boot up problems



The last week or so my Dimension 1100 started making a beeping kind of noise
when I turn on the pc. It gets to the windows screen and stops. I have to hit
F12 then boot into normal mode. I thought maybe if I did a fresh install of
Windows xp that would help. As I was doing the fresh install when it shut
itself off I still had to hit the F12 to boot up so that it could finish the
install. Now that I did that it will not find some of my drivers, ethernet
controller, video card, ect. I'm wondering could it be the hard drive going
out?And if so how can I make sure I order the right one and how hard are they
to change out? Its only about 2 years old. This is the first time I've had
this kind of problem when reinstalling xp that it would not automatically add
the drivers( I have a different dimension that is a lot older and have done
reformats on it) Any help would be very appreciated.



db ·´¯`·.¸. .>

the beeping problem would
not be resolved by the reinstallation
of the software,

as the noise it is making is a
hardware related issue.

try to power up your system
again and press the f2 key
to enter setup/bios.

then check out the settings that
are posted, like time, date,
disks, etc....

if you find incomplete or inaccurate
information in bios then this is the
cause of the beeping.

double check your computer manual
or the homesite for your computer
as to how to access your bios
menu screen, just in case I was
not clear in the above.

keep us posted..





Have a look in the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for
Errors and Warnings and post copies here. Don't post any more than 48
hours ago.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning
of the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Description
are important.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event
Viewer.Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body of
the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from
Event Viewer.


Hope this helps.

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