Window XP Pro Beeps

By Skeater62 ·
I have ended up with a Windows XP Pro system and it has stopped booting all the way it gives me one short beep then goes to a black screen with a flashing cursur light. It will not do anything further tan that. Can any one give me an idea what to do other than get the XP out of my house?


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May not be a Windows issue...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Window XP Pro Beeps

Does this beep occur prior to any boot screen?
If so,it may very well be a beep generated by the system motherboard indicating that there is a hardware issue.
What make and model of motherboard is it?

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by Skeater62 In reply to May not be a Windows issu ...

The beep is after the first boot screen. I am not sure on the make and model of the mother board all I know is that it is in a Gateway box.

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In that case...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to beep

A single beep from the board is typically related to a DRAM refresh failure. But motherboards are all different. So to be absolutely sure, you should check with Gateway's support site to verify. You will need to supply the system model number to access their email support or use their support search tools.

A DRAM refresh failure means there is a problem involving the RAM or possibly the motherboard.
If you determine that a single beep on your system does in fact refer to this type of error, here is a good source for troubleshooting steps:

I hope this helps.
Good Luck.

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I concur with the Capt.

by w2ktechman In reply to Window XP Pro Beeps

It sounds liek there is a HW problem or a bad connection.
Often when a system is moved around, the jostling causes something to come undone. If you have the knowledge, I would suggest opening the case and re-seating all of the add-in cards and RAM.

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Got in to box.

by Skeater62 In reply to I concur with the Capt.

I re-seated all the cards and still beeps. Thanks for the try.

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Just wondering...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Window XP Pro Beeps

Were you able to resolve your issue?
If so, what was the answer?

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