My computer was blue screening a lot last night, so I couldn't be screwed playing anymore wow and just turned it off. I tried to turn it on again just then and the system speaker would make a long beep, pause, long beep, pause. Can someone tell me what this means?
EDIT: To actually further clarify, I cannot boot, the screen is completely black.
Please tell us what sort of BIOS you are using. You can perhaps learn it from the manual, or look up your mobo with google.
You can try to restore default settings. Look in your manual if you can clear CMOS with jumpers. You will have to set a pin near your BIOS battery to another position, wait for a few seconds and then set it back (don't forget setting it back!). Otherwise just remove the BIOS battery and replace it after a while. Take a close look at the battery before removing it so that you replace it in the right way. This might help with most smaller problems, if it doesn't work we'll need to find out what those beeps mean.
My Mobo is currently an Abit NF7-S.
EDIT Still unsure of the bios though
EDIT It's phoenix BIOS
EDIT I tried resetting the BIOS pins but still no good. The thing won't boot, I can clearly hear everything else warming up but nothing is showing on my screen and it just keeps beeping. It's a long beep follow by a pause of equal length then another one.
Strange, I can't find any beep-codes with two long beeps. But if everything else if powering up fine then it could be your graphics card. Look if it's inserted correctly, also check the cables.
It's not just two, it's continuous. It's beeep, stop, beeep, stop, beeep stop.
If it doesn't stop at all it is an overheating problem. If it is a limited number (there can be up to 12 or so) it is something else.
Here are the beep-codes for Phoenix Award 6.0: http://www.phoenix.com/NR/rdonlyres/81E6C43C-93BD-4097-A9C4-62F05AAD6025/0/biospostcode.pdf
I have a strange feeling it has to do with the graphics card. I unpluged the card and booted it had the same beep code. Then I plugged it in and it had the same. The screen would remain black. I also recall allowing a setting for cache in the agp device in my BIOS last night. :/
Any changes in BIOS should be reset once you take out the battery for a while.
As the screen stays black it could really be a video card problem. RAM is also possible, if you have several sticks of RAM try booting with only one of them.
:S I plugged in my old PCI card and it still wouldn't boot, I might head over to my cousins place to check it out.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
I don't suppose you remember any of the BSOD information, do you?