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Old 06-10-2004, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry no signal to monitor after format

i just tried to reinstall win98se and after format c: in reboot the screen stays black
it does have power the self diagnostics if i unplug it shows that the screen works
and all i get is two beeps (short) after checking in bios beep codes
"2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen"
but like i said it stays black switched monitor and its the same
switch hdd and ram and still the same can this be something related to bios?
do i need to flash? and if so where can i get the flash?
ibm 800mhz pIII
hdd 40gig
new cdrom
1=256mb crucial
1=128mb crucial
i hope its not the motherboard
btw i cant go into bios it only keeps beeping

amd athlon xp 2400+
1 apacer 256mb unb pc2700 cl2.5
motherboard msi kt4av via kt400a chipset based
1 ??? 512 mb pc2700
1 agp 8x/4x (geforce 4 predator mx4408x)
2 year old 21 magnavox monitor
1 aquos sharp 15\"tv
Seagate 40gb hd
DC Output: 420Watts Total: +5V/0~42A, +12V/0~18A
+3.3V/0~26A, -5V/0~0.8A, -12V/0~1.0A, +5VSB/0~2.5A.
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Old 06-11-2004, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well it could be the ram since its new to the system but you might have to reinstall windows since it screws up sometimes so you must install a good copy of it
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