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system doesn't Boot, long repeated beep. System shuts off

Q: system doesn't Boot, long repeated beep. System shuts off

Hi, I'd like to see if somebody have any idea of what's happening to my sistem: a Medion M3 Composer with Mobo: MSI Ms-7046 socket 775, P4 3.0HT, DDR-SDRAM.
It has been working flawless for about a year, two days ago, I go boot it, and the WinXP splash sceen got frozen. I powered off the PC and powered on again...Single long beep, that repeats regurarly and no video...no boot.

I tried to reset the CMOS by removing the battery. When I powered the PC back on, it shut off immediately and by itself re-powered on after 2-3 seconds doing the same long beep, no boot, no video.

I tried all kinds, removed, all devices, tried one by one the RAMs, installed another CPU, etc. all with no success.

I tried anothe MoBo, but didn't finish booting (!)...it shut off by itself after a couple of BIOS screens...maybe this motherboard is not fully compatible with the system...or faulty PSU???

Unfortunately when I put the orignal MSI MoBo, and put power, I didn't got any self-suts off...but I smelled what I shouldn't have smelled!!!

ANY HELP, CLUE???

THANKS!

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A: system doesn't Boot, long repeated beep. System shuts off

Do you see your beep error http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

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Hello and advanced thanks for any help.

Suddenly upon boot up today system has a long single beep and will not boot to OS. The monitor is black and I tried a floppy disk and even cdrom. I can not get into the bios or anything. Its as if it went DOA and the system has not been touched since last night's new OS install (see below note of just installed OS...)

Any ideas or advice? all hardware is less than six month old, P4-2ghz, 768 ram, new ide hard drive, power supply, case and mb and ran fine until this sudden glitch. Its almost like the old dos days of post beeps errors but I'm unsure of what it means and how to approach next step.
[In ref to last time system ran I had just completed new OS install of XP full install on top of Me that resulted in unwanted dual OS/boot system last night. But it ran fine when finished install.

And planned next to remove old OS and recover Me partition of fat32 to ntfs via reinstall of full xp home was next step but it appears now have this hardware issue/glitch?]
 

A:System does not boot & has long single beep after XP install

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Hi,

I'm having issues with my system not booting. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.

I've had the problem for a while now. What happens is this:

The computer runs through it's pre-boot routines then gives me the single beep to indicate that everything is ok. Then nothing happens. The screen goes black and I wait for Windows to appear but it doesn't. Usually switching it off then starting it up again does the trick but clearly something is not right somewhere.

Last weekend my C Drive died and I just assumed that the problem had been a symptom of the progressive failure of that drive but now I've got a brand new drive and within half an hour of installing my system the issue has resurfaced.

Now I'm not sure whether the issue is system or hardware related. I'm also worried that the failure of my last C Drive might have been somehow caused by it.

Is there anything I can check or test to pin down exactly what is happening and resolve it?

Many thanks.

SJ.

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Hi

One of my pc's recently acted up. It was working fine for couple of years without problem and then I stopped using it for a few months; now when I go back to it, the motherboard just beeps continuously (long beep).

According to the manual, a continuous long beep might be due to bad ram, but when I took out both ram sticks, it had a different kind of continuous beep. I replaced the ram with a different stick and it made the continuous beep sound like the other ram

The motherboard is gigabyte GA-8I945PL-G, dual core cpu. Bios is award

When I had the hard drive plugged in, even tho it made the loud continuous beep, it booted to windows (win2k pro) ok except that the graphics looks as if the video driver has not yet been installed. I didnt want to potentially damage it so i turned off and I took out every component except for just the video card and ram. What should I do next? swap psu? I have an antec 550 true power.

Also, what should the beep sound like if i were to take out the video card?
Please help.

Thank you
 

A:Solved: system continuous long beep but boots to windows ok

ok, i figured it out! it's kind of a duh thing! The fan in the front of the case, instead of being connected to the connector on the mobo (system fan), was connected to the normal molex connector because it didnt have the right end. And in the BIOS, the setting was to monitor the system fan; since there's no fan connected there, it was beeping to alarm me about it; disabling that works hahahah
 

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I just got my wife a new laptop for Xmas. It is a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14". Here are the specs:

Core i3 - 370M
4GB Ram
500 GB HD
Intel Wireless ABG
Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The first time we started it up, and every time since, the computer does a continuous short/fast beeps once the Starting Windows Screen comes up. It is the black screen that just says "Starting Windows.." The beeping will stop after about 10-15 sec, then the 4 circling dots above the "Starting Windows" screen come up. Then windows will come up normally, and everything seems to work fine.
I have run several tests low level PC-Doctor tests (From a bootable CD) and all of the hardware passes. There are no uninstalled drivers in the Device Manager as well. When I start the computer in Safe mode, the beeping doesn't happen. Also, if I interrupt the windows loading process, by turning it off, then start it up and select "Start Windows Normally" the beeping doesn't happen either.

I also tried formatting the Hard Drive, and installing Win 7 Pro 64-Bit from scratch, and half way through the installation, where it reboots, and starts loading windows, the beeping occurs at that point. I then used the recovery disks, and got the laptop back to factory default settings, and it still happens.
I have never seen a problem like this! Lenovo has a horrible return policy, and they won't let me return it without a 20% restocking fee. They will only offer to repai... Read more

A:Continous System Beep During Win 7 Boot

I need to find out what motherboard you have got. Google for the program PC Speccy to find out all of your hardware.

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My ASUS laptop is nearly a year old & running Vista home premium, but it`s never kept restore points for longer than two or three days.
I recently started the Volulme Shadow copy, which was stopped, & set it to manual; later I tried automatic, but none of that seems to work. Still no restore points kept for longer than three days.
I`m not dual booting with windows XP, & this is the amount of space allocated to restore points:
Used shadow copy storage space: 924.293 MB
Allocated shadow copy storage space: 1.172 GB
Maximum shadow copy storage space: 4.434 GB

I don`t use diskeeper defragmenting tool at all, I use the disk clean up & defragmenter that came with windows vista. I do have Ccleaner, which has a disk cleaner & registry cleaner. I practically don`t use the registry cleaner, & sometimes I use the disk cleaner, but I haven`t used it at all for the last couple of months, & the problem persists. I use as well: Spybot-search & destroy; Ad-aware & my antivirus, which is Mc Afee, does defragment & clean up on a schedule.
I used to have the Norton Antivirus for three months last year, but not anymore, but I realized yesterday that I still haven`t uninstall the Symantec liveUpdate. I don`t have any other Symantec products running on my laptop.

I hope this is all the information, I`ve been troubleshooting this problem for months, & still no luck!!!
THANKS!!!

A:System restore doesn`t keep store points for long

Originally Posted by cosmicpeace


My ASUS laptop is nearly a year old & running Vista home premium, but it`s never kept restore points for longer than two or three days.
I recently started the Volulme Shadow copy, which was stopped, & set it to manual; later I tried automatic, but none of that seems to work. Still no restore points kept for longer than three days.
I`m not dual booting with windows XP, & this is the amount of space allocated to restore points:
Used shadow copy storage space: 924.293 MB
Allocated shadow copy storage space: 1.172 GB
Maximum shadow copy storage space: 4.434 GB

I don`t use diskeeper defragmenting tool at all, I use the disk clean up & defragmenter that came with windows vista. I do have Ccleaner, which has a disk cleaner & registry cleaner. I practically don`t use the registry cleaner, & sometimes I use the disk cleaner, but I haven`t used it at all for the last couple of months, & the problem persists. I use as well: Spybot-search & destroy; Ad-aware & my antivirus, which is Mc Afee, does defragment & clean up on a schedule.
I used to have the Norton Antivirus for three months last year, but not anymore, but I realized yesterday that I still haven`t uninstall the Symantec liveUpdate. I don`t have any other Symantec products running on my laptop.

I hope this is all the information, I`ve been troubleshooting this problem for months, & still no luck!!!
THANKS!!!



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Hello so yesterday morning i woke up and i got on my laptop. and realized my keyboard stopped functioning so i restarted it mouse was working but the keyboard only worked for a second after the windows startup. so i formatted the computer again to windows 8.1 after installing few software's and drivers my computer went for a restart. when the system started up. the keyboard had stopped functioning again. at first i thought it was because there was some sort of virus in my files that i had transferred back on my computer. later i downloaded latest version of windows 10 installed it on 2 computers my brothers and mine. it seems to work perfectly fine with my brothers computer... after installing it on my computer the keyboard was working and running smoothly  until i installed the windows update which gave problem with my graphics card driver and i thought it was because of my wireless card disconnected from internet. so i restarted the computer and again i'm stuck with a non working keyboard. and yes i have also checked ease of access.
 
so i don't know anymore what to do please help me? is there is problem with Nvdia gtx 780m graphics driver or is there a windows update causing this? 
i'm sorry for the long paragraph. thank you for your time.

A:keyboard doesn't work and system shuts off by its self on win 8.1 and 10

Have you tried another keyboard?  You can plug a USB keyboard into the ports on the sides of the laptop.
As the problem occurs in both 8.1 and 10 - I'd have to wonder if there's a physical problem with the keyboard.

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First off, i am a tad computer illiterate. I have a Gateway gaming desktop computer model fx6831.

For about three weeks now, my computer has been having this issue. I would play a game, the screen would freeze with colors going all meshed (horizontal color lines) and need to restart. Once restarted, i get the reboot and select proper boot device repeating message. Using a windows 7 re-installation cd i have fixed this problem 3 times; my pc works for a few days then crashes again. Last time it restarted while idle next to me (no gameplay), and i thought i saw a blue screen (may have been BSOD) before restart. I have done a couple virus scans (norton and malwarebytes) but nothing. If it is a virus it may be more deeply embedded. Are there any possible causes or fixes to this ongoing problem?

A:Repeated system crashes, boot mgr missing no OS installed.

First we need to know the BSOD stuff. So disable the automatic restart on system failure. How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7

What is the exact error message if it doesn't boot?

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HI all, recently I downloaded a software from the internet to my flash drive & I click on it just to check but I think that software had virus or something that uses more memory & makes system slow & the software didn't start at all.So, I deleted it as soon as possible. I didn't realize that all my files in that flash drive were infected but later when I copied all files to my external hard drive for backup I notice that when I get to the place where I stored that flash drive files more memory is used & I can hear my laptop making louder sound that usual. It only happens in that place(in my external hard drive) where I stored those flash drive files. When I don't go to that infected place everything is fine. All of my hard drive files works fine.

So far I've deleted all infected files except one file which doesn't delete at all.
I really wanna know if my hard drive is infected or if that file is once deleted then everything will be fine. As I said only when I get to that place where I stored my flash drive files the system becomes slow & I can hear something(maybe ram & cpu) is running very fast inside making louder noise than usual.....

A:File that doesn't delete,uses more memory & system response takes long

Well; for one thing; you should always; always; make sure to have a anti-virus program installed on your system no matter whether its a external drive or internal drive. I use avg anti virus; but there are a number of others out there as well and you will here differing opinions on which one is better. here is the link to the free anti-virus:

http://www.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download

i would download; install, and let it do a thorough and complete system scan so hopefully it will remove all viruses(some may not remove possibly in which case hopefully you have clean versions of those files backed up and can transfer the clean ones to the backup drive). But make sure to let it scan completely.

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Hi, I constantly experience a reboot of the system as a result of a kernel-power failure (entry in system log). It normally happens when the system is trying to go to a powersaving (sleep) mode after I have left my office. I checked the system and hardware with the lenovo system tools and got no error. Has anyone experienced a similar problem and perhaps a a solution or some tips to nail down the problem? Thanks and best regards,Andreas

A:T410i - repeated kernel-power failures in system log with reboot of system (no blue screen)

Everything is up-to-date via System Update, right?

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For some silly reason I removed the 2 128mg PC2100DR ram sticks from my old computer that was working just fine. When I reinstalled them and I try to boot up I get a long beep, a pause, and another long beep. This senario continues and I shut the computer down as soon as possible. I'm sure I have the ram seated properly. Any ideas? Thank you in advance
 

A:One long beep, pause, another long beep when I turn on computer

If you are sure that you have them seated correctly try one stick at a time.
 

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Just for the heck of it I timed out how long it took for my (Windows XP) operating system to boot up. It turned out to be about 3' minutes and 8" seconds (+/-). I do have several programs that are included in my startup (antivirus, firewall, spyware protector, form filler, etc.), so it could be reduced if necessary, but I consider all of them pretty essential for my usage. I have a Pentium 4, 1.8 Ghz chip with 1 Gig of RAM.

Anyhow, how does this compare to your boot up time?. It seems like it takes forever to me at times, especially when I'm in a hurry, of course.
 

A:And how long does it take for your system to boot up?

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Just recently, I noticed my pc was taking a very long time to boot up. I timed it, and it is now about 4 minutes from power on to load everything. Also, right at start up, before the Windows logo, still in the black screen, there is a white bar graph along the bottom edge of the screen that slowly fills from left to right that I have never seen before. It also seems that the programs take much longer to load as well.

Here is the HijackThis log. I hope you guys can find something, this used to take like 30 seconds.

Thanks,

Dave

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:41:51 PM, on 3/15/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
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A:Very long boot up / slow system - Please Help

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Hi , i have a 5 years old PIII system and recently after taking out the ram and after putting back,turn the system on, but the monitor shows nothing, like it was not connected at all and a long beep sound is heard.I tried to used another graphic card to try but same no reaction and still a long beep sound.And then off the whole system by switching off the power supply main .I then switch on the power supply main and the system on by itself without me pressing the start button and gives out a long beep sound.I have also tried to used a new ram to try but still the same ,the monitor has no movement at all if thought it was no connected to the PC and a long beep sound.
Hope someone can advise what is the problem.I have also tried using another power supply but still the same the PC on by itself and a long beep sound.
Thank you.
 

A:PC boot up by itself and gives out a long beep

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My PC had become rather slow after it had notched up 5 years of faithful service, a problem that wasn't helped by Norton Antivirus (SystemWorks 2002) becoming ever more bloated and resource hungry. So I decided to wipe and re-format the hard drive and opt for a complete fresh start. I didn't re-install Norton - I opted for the latest free versions of AVG Antivirus, with Spybot Search & Destroy and Lavasoft Ad-aware taking care of all the other nasties. The system is cleaned rigorously and is free of all viruses / nasties.

All went well and my PC returned to its former glory - running faster than Ben Johnson on steroids! However, an annoying problem has recently set in whereby it shuts down during boot-up for no apparent reason. Approximately 2 to 3 seconds after switch on, the whole system shuts down in an instant - just as though someone has pulled the plug. But the power supply is fine as the motherboard LED is still lit. At this point I am unable to restart the system via the on/off button on the front of the tower case. I have to pull the mains plug and wait for about 15 seconds before reconnecting and switching on.

The system will then re-start but goes straight to the BIOS setup screen where it says during the last boot-up, the system hung for an incorrect CPU speed. Yet the correct speed is displayed (1733MHz) so I press F10 to save the settings and the system will then re-boot perfectly.

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A:System Shuts Down During Boot Up

At 5 years of age, your system is past its useful age in realitive terms. Some things to try are:
1. Replace the power supply
2. Remove the CPU heatsink, clean off old thermal paste and apply new paste
 

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Alright so my computer has been fine forever and now it is having weird problems. It used to just shut down when I ran a game, which I also don't know why it is doing it. But now when I boot it up it's shutting of, doesn't give a warning or error just shuts off. When I reboot it I used to get this screen



Crappy picture I know took it with my phone ha

I don't know if this is possible but I had a Netgear WG111 V2 USB wireless adapter plugged in. I just took it out when the computer was out and restarted it, so far no shutdown? I don't know if it is possible for that to be the cause or it just hasn't shut off yet.

I had to resort to using this adapter because I am having another problem that can be found here http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ng-257136.html

A:System Shuts Down After Boot?

Welcome to TSF....

It might be the power supply just shutting down so that would start a reboot like you are showing. Try another power supply if you have one but be careful not all power supplies are the same.

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SYSTEM SPECS:

HP Z800
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5650 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 24
RAM: 6127 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 303196 MB, Free - 16099 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 582613 MB; F: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 81663 MB; G: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 2909 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 0AECh
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled

Hello everyone.
Recently I have had an issue with my system shutting off during boot up
after the DELL BIOS screen but before the Starting Windows screen.
I then press the power button again and eventually (well, so far) it
gets past the BIOS screen and goes to the Windows Repair screen
and asks my if I want to Restore a previous version. I always say Yes,
and the computer works fine after that process finishes. But after I shut
down and come back to the computer, the same process repeats itself.
I have searches other forums and am unsure if it is a malware issue,
a driver issue, a registry issue, or a hardware issue. Norton finds nothing,
Windows Security Quick Scan finds nothing.

Here are a few of the Event Viewer errors I keep recieving:

Critical
Kernal-Power
Event ID 4
"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."
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A:System Shuts Down on Boot Up

I don't have many ideas on this. Definitely you should run a disk check (with error correction) on the "C" partition.

I would check to see if a defrag is needed (probably not, but worth a check).

Don't know if it matters, but you are using a lot of space on that partition. If it doesn't mess up your organization too much you might consider moving some data to the "E" partition.
 

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So this one I've done a lot of searching on and I haven't found an answer that's worked for me, yet.

Last week I got a new motherboard, processor, and RAM. I installed the new components followed by a fresh install of Windows 10, got it activated, everything seemed good...

Except my boot times. I noticed it during the installation process as well. My POST is normal. As soon as I get to the set of rotating dots, indicating that Windows is booting, it takes several minutes to get to login screen.

My boot drive is a set of Samsung 250GB 950 EVOs running in RAID 0 using the Intel Rapid Storage function on this board. I think it might be related to this, but again, with all the searching I've done I still can't find an answer.

Is there a way to see what's actually happening during the boot process to indicate where the hang occurs?

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A:New system build, new long boot times

Hi BobbyMartin and welcome to Ten Forums!

Why are you running RAID 0? Makes no sense to me. Set it as normal Sata drive and enjoy! It isn't worth some extra sustainable transfer speed over problems you may get into.

Just pick one EVO 850 drive and put system on it.

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After buying new motherboard, swapping graphics cards, new Hd, new RAM my PC still doesn't work. On bootup I just get 1 long beep every fifth second and nothing shows up on the screen, the graphics card has been checked and works on a different system. I have checked my BIOS beep codes and there is no reference for this type of beep. What the heck can I do now?
 

A:Single long beep at boot up

That is either video or ram and in spite of what you think, one or the other is incompatible.
The fact that the video card and ram work on another system only means they work on another system. I would bet on the video card but you have given us no specifics on any single piece of hardware so it is beyond impossible to speculate any further.
 

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I need some help!! My pc will power up but will not POST. The fan comes on and then I get a long beep (4 sec) followed by a pause (2 sec) then it repeats that continously and nothing appears on the monitor. This problem just started out of the blue - I was using a program (MediaShout) and the program froze up - so when I rebooted - this started. Nothing will display on the screen. I checked with Phoenix Bios - and there was no beep code that matched. Some other forums said it might be a memory error - I reseated the memory and still get the problem. HELP!!!

Here is what I have:

ABIT BD7II-RAID MOBO
PHOENIX D686 BIOS
PENT 4 CPU
DDR 266 RAM 512 MB (2)
STARLOGIC 300W POWER SUPPLY
VISIONTEK NV996.0 VIDEO CARD
MAXTOR D740X-6L HARD DRIVE
 

A:PC Will not boot to Bios - LONG BEEP

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Hi guys,

I was overseas for 6 mths and left my desktop at home (disconnected from the mains). When I got back yesterday and tried to boot it up, it wouldn't work.

The power came on as per normal, but instead of the usual short beep, I got one long one. The desktop thereafter restarted and got into the cycle of long beeps and restarts. Only pulling the power cord out would break the cycle.

Any idea what's wrong? Can long-term storage damage computers?

thanks!

Shu
 

A:PC won't boot - 1 long beep, then keeps restarting itself

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lready tried:  Replacing power supply.  Reseated memory.  Reset CMOS battery.  Reseated CPU.  When powered on I get a long beep then silence for about 20 seconds, then the same long beep.  This doesn't sound good.  Chat support was not up to the task.  Any ideas?

A:a6500f won't boot. One long beep.

Here is a guide to 'BIOS Beep Codes'.  Yours motherboard has an Award BIOS.  Here are the 'Product Specifications' pages for the computer.  The beep code that seems to match yours is in 'Other beep conditions'.  It may be a memory problem.  You can use Memtest 86 to check the memory.  I believe it may be a seletion in the BIOS.

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1. XP Pro SP2

2. I have robust and current firewall and virus protection.

3. My problems started when I attempted to reboot my system yesterday.

4. Reboot got no farther than displaying the background image on my desktop, then hung.

5. I restarted in Safe Mode

6. Set up to run chkdsk at next boot.

7. Re-booted.

8. Chkdsk got as far as Step 4 (checking file data) then shut down abruptly--no message

9. I booted from Windows CD. Loaded Recovery Console.

10. Ran chkdsk /r

11. Chkdsk ran to completion.

12. I rebooted--chkdsk started automatically, shut down again.

13. I booted from Windows CD. Loaded Recovery Console.

14. Ran chkdsk /r

15. Chkdsk ran to completion.

16. Ran fixboot

17. I rebooted--chkdsk started automatically, shut down again.

HELP!!!

If chkdsk weren't running fine from the Recovery Console, I'd think hard drive problem. This is behaving more like a software problem.

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Here are some specs on my computer (I'm doing this from memory as I can't exactly access my computer, as you'll read in a minute)
Windows 7 Professional x86 (32-bit)
ASUS A8N-VM CSM Motherboard
Socket 939 AMD Processor 2.01 Ghz
3.00 GB of Ram
Evga 9800+ GTX Video Card
Two internal WD harddrives- one 40GB (Operating System) and 120GB (Storage/Misc.)

I haven't had any problems with my hardware or OS up until now. A few days ago, I noticed that my computer started shutting down at random, without warning. Thinking that my CPU was overheating, I shut my PC down, let it sit for a few hours, popped it open and blew out dust, and tried again. This time, it would shut down during boot-up at the same place, right after the start-up beep and bios/motherboard screen- a few seconds into Windows startup graphic. Thinking it was a hard drive problem, I popped it out, put it into my boyfriends computer, fixed a few errors in chkdsk and it ran fine on his machine. Of course when we popped it back into mine, it would still cut off at that same spot during start-up. I tried Win7's start-up repair and after it loaded up the files and looked like it was starting up, it would shutdown within a few seconds then too. I then decided to back up my files and just wipe Windows 7 thinking something in Windows 7 wasn't liking my hardware all of a sudden and go back to Windows XP as a test. Installing Windows XP went fine until the end of the blue screen insta... Read more

A:System shuts down at the same time during boot?

PSU's deteriorate with usage and passage of time; and as you said you've tried replacing/switching various parts; it only leaves two things as far as i can understand from your post and they are PSU and the motherboard (check if something may be shorting it).
 

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My PC had become rather slow after it had notched up 5 years of faithful service, a problem that wasn't helped by Norton Antivirus (SystemWorks 2002) becoming ever more bloated and resource hungry. So I decided to wipe and re-format the hard drive and opt for a complete fresh start. I didn't re-install Norton - I opted for the latest free versions of AVG Antivirus, with Spybot Search & Destroy and Lavasoft Ad-aware taking care of all the other nasties. The system is cleaned rigorously and is free of all viruses / nasties.

All went well and my PC returned to its former glory - running faster than Ben Johnson on steroids! However, an annoying problem has recently set in whereby it shuts down during boot-up for no apparent reason. Approximately 2 to 3 seconds after switch on, the whole system shuts down in an instant - just as though someone has pulled the plug. But the power supply is fine as the motherboard LED is still lit. At this point I am unable to restart the system via the on/off button on the front of the tower case. I have to pull the mains plug and wait for about 15 seconds before reconnecting and switching on.

The system will then re-start but goes straight to the BIOS setup screen where it says during the last boot-up, the system hung for an incorrect CPU speed. Yet the correct speed is displayed (1733MHz) so I press F10 to save the settings and the system will then re-boot perfectly.

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A:Solved: System Shuts Down During Boot Up

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Hey, I have a problem with my laptop...it won't boot up; as soon as I try, I get 1 long beep, followed by 2 shorter beeps. There is no display on my monitor either.

I'm really stuck at to what to do...I've done the usual taking out battery, booting without power supply, letting lappy heat up, removed and reinserted both RAM slots, checked the fan was working okay, tried to boot using a different monitor (acted as if PC was on standby)...all to no avail.

My laptop model is:
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/5401.htm

It's about 16 months old, so past its warranty, I read that the beep pattern was a BIOS code for Video Card failure, which I now presume is the problem, but just wanted confirmation so I don't end up wasting a bomb of money if I need to get it repaired (diagnosis usually costs at least 50 here :s)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, unfotunately I'm no pro with these things...

Thanks!
 

A:One long beep, two short beeps on boot

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I just built a computer for the first time - I've had 2 different people look at it as well as hours spent on Ventrilo discussing what I may have missed.

The Computer:
Intel Mobo DP55kg
Processor Intel i7 870
no onboard graphics
ram is corsair 1600mhz 4x2gb chips #CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 ddr3

So basically when I hit the power button - all the fans etc come on but it won't show up on the monitor. One short beep happens showing it's booting then after a few seconds I get 2 long beeps, pause, 2 long beeps.

Now the information that came with the mobo says this is a graphics error - I've already replaced the graphics with a brand new one. Some other forums suggest it's a memory error - but could 4 different sticks really be bad? A friend suggested a bad batch, but before I go out and buy more stuff that I'll end up returning to the store - does anyone have any other suggestions as to what is causing this?

Things I've Tried:
Replaced Video Card
Tried different connections with video card
tried 4 different sticks of memory in all 4 different slots with different combinations.
took the entire motherboard out and made sure no posts were touching then put it all back
tried just the basics, no HD or Sata cables
reseated the processor
upgraded the power supply from 600w to 850w
the monitor does work, have it hooked up to my laptop as we speak
moved the jumper back and forth to clear the cmos?
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A:1 Short Beep 2 Long Beeps on Boot

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In addition when it does boot I can't launch any programs which aren't part of the system (I can change desktop settings, search my hard drive, etc. but can't run things like Skype or chrome.) My laptop has been having a weird issue for a while where when it came out of sleep it would have this issue, but run fine in terms of speed. When I restarted it everything would run fine. Yesterday I was forced to do a hard shut-down after waking it up (was short on time and needed to catch a flight.) now when I start it my machine takes a long time to boot and won't run non-system related programs at all. I've tried using check disk in safe mode, but at the rate it was going it would have taken a week or more for something to happen. (I left it on 5 hours and it got through 4% reading bad files most of the way.) Now I've been running sart up repair for around four hours a it's been attempting disk repairs the whole time. Should I let it keep running, or should I try something else? (If so, what should I do?)

A:Need help with hard drive repair, system is taking a long time to boot

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Does the HD show up in BIOS setup? If so test it. If not replace or reseat.

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Hi My pc wont boot up  just have led flashing ten times with beeping  15 second beep followed by 10 second gap then another 15 second beep

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Hey guys, I just bought a new acer pc. As Vista was installing (copying files and whatnot) my brother accidentally stepped on the power cord, pulling it out of the wall.

It was roughly 60% done.

Now when it boots up (just after the ACER screen), I get an error saying:

Verifying DMI Pool Data ...................... Update Success

A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartClick to expand...

I've restarted it many times and it always comes back to this screen. I've tried looking in the Boot Menu and the Setup for some kind of 'factory reset' or something similar, but I've had no luck.

Do I need to take it back to the store? Or can I fix it myself?
Thanks,
noLogic
 

A:System doesn't boot!

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And the hard drive is always clicking. It sounds like its working very hard, and then it just gives up. Sometimes it freezes while I'm working. Other times, I'm done and want to turn it off, and it will not turn off. Ctl-Alt-Delete does not help. I have to turn off the power to unfreeze it. I know that is a bad thing to do, but its the only way I can get it going again.

And then it takes forever to get going again. And each task I want it to perform takes so long. I click and nothing happens. So I click again. Maybe I get it mixed up from extra clicking to get it to do something, so it freezes. If I wait... eventually it does what I want it to do. But clearly, things are not right. I definitely know there are way too many unnecessary things that load at start-up.

I run SpyBot, Ad-Aware, Registry Mechanic, and SpySweeper every day, and they always find stuff, but that doesn't solve the problem. I ran HijackThis and for 2 hrs I painstakingly went through every item, checking on forums and tech sites to see what was good and what was bad, figuring I could eliminate the bad things on my own. But then the system froze and I lost every thing I had checked when I had to reboot (by turning off the power.) I am not going to do that again! It'll be a much better use of my time to let you evaluate the log!

Here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:02:55 AM, on 12/9/2006
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A:My system takes a long time to boot up, is extremely slow and freezes frequently

When I leave the computer on overnight, which I very often do, when I come back in the morning my sound codecs are gone. No sound device can be detected whatsoever. But device manager says all hardware is working properly. Neither disabling and re-enabling nor uninstalling and reinstalling help. Still no sound. If I reboot, it starts up again with sound intact.

I was also having a problem for awhile where the .wav volume kept turning itself off. I'd turn it back up and within an hour or so, it would be off again. So definitely overnight .wav would have the volume all the way down. So I couldn't tell the two problems apart at first. But I updated the driver on the Realtek '97 and I didn't have the problem with the .wav volume any more. Though every morning the sound is nowhere to be found.

Many settings reset themselves. Silly ones. On MSN Premium I have several different email addresses, and each one has a different display picture that I've chosen. But several times a week, when I come back to the computer in the morning, all the pictures have changed. Sometimes they've changed to all the same one, and sometimes they're the various ones I've chosen but all mixed up and associated to different user names.

Sometimes the desktop wallpaper is gone or different. And the same with the screensaver. Its sets itself to none or changes itself to a different one than the one I've selected.

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summary: Windows XP (SP3 + recent patches) boots up fast past the boot up slash screen and my desktop appears, but the system is unusable for a good 8 minutes at this point, the hard drive is chugging away.  The system is unresponsive until the chugging stops, I can't even open task manager to see how much CPU is being used.  After the system is usable Flash player performance is pretty poor, You Tube at smallest settings is choppy.
 
Hardware is not amazing but I have a lesser computer perform better.  Specs are: AMD X2 3800+, 3 gig ram, Geforce 7600GT
 
A friend of mine tried to tweak the system by changing the startup items and running ccleaner and a spyware remover.  This did not improve performance.
 
DDS.txt log pasted here and Attach.txt attached.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by op at 9:40:02 on 2013-11-30
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2815.1859 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\CDP\afcdpsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:fast boot up to XP, but long time before system usable + slow video performance

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Nothing suspicious was found on your DDS log.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).=== Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, dependin... Read more

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Hello there, I'm having an issue with my desktop, at any random moment it seems to crash and I can't really figure out why. It doesn't matter what I am doing and it happens randomly, it could not happen for 5 hours then happen two times within 30 minutes. Also sometimes when I boot up my PC it will have one long beep instead of the normal quick beep. I use a Razer mouse and keyboard btw. The things I have tried are as follows:

1. Updated BIOS and GPU Drivers
2. Made sure I don't have a virus
3. Checked power settings, I don't believe it is related to power although it may be
4. Made sure my power options (in the control panel) are set to what they should be

I would like to point out that when it BSOD I don't actually see the blue screen, my screen just says no signal.

I attached the zip from that DM logger, thank you in advance for any help!

A:Random BSOD, Screens can go Black at any Time. Long Boot Beep

Bump

Please, this is getting in the way of my work, anything would be helpful!

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When my widescreen U2913WM goes into screen saver and xps14z hibernates the system the system ungracefully shuts down. (Windows 10 64 Bit) Is it the NVIDIA GT 520M? How do I stop this from happening

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Hello,
 
I have a Lenovo Flex 5 with Windows 10 Preinstalled. 
 
When I try booting from a USB drive and get the following error: System doesn't have any USB boot option. Please select other boot option in boot manager menu. I followed some advice found in forums and disabled secure boot. That did not help. I also tried to enable legacy boot option but that option does not exist in the bios. The bios is InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 and the boot mode is UEFI which is not clickable or changeable.
 
 I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 ini file on the USB drive. I reformatted the USB drive to Fat32 before copying the ini file to it using these instructions: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124(v=ws.11).aspx
 
What am I doing wrong? What am I missing?
 
Thanks!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hi,my old BIOS IVKT06AUS I flash to new BIOS IVKT07A If i connect power adapter my computer automaticaly start without push the power button but start OK to Win.If i go to sleep mode and wake up with keyboard computer start to black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep :-(If i long push power button computer is off and i again short push power button computer start correctly (i see all running aplication as i wake up from sleep).From windows i switch off computer. Now if i disconnect power adapter and connect again i hear only beep and black screen (black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep)Again i must long press power and short press power and computer again working.I try change memory but same problem :-( Previous BIOS is OK withou this symptoms. I think is problem in new BIOS :-( Sorry for my English :-)Please help me.Thank You.   

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Hey all,

So, I've managed to thoroughly mess up my computer. After running a system cleanup program and deleting a number of programs, my computer no longer boots up. Upon powering on the system, my monitor simply fails to recognize that anything is attempting to put out an image on it. The system appears to be functioning fine beyond this. Is this a video card issue, likely? What should I do? Thanks!

A:System doesn't boot after cleanup

Which Cleanup tool did you use? What is the make and model of your machine? IF custom build what is the brand and model of the motherboard and graphics onboard or card?

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Hi,

I've been having an issue with my PC for a while now in that sometimes when I go to start it, it doesn't boot. I press the power button, the fans start up but then there is no POST beep, no display and after about 10 seconds the PC switches itself off. It then turns itself on again a few seconds later and repeats this process of not booting until I manually turn it off. This problem doesn't happen every time I switch it on and will normally turn on as normal 10-15 minutes after initially trying. I've tried reconnecting all cables and components but it hasn't made a difference. It's tricky to check individual components as the problem doesn't occur every time I try and boot.

Here's my set up:

Intel Core i5 2500
Gigabyte GA-H67M-D2
450W Corsair CMPSU-450VXUK VX
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V unbuffered

Can anyone give me some guidance?

Thanks.
 

A:PC doesn't boot, no beep

It s a decent PSU in that unit, BUT its possible its going bad...can you swap in a different PSU to test with??
 

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Hello

Here is my problem I have a Compaq presario with a frozen bios screen but cpu ok, mem ok, video ok, nothing is conected and power supply ok.
any ideas?

A:Compaq bios freeze short beep long beep

Is the beep pattern just one short one long? Check your manual for the POST beep codes to determine what it is telling you. All POST beep codes are different so there's no way to tell unless we know exact model of your PC. The manual usually has the beep code in it, though.

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Somehow I got many trojan virus's. I downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-malware and ran it in safe mode which found 14 problems and repaired them. The system is freezing up now and then and I can't do a normal restart, just ave to shut the power off. I have Firefox and as I am playing my online game I will see te page flicker and i get a page that opens for "Home Income Wealth System". Usually after that page opens about 5 minutes later it just closes everything and goes to a black screen. I did try a system restore but no change.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:02:28 PM, on 1/28/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Location Finder\LocationFinder.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:Home income wealth system pop up/system shuts down

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Evening all,

A friend asked me to install a game on his Vista laptop, so of course I did and all was well until BSODs started to happen. Initially the system just needed a reboot and all was well but at some point a 'major' one must have occoured.

After post the screen goes blank, but the laptop still accepts num, caps and scroll lock. After an indeterminate period, pressing the power button again causes the Vista boot loader menu to appear offering me a memory test or F8 for advanced options on Vista. The memory test goes through, but pressing F8 (or indeed enter) causes the screen once again go blank and back to nothingness.

Has anyone any idea of waht might be wrong, and possible fix's (other than get him XP)?
 

A:Vista BSOD, now the system doesn't boot.

Unless you have a VIsta dvd to use to repair the system, and you could try to get to safe mode and/or use "last known good configuration" (which I have yet to see ever work), you probably need to access the Recovery Partition and start over. Vista does njot forgive incompatible installs easily.
 

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BTX Pentium D running XP Media Center activates fans but doesn't boot when powered on. Was running fine, turned off overnight, now will not boot. 4GB ram installed, tried with 1GB, 2GB and 0GB. No beeps when powered up with 0GB.
-Tried integrated video connected and video card connected with no luck.
-Replaced motherboard, same issue.
-Also tried different processor when new MB installed. Same results. Went back to original Pent D.
-Fans run full speed all the time.

It was the power supply & the MB.
 

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I had purchased Windows 8 in the first month of its release and since then I haven't encountered a single error.
But off late, I'm experiencing serious trouble.
Whenever a Windows automatic update is installed, after shutting down the laptop when it's booted again I get a message on a blue screen saying that the PC has encountered an error and needs to restart. It also shows an error code like 0xc000021a or something similar. I don't remember the code exactly. While that message is displayed, a percentage meter goes to 100 and the PC is automatically rebooted.
Then it tries to diagnose and repair but fails and says that the PC could not be repaired and a certain log file is saved at a a certain location.

Then the only thing which saves me is going to the Advanced Options within that recovery mode and restoring a system point.

This is very annoying. Today is the second time this error has come up within 4 days. Never encountered this issue before.

Can someone please help me on this.
Thanks.

Regards,
Abhishek Sharma

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Anyone?

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Hello, I have a Lenovo Flex 5 with Windows 10 Preinstalled.  When I try booting from a USB drive and get the following error: System doesn't have any USB boot option. Please select other boot option in boot manager menu. I followed some advice found in forums and disabled secure boot. That did not help. I also tried to enable legacy boot option but that option does not exist in the bios. The bios is InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 and the boot mode is UEFI which is not clickable or changeable.  I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 ini file on the USB drive. I reformatted the USB drive to Fat32 before copying the ini file to it using these instructions: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124(v=ws.11).aspx What am I doing wrong? What am I missing? Thanks!

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Hi guys,

My motherboard is Asus P4S333/133 series.. I have updated wrongly my BIOS and the system doesn't boot anymore.

The previous BIOS version is Asus P4S333-VF/WOL ACPI BIOS..

Any advice from you guys to solve this problem? Thanks a lot in advance.

Lowkei
 

A:Wrong BIOS update and now the system doesn't boot! Plz help..

A great big OUCH!

You could try reflashing it with the correct one if it will get that far. But it probably wont even boot to floppy now... The only way I can think of is to remove the BIOS chip and reflaash it in a programmer

Thats exactly why I never flash a BIOS unless its absolutly needed.
 

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Hello! I have two computers that I turn on/off with a breaker switch.

When I turn the switch on, both computers power-up fine, however, one computer's monitor doesn't power up with that computer. I switched out the monitors and that the other monitor doesn't power up when attached to that computer either.

This leads me to believe that maybe I'm missing a startup program or something that tells that monitor to automatically power up with the rest of the computer.

Could anyone shine a light on the subject? I'd sure appreciate it! Thanks in advance!

A:Monitor Doesn't Automatically Boot Up With Rest Of System

A couple of questions to help answer your problem?

Is the monitor plugged into the switch or the computer?

What operating system(s) are you running?

Are you shutting the computers down by going to start/shut down, or just turning the power off? If the later, this can be very hard on the computer.

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