Can any one give me a Idea what has happened to my PC?

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  1. akshar

    akshar New Member

    May 2, 2005
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    One fine morning I played Age of empires on my PC for 2 hours and then shut down the computer by pressing the power button on my multemedia keyboard. :eek:

    Next time when I booted my system I was shocked. I observed following things. :shock:

    I did not here a ususal beep I use to get when I boot my PC
    Screen was blank
    :( HArddisk was spinning and CDrom drive cam out when i tryed to eject it.

    Then I press the reset button on the cabinet and I heard a long series of beeps. Third time I reset same series of beeps.

    Then I put the power off and Agian booted. The same story repeated as in above paragraph.

    I opened the cabinet removed the RAM cleand it put it another slot and tryed again. Still the same story. First boot:no display no beeps, Restart: series of beeps.

    Let me tell you that I have got
    Cyrix CIII processor 733Mhz and a compatible VIA motherboard, 12 MB RAM

    I checked all IDE cabel and removed all of them except for the hard disk, checked the bios battery and removed the processor fan agian put it back.

    Still the same thing. Can any one tell me what exactly has happened to my computer? :evil:
  2. saROMan

    saROMan QA Juggler

    Aug 22, 2004
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    format c: /s/u/x
    well this is the normal list of Beep codes

    1 short beep System is OK
    2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen
    No beep Power supply or system board problem
    Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem

    Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem
    1 long, 1 short beep System board problem
    1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
    1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA)
    3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

    as u r using VIA so guess ur BIOS is AMI or AWARD

    AMI BIOS Beep Codes
    Code Description

    1 Short Beep System OK
    2 Short Beeps Parity error in the first 64 KB of memory
    3 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB
    4 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB Operational of memory
    or Timer 1 on the motherboard is not functioning
    5 Short Beeps The CPU on the motherboard generated an error
    6 Short Beeps The keyboard controller may be bad. The BIOS cannot switch to protected mode
    7 Short Beeps The CPU generated an exception interrupt
    8 Short Beeps The system video adapter is either missing, or its memory is faulty
    9 Short Beeps The ROM checksum value does not match the value encoded in the BIOS
    10 Short Beeps The shutdown register for CMOS RAM failed
    11 Short Beeps The external cache is faulty
    1 Long, 3 Short Beeps Memory Problems
    1 Long, 8 Short Beeps Video Card Problems

    For AWARD Beep codes Visit Here

    now look for it and tell me how many beeps you hear...also try to fetch a spare RAM from ur frnd and try to boot thru it.......also Do u mean 128MB RAM ?? coz i dont think RAM Sticks for 12MB were Never Created ;)
  3. Biplav

    Biplav New Member

    Jan 22, 2005
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    well i think a particular key might get pressed too. try removing ur keyboard and booting.coz i had the same story! my del key was stuck and i was wondering for days wat went wrong.
    so just check .
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