View Full Version : PC will not start

21-01-2002, 06:22 PM
My computer froze while playing a game (a game i have played many times before with no problems). I then hit the reset button. The computer will now not start at all, ie no on screen activity, and it makes a continuous beeping noise upon boot up. I have swithed it on and off a few times, checked the cables, given it a few hours to cool off and even reset some of the cards but i still get the same response. If someone out there has any ideas how i can go about fixing this problem i would be very grateful.

21-01-2002, 06:38 PM
May be a wild guess here, I had the same problem once before, our reset button is a tiny little thing you push in with a pen nib, it can get stuck in resulting in what you describe.
Check the reset button, make sure it is not stuck in and has properly released.

21-01-2002, 08:00 PM
Hmm... beep codes. They are suppose to tell you the problems that your experiencing.

No screen activity can result in a few things. Maybe the system memory or the video memory. Since it was a game it's possible the video memory went. You didn't by any chance overclock your video memory?

Maybe try a different graphics card to see if that works

22-01-2002, 10:31 AM
Sounds like a fried video card. The beep codes are as follows:

1 short - Normal P.O.S.T

2 short - P.O.S.T error code

no beep - power supply,system board

One long, two short - display adaptor

one long three short - enhanced graphics.

Hope this helps.