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XP Won't boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Earl Partridge, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    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
     
  2. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Earl Partridge wrote:
    > 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..

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  3. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    I've tried 3 different monitors & cords. All with the same result.
    That link http://www.hi-tech.net/zones/help-beep.html , nothing popped out
    as specifically
    referring to beep codes>
    Earl


    "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
    news:#17rLdcsKHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Earl Partridge wrote:
    >> 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..
    >
    > --
    > Joe =o)
     
  4. Sardine

    Sardine Flightless Bird

    Earl Partridge wrote:
    > 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
     
  5. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Earl Partridge wrote:
    > I've tried 3 different monitors & cords. All with the same result.
    > That link http://www.hi-tech.net/zones/help-beep.html , nothing popped
    > out as specifically
    > referring to beep codes>
    > Earl
    >
    >
    > "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:#17rLdcsKHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> Earl Partridge wrote:
    >>> 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..


    Sorry.. that site is no longer available. Here is another I found with
    a Google search for "beep codes".

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/nonworkingcomponent/ht/beepcodestb.htm

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  6. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Bring the machine back from where ever you picked it up from today

    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message
    news:28Jfn.838$BD2.785@newsfe14.iad...
    > I've tried 3 different monitors & cords. All with the same result.
    > That link http://www.hi-tech.net/zones/help-beep.html , nothing popped out as
    > specifically
    > referring to beep codes>
    > Earl
    >
    >
    > "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:#17rLdcsKHA.3656@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> Earl Partridge wrote:
    >>> 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..
    >>
    >> --
    >> Joe =o)

    >
     
  7. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    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


    "Sardine" <sardineate@myway.com> wrote in message
    news:hlnouv$6e2$1@news.xmission.com...
    > Earl Partridge wrote:
    >> 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
    >
    >
     
  8. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    I believe static discharge is the LEAST likely cause. Did you swap the hard
    drive?
    How did you get one with the same configuration?
    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message
    news:GVXfn.515$e%2.344@newsfe08.iad...
    > 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
    >
    >
    > "Sardine" <sardineate@myway.com> wrote in message
    > news:hlnouv$6e2$1@news.xmission.com...
    >> Earl Partridge wrote:
    >>> 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
    >>
    >>
     
  9. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    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


    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:-OkEYy9msKHA.4428@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I believe static discharge is the LEAST likely cause. Did you swap the
    > hard drive?
    > How did you get one with the same configuration?
    > "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message
    > news:GVXfn.515$e%2.344@newsfe08.iad...
    >> 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
    >>
    >>
    >> "Sardine" <sardineate@myway.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hlnouv$6e2$1@news.xmission.com...
    >>> Earl Partridge wrote:
    >>>> 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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