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Old 02-08-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Hello, I am 77 years young and am trying to fix a computer for a senior hear at my park. I have been using a MAC for quite awhile and have forgotten much about windows. My problem is no video when trying to boot. I keep getting 2 beeps repeating but no video. I used to know what the various beeps meant but have forgotten.
I would appreciate any help, hope I don't have to buy a video card. Thank you Larry
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Hi can you tell us a bit more about the computer ie make and model or if it was custom built the make and model of the motherboard,ram,video card,cpu,and power supply.Have you tried reseating the video card and ram please turn off and dissconnect all power first
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Thanks for the quick note, The computer is a Dell Desktop, 2 megs of memory, Intell , Windows Vista Basic w/SP2. The only info I have is on the case as I cannot boot. It has a name of VOSTRO 220. I have removed the Memory, Hard Drive, CMOS battery and Cleared the CMOS. Same 2 beeps, no boot, no video
will go to store tomorrow and buy a cheap video card. Larry
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2 short beeps? If so, manual says it's a memory problem (specifically, no memory found). Make sure the memory sticks are seated properly in their slots. Make sure they are of the same speed and type. If all this looks good, take out one stick and try with one, then try with just the other. If it doesn't work with one, you found a bad stick.

If neither works, then take the cmos battery (the flat battery on the motherboard), turn the pc on with it, wait a bit, turn it back off, re-seat battery, then turn back on. If even that doesn't work, you got a motherboard problem most likely, or on the strange chance that your memory sticks simultaneously died out.
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Thank everyone for your input, I appreciate it. I broke down and bought a Video card and it seems that was the problem. Everything working now, thanks again. larry
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