Can one boot a computer without a monitor

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Wishy13764, Sep 13, 2003.

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    Wishy13764 Guest

    I'm trying to tweak my system. As of now, I don't know whats wrong with my
    desktop. When I turn on the computer and monitor, I hear a long beep and then
    the computer sound stops for a few seconds, then repeats the beep and in the
    meantime my monitor says on the signal. I checked my power cord and
    its connected right to the monitor tightly. Does anyone know what the problem
    is by this limited explanation? Is it my MB, memory, hd or monitor or even the
    cmos battery.?
    Wishy13764, Sep 13, 2003
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    Will Dormann Guest

    You can look up the BIOS beep codes with Google.
    I'd say your memory or video card is suspect.

    Will Dormann, Sep 13, 2003
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    Pète Ð Guest

    I fixed a PC last night that had the same problem. Turn it off and make sure
    that the video card is seated correctly. If it is then as Will said it is
    probably faulty.


    Pete D
    Pète Ð, Sep 13, 2003
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    Tony Guest

    It sounds like the ram, unplug it and reseat it, and see what happens. May
    also be the videocard, reseat that also
    Tony, Sep 13, 2003
  5. No, not cmos, it is alarm from the BIOS in the mobo.
    Since you have no monitor, check the video card.
    (Think that was 2 beeps, but forgot the codes).
    Check if all cards and memory plugged in correctly.
    If all seems OK mechanically, and still no go,
    take it to a repair shop (guarantee?)
    Jan Panteltje, Sep 14, 2003
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    Rbuoncri Guest

    If, as the BIOS loads and computer boots the process may encounters a
    fatal error. You will hear a series of beeps and the boot sequence
    will abort.

    Go to the website of the MOBO manufacturer or BIOS manufacturer.
    Download the error (beep) error codes (various long and short beeps in
    different order). Interpreting these will tell you where the problem
    is. Frequently its a poorly seated card. The code will tell you if
    its video card, memory module, etc thats causing the problem.

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    Rbuoncri, Sep 14, 2003
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    Trevor S Guest

    (Wishy13764) wrote in
    Try reseating the memory....

    Trevor S

    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    -Albert Einstein
    Trevor S, Sep 21, 2003
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