I'm having a problem with my computer. Does anyone have any ideas?
When I turn it on, I get the "error beep" code of 1 long, 2 short, and the computer will sound like it's booting up, but nothing will ever display on the screen. That error code,means there is a problem with the video card. Starting the computer without the video card in, and the monitor plugged into the motherboard, works fine, but I'm trying to get my video card working again.
I've found that by switching the video card between the two PCI slots, and restarting the computer from anywhere between 3 - 100 times, if I hear the beeps, can usually get her working.
The other day I had to unplug my machine, and NO amount of restarts seems to be fixing it. I'm sure that just buying a new card would probably do it, but I don't have any money, nor access to another video card. And I've cleaned connections, checked the card for anything loose etc., and the fact that SOMETIMES the video card works means she isn't completely busted.
Has anyone else had a problem like this before? Are multiple, and by multiple I mean MULTIPLE, restarts really that bad for the computer? These restarts come within 5 seconds of eachother, when I hear beeps right as it starts up, I restart her.