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Booting process is beeping, but not booting

Q: Booting process is beeping, but not booting

I have a SONY PC (RX-580) and it is not booting on an erratic basis. The first problem was after pushing the start button, the fan starts on high speed, but no activity light and no HD light came on at all. AFter 1.5 minutes or so, I rebooted after removing the power cord for 30 seconds. This happened 8 times today. I should mention that during this time, nothing comes on screen at all. There is no opportunity to get to the CMOS settings or even to boot with a floopy. (yes this still has a floppy drive in it.) Normally, for the past several months, this problem has simply been an inconvenience and after 2 or 3 tries, the unit boots up fine and works fine all day. Today, when it failed to do this so many times, I shut it down, opened the case and proceeded to reset all cables and connections. I didn't notice any loose connections. I didn't remove ram sticks. I then rebooted and this time, I got the HD light activity for a few seconds, then the fan slowed to a normal level as like everything was going to be okay. After a few minutes, the activity light was still lit, but no flickering like something was happening.

I turned the machine off again. I should mention that each time I turned the machine off, I didn't have to hold the button in for the normal 5 seconds. It turned of immediately.

I once again, inspected and reseated cards. I did not remove RAM sticks. This time, I plugged in and booted and right away, got a 3 or 4 second solid warning tone, followed by about 3 seconds of silence. It repeated and kept going until I turned the unit off again.

I suspected the power supply but I don't want to replace it until I know for sure. Do places test these power supplies or do they just replace them because of the cost of service? Any suggestions?

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A: Booting process is beeping, but not booting

you a buy a tester tool for $12 and also use a multimeter. I would just replace the darn PSU.

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About 3 weeks ago, I turned on my PC, which is a Dell 530s and the fans came on etc, but the computer did not POST beep. I turned PC off and on again and this time it worked ok and has now run ok for a couple of weeks.

Over the past couple of weeks when I have turned the PC on and off, and when it was turned on it seemed to be forgetting which was my O/S drive and I had to select it each time from the Bios by using F12 otherwise it said boot disk not found.

Today I updated some software, which required a re-boot and PC turned itself off and then tried to turn itself on again, but the fans just whirred and nothing else happened, no POST beep etc.

I have now tried the PC without RAM chips, cleaned them and put them back in, taken all cables out etc etc, and tried to boot, all but changing the power supply, changing the motherboard or the processor and each time the PC does not POST beep or start the monitor

Do you think the solution may be something as simple as changing the CMOS battery? I do not have one spare!, or is it more likely to be a motherboard, power or porcessor issue?

Thanks.
Simon.
 

A:PC not booting or beeping

Replacing the battery could resolve it but if the board still has a flea power then the battery has enough power to turn the PC on. You could also re-seat the processor as this could be an issue with the board can't detect it for whatever reason.
 

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Hello, I've been having this problem for a while now.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16336 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1906776 MB, Free - 879899 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., X79-UD3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I use Avast antivirus. Haven't used any third part system maintenance program.

Basically, this problem mainly occurs when I hibernate my PC or shut down my PC. Once I click either option, my computer shuts down immediately, and it doesn't save anything in the background when it's hibernated, similar to a cold boot.

So when it does shut down immediately and I boot it up again, the PC starts making endless beeping noises and the only way to stop it and make it boot into my computer is to unplug it for a few seconds then re-plug it again.

Here's a video of the beeping noises. Apologies for the immature verbal language heard in the video, this was originally recorded for a friend of mine, which I then decided to sign up here and use it as a demonstration of what happens.

Thank you.
 

A:Beeping Upon Booting Up

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My computer decided it would not start up this morning. It does power up but there is no boot screen or anything. The monitor doesn't show anything. What lead me to believe that the problem is from the PC and not from the monitor is the fact that when I start up the computer he starts making some Beeps Sound. It sends a long beep, and a couple of seconds later a short one. I have an AMD Athlon 64x2, and my bios is apparently an Award BIOS. I checked out what the beeps meant on internet and I've learned that I could be a RAM problem or a Video Problem, but more possibly a CPU failure because a long and short beep on Award Bios seems to be the signal for such a problem. However I might be wrong , I'm no expert. So my question is : Can you confirm my suspicions ? Is it hard to solve ? Will I have to send my computer to the manifacturer ? Thanks for your time.
 

A:Solved: PC not booting and Beeping

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My neighbor brought her kids computer to me to check it. While the computer was on,The kids had pulled the keyboard plug out physically sideways and bent the connection on the motherboard. The metal part of the connector broke off the cable . Connecting a known good keyboard causes the computer to beep steady when trying to boot. It also says on the screen that there is a keyboard problem or there is no keybaord connected.
An attemp with 2 other known good keyboards has the same result.
If I boot with no keyboard attached the computer does not beep but still shows the same info - Keyboard problem or no keyboard connected.

Is it possible that when the cable was ripped sideways enough to bend the motherboard connection and tear off the metal connector from the cable - That it shorted the controller for the keyboard ?

The puter is 6 years old and is only a 166. Not worth spending any big bucks on it.

Thanks
Ron
 

A:Steady beeping while booting.

Yep, you pretty much figured it out.........gotta love kids, should be locked in closets til they are 18
 

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HiI decided to dust off my old computer and give it away for chrostmas but it will not boot. When i turn on the power the screen will remain black and it will continously make beeping noises.

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A couple of days ago my friend was using my computer and he said it just turned off. It seemed to me as if the power supply was fried. I bought a new power supply and when I installed it and turn on the computer I get beeps and the computer does not boot. It starts out with about 5 beeps and pauses and then it goes to beeps that go on forever. My computer is built of an asus p4b533 motherboard, 2.26 pentium 4, 512 MB DDR ram, maxtor hard drive, dvd drive, and a plextor cd burner. I think it has to do something with the memory because of previous threads I have read. Please respond with any ideas. Thank you.
 

A:asus p4b533 not booting and beeping

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Hi everyone,
This morning when powering my laptop after it being on sleep mode it did 7 successive beeping noise in interval and did not boot, after a few try it finally booted without noise. I am concern that something may go wrong very soon what should I do?

A:Inspiron 7737 loud beeping noise when booting

Seven beeps is a processor or mainboard failure - since the CPU is a permanent part of the board, they're effectively the same thing on this model.  Try a system reset -- power off, unplug, remove or disconnect the battery, and remove and reinstall the memory modules and hard drive.  If the problem begins to re-occur, replace the mainboard/CPU.  This will be covered if the system is under warranty - if not, it's a major repair and will likely run a few hundred dollars.

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First of all, thanks for the patience to read all this.

My road to this post started a few weeks ago when I installed an amplifier. My computer was working just fine before, but when I put the amp in it would no longer boot. No beeps or anything, but the monitor mouse and keyboard wouldn't come on. Thinking the amp caused the problem, I took it out and it still wouldn't boot. I systematically tried different parts and eventually got it working again by switching which IDE cable the optical drives and hard drive were on (DVD drives used to be on ide1, hdd was on ide2 -- put hdd on 1 and dvds on 2 and it would boot again). So left well enough alone and everything was working fine again, until last night.

I got a stick of 256MB to put in my system which I bought online. My computer was already off, but I absent-mindedly turned it on and it worked just fine. I remembered that I received my RAM and turned my system off to install it. I put it in and tried to turn it on and I got beeps and smelled something. At this point I'm thinking I may have not had it in there properly. I took it out and tried to turn it on again but there were still beeps, but no more smell.

I've taken it all apart and put it back together and it still beeps. It's a 1 second long beep followed by 3 seconds of silence, which repeats indefinitely. I believe it's a Phoenix bios and I've read a couple different things about what this beep means. Someone told me that I need to... Read more

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Hi,

Please help me in regards of following query.

What are the booting process, sequence and startup (bootable) files for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

Regards
Ugn10

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i recently reformated my computer and whenever i boot up my comp, it shows 2 versions of the same windows (windows xp media center edition). i made sure to delete the other partitions. i don't know why it would recognize it. the other one doesn't even work. however, because of this i go into a screen where i have to select one each and every time i boot up my comp. this is a very big annoyance for me. is there a way to fix it so that i don't see this screen whenever i boot up my comp? please help me. thank you.

A:i need help with my booting process

If you don't have anything worth saving on the computer, you're best off reformatting the entire drive using the HDD manufacturer's utility disc and performing a fresh install. If you have stuff you wanna keep, burn it to a disc or move it to another computer so you can put it back easily.

You could modify the boot.ini file so it won't look at the other windows, but it's a waste of space to let it sit there and not be available, and possibly cause conflicts.

I highly recommend a complete wipe.

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i have problem my computer,it has window xp during booting it get very slow so i formatted it but problem still remain then i changed hdd but problem still remain
i can't able to detect problem. it may be possible problem in motherboard or bios or cmos bettery
 

A:XP booting process is very slow

What is the brand and model of computer or motherboard? What is the age of the hard drive? What memory is installed? And what are you using for antivirus and antispyware.
The CMOS battery is not known as a cause for a slowdown.
One problem going around now is with Internet Explorer 8... You might try removing that and seeing if it is still slow in Internet Explorer 6.1
But the usual suspects are bad hard drive, bad or inadequate memory, and bad infestations of spyware. The first thing I would do is download and run Avast, or perhaps Avira Antivir and run their full scan. Then use Spyware Doctor full version or SpySweepere, or SuperAntiSpyware and Malware bytes, and see what they find... remove all, and get back to us.
 

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i turned my pc on but it doesnt showed up on my monitor because its color black,i need to turn my monitor off and on to show it up..when i try to boot my computer it shows errors by seeing white lined screen on the monitor

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Dear friends
can u help me
my pc booting time geting very slow.
it will take time to boot.......

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Obviously, I have Windows XP.

This is about my other computer, by the way.

After it was accidentally all night by my brother, I approached it in the morning to realize that it was acting very, very slow, which is unlike its normal state. When Start > Turn Computer Off, etc. did not work, I held in the Power button on the tower for six seconds and it turned off. I pressed it again to turn it on and this is what happened...

1. "DELL" appears with a loading bar.
2. Text appears apologizing for an inconvenience that Windows could not start up properly due to some other reasons. It gives me the option of either starting Windows normally or in Safe Mode. I selected to start it normally (because this message has come up before, but has never caused a problem before) and waited until the time limit ran out.
3. "Windows XP Home Edition" appears with the loading bar.
4. Moniter screen goes black but appears to have light behind it. The light goes out, causing the moniter to appear like it's gone off but it hasn't.
5. Process repeats.

The whole process will repeat for hours on end, never getting to the Main Menu with the list of different accounts. I'm not sure how this happened or how to fix it. Can anyone help? I really would prefer to fix it without re-installing Windows, but any help would be appreciated.

A:Booting process repeats itself?

When you boot up, tap f8 until you get to the booting options screen.

Try booting lask known good configuration, if that doesn't work, try safe mode.

Hope that helps :-)

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My brand new Acer E15 Start that I bought about a week ago has begun to beep 4 times during the booting process and then beep even more if I click any button on the keyboard. When I get to the lock screen I can't put my password in because I'm stuck at the page where it shows the time, date WiFi signal and battery. Further more, the mouse doesn't show up and the keyboard doesn't work except for occasional times when I press enter and I get to the screen to input the password but then I'm stuck there because the keyboard won't work anymore. Is there anyway to fix this or do I have to return my laptop?

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When I started my computer today it gave me an error I had never seen before "Express Gate was not installed" so I went into BIOS and disabled Express Gate.
Now when I start my computer, it goes to the Black Screen "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully"
I tried Safe mode option, Last Known Good Config option, Start Windows Normally- they all have the same result- a loop through the green Asus flash screen (where I can enter Bios if I want), then to the Black Screen. I've never been in a position where I couldn't boot in Safe mode.

Please help, I donate every time you guys help me!
Don't know what to do.

Asus M3a78t, windows7
 

A:Computer loops through booting process

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I am reinstalling windows 10 on my laptop with bootable DVD but my a orange-white stripped screen comes on boot process and stuck there I can't anything there except shutdown so please help me.
 

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Hello guys,

I have a problem with my computer that I cannot fix, I recently bought the AverTV Capture HD and plugged it into 1 of my free pci-express slots.

Now my computer takes like 20 extra seconds to boot to desktop, I replaced the card to another PCI-Express slot but the problem persists, when I remove the card it boots like before, with no IDLE.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-x58-UD5, latest Bios, latest drivers etc...

I don't know if it's the card or maybe the motherboard or just Windows 7.

This is a Winbootinfo screen to show you the IDLE time between the bios screen-win7 booting screen and @desktop.



Thank you guys I hope you could help me out I don't know what to do >_<!

A:Windows 7 long IDLE time on booting process

Welcome
Try these suggestions
Optimize Windows 7

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This is a long story, so I will leave off most of it.Details:XP Pro w/sp3, two bootable drives, both partitioned w/ the 1st partition active,both active partitions have XP installed,Something got corrupted between the two active partitions. No idea how as I took precautions to prevent this, but apparently not enough. I tried to restore the image of the 2nd drive, but when I did so, I got this 'logging off' dialog box during the boot process. The process stops there, but after 2 minutes it goes into a 'loop', flashing two other dialog boxes (can't read because they are too brief) every few seconds. I then tried the image from the 1st drive, but I got the same thing.Any ideas what is happening and what to do about it other that start all over?

A:'Logging off' screen stops booting process then goes into a loop

System and model?

What software was used to create these "images"? Are you using same software to try to restore these "images"?

Louis

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Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

A:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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I am working on an HP Pavilion model series zv6000 notebook running XP Home Edition. When I turn on the computer, I get an incessant loud beeping. Sometimes the beeping stops sometimes it just keeps going. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all. The startup process gets stuck with the horrible noise.
When I get the computer started, the mouse seems to work correctly, but it is impossible to type anything without getting lots of 6's in between anything typed. Also 6666's also "type" in when no one is touching the keyboard at all. The sixes appear on both word documents and address bars on browsers. Also the computer boops (beeps) intermittently as I move the mouse, sometimes with the clicks of the mouse, sometimes randomly.

I tried system restore, and though some problems seem to have been partially corrected the "typing" error continues as the the intermittent beeping and the beeping at startup.
Help!
 

A:Loud beeping at Booting, also "Ghost" is typing 666666

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I am trying to help a friend. Her computer would hardly boot yesterday, but after 10 minutes or longer, it would load. Programs hardly run and if they do are impossibly slow to run. Windows task manager keeps popping up. It won't close. We tried to set the registry back to an earlier date, but it won't take. My guess is that is a virus. She had AVG anti-virus running now it won't run either. Any thoughts? Any reliable online site which could scan the computer?

A:XP very slow booting and barely running after finally booting

Follow the 5 Steps to Remove Spyware link in my signature below. The 5 Steps will direct you to some reputable online virus scanners as well as help you post a HijackThis log for analysis by the HijackThis analysts here at TSF.

BMR777

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Hi,
I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

A:Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,
"VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED"

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...
Ronnie

A:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

A:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005
 

A:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?
 

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i have lenovo g460 with windows 7 premium 64 bit, it was working fine yesterday...but when i try to use my laptop now i see a message on black screen

PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-mof: exiting pxe rom.
no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

but i dont have any installation disks except repair disk which i created through windows wizard... i searched for solution over net and tried to recover ..first i booted with repair disk and found operating system as unknown on local disk startup found error but cannt repair it and through commpand prompt i tried these commands


bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd


the first 2 commands worked successfully but when i run the last command it scanned and identified windows installations 1 and prompted to add it to boot list when i press y to add i got the message

the requested system device cannot be found.

pls help me to solve the issue...thanks in advance...

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I partitioned hard drive and everything. Then I installed XP Pro and Vista. Then I updated both and whatnot. I was on Vista then I restarted and booted into XP. Now when I try to boot into Vista it gets to the loading screen then it just restarts. I can still boot into XP fine.

Also I have lost all access to my BIOS. Does anybody know how to get that back?
 

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i have xp cd when i try to boot the sys using that it shows the following msg
setup can't run in DOS mode


wat is the reason & how to overcome
plz help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:not booting from cd

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hi everyone, i have a fairly new pc with an albatron km400a mainboard and a geforce3 installed 2gig cpu i think.

the pc powersup but seems to hang before anything is sent to the monitor, i tried replacing ram like a friend said but no luck, this problem just came outof the blue when i went to switch on my pc, PLEASE HELP!!!!!! i really need my computer for UNI thanks guys.
 

A:need help with booting up!!!!!

Refer to your motherboard manual for the procedure of "resetting the BIOS."

(Some general info here: http://www.dewassoc.com/support/bios/bios_password.htm )
 

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Hi!
I'm studying for my A+ Certification, and I came into a couple of PCs I'm going to use for practise. I've been trying like crazy to get this PC to work, but I'm not having much luck.

The post beep codes are like:

Beep - Beep Beep Beep - Beep Beep Beep - Beep

There's not PCI cards except for the NIC, and its fairly bare. I just wanna get it to boot so I can install Win 98 on the two new drives I got for it.

I don't really know much about the specs, but the mobo number is KZM-6120.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:PC not booting...

If you can't boot, always remove everything else (after checking and reseating connections) except one stick of RAM, graphics card, and CPU. Then try to boot. After that, if it did boot, to BIOS, start adding stuff, PCI cards, hard drives, optical drives. And when you get no boot, you have connected the faulty piece of hardware.
 

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I have four physical drives in this system. Until last month, I was booting from a drive with three partitions, C:, D:, X:, where C: contains Windows 7 Pro; the others are data. The other physical drives are also data (not bootable). I added an SSD and cloned C: onto that drive with Acronis Trueimage. In order to get it to boot, I had to add an entry to the BCD on what should now be the old c: and keep that as the boot drive in my BIOS.

I'd really like to NOT be reliant on that spinning drive to boot, so I found EasyBCD. Booted from the SSD, I told EasyBCD to designate c: as the boot drive.

When I tell the BIOS to boot from the SSD, I get a Disk Read Error. So I go back to booting from the spinning drive.

Suggestions.
 

A:Booting from SSD

I added an SSD and cloned C: onto that drive with Acronis TrueimageClick to expand...

Did you set the SSD drive as the Active Boot drive in Acronis? And remove Active from the other spin drive? Did you change the drive letter from the spin drive?
 

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don't know if this is window's related or hardware....

I've posted about it before...and I'm still trying to figure it out.

I'm working on my daughter's computer...it's a Compaq Presario S4020WM with windows xp home edition. It kept restarting windows. I couldn't figure out anything so I did a full system recovery. Now it will start loading windows then restart, then restart...well...you get the picture. I don't know enough about computers to know if it may be the hard drive...or maybe the recovery partition is corrupt. I have the recovery disks. I tried to restore with those but when I put them in the cd drive they don't load in. I went into bios to change the boot order...it only shows the cd rom and dvd drive...doesn't show the hard drive at all...???

and it still won't work....

Can anyone help?

Molly

A:Booting Over And Over

It sounds like a damaged motherboard. Possibly a bad capacitor. Next to the processor are several cylinders shaped items. They should be straight on the sides and flat on the top. Also is they are bad they may have a brown liquid leaking out of them.

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Hello, sorry I dont know wher eto post this but here. Anyway, I am trying to boot from a DVD-R, but am having trouble. Maybe its becasue i dont know or it dont work. Any help is appreciated,thanks.

A:Booting from a DVD

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Originally Posted by vtech


Hello, sorry I dont know where to post this but here. Anyway, I am trying to boot from a DVD-R, but am having trouble. Maybe its becasue i dont know or it dont work. Any help is appreciated,thanks.




Hi there,

Do you know if the DVD is a bootable DVD?

It would help if you go into the BIOS [before startup] and change the boot order to the DVD first.
Having said that, if the DVD has just been recorded 'normally' and not as an "ISO image" it will not boot.

Post back and tell us what it is all about.

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The laptop i was putting Windows 10 on to had a partition with Linux distro on it and once the Windows 10 install was done I went back in and deleted the partition and formatted it. But! I forgot to set the Windows partition as the active partition and now when I try to boot my laptop I go to a screen that says Grub Rescue on it. I have no clue what to do and I am reverting on having to completely re doing everything I have done. Can some one help me figure out what I need to do to get my computer working again?

A:Need help booting!!

I am no expert in "partition", nor am I expert in Ubuntu/Linux.
Just share with you this..........................
I once had a dual boot setup of Win 10 and Linux Mint.
I was warned in advance that should I want to remove Linux Mint, it would not be so simple.
Eventually I decided to delete Linux and remove the dual boot setup.
This is the tutorial I used.
I hope it is not too late for you.
http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-...your-computer/

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When I turn the computer on, it goes to a page with some curved colored designs on it. I have to push that up to get to a log in page, and then log in to get to my desk top.

Can I do something so it goes directly to my desktop when I turn it on? I don't care about a log in.

A:Can I get rid of the log in when booting?

Try this tutorial by Brink
EDIT:

OH, Im not sure about that point of entry, that shows after sleep / hibernate / Lock etc?

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Hi,

I have a mini-itx motherboard (epia M series) and case - the case is too small to house an IDE hard drive so I decided to get an external USB hard drive, install windows and use it as my only drive. The motherboard supports 'boot from USB-HDD' so I thought it would be fine.

The installer sees the drive and XP installs fine but when it comes to reboot it blue screens in the XP loading screen (right before the GUI kicks in). I don't have the blue screen STOP code to hand unfortunately.

Anyone got any ideas on how I can fix this problem? Its a 400gb western digital 'mybook' - according to their support pages they don't support booting to windows but I'm sure it can be done.

I don't want to install linux or mac os x either - I need windows.

Thanks in advance,

andy

A:Booting XP from USB HDD

That's not going to happen. The problem arises because while booting up, Windows will start loading it's device drivers. When it gets to the point of loading the USB drivers, it will breifly re-initialize the USB ports. At the split second or re-initialization of the ports, the drive becomes offline. The drive that contains the OS. To sum it up, no more drive to boot from.
The only way you will be able to make this work is with a third party app like BartPE.
http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/09/...n_your_pocket/

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Hi again,

I was just wondering, Could a too small PSU cause windows to boot up EXTREMELY slow? first couple seconds go as usual, on the loading screen, and then suddenly the loading starts going pixel by pixel(the loading bar).
Ive been trying to look around what would cause that kinda of an problem.
I know its not the harddrive, since I got a new one.

I have ordered a new PSU(750W), because my old one is too.. old.

anyway moving on.

So what would cause windows XP to boot up so slow? If its not the PSU(which I cant test yet). Could it be faulty memory? or motherboard?
All of those should be working properly, since they are rather new, and I have no other problems with my pc.

Reason why I suspect the PSU to cause the problem is, that after I take my dvd drive off, and reboot my pc couple times, it usually starts working properly.

Sorry if im posting on the wrong forum

A:Xp booting

please post here if the issue continues after installing your new psu.

include some info about your pc harware/software please. thanks

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It has this strange black screen with a blue icon in the top left corner, I can only boot in to bios besides that. I used it a couple minutes ago I had to unplug it to vaccum underneath. Please help.
 

A:Win 7 not booting

Check that the hard drive with Windows on it is first in the boot device order, if not make it so, then save and exit the bios. When it restarts go back into the bios and make sure it is still first. If it is and it now boots to windows you're fine, if not let us know.
 

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Q: booting

My computer went dead. After restarting it self this message appeared," Boot from ATPI CD-Rom failure** Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter". I upgraded from 95 to 98 to Xp. Where would I find a system disk?.
Advise on how to back up my system using my DVD. How can I deal with constant failure asking to insert system disk.
 

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Ok 2 night ago I grabed my lap top and turned it on and just got a blue screen that said:
A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
Unmountable_boot_volume
If this is the first time you've seen this stop erro screen, restarte your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new instatllation, ask your hardware or software manufacuter for any windows updates you might need.
If problem continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable Bios memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restarte your computer, press F8 to select Advance startup Options, and then select safe mode.
Technical information:
Stop: 0x000000ED (0x81331628, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


I did everything it told me to do and the I also ran some test on it by using the F2 or F 12 key I can't remember which. Anyway I ran the fun diagnostic test and I 4 failed test. The
error codes were:
0F00:0244
Mes: Block 6766033 Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected
Mes Block 36383048 Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected
Error Code 0F00:1A44
Mes Block 6766033 Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected
Block 36383048 Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected
 

A:Lap top not booting up

Sounds like youve got a failed or failing harddrive so Id suggest using the manufacturers diagnostic tool to test for errors.
 

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My son's computer has Windows 2000. It keeps starting over and over. It will only get to the Windows 2000 screen and then it restarts. It does this constantly. It won't even get to the desk top screen.

Thanks,
Kitty16
 

A:Re-booting over and over

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PC does not boot at all. Just stopped working after putting in new RAM. Get beeps if I remove all the RAM, but nothing ever displays on the monitor. Do have power to the CD drives. RAM was 3200 PC, but says it works with 2100. PC Does not work if I remove new RAM either. Monitor works on another PC. Compaq, Win XP SP 2, 2.1 Ghz, 512MB Ram. PC is about 3 years old.
 

A:PC not booting, HELP!

Try resetting the cmos by using the jumper, or remove the battery for 5 minutes. You might have screwed up the timings.
Scorp
 

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Hi Everyone,

Wondered if anyone out there could give me some advice on the following problem etc.
I let my young son use the computer recently he knows how to shut the computer down in the proper manner HOWEVER on this occasion he was watching a video on you tube and had to rush out and from what he tells me he just turn the power off on the cpu and left it as that.

So when I come to use it I recall seeing a blue screen error message saying somthing about putting computer into safe mode and pressing key F8.

Anyway this did not make any difference and now I get a black screen telling me to hit key f2 to reboot or key f12 to bios etc.

Pressing key f2 does nothing other than makes a bleeping sound and repeats on screen the same request. Pressing f12 goes to a bios page and I have no idea what to do with it.

What am I not doing?

I use Windows XP - do I need to re-install the disc I wonder.
Also would prefer not to lose any info that was originally googlemail document list, or lose any info at all.

Would appreciate any help in laymans terms.

Cheers

Garry
 

A:Not Booting up!

You may want to try a Windows repair first.

See here: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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Hi there. I bought a 2nd hand processor and mainboard for my friend. The main board is Abit AN7 Socket A Motherboard.
Spec: http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/produc...ies=1&model=158
The processor is AMD Athlon 1800. I using 256MB PC2700 with it. I tried it with one 230W power supply, the cooler on then off. I tried with second power suppy. It's working and spinning. But i can hear long beep sound for about 3 second. Then continue. All cooler are running. All the jumper are set. CMOS cleared. The seller said it is the memory problem. I tried it very tight and used slot 1 and 2 before. It had 3 slot. Should I change it? I have no idea.... I need this to be solve in 12 hours. I am just helping a friend but i do need help now...
 

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