Thread: Boot disc causes beeping
August 22nd, 2004, 12:05 AM #1
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Boot disc causes beeping
Building a computer for the first time -- everything's been going ok so far; after powering up and configuring a couple things in the BIOS, I put in my Windows XP boot disc and am met with endless beeping that sounds like an alarm until I turn off my computer. This doesn't happen until I put in the disc. I have configured the boot settings dozens of times now, making sure to select to boot from CD-ROM first.
The motherboard I'm using is the Asus K8N Deluxe, AMD 64 3400+ processor, Kingston RAM, Radeon x800 card, and Seagate Barracuda hd.
I've tried various solutions and have troubleshot this thing forever, anyone have an idea what may be wrong?
Thanks ahead of time,
August 22nd, 2004, 12:18 AM #2
Do you have a floppy drive? Sometimes you need to make a set of boot floppies(6) to start XP's install. You can get them from www.bootdisk.com (XP setup disks)
DL the xp install disk executable, then run it from windows to make the floppies (again, you'll need 6). Put disk 1 in the FDD (after configuring Boot order in bios to boot from 1)floppy,2) HDD 0,3) cd-rom (etc.) and reboot. It'll ask for floppy 2,...floppy6, then will boot from the cd-rom (so make sure the XP disk is in there).
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August 22nd, 2004, 01:08 AM #3
At what point during the start-up process do you get this? Is there something on the screen?
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