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\015 Have Intel P4 2.60 GHz with MSI SiS 661FX MOBO S/V/L and 1GB RAM. Have two hard drives, a CD R/W and DVD R/W, a ZIP and 3.54 floppy drive. Extra drives supported by a Promise ULTRA 133.\015\012Been using PC for years without problem. Recently retired and moved from Houston to North Texas farm. Now when booting get 7 seconds of tone followed by 4 seconds of silence (repeats). Normal boot messages do not appear. O/S does not boot (W2K Pro).\015\012Have checked connections, reseated daughter cards, currently clueless as to what the promise or solution might be.\015\012Help greatly appreciated.\015

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The repeated tone and silent intervals is a way the motherboard has to communicate that there is a problem with a hardware component.
\015\012Every motherboard has its own "language" and the sequence of beeps and silent means different things among brands.
\015\012Look into the manual, to find out the meaning.
\015\012Sometimes a faulty memory module may induce a computer to act as you described.
\015\012To make a quick test, remove the memory and start the pc without it.
\015\012If the tone and silent are the same, then clean the memory slot from dust, reset the memory in place, and try again.
\015\012If still no behavior's change....then you should get a new memory module.
\015\012Good luck
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