Start Up Beep Resulting in Shutdown


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Dad

After running for months without problems, PC beeped for over a minute or
two while inactive and then shut down. Tried to start and only get a short
beep plus a long one before it shuts down. Will not show anything on the
monitor. Disconnected the video card, put different ram in, disconnected the
hard and floppy drives, and disconnected the CDROM separately with still the
same problem.

I do not know if this influenced problem but I changed last week the setting
in the Bios to Turbo but PC ran properly until now.

I am running a Soyo Dragon Lite, Athlon 1700, Award Bios, and WinXP-Pro. All
fans are working and even replaced the CPU fan but without ability to
connect to motherboard, but instead to power cable.

Looked on Award Bios pages to see if the one short and very long beep meant
anything with no help.

Can anyone help me?
 
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Dad said:
After running for months without problems, PC beeped for over a minute or
two while inactive and then shut down. Tried to start and only get a short
beep plus a long one before it shuts down. Will not show anything on the
monitor. Disconnected the video card, put different ram in, disconnected the
hard and floppy drives, and disconnected the CDROM separately with still the
same problem.

I do not know if this influenced problem but I changed last week the setting
in the Bios to Turbo but PC ran properly until now.

I am running a Soyo Dragon Lite, Athlon 1700, Award Bios, and WinXP-Pro. All
fans are working and even replaced the CPU fan but without ability to
connect to motherboard, but instead to power cable.

Looked on Award Bios pages to see if the one short and very long beep meant
anything with no help.

Can anyone help me?

Hi,
That looks like your Video is gone bad or the settings you changed make this
error occur .
Try to set the BIOS back to default and Reboot and see if that will solve
the issue.
http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/archive/index.php/t-61277.html
HTH.
nass
 
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peter

You connected the Fan that cools the CPU directly to a PSU connector???
This bypasses the CPU fan sensor on the mobo...the mobo thinks there is no
cooling on the CPU and therefore refuses to start.
You need to use the fan connector on the mobo marked CPU Fan!!...........
peter
 
D

Dad

I changed the video card from another computer also set up the same and no
change. Can't get into the Bios since the computer won't display anything
and turns off.

Disconnected from another computer my case fan (have it plugged into the CPU
MB socket) and yes the computer will not start. Thought you found the
problem BUT put that case fan into my failed computer and it did not help.
Even plugged in the old cpu fan as an extra fan with the blades cut off so
it would spin at maximum speed and no help.

Is there any way to fool the computer and get into the Bios to see if I can
disable the fan speed monitor to make sure that is not the problem for sure?
 
P

peter

Have you tried resetting the CMOS???
little pins in mobo close to Battery with a "cover" on 2 out of 3
pins......place "cover" on the other 2 pins...wait....and then place back to
original position...........restart.
peter
 
D

DrB

Thanks to everyone who give me advise on how to solve my problem. After
trying everything, including resetting the CMOS, I temporarily plugged in an
old CPU, which was removed from another PC after making noise, into the
motherboard and got PC to start up. Then I went into the bios and disabled
the automatic fan shutdown.

Looks like I need to find somewhere more CPU fans since Fry's do not carry
them without heatsinks. Anyone know a source?
 
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Leythos

Thanks to everyone who give me advise on how to solve my problem. After
trying everything, including resetting the CMOS, I temporarily plugged
in an old CPU, which was removed from another PC after making noise,
into the motherboard and got PC to start up. Then I went into the bios
and disabled the automatic fan shutdown.

Looks like I need to find somewhere more CPU fans since Fry's do not
carry them without heatsinks. Anyone know a source?

You can try about anyplace that sells parts to computer geeks.

One other thing - one thing you DO need to consider is the Heat Sink
Paste. Do a search on google for how to apply it - it can go bad after
years on home built system that were not properly setup.

--
Leythos
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a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist"
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