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Old 07-27-2006, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dell Dimension XPS R450 won't read monitors

I am trying to get an old pc running, it is a Dell Dimension XPS R450 and it has a pentium II chip.

When I turn the PC on it makes a bunch of beeping sounds and eventually turns off, i'm not positive what is happening because the none of my monitors (including the one i am using) will recognize the desktop. The PC came with windows nt / 98, however when i put in my windows xp installation CD, the computer stays on (instead of making those beeping noises and turning off).

What I would like to do is figure out why the computer won't hook up to any monitors, so that I can see what is going on in the screen. The monitors I have tried hooking up to it are one HP and one ESA, both are 19-inch color monitors.

Any suggestions? I really don't know much about hardware at all so I have no clue what to do.

Thanks alot!
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