startup works intermittently

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Nick Mackechnie, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. >From: "Tristan J Krumpacker III" <>
    >
    >A friend is trying to rebuild a HP Vectra, with an Intel P3, 866 MHz chip.
    >Some of the time it starts up ok and goes into Windows. At other times it
    >just emits a series of beeps for 30 seconds, but nothing else happens. He
    >suspects there might be a stray iron filing causing the problem, or maybe
    >something else physical, but he has tried vacuum cleaning (carefully) and
    >shaking the box. Anyone any other ideas? Thanks in advance.


    Hey Tristan,

    It could be a few things - Have a look to make sure CPU and PSU fans are
    spinning etc - also 3 beeps in a row can indicate a problem with memory,
    normally in the first 64k.

    Nick

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    Via The Trashcan BBS - Auckland, New Zealand - http://bbs.thenet.gen.nz
    Nick Mackechnie, Nov 20, 2005
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