Recently changed to Ubuntu, wanting to try out and learn the command line, etc. Then after about 2 weeks I wanted to change to a harder Linux distribution, like arch, so I proceeded to make a boot able USB and put it in. My computer was unable to find it in the BIOS, so I played around with some settings in it.

Now when I try to start my computer all I see is a black screen and hear 1 beep and then 3 fast beeps following the first beep. I can SOMETIMES start and enter Ubuntu, without any problems, but some times it just continues to an infinite black screen that doesn't change no matter what I press and do. I got an asus boot menu, and I think I change some setting where it stood "Windows something something". Can someone give me a solution or have any idea on what I changed?

  • What is your computer model? (e.g. HP Pavilion dv7-6c43cl) – etnguyen03 Aug 9 '15 at 19:20
  • I'm not too good with computers but I'll do my best to provide with info: CPUs: 4 Vendor: AMD Model Name: AMD A10-68000K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics – nephthyes white Aug 9 '15 at 19:24

According to general BIOS codes, 1 long beep followed by 3 short is due to a deficient video card (maybe a contact failure if you can sometimes boot your OS properly).

  • Do you know any tutorial on how to fix this? Or do I just google how to do it and just debuild my computer? – nephthyes white Aug 9 '15 at 19:27

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