave that one alone. Too many things can be said, and they'll all get me in trouble.

Bottom line, when I got home this morning, I kicked on the computer. It immediately began, "BEEP BEEP BEEP..." The screen looked as if it was starting up normal, but then she shut down, beeping continuing.

Changes in the last 2 weeks, upgraded from 2gb to 4gb memory, the max for the MB (ASUS P5VD2-X0. Only difference, I changed from Kingston to Centon. All other specs were good.
Running Vista Ultimate, 64bit, Intel P4 CPU (actual model will have to get when I get home in the morning).
Built her from scratch last year, MB and CPU bought in Thailand 2007, all other internal organs bought here in Okinawa. Zero problems up to now. (not including the erroneous programs my teenagers find a way to load, "Honest Dad, we don't have Mom's password") (Parental controls and Norton 360 are extremely helpful)

I realize this is limited info. Request you pump me with questions of things you could use. I'll check the site before I get of duty in the morning and pass further info tomorrow night (OK morning Stateside). I'll send in additional info first thing.

Many Thanks and Semper Fi!
Dave in Okinawa

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  • Dave Miller
    Dave Miller Aug 17, 2008

    Heading home in about an hour. Dang these exercise hours are long and boring. Sigh.

    Will unseat and reseat all main points (CPU, Memory, IDEs) and see if it works.

    I have no known reason why they would have become loose. Then again, there's those teenagers...

    Many Thanks. Will update you in 12-14 hours. Less if she works and I can get online at home again.

  • Dave Miller
    Dave Miller Aug 18, 2008

    No Luck! i brought the computer into work with me tonite for any additional ideas.

    Here's what I did...

    I unseated/reseated the CPU, Memory, IDEs, Cards, and most all of the connections. Everything in place snug and secure with no over pressing. Cleared the clock (removed battery, moved jumper, replaced). Reset the clock on first start afterward.

    She boots up fine. CPU fan working. Power Supply fan working, front fan working, back fan working. The temperature thermometer (or whaterevr you call it, a wire with a flat tip, sets in beside the CPU) works fine, showing the temp on the front of the case. I can get into the user profiles with no problem. But she contines to Beep Beep Beep.

    I originally disabled the intrusion detection as I am the only in hte house that bothers with the internal portion of the computer. So that will have no play in the beeps.

    My only other specualtion is that there is something from the case that is supposed to be connected, but somehow was disconnected. I cannot locate the book for the case, so, unless you have any other ideas, it looks like I will be taking her back out to the store where I bought the case.

    Standing by for any other ideas...

    Semper Fi!


  • Dave Miller
    Dave Miller Aug 18, 2008

    Pardon my misspellings. Typing too fast while jumping back and forth between doing what I'm supposed to do and what I want to do. :-)

  • Dave Miller
    Dave Miller Aug 19, 2008

    New info...nothing to do with the motherboard.

    Took it to the store where I bought the case. With limited Japanese language ability, and the guy helping me with limited English, he checked all my hardware in another system, tried his hardware in mine, all worked fine. Just the continued Beep Beep Beep.

    Turns out the case that I bought from them last year has a couple small buttons for adjustments hidden at the very bottom. (Evidently, one of my kids kicked a button.) Another worker at the store walked over, took one look, said, "Ah!" and pushed a button. No more beeping.

    Feel so dumb! So did the guy helping me, so no charge.

    Thanks, though, for trying to help. Just operator is the case with the majority of problems.



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Then i think the problem is in your keyboard or mouse
change it hope the prob will solve

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You told that your PC was ok last night. and again told at morning when you started it then it started giving beep. there may have 2-3 problems.

1. your processor has become loose, so unplug and plug the processor again correctly.

2. cooling fan can't cool the heat sinker properly. so test it that if the cooling fan is working properly.

3. The RAM can be loose. So test the RAM. Unplug the RAM and then plug it perfectly.

but you told that you PC is starting and then shutting down giving a beep. so i think you PC problem is number 2. and I hope you follow the number 2.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    The cooling fan on the CPU can work but sure it is working in the right way. Suppose there is a socket for the cooling fan. If you plug the fan other socket it will turn wrong way. So be sure that the the cooling fan is giving air to the heat sinker not receiving air.

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    then I think the problem is in your keyboard or mouse
    change it hope your problem will solve



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