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PC WONT STRT, SHRT RAPID BPS, SPECS. ADD

By bsamot ·
SYSTEM INFO FOR QUESTION ASKED 10/08, PC WONT START, SHORT RAPID BEEPS. ASUS P3C2000 MOTHERBOARD, AWARD BIOS, INTEL P III 500MHZ CPU, 2X256MB PC133 RAM, VOODOO 3 2000 VIDEO CARD, QUANTUM FIREBALL 5.3 GB HDD. THE FIRST INDICATION OF A PROBLEM WAS SINGLE LONG BEEPS THAT CONTINUED DURING POST THAT STOPPED WHEN WIN 98 SE STARTED. THEN DURING POST, RAPID SHORT CONTINUOUS BEEPING WITH NO STARTUP. NOW TURN THE POWER ON AND HEAR DRIVES POWER UP BUT NO BEEPS AND NO START.

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by bigkenny In reply to PC WONT STRT, SHRT RAPID ...

Go to http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/ibmbeep.htm
hope this helps

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by bradbiz In reply to PC WONT STRT, SHRT RAPID ...

I've solved similar problems by re-seating the video card. I know it sounds silly but be sure that the mounting bracket is aligned properly. They sometimes need "adjustment".

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to PC WONT STRT, SHRT RAPID ...

Yes according to award your system has ram &/or video card unseated or motherboard failure. So if memory and video are in fact seated I'd start looking for a new motherboard.

regards
rick

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to PC WONT STRT, SHRT RAPID ...

short rapid beeps are usually one of two errors MEMORY or VIDEO. Remove memory and see if system beeps again, if so replace memory and try it again. If you don't have any other memory try cleaning contacts on memory with a pencil eraser sometime mem faults are due to intermittent contacts. If problem persists try another video card even a old PCI to see if system will boot okay.

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by eclaybaugh In reply to PC WONT STRT, SHRT RAPID ...

The easiest way to tshoot this is to remove all card including video. During the post test it should detect no video or no memory present and give out a set of beeps. If you do not get a beep the motherboard is not functioning properly. Normally this is the problem. Another thing to check before replacing motherboard Is your pwr supply and verify that you are getting the proper voltage.

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