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Created On: 12/01/2005 10:11 PM
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 12/01/2005 10:11 PM
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Jepp-ster
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Hey, my system won't boot up anymore. No messing around on the inside, just one minute... no go. Get a beeping from it, would those be an error code of some sort?? Have an Athlon XP 1800-, GOOD cooling (not an issue), system was built only 19 months ago (drivers and BIOS should be valid). Mainly, wondering about beeping. Thoughts?
 12/01/2005 10:33 PM
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QUOTE(Jepp-ster @ Dec 1 2005, 08:11 PM)Hey, my system won't boot up anymore.  No messing around on the inside, just one minute... no go.  Get a beeping from it, would those be an error code of some sort??  Have an Athlon XP 1800-, GOOD cooling (not an issue), system was built only 19 months ago (drivers and BIOS should be valid). Mainly, wondering about beeping.  Thoughts?
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The beeps you are hearing are called Post beeps, post stands for power on self test, a diagnostic the motherboard runs everytime it starts up. Basically you will hear a series of short or long, or both, beeps. If your system wont boot up anymore their could be a few problems. Your motherboard could have died, your power supply could have gone bad, a stick of memory may have gone bad, your processor may be overheating.

The best thing to do is basically clear the CMOS on the board, which can be done by removing the battery for a minute or so and just try booting back up again. If it still beeps clear the CMOS again, and removing all but one stick of memory, most likely in slot 1. You may have to try moving sticks around.
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