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when i go to turn on my computer, the regular short system beep is longer and then nothing happens, then it beeps again... and so on and so forth. prior to this problem my computer was running pretty unstable, for about 2 days it would reboot whenever it wanted and a couplke times i got a bluescreen message that i dont remember.... i didnt write it down cuz im a moron, i have a feeling it has something to do with a surge and the power supply and im hoping i can just get a new better power supply. does anyone have any idea?

PLEASE HELP! my computer is my lifeline!!!
 

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It's possible that a power surge screwed up something but I would try doing a system restore before anything else. If that didn't work I'd try booting with the XP disk and doing an XP repair.
 

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Not sure what type of computer you have or BIOS type, but if you can listen to the beeps again and remember the sequence like 1 long and 3 short then it stops and after a few secs it repeats that would be your Conventional /Extended Memory..

http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

Here's a site that has the codes for your BIOS..take a look at if and see if you can match the problem...To me it sounds like you might have some bad RAM..If you can get a memory checking program like Goldmemory from here:

http://www.goldmemory.cz/

Then download it and put it on a bootable device like floppy and then check your RAM...

Hope this helps!
 
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