Having problems with your Dell Vostro 200 PC Desktop ?

4 short beeps on vostro 200 monitor shows black?


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This is a BIOS problem (that's the software on your motherboard, in the computer rarther than the monitor). the 4 short beeps are an error code which you can look up on the dell support website.

i just searched for: 
http://www.google.com/search?q=dell+vostro+200+bios+error+codes

and it found:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos200/en/slim_tower/om_en/pdf/PK009A01.pdf

check page 80: beep codes
which will tell you that 4 beeps indidcate an error with your memory (RAM). 
Http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos200/en/index.htm
the above link will allow you to download pdf versions or view HTML versions of the Dell manuals for your machine.

4 beeps is RAM read/write failure

if you recently installed new RAM (memory) you should check to be sure that it is compatible. If not, you might just have a loose memory stick.

just remove and re-install memory modules making certain to seat them firmly.

!!!! Very important ..before touching memory.. be sure to discharge any static from your body - by touching anything grounded (I usually leave my tower plugged into a grounded outlet and make sure the rocker switch to the for the power supply(the switch on the back of the computer) is turned off.


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