How come my computer beeps when I turn it on but will not boot into Windows?

by on February 17, 2010

Q: I have an eMachine desktop computer bought from Walmart. When I boot it up it doesn’t do anything but have a short beep separated by a long amount of time. The only thing that has been done to the computer is that the power supply and video card has been replaced. Its 10 years old.


10 Responses to “How come my computer beeps when I turn it on but will not boot into Windows?”
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    Did the problem start after the power supply and video card were replaced?

     
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    the answer is in the question that you moderated. yes

     
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      We made no changes to the original question that I can see nor have we moderated any comments on this so that they will not show.

       
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      Oh sorry I am incorrect we did change it. It originally said

      “I have an emachine desktop computer bought from walmart. when i boot it up, it doesnt do anything but have a short beep seperated by a long amount of time. the only thing that has been done to the computer is that the power supply and video card has been replaced. its 10 years old.”

      As you can see all we did was fix the spelling and punctuation.

       
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    I only see the questions as they are posted above, I don’t see the originals.

    Since this error coincides with your attempted installation of a new video card and power supply, the issue is likely related to one of these two items, or any other components you may have removed while working inside the computer.

    The simple next steps would be to recheck all power connections as well and remove and reinstall the video card, make sure there isn’t any major dust build up in the video card slot that might prevent a good connection.

    If neither of these resolve the problem try using the old video card and see if you isolate the problem to a specific part.

    If you find that none of this is helpful at all then I suggest you get some assistance from a local computer shop or someone else with computer hardware experience.

     
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    I went to school for computer repair. i do not have the manual of the emachine so i was hoping that maybe youd be able to tell me what the beep code represented. it was a dot space dot space (repeat) anyway ill check the usual sop’s and figure it out…

     
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    You can probably find the manual on http://www.emachines.com

    Beep codes vary by BIOS manufacturer, and PC manufacturers can use a number of different BIOSs.

    Here are a few sites that have some lists of common ones that might be helpful: http://www.google.com/search?q=bios+beep+codes

     
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    I KNOW THEY VARY FROM MACHINE TO MACHINE THATS WHY I TOLD YOU WHAT THE MACHINE WAS…LIKE I SAID. IM SORRY I EVER SIGNED UP WITH THIS SITE AND I WILL FIGURE IT OUT MYSELF! IF YOU LOOK AT THE PAST QUESTIONS, NEARLY 100% OF THE THINGS I ASK THIS SITE, I END UP SOLVING ON MY OWN!!! GOOD BYE

     
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      Sorry you feel that way but you asked two questions and we have done our best to help answer this question. We cannot be expected to know the beep codes for every single BIOS ever created, it just isn’t humanly possible. We did our best to try to find the information based on the information you provided but without a model number or BIOS information it is near impossible.

      What we do here is help the community of computer users the best we can as quickly we can at no cost to the people who ask the questions. To be upset that we could not provide what your beep codes mean when all we know is that it is an eMachine seems a little unreasonable to me but everyone is entitled to have their own expectations.

       
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