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Windows 7: Takes 2-4 times power on / off before booting (2 beeps) Mystery

27 Oct 2013   #31
Mike14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Bill,

You said you'd trouble shot systems for weeks, so I figured I had to break mine again to catch up to you

The video card is only 512 megs.. Not a bad card, but a shame it's not working.

Earlier I took the back off, and when I reattached it, low and behold it worked (for a while).

Then dead again. I'm going to try and put new thermal paste on it this week, and after that, put it in the over for 10 minutes

(hear of that trick?!!#@)

Fingers crossed!

M14

p.s. one good thing about troubleshooting is you learn A LOT in the process, about other things you think it might be


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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28 Oct 2013   #32
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

It wasn't a challenge Mike.... .
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike14 View Post
You said you'd trouble shot systems for weeks, so I figured I had to break mine again to catch up to you
I'd skip the oven.... I've heard of it, but I've heard horror stories too (apripos for Halloween)
Flame On!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike14 View Post
Then dead again. I'm going to try and put new thermal paste on it this week, and after that, put it in the over for 10 minutes
(hear of that trick?!!#@)
It can be an expensive education! As long as you maintain a healthy attitude, it can be fun.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike14 View Post
p.s. one good thing about troubleshooting is you learn A LOT in the process, about other things you think it might be
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