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« on: October 23, 2004, 08:34:39 AM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:XP
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model:AMD ATHALON
Error Messages:Continuous beeping when attempting to boot


Will not boot, stops before option to enter the BIOS
Makes continuous beeping.
Has had problems shutting down prior to this, would restart when told to shut down.
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2004, 02:08:29 PM »

What is your motherboard brand and model?
What is the brand name of your BIOS?
How many beeps? Or else try to tell us about the sequence of beeps.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2004, 04:57:10 PM »

As well as that can you tell us did you do anything just before the computer started doing this, like install new hardware?


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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2004, 03:36:07 PM »

if you go to microsoft web site you can get all the infomation on the diferent beeps and wot they are ther are a lot of diferent sets of beeps and they all mean somthing diferent;)
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2004, 02:24:24 AM »

Thanks guys. I will definitely check out the microsoft site for info on the beeps.  Well, we took it apart to test it but found nothing wrong and have had no further problems.  Nothing had been modified so, I have no idea what caused it.  We haven't used this pc for a couple months and just decided to add it to the network.  I will post again with more info on it if it happens again.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2004, 04:41:20 AM »

I hate to tell you this, but you'll not find any info about it on the Microsoft Website, as it isn't a Windows problem. Unless Microsoft started making motherboards & BIOSes unknown to me...

You don't get into Windows, you can't even get past the POST (Power On Self Test), correct? So it is the BIOS giving the beeps. We would like to know what kind of BIOS you have (in the least), and the sequence of beeps. Then we can help you further.

Use CPUZ to find out more about your motherboard & its BIOS.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2004, 03:32:44 AM »

There was no sequence, the beeps were just continuous from the time I plugged it in. I didn't even power it on, it started immediately.
The BIOS is (MK20S33G)[MK20]VIA APOLLO KLE133.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2004, 06:19:45 PM »

Took a while to find this. You have a Shuttle MK20S33G motherboard, that's in other names an MK20V112. It's got an Award BIOS.

Continuous beeping on an Award motherboard means:
Repeating (Endless loop) -> Memory error -> Bad memory or bad connection

So first take out the memory and reseat it, make sure the white blocks on both sides fall into the notches in the memory. Try booting again.
If the beeping continues, try putting the memory in one socket only.
If the beeping continues, try to put the memory in another socket.
If that doesn't help, try different memory.

And if all that doesn't help, the motherboard is broken. Get a new motherboard.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2004, 10:38:51 PM »

hi this happens 2 me sometimes check ur key board and mouse connections
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2004, 12:46:21 AM »

This is doubtful, but if your processor/motherboard is socket 940 you must be using resistered memory.
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