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will not boot up, continue beeps.

By kenneth15451 ·
I had a boot up floppy dish in the PC by misstake, the PC started to Up date from the floppy dish; I hit the resit button to stop the PC from updating from the floppy dish. Now the PC will not boot up. Just coninue ringing. The Pc is XP, the foppy dish was for 98 windows.

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by Dumphrey In reply to will not boot up, continu ...

The ringing is possible a beep code used by your bios to tell you somethign is wrong. What was on the floppy you had? Were you attempting to flash the bios? What error does the computer give when it doesnt boot?
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml
is a link to a basic list of beep codes by manufacturer. Hope this helps. If you can provide more detail, I or someone else can help you better.

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by XT John In reply to will not boot up, continu ...

Hopefully, the floppy disk was not either a flash bios disk, that was stopped before it completed the flash, or a floppy containing a boot sector virus. These types of viruses were notorious in the heyday of floppy disks; if the computer were booted up with an infected floppy in the drive, the virus would attack the boot sector portion of the hard drive, rendering it unbootable. The key here is, if the only thing your getting during bootup is beeps, and no video, chances are, whatever was on that floppy has affected your BIOS, and you'll probably need to flash it. Definitely look up the error codes for your particular MotherBoard.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to will not boot up, continu ...

Firstly a 98 Boot Floppy will only start the system in DOS Mode and do nothing else, if you have NTFS Partition/s you will get a message that there are no fixed drives in the computer and nothing more unless you type in a DOS command which could cause some problems depending on the command.

Turn Off Unplug and leave for about 30 minutes and then retry rebooting if the system works everything is fine and if it doesn't tell us what the error code for the beeps is telling you.

If you don't have the correct BIOS Codes tell us who made the M'Board or the System Make & Model and someone here should be able to help you.

Even in a worst case scenario where the BIOS has been wiped it's possible to replace the BIOS IC by buying the newest available for your system from

http://www.biosman.com/

This company provide a full range of BIOS Chips and offer an excellent service as well as extraction tools if needed. I've used them several times in the past without a problem and they are excellent to deal with as well.

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