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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 11:56 am:   

When I boot up my daughters p.c. all I get is a long beep every 5 seconds or so.The hard drive spins and the fan over the cpu spins also the dvd is recognised and so is the cdrw.I do not get anything up on screen at all .No bios,wont go into windows,just a blank screen.Also to get it running I had to disable the automatic o/heat in the bios,when enabled it would shut down going into windows.The CPU is a Duron 1.3ghz and the mobo is a ECS K7SEM.(we have another p.c. with the same mobo and have had no problems at all)
It has 256mb SDRAM pc133.Could the CPU have gone into meltdown??Or would it more likley be the mobo?
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 1:54 pm:   

Since you do get the single long beep from the Motherboard it is showing some life. You said you disabled the CPU overheat feature so I would suspect the cpu was overheating causing the shutdown and by you disabling the feature in turn probably baked the cpu.
Liam O'Neill
Posted on Saturday, December 6, 2003 - 9:54 pm:   

With Windows XP home,when I try to use either CD drives, error "cannot be found" appears. Can you help?

P/S Everything else runs ok.
Thnks Liam.
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Posted on Sunday, December 7, 2003 - 8:35 am:   

Are the cd drives showing up in My Computer or in Device Manager with exclamations next to them?
If they are not showing up at all check the cabling and jumpers first. If they do show up and appear o.k. than it might be time to disconnect one or the other to determine if one drive might be causing issues with the other if they are both on the same IDE. Other wise check ASPI and chipset drivers.

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