PC HELP REQUIRED URGENTLY - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

PC HELP REQUIRED URGENTLY

£0.00 @
I am busy putting the finishing touches to my thesis and the computer has had a bit of an issue! OS: Win 7 64bit E6600 6GB Ram 8800 GTS Basically what has happened is; Using MS Word 2007 …
neilquane Avatar
7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
I am busy putting the finishing touches to my thesis and the computer has had a bit of an issue!

OS: Win 7 64bit
E6600
6GB Ram
8800 GTS

Basically what has happened is;

Using MS Word 2007
Windows explorer error casues computer to crash
Constant beep from motherboard
Switch off and on with no joy.
No beep from the motherboard

I have taken out the RAM and tried all four of the sticks seperately

I'm not sure if it is the grpahics card the mobo the cpu or what!

Any advice greatly appreciated

Neil
Tags:
neilquane Avatar
7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
Options

All Comments

(20) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
probably motherboard if no beeps when starting up?

or it's working and the garphics card ain't showing you anything?

question is, what have you got that you could try to eliminate something?
#2
Benjimoron
probably motherboard if no beeps when starting up?

or it's working and the garphics card ain't showing you anything?

question is, what have you got that you could try to eliminate something?


Thats the problem I dont have anything to elimate with and no-one I know has a newish PC for me to swap bits with.

I assume that the mobo boots up before the graphics and since there are no beeps etc it is definately pointing at that :thinking:
#3
neilquane
Thats the problem I dont have anything to elimate with and no-one I know has a newish PC for me to swap bits with.

I assume that the mobo boots up before the graphics and since there are no beeps etc it is definately pointing at that :thinking:


Yes, but how do you know that it's not working fine and you just can't see anything as the gfx card is knackered?

Do you have on-board gfx if you take the gfx card out??
#4
was there any sound when you took all the ram sticks out. Mine goes crazy when no ram is put in
#5
khy86
was there any sound when you took all the ram sticks out. Mine goes crazy when no ram is put in


good point, that should force the motherboard to start beeping/
#6
Check everything is seated as that is why you are getting the beeps, additionaly teh 4 rams ticks may be incompatable with each other
#7
dazznutts
Check everything is seated as that is why you are getting the beeps, additionaly teh 4 rams ticks may be incompatable with each other


He's not getting any beeps, hence why he's not sure if it's a motherboard or the gfx card.
#8
Benjimoron
Yes, but how do you know that it's not working fine and you just can't see anything as the gfx card is knackered?

Do you have on-board gfx if you take the gfx card out??


No onboard gfx which is a major problem in a process of elimination

khy86
was there any sound when you took all the ram sticks out. Mine goes crazy when no ram is put in


No sound when taking all the RAM out.

The computer had been working very stable for nearly a month after installing the extra 4GB of RAM
#9
Any sign of life at all from PSU - does its fan spin? Does the CPU fan spin?
#10
RIP mobo.
[Moderator]#11
Its unusual for a motherboard to go just like that, have you checked all the connections.. try taking them out and reconnecting.. make sure its getting power from the PSU :?

Good luck getting it sorted :thumbsup:
#12
jah128
Any sign of life at all from PSU - does its fan spin? Does the CPU fan spin?


^ This?
#13
jah128
Any sign of life at all from PSU - does its fan spin? Does the CPU fan spin?


The PSU fires up, with the CPU fan and case fans spinning also
#14
Neil@ Pcs are a process of elimination i'm afraid. What Mobo have you got? May be worth while checking their forums seeing if they have a known problem showing.
What stage do you get too when booting up, ie does it show bsod or not get past the black win 7 screen etc?
Also when first on keep tapping f8 and try loading into safe mode first with networking , see if that works.
#15
neilquane
No sound when taking all the RAM out.


Would suggest the motherboard is knackered, otherwise it would be beeping.
#16
Snarsie
Neil@ Pcs are a process of elimination i'm afraid. What Mobo have you got? May be worth while checking their forums seeing if they have a known problem showing.
What stage do you get too when booting up, ie does it show bsod or not get past the black win 7 screen etc?
Also when first on keep tapping f8 and try loading into safe mode first with networking , see if that works.


Thanks for the advice.

Upon booting all I get is the system switching on and no more. Nothing appears on the screen, no beep or anything I am doing some digging around trying to find the cause but as you say its a process of elimination. Everyone I know has a laptop so it makes it more difficult to swap out parts.

The motherboard is a ASUS P5N32 - SLI Premium
#17
First try taking out the cmos battery for 30 secs (obviously with the power off ) and remove all of the memory and then replace the battery . Only put in one ram stick and boot if doesn;t work , move the ram stick to the next holder and do the same again. Please report back

Remember just one stick in when you boot please
#18
I did as you said and the constant beeping started again no matter which slow the RAM was in. I took out and put back in the GFX card and then it worked!

Thanks everyone for their help!!
banned#19
neilquane
I did as you said and the constant beeping started again no matter which slow the RAM was in. I took out and put back in the GFX card and then it worked!

Thanks everyone for their help!!


The best way of dealing with these sorts of issues is to disconnect everything from the mobo apart and add components one at a time, checking if the computer boots up. You would have found the problem a lot quicker :thumbsup:
#20
Your welcome

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!