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I just got my computer back from my parents house after as lot of hassle. When I plugged it in last night it refused to turn on but the keyboard ...
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    Computer is kind of freaking me out


    I just got my computer back from my parents house after as lot of hassle. When I plugged it in last night it refused to turn on but the keyboard lights were blinking repeatedly. That stopped after a while but it still refused to turn on. This morning I tried it again. It came on but it was constantly bleeping & nothing came on the monitor. It's a 4 year old Pentium 3 512mb system. Whilst it was at my parents house the hard drive was wiped & my brother installed XP. Can anyone help because this is just confusing the hell out of me

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    if its bleeping at you, it sounds like either something has come loose or is faulty. open it up & check all cards,memory,processor are seated correctly.

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    Make sure to try resetting the CMOS by turning the box off, unplugging the power, and removing and then replacing the internal battery.

    This was of help to me when my system refused to boot.
    http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks...shooting.ars/1

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    Thats pretty common that computers refuse to turn on after transportiration. Open up the box, take off video and RAM and then put them in again.

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    Agreed with above posts, however if all else fails I suggest you take it to your local PC shop/repairer.

    Good luck

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