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New PC Not Booting Up

Hi - I just bought a pentium 4.  
The machine powers up, but it doesnt check the a:\drive so I can't boot off of a floppy, and it doesn't check the c:\ drive.

All it does is beep in a few series.  If I leave it on, after a few minutes it will do the same.  

Bad memory?
Any ideas?
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mtgcpc
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sorgieCommented:
possible you have a dead piece of hardware. You can try opening the case, Of course unplug the power and ground yourself. Then try reseating the memory, check the processor and AGP and pci cards. It is possible something unseated. Also can you boot to BIOS? If so check you boot menu and see if the order is correct,
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sorgieCommented:
Of course where you bought it should have tech support?? or if you bought it in a local store return it!
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rayt333Commented:
If this is under warranty then do not do anything to it or it may void the warranty, return it to the store or call them for advice on what to do.
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rayt333Commented:
If this isn't covered by warranty then remove the cover and check to make sure the memory is seated correctly (shipping sometimes jars these loose) also check the CPU. Reseat the video card.

Do you get anything at all on screen? blinking cursor or anything?

Remove everything except the video card (modem, sound, network, ect) also unhook the HD and the CD-Rom and try with just the bootdisk in the floppy.
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mtgcpcAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all of the responses.  Unfortuanately returning it wasn't an option.

It was a loose video card.  

Thanks again.
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sorgieCommented:
glad to help
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