XP Won't boot


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Earl Partridge

This obviously is not an XP problem, but hope someone here can point me in
the
right direction... Windows XP Home, MSI Motherboard, SiS chip set I
believe.
I picked this machine up today. It was booted and running at its previous
location.
I disconnected everything brought it home, plugged it in, never get anything
on
the monitor. After about 3 seconds, get about a 10 second beep, then about
a six
second pause, and keeps repeating this 10 second beep with that 6 second
pause.
I let it continue thru 7 or 8 beeps.

I've reseated the memory, tried different keyboard, mouse, power cord, HD.
About the only thing different from its original connections, I've connected
it
directly to an AC outlet, where it was connected thru an APC UPS device, and
it was connected to the internet thru a router. The only connections I have
now
are Power, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor.

Earl
 
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Elmo

Earl said:
This obviously is not an XP problem, but hope someone here can point me
in the
right direction... Windows XP Home, MSI Motherboard, SiS chip set I
believe.
I picked this machine up today. It was booted and running at its
previous location.
I disconnected everything brought it home, plugged it in, never get
anything on
the monitor. After about 3 seconds, get about a 10 second beep, then
about a six
second pause, and keeps repeating this 10 second beep with that 6 second
pause.
I let it continue thru 7 or 8 beeps.

I've reseated the memory, tried different keyboard, mouse, power cord, HD.
About the only thing different from its original connections, I've
connected it
directly to an AC outlet, where it was connected thru an APC UPS device,
and
it was connected to the internet thru a router. The only connections I
have now
are Power, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor.

Earl

Look at the monitor cord that plugs into the tower to make sure no pins
were bent when you plugged it in. If so, be careful; over-bending can
break the pins off. Also try another monitor, as a test.

Error Beep Codes
http://www.hi-tech.net/zones/help-beep.html

The type of power outlet shouldn't be a factor unless they'd upped the
voltage to get it to pass inspection.. highly unlikely, I think..
 
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Sardine

Earl said:
This obviously is not an XP problem, but hope someone here can point me
in the
right direction... Windows XP Home, MSI Motherboard, SiS chip set I
believe.
I picked this machine up today. It was booted and running at its
previous location.
I disconnected everything brought it home, plugged it in, never get
anything on
the monitor. After about 3 seconds, get about a 10 second beep, then
about a six
second pause, and keeps repeating this 10 second beep with that 6 second
pause.
I let it continue thru 7 or 8 beeps.

I've reseated the memory, tried different keyboard, mouse, power cord, HD.
About the only thing different from its original connections, I've
connected it
directly to an AC outlet, where it was connected thru an APC UPS device,
and
it was connected to the internet thru a router. The only connections I
have now
are Power, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor.

Earl

Static discharge while sliding it in/out of your car?

Remove all plugin boards as a test, is beeping the same?

Pick it up and shake it, maybe a screw is free inside and is shorting
something.

Remove all memory and see if the beeps change, or remain the same.

Try a different KB.

Try a different power supply.

Sardine
 
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Earl Partridge

I'm beginning to think perhaps that static discharge while in the car might
be
the cause. If so, what could that have affected? I have swapped out
everything
except power supply. Even memory from a known working machine. The
power supply has a unique 4-wire connector providing 12 Volts to the CPU.

And someone suggested taking it back to where it came from. Actually it was
a freebie that I was going to clean up and give to someone that needed it.
Earl
 
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Unknown

I believe static discharge is the LEAST likely cause. Did you swap the hard
drive?
How did you get one with the same configuration?
 
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Earl Partridge

I was calling that 4-wire cpu power plug "unique" because other "older"
machines
I checked did not have such a plug. I finally opened up a newer machine and
it did
have a like "unique" plug. That was the culprit. Bad power supply.
Thanks for all the efforts.
Earl
 

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