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03-24-2012 03:48 AM
I tried to turn on my computer this morning & it failed to turn on, the light was on, but it was making a very loud long beeping noise (never ending noise). It seems like it's coming from the middle, where the second 'fan' is attached to something called 'Acer.....' .. sorry i dont know much about inside of computers.
The details of my computer are:
HP Pavillion a1060a
Windows XP Home
Model no: D3057F3H
200gigs Hard Drive
16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive
Video: ATI Radeon X300SE
03-24-2012 09:35 AM
That screaming means that a failure has occurred. It could be the memory or the CPU. Open the case, make sure the CPU heat sink is secure and check the RAM by removing the sticks and resetting them. If that does no good, play taps, cause it probably done.
03-24-2012 05:40 PM
Hi, Thanks for getting back to me....
I opened up the case, gave it a good clean, checked to see that everything in there is in tact, both fans are working perfect, but the noise is either coming from the Motherboard OR the processor.
I know that my computer was running out of Ram, so is this why it is making that awful noise? The rest of the things you had mentioned, I have no clue as to what to do, I'm only a NOVICE user, very little knowledge, I'm afraid
03-24-2012 06:32 PM
That being the case, some assistance from a friend is probably a choice other than taking it to a shop for repair.