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Boot up then lots and lots of beeping

Postby Trelow » Sat Mar 10, 2007 02:44

My computer asploded. I pop the startup switch and then I get that start up screen. After the little bar fills the screen goes blank except the upper left cursor do-a-ding sits there flashing and the computer beeps, and beeps, and beeps. I can't hit f2 or f12, if I do it does it locks up and does the incessant beeping.


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Postby Trelow » Sat Mar 10, 2007 03:13

92% sure it's the PSU. she worked fine when I unhooked everything. And I was borderline ok to begin with.
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Postby OldScotch » Sat Mar 10, 2007 07:30

There should be a squence of beeps. The computer will beep out it's error code to let you know what's wrong (bad memory, bad power, etc). I'd have to go look for my A+ book to get them all, but yeah, it should be a sequence of X many beeps and then stop.
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Postby Trelow » Sat Mar 10, 2007 15:14

it keeps beeping. I don't think it's a series, just constant
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Postby Trelow » Sat Mar 10, 2007 15:20

did it again this morning, I just unplugged all the usb devices and it started right up, again.

System:

PROCESSOR, 80547, PENTIUM 4 PRESCOTT DT, Pentium 4 Prescott DT, 3.0GHZ, 1 MEGB, 800FSB, SOCKET T, E0, MALE

OCZ Value Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533

DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 256, 400M, 32X64, 8, 240, 1RX8

ASSEMBLY, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, 16X, HALF HEIGHT, SAMSUNG, CHASSIS 2005

ASSEMBLY, COMPACT DISK READ WRITE, 48X, HALF HEIGHT, SAMSUNG, CHASSIS 2005

CARD (CIRCUIT), MULTI-MEDIA, AUDIO, SB0413

HARD DRIVE, 80GB, S, 7.2K, 8MB, WD-XL80SD-2

120GB Seagate SATA hard drive

7300GS egate? if I recall

As for USB devices I've got a Belkin n-52, Logitech G5, and Logitech joystick that draw juice, and oten a Logitech headphones w/ mic. Speakers and printer have their own power.

305W psu
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Postby OldScotch » Sat Mar 10, 2007 17:40

Try the USB devices one at a time to see if there's a specific one causing a problem. If it's any usb device, there are usb PCI cards reasonably priced that might help out.
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Postby Trelow » Sat Mar 10, 2007 18:38

Hmm everything is fine now, can't seam to replicate the problem.

I've tried isolating each device and each usb port, even filled them all up and it booted fine.

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Postby OldScotch » Sat Mar 10, 2007 20:23

See, look! It's fixed!
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