Compaq Deskpro won't boot, won't read floppy or CD, 1 long beep-1 short-1 long-1 short, pause then 1

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by Olde Fortran, May 31, 2006.

  1. Olde Fortran

    Olde Fortran Guest

    I have an old Compaq Deskpro. Not sure of the model number because
    there is nothing specific written on the case. I got it to boot a few
    times and it was running Windows 95, Pentium II (I think it was 450Mhz
    but not sure), 32 mg RAM, 9-10 gb HD.
    It refused to boot for quite a while but then it booted and I got it
    to tell me it the specs listed above. I put a Ubuntu Linux CD in but
    it said it was just one long music track! I put a Windows 95 disk in
    and it said the CD was older than what was on there so it wouldn't do
    anything. I came back later and haven't been able to get it to boot at
    When I power it on, I get 1 long beep, 1 short, long, 1 short, then a
    pause and 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. It won't read the floppy or
    CD drive.
    After poking around on the WWW, I tried removing the battery from the
    motherboard for a while. No effect. The closest debugging flowchart I
    could find said I should get a new "ROMPaq" and put it on a floppy.
    I've tried that, but it won't boot to the floppy.
    Any ideas?
    Olde Fortran, May 31, 2006
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  2. According to this site:
    , you have a problem with your video card.
    Earl F. Parrish, May 31, 2006
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    Olde Fortran, May 31, 2006
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