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computer won't boot and beeping

  1. #1


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    computer won't boot and beeping


    O.K. i know this is only for Windows 8.I am stumped on an old PC's problem,wonder if any can help,ty.

    I have an older computer that was not used for over a year.I recently hooked it up to use it.When i did i had no picture and continuous beeping from PC.
    I tried dusting out inside of PC,cleaning and reseating the RAM and made sure all connection were tight and on.

    Still the computer when turned on has no pic and beeps continuosly not in any pattern to tell you errors from the BIOS.

    Some say could be video card,it was hooked to the integrated video card,but i also installed one in PCI slot and it does the same thing it beeps and no pic.
    Also some say could be the battery or another hardware failure.If anybody knows what else i can try be much appreciated.

    I am thinking of trying to sell it if i can get it working again it was working a year ago till i set it away because buying a new PC.

    This is the model this site was no help.TY Gateway Support - 1009566 Gateway GM5472 Desktop Computer

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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Could be one of many problems , RAM issues , CMOS battery dead , more than likely a hardware issue , unless there is a pattern to the beeps (long tones , set number of tones followed by a pause and then repeats) it's difficult to say for sure what is causing the issue...

    All I can suggest if there is no pattern is try and re-seat all the hardware , try a new CMOS battery and replace the hardware with equivalents (if you have spares lying around) one by one till the issue is resolved.
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  3. #3


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    o.k. i took two ram sticks out it boots had a pic but still working with it,not sure if there is other issues with the video card integrated in system, i can try to use a PCI video card to rule that out.No more beeps.I will post back,ty
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  4. #4


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    o.k. now everthing seems to be o.k. working fine no beeps pic is good with integrated card.
    I got curious and decided to put two RAM sticks back in,but switched them around now they are working no beeps.
    This is strange in ways to me and considering i took them out originally from beeping,cleaned them and whole PC reseated them.
    But switching them seemed to work,something i did not try before.
    Not sure if there is another problem,but so far all is good.ty
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  5. #5


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    everything is good,no other problems found,working fine,thank all that looked and tried to help.
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computer won't boot and beeping
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