When I turn on my computer is starts beeping within seconds

When the computer is turned on it starts to beep within seconds. What can i do to fix it?

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mhessman1244 , This is info. from Dells Knowledge base link below, that should aid in trouble shooting your computers issue.

The Computer Fails to Start or There is No Video.

If you experience a situation in which the computer does not start at all or if it does turn on (lights turn on and fans are spinning), but the computer does not show any image, listen for a series of beeps during start-up.

When beeping codes are heard, refer to (Table 1) to help troubleshoot the issue with your computer.

Beeps Description and Possible Cause

1 beep - BIOS ROM checksum in progress or failure/System board failure, covers BIOS corruption or ROM errors.

2 beeps- No Memory (RAM) detected/Memory or Memory slot failure

3 beeps- Chipset Error (North and South bridge error, DMA/IMR/Timer error)/System board failure

-Time-Of-Day Clock test failure/System board failure

-Gate A20 failure/System board failure

-Super I/O chip failure/System board failure

-Keyboard controller test failure/System board failure

4 beeps- Memory read / write failure Memory failure

5 beeps- Real Time Clock (RTC) power fail CMOS battery failure

6 beeps- Video BIOS test failure Video subsystem failure

7 beeps-CPU Cache test failure Processor failure

8 beeps- LCD LCD failure

Table 1: Repetitive Beep Codes

For more info. and trouble shooting use the link below. Good luck.

I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.


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