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    Computer makes strange beep, doesn't fully boot


    Last night my computer was working perfectly fine. Today when I try to turn it on, it makes a strange bootup beep (one long beep followed by two short ones) and the monitor doesn't engage properly (it remains blinking instead of having a steady LED, keeps a black screen). I've had this computer for about 2 1/2 years (built it myself) but don't know what's wrong...

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    Originally Posted by Soygirl
    Last night my computer was working perfectly fine. Today when I try to turn it on, it makes a strange bootup beep (one long beep followed by two short ones) and the monitor doesn't engage properly (it remains blinking instead of having a steady LED, keeps a black screen). I've had this computer for about 2 1/2 years (built it myself) but don't know what's wrong...

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    The beeps are a code. It should say in your motherboard manual or on the manufacturer's site what they mean, which should tell you where teh problem is.
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    I looked up that code and, for an Award BIOS, it says, it means a video problem. That makes sense. Try another video card.

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