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i have a pc that will not go past post boot can some one help?

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i have a pc that will not go past post boot can some one help?

everyready139
packard bell i media b 2218 crashed on me now will not go past post boot, i have checked every thing and have got no where, i have tried packard bell and got no where, there are 2 quick short beeps from the bios but i do not know what they mean as i do not know what bios i have or which motherboard i know that the mother board is made by packard bell and there are lots of numbers printed on the board but what do they mean/, which one is my motherboard number, computer speca are cleron E1400 ,2ghz socket lga775 bus speed 800mhz 1 stick of 1 gb ddr2 pcs ram chipset Nvdia Ge force 7050, i have tken the bios battery out as i do not know the jumper configeration, but nothing has worked.
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    Are you sure that you only have TWO short beeps coming from your computer?
    IF so you will need to check what error message you have on the screen, if there are no error messages on the screen then do these checks to find out the problem:

    1). Memory. Take out and replace with new.
    2). Battery. Take out and replace with a similar kind, making sure that you replace with the correct battery family number stated on the battery, example. "2032".

    3). Video card (if you have put in one in the spare card slot) Take out and replace with another.
    4). Make sure everything is disconnected such as external drives. Then try and see if you can reboot into the BIOS.
    Set the BIOS to default settings.
    Press [F1] or [F2] when starting your computer to enter the BIOS. This controls the hardware of your computer.

    Post back if you have your computer up and running or not.

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    OH Smeg

    That should tell you what the Beeps mean.

    i know that the mother board is made by Packard Bell

    Sorry to disappoint you here but PB doesn't make computers they sell computers and buy the Individual Parts from the different makers and assemble them. Well they have a place assemble them for them and they then sell that computer. So the best that can be said about the M'Board is it is made for PB but it's defiantly not made by PB.

    As to when you say Crashed what exactly happened? And what happens now does the Sty stem stop with the POST Screen showing generally a Logo with Packard Bell and somewhere press some key to enter BIOS, or another to continue?

    As to your listings speca are cleron E1400 ,2ghz socket lga775 bus speed 800mhz This is a type of Intel CPU a Celeron which are the cheap ones made by Intel. It goes into a Socket 775 CPU Socket.

    1 stick of 1 gb ddr2 pcs ram This means that there is 1 Module of 1 Gig Capacity fitted in the Random Access Memory Socket.

    chipset Nvdia Ge force 7050 This is the type of Video Card in this computer.

    What are the actual Numbers on the M'Board here? They are what tell you who made it and what you can look for in the way of Model Numbers. The Bigger Numbers or Letter Number String like GA6BXDU or ML293H are Model Numbers of different M'Board Makers and it's those you need to find.

    As to what to do now follow the above post and report back with what is happening if there is no improvement but you'll need to enter the BIOS could be by pressing Delete, F1, F1, F12 when the PB Screen is showing so that you get a Blue Screen with Yellow or White Writing. When you get into the BIOS set the Data & Time and then Save the changes as you exit the BIOS and try restarting the system before going any further.

    Also on the Main BIOS Screen the one with the Data & Time as well as System Specifications look to see if there are any Drives Shown and also check to see if the RAM is reported correctly.

    Col

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    everyready139

    the manual tells you nothing about the techincal side of the computer and packard bell will not help thier web site does not list mb manufactures or any thing to do with the bios, all they say is it is a hardware problem. the Mb has PB printed on it i will now list some of the numbers printed on the board. kc14001cde9130669000 ,mbu050700391100A0d9000 ,mcp 73 VT-pm (sn) V11 ,is-v42 - 011001, the computer does stay on for more than about 10second so it very hard to do any thing with it, i have tried booting from a cd and still will not stay on for more than 10 seconds, 1 have put in new ram bought from curcial still it made no difference , i have unplugged every thing and connected back 1 at a time still no improvement,

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    WirelessEngineer

    Smeg, the only advice I can give you is, don't spend any more money trying to make this thing work. Buying parts to see if they will fix your problem is a very expensive way to wind up in the same place - with a dead computer. There are so many things that could be wrong it's just not a good idea to start buying parts! The only exception is the MB battery. They are only a couple of bucks so it can't hurt to try. If that doesn't work, and you can't find out what two beeps means, best is to buy another computer and put your old hard drive in it so you can retrieve your data. You can get good off-lease computers for $100 bucks and up. Try TigerDirect.com. They are a solid retailer with excellent service.

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    Depending on your BIOS setup, these might help you:

    AMI BIOS beep codes

    Below are the AMI BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
    Beep Code Descriptions
    1 short DRAM refresh failure
    2 short Parity circuit failure
    3 short Base 64K RAM failure
    4 short System timer failure
    5 short Process failure
    6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error
    7 short Virtual mode exception error
    8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure
    9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure
    10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error
    11 short Cache Memory error
    1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure
    1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed

    AWARD BIOS beep codes

    Below are Award BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
    Beep Code Description
    1 long, 2 short Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information
    Any other beep(s) RAM problem.

    If any other correctable hardware issues, the BIOS will display a message.

    IBM BIOS beep codes

    Below are general IBM BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of models shipping with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
    Beep Code Description
    No Beeps No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
    1 Short Beep Normal POST, computer is ok.
    2 Short Beep POST error, review screen for error code.
    Continuous Beep No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
    Repeating Short Beep No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
    One Long and one Short Beep Motherboard issue.
    One Long and Two Short Beeps Video (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue.
    One Long and Three Short Beeps. Video (EGA) Display Circuitry.
    Three Long Beeps Keyboard / Keyboard card error.
    One Beep, Blank or Incorrect Display Video Display Circuitry.

    I wouls say you have a AMI BIOS:
    2 short beeps of which means "Parity circuit failure". This is due to your memory slots onboard your motherboard not reading the memory correctly. The best bet is to get a new (or used) motherboard that takes your processor and memory, that way you do not spend too much cash on another system.
    Hope all goes well.

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    Are you sure that you only have TWO short beeps coming from your computer?
    IF so you will need to check what error message you have on the screen, if there are no error messages on the screen then do these checks to find out the problem:

    1). Memory. Take out and replace with new.
    2). Battery. Take out and replace with a similar kind, making sure that you replace with the correct battery family number stated on the battery, example. "2032".

    3). Video card (if you have put in one in the spare card slot) Take out and replace with another.
    4). Make sure everything is disconnected such as external drives. Then try and see if you can reboot into the BIOS.
    Set the BIOS to default settings.
    Press [F1] or [F2] when starting your computer to enter the BIOS. This controls the hardware of your computer.

    Post back if you have your computer up and running or not.

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    OH Smeg

    That should tell you what the Beeps mean.

    i know that the mother board is made by Packard Bell

    Sorry to disappoint you here but PB doesn't make computers they sell computers and buy the Individual Parts from the different makers and assemble them. Well they have a place assemble them for them and they then sell that computer. So the best that can be said about the M'Board is it is made for PB but it's defiantly not made by PB.

    As to when you say Crashed what exactly happened? And what happens now does the Sty stem stop with the POST Screen showing generally a Logo with Packard Bell and somewhere press some key to enter BIOS, or another to continue?

    As to your listings speca are cleron E1400 ,2ghz socket lga775 bus speed 800mhz This is a type of Intel CPU a Celeron which are the cheap ones made by Intel. It goes into a Socket 775 CPU Socket.

    1 stick of 1 gb ddr2 pcs ram This means that there is 1 Module of 1 Gig Capacity fitted in the Random Access Memory Socket.

    chipset Nvdia Ge force 7050 This is the type of Video Card in this computer.

    What are the actual Numbers on the M'Board here? They are what tell you who made it and what you can look for in the way of Model Numbers. The Bigger Numbers or Letter Number String like GA6BXDU or ML293H are Model Numbers of different M'Board Makers and it's those you need to find.

    As to what to do now follow the above post and report back with what is happening if there is no improvement but you'll need to enter the BIOS could be by pressing Delete, F1, F1, F12 when the PB Screen is showing so that you get a Blue Screen with Yellow or White Writing. When you get into the BIOS set the Data & Time and then Save the changes as you exit the BIOS and try restarting the system before going any further.

    Also on the Main BIOS Screen the one with the Data & Time as well as System Specifications look to see if there are any Drives Shown and also check to see if the RAM is reported correctly.

    Col

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    everyready139

    the manual tells you nothing about the techincal side of the computer and packard bell will not help thier web site does not list mb manufactures or any thing to do with the bios, all they say is it is a hardware problem. the Mb has PB printed on it i will now list some of the numbers printed on the board. kc14001cde9130669000 ,mbu050700391100A0d9000 ,mcp 73 VT-pm (sn) V11 ,is-v42 - 011001, the computer does stay on for more than about 10second so it very hard to do any thing with it, i have tried booting from a cd and still will not stay on for more than 10 seconds, 1 have put in new ram bought from curcial still it made no difference , i have unplugged every thing and connected back 1 at a time still no improvement,

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    WirelessEngineer

    Smeg, the only advice I can give you is, don't spend any more money trying to make this thing work. Buying parts to see if they will fix your problem is a very expensive way to wind up in the same place - with a dead computer. There are so many things that could be wrong it's just not a good idea to start buying parts! The only exception is the MB battery. They are only a couple of bucks so it can't hurt to try. If that doesn't work, and you can't find out what two beeps means, best is to buy another computer and put your old hard drive in it so you can retrieve your data. You can get good off-lease computers for $100 bucks and up. Try TigerDirect.com. They are a solid retailer with excellent service.

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    Depending on your BIOS setup, these might help you:

    AMI BIOS beep codes

    Below are the AMI BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
    Beep Code Descriptions
    1 short DRAM refresh failure
    2 short Parity circuit failure
    3 short Base 64K RAM failure
    4 short System timer failure
    5 short Process failure
    6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error
    7 short Virtual mode exception error
    8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure
    9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure
    10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error
    11 short Cache Memory error
    1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure
    1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed

    AWARD BIOS beep codes

    Below are Award BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
    Beep Code Description
    1 long, 2 short Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information
    Any other beep(s) RAM problem.

    If any other correctable hardware issues, the BIOS will display a message.

    IBM BIOS beep codes

    Below are general IBM BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of models shipping with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
    Beep Code Description
    No Beeps No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
    1 Short Beep Normal POST, computer is ok.
    2 Short Beep POST error, review screen for error code.
    Continuous Beep No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
    Repeating Short Beep No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
    One Long and one Short Beep Motherboard issue.
    One Long and Two Short Beeps Video (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue.
    One Long and Three Short Beeps. Video (EGA) Display Circuitry.
    Three Long Beeps Keyboard / Keyboard card error.
    One Beep, Blank or Incorrect Display Video Display Circuitry.

    I wouls say you have a AMI BIOS:
    2 short beeps of which means "Parity circuit failure". This is due to your memory slots onboard your motherboard not reading the memory correctly. The best bet is to get a new (or used) motherboard that takes your processor and memory, that way you do not spend too much cash on another system.
    Hope all goes well.