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By Ronnielove ·
Just wanted to find out what I should do to rectify the problem of a PC that seems to be booting up fine (although the screen does not come on but it sounds the way it should), the lights for the CD rom and CD burner blink but when the floppy drive light comes on, it continues to blink and the computer beeps once every few seconds all the while the floppy drive light comes on and it goes no further than this. I have tried replacing the memory, the floppy drive, the hard drive and the video card with no luck, it currently has on board video and I used a PCI video card but still it keeps beeping. What is the problem-can someone tell me.

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by sKarey In reply to PC startup problem

You probably have already checked....
but view your boot options in your bios settings. Verify that HDD0 is set to boot first;
or if you want CDROM first, then set HDD0 second.

Your bios may have all boot options set to FLOPPY or LS120.
Good luck!

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by Ronnielove In reply to

Can't do that if the monitor won't come on

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by donmars In reply to PC startup problem

Can you get to bios setup? If you cannot see the setup screen on the monitor then you have some kind of video related problem. Or, is this machine on a UPS? Check that it is ok. Or it could be memory but you checked that. Did you check for firm seating of all cables, plugs and circuit boards? another thing to check would be the power supply.

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by Ronnielove In reply to

Checked everything and that was not it.

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by csmith In reply to PC startup problem

If you check th Video card, floppy, monitor, HD, etc. , in another PC you will find that they all work.
If the onboard video also does not work,
this usually is a "corrupted BIOS" problem.
Try to reflash the BIOS.
Since you are working "blind", you have to be familiar with the sequence to use.
This does not always work.
The other possibility is to exchange the BIOS, via the tech support of the motherboard.
Regards, Chris

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by geocard In reply to PC startup problem

Try this easy solution

remove the floppy drive, remove the connecting cable remove the power plug and also remove it from the bios settings.
see if that will get you going

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by Ronnielove In reply to

Can't remove from bios settings if I can't see what's on the monitor

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by joortman In reply to PC startup problem

To clear the CMOS, find the battery on the MB. Usually there will be three pins, with one jumper on two of them, very close(proximity) to the MB battery. Remove the jumper from pins 1&2, remove the battery, place the jumper on pins 2&3 for a few seconds, reinsert the battery, and place the jumper on pins 1&2. After you have cleared the CMOS, remove any video cards and plug the vidoe cable into the on-board. Start up the machine. If you get video at this point, reinstall your PCI video card and disable the onboard.

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