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Computer Troubleshooting Steps

troubleshooting_bg1This article is intended to help users who are experiencing issues with the POST and may have any of the below symptoms.

  1. Computer beeps irregularly when the computer is turned on.
  2. Computer turns on but does not boot or do anything.
  3. Computer reboots every few seconds.

Steps

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System Error Beep Codes [Part 1]

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The computer power-on self-test (POST) tests the computer to make sure it meets the necessary system requirements and that all hardware is working properly before starting the remainder of the boot process. If the computer passes the POST the computer will have a single beep (with some computer BIOS manufacturers it may beep twice) as the computer starts and the computer will continue to start normally. However, if the computer fails the POST, the computer will either not beep at all or will generate a beep code, which tells the user the source of the problem.

If you’re receiving an irregular POST or a beep code not mentioned below use the POST troubleshooting steps to determine the failing hardware component.

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Make USB drive as RAM

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Here is a trick to increase your RAM without any extra investment. This trick will surely improve the performance of your computer and increase operational speed.

ReadyBoost is a disk cache component of Microsoft Windows NT, first introduced with Windows Vista. It works by using flash memory, a USB flash drive, SD card, CompactFlash or any kind of portable flash mass storage system as a cache. An internal SSD can also be used for increased performance, but has the same limitations as smaller flash drives (such as 32 GB per cache file). Continue reading