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Have older computer - Gateway E-4400. This am, instead of a happy boot, get three beeps at the boot and black screen. is it dead?


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Maybe but try this first:
\015\012If the PC posts

(power on self test) and you see stuff on the screen, no matter how short , do the following: (this checks for a software problem)

\015\012· when booting up press F8 and when you get to the menu, boot up into safe mode,
\015\012· then restore the pc back to a date before you had the problem, and/or remove any program you installed prior to you having the problem,
\015\012if that don't work Try
\015\012· a boot-able anti virus disc use it to check for any viruses , if not
\015\012· try a recovery disc, or operating system disc ,
\015\012· both disc's will try to access the hard drive. if they do not work,
\015\012· (nothing has changed) nothing comes on the screen.
\015\012
if PC does not post:
(then it is a hardware problem)


\015\012· Remove any hardware you may have installed prior to you having the problem.
\015\012· remove the ram and clean the gold edges both sides, with rubbing alcohol or a pencil eraser,
\015\012· and re-insert them, (not an ink eraser as it will do damage)
\015\012· swap them around if you have more than one, try one at a time.
\015\012· if you only have one, borrow one from a friend or try the ram in your friends laptop ,if that's possible,
\015\012· or take the ram to your local pc shop and ask them to check it for you (they may do that for you)
\015\012· if you can establish that the ram is ok, and recovery /system disc's do not work, then it is most likely, that the motherboard has failed .
\015\012· Generally a dead hard drive would not stop the PC from posting.
\015\012good luck with that and let me know how you get on.
Terry

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