Power On Self Test, a routine that a device runs immediately after turning on.

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What does this beep code mean?

When I wanted to start my laptop today (an Acer Aspire 8920G), the laptop started beeping. I know this beeping is a POST error code, but I can not figure out which one it is. The motherboard of the ...
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Computer won't POST after motherboard/CPU being replaced as DOA

I got a bunch of computer parts recently (that's not quite complete, but is pretty much). It's currently plugged together sitting on desk in pieces, the motherboard sitting on its cardboard box, with ...
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Computer won't start when connecting SATA HDD

I just bough a new HDD some time ago and recently i bought another SATA cable to have both HDDs connected at the same time, to transfer all the files from the older one to the newer. When i connected ...
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PC goes directly to windows installation before bios setup [closed]

This is the first boot of my PC build. I have a Gigabyte z97 motherboard. i already plugged a usb flash memory that windows will be installed from. when i boot i get the POST screen. When i hit 'del' ...
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Unable to POST Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI, amd A8 7600 Apu

I've not been able to POST with the given hardware. When starting up. The screen freezes halfway whilst attempting to enter the bios. I've tried the dvi and hdmi connections but both ddn't work. Hope ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
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Gateway Acer Dx4870-Ub21P desktop has 3 short beeps after startup

Gateway [Acer Motherboard] Dx4870-Ub21P desktop has 3 short beeps after startup. Ran a Memory test at startup and it was OK. Can not find post codes for Acer. Disk drives also check out. About 2 ...
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Testing hardware in computer that fails to POST

With a computer that powers on and runs its fan, but doesn't get any further, what would be useful troubleshooting steps and diagnostic equipment (if any)? It seems undamaged to look at, and the user ...
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Computer only turns on after many hours off/unplugged

I'm having a problem with my PC. My computer specs are: Mobo: Gigabyte GA H81M S2PV Proc: Intel Pentium G3220 Ram: 2x8GB 1333MHz Kingston (Passed on Mem86+) PSU: Corsair CX430 III HDD: Seagate ...
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Boot stuck at blinking cursor before GRUB - only works via BIOS boot menu

I have a new box running Debian Squeeze. Grub is installed on /dev/sda, but when booting up I just get a blinking cursor, before the Grub menu. I can only boot to grub successfully when I choose boot ...
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Posting XML wrapped in SOAP posted using Curl results in invalid XML character was found exceptions

Sending an XML file using curl results in: Invalid XML character (Unicode : 0x<integer>) Attempt to solve the issue According to this SO answer the issue will be solved if the XML version is ...
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Flashing BIOS using an external SPI programmer

Has anyone succeeded with BIOS flashing using an external SPI programmer ? I saw some cheap serial flash spi programmers on eBay for very cheap price such as $3. (CH341A based programmers) I was ...
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HP Pavillion dv6 laptop - 15 beeps on startup and a black screen?

Usual story - girlfriend's step-brother's laptop is broken. I don't know a huge amount about what occurred before it broke, but I do know the following: When you try to turn the laptop on, it beeps ...
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Toshiba Satellite E45t Stuck on Initial Splash Screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 laptop which won't get past the Toshiba Leading Innovation screen. Yesterday I used it until the battery drained out completely, then I plugged it in and powered ...
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Common beep codes reference [duplicate]

What are the common beep code alerts for most BIOS out there? Author note: I'm posting this QA after finding an excelent resource leading from this QA
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Intel server motherboard S1200V3RPS diagostic LED displays unlisted POST code

After some initial hiccups, I was able to get the Intel motherboard to at least power up. Now it does not start the boot process. I tried to understand the LED displays which explain problems ...
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Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute

I had some problems with booting windows for last weeks. I needed to select boot device every time to boot Windows. Resetting several times to default values didn't helped so as reinstalling different ...
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Intermittent PC POST - what else to check

I know there are thousands of questions where a machine won't POST or boot, but I'm experiencing something slightly different. I've got a fairly standard desktop (motherboard with onboard graphics, ...
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Acer Revo R3600 Won't POST

I powered off my Revo this afternoon to change the power strip, plugged in a second USB hard drive and booted it up, only to find the machine won't POST. It's been running happily as an HTPC for at ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running asp.net with mono, post method show internal error

My OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Nginx + Mono 4.1.0 MVC I can run .net under /var/www/ and also Get method but when I run POST it will show internal 500 error and I can't got any log from nginx nginx ...
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Motherboard not POSTing: ASUS Crossblade Ranger, Q-code 00

I've been using this computer with a ASUS Crossblade Ranger for the past year. Seemed to work great for a while, but POST times have become exponentially slower over the past few weeks. Everyday I'd ...
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New 450w PSU boots up but no post/signal from the motherboard

I have a problem reagrding my new 450w that's not functionning correctly, there is no post or any signal from the motherboard. I made sure that other parts are working. here is the config: CPU: Intel ...
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New PC won't POST or boot [closed]

I finished the build of my new PC, and when I go to turn it on, nothing happens. I get no video and no POST beep. I removed the ram and turned it on again and it began to beep non stop. I used a ...
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External Harddrive won't let POST complete

I have a Fantom Drives GF3B2000U external hard-drive. USB 3.0. My problem is that if it is plugged in and powered on when I start the computer, it won't get past post. The bios is `v2.58 (C) ...
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Computer won't boot or POST

I'm trying to boot a config with : MB : MSI H81i / CPU : Intel Pentium G3420 / RAM : G. Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL I have no graphics card installed (i use the motherboard integrated one). When i ...
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Wget/Curl post form and get php message

Platform, client and server: Ubuntu 14.04 Server I have the following html form with php (called 0.php): <?php $message="akjwhdhawjkhdwakjhd"; if(isset($_POST['login'])) { if ...
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My computer won't POST when I install my new video card

My current Windows 7 32-bit system won't POST when I install my new Radeon HD5770 video card. When I pull out my new video card and replace it with my old nVidia 8800 GTS, it boots into windows fine. ...
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Computer boots with no display, hitting enter restarts computer?

As per thread title. I'm unable to diagnose the issue since I cannot get a visual output on my monitor. The fans and components seems to boot up normally. However, I've noticed that if i hit enter ...
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Fastest way to upload a file? via FTP or POST?

I have a file around 1-50 MB. I want to upload it to my server (website). In my website I don't need to log in, all I have to do is send $_POST informations directly to the main page for the file to ...
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What's the name of the box that appeared before “PCI Devices Listing” and “Verifying DMI Pool Data”?

Some 20 years ago computers used to come with a hardware setup that after BIOS POST but before booting from the disk or device, they showed a box made by ascii "box drawing characters" art, one like ...
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Gigabyte GA-A55m NO POST

Just put together a new computer with some basic parts from newegg. I am getting no video, and no post at all. Nothing from the speaker. The speaker definitely works as I have pulled the memory and ...
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POST failure - Motherboard, PSU, GPU or other?

Last night, I was playing Far Cry 4 and had been at it a good hour or two when the sound suddenly broke up and stopped; next the PC switched itself off. It tried to reboot, but keep failing in a ...
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Dell Optiplex GX270 - 2 short beeps

A static discharge happened in my Optiplex GX270 a few years ago, and I just now got around to replacing things. I've replaced the motherboard because I think it was the problem part, and the hard ...
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Aspire 5820T POST error

I have a laptop here, Aspire 5820T (SNID:02104847625) and I have the following problem. When I try to power it on, at first it does nothing. The power light stays on, but the fan is not working and ...
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Computer won't start, just blinks on and off

I had a computer that was working fine for over a year, then suddenly it started to shut off, it got so bad that I press the power button and in around 30 seconds while booting Windows it would shut ...
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What does POST mean in the following sentence? [closed]

I don't like how this question is phrased, but my main issue here is POST.I know what each of them are beside POST, but how can I explain that? Furthermore, how can I explain UEFI? Isn't that a boot ...
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Troubleshooting Hardware with limited resources

I have a newly built computer which won't post, output video, or even beep despite the installed speaker. The case fans and CPU / GPU fans start up and continue, and the hard drive seems to soon up. ...
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Laptop won't boot after alcohol spill

So I just had a minor spill and let everything dry out. Now when I try to boot my laptop, I get one or two beeps on the BIOS splash screen before the laptop shuts down. I can't get to the post screen ...
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New build won't POST, no video/beeps

Specs: Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 FX Integrated graphics (on MoBo) CPU: AMD Athlon II x4 640 RAM: GeIL Pristine 4GB DDR3 Case/PSU: TOPOWER TP-4107BB-400 Is not POSTing, no video output, ...
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MSI 760GM-P23 FX motherboard, AMD FX 4300 cpu & 1333 ddr3 ram won't POST

I've built a new computer with: MSI 760GM-P23 FX motherboard, AMD FX 4300 CPU 2x8Gb of 1333 DDR3 RAM On power up, everything runs, motherboard splash screen comes up, system will not POST, cannot ...
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USB devices slow or halt PC boot

On my self built machine, leaving certain USB devices in will cause strange boot problems. For example: If an older flash drive I have is plugged into the machine, the PC will hang at POST... ...
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PC won't POST after Windows Update

I ran Windows Update on my Windows 7 64-bit machine recently, and elected to reboot after the updates completed. My machine failed to completely power off after starting the reboot and I had to hold ...
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BIOS not reaching post

GT70 0NC-012US Issue: BIOS not reaching post Backstory: Several days ago,my slave HD started to lock up the OS with any related programs running from that disk. In an attempt to fix it, i used ...
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Do POST beep codes also generate a numeric code for a POST test card?

My wife is an American Sign Language interpreter. She is currently interpreting for a student in a computing class. Today they were talking about BIOS and POST beep codes and the student asked the ...
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Compaq Deskpro EN: 1 long beep, 2 short beeps, caps lock flashes

I have a Compaq Deskpro EN and I am getting one long beep and two short beeps on bootup, the caps lock light is flashing and no video. The case has a sticker which says this means "no video." But what ...
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PC startup: 2 long beeps + 1 short beep; what does it mean?

It's a gigabyte motherboard. When I press the button, nothing comes on the screen and it beeps: *LONG BEEP* *LONG BEEP* *short beep* What does it mean?
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Beep codes - 2 short; 4 long [duplicate]

I'm getting these beep codes - (2 short, pause, 4 short, long pause) - repeating. I couldn't find the meaning of these codes on the internet, the PC model is Omron NSA-CPU01-E. Does anyone know what ...
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Graphics card clicking during POST

During the POST the graphics card makes a rhythmic clicking sound and the post lasts much longer than usual. However after 5-10 seconds the computer boots as normal. When I remove the graphics card ...
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New Motherboard doesn't POST? Can't seem to solve the beep code puzzle

I just purchased an MSI 970A-G46 to use with an AMD FX processor I already had. I also got 8GB of DDR3 RAM to go with it, and a 120GB SSD. I hooked it all up, and put in the graphics card from my old, ...
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Computer does not boot, often

I've ran into a issue with my computer that it does no longer reach POST, but simply powers on for a fraction of a second and powers off. But this is not always, some times it boots just normally and ...